Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Encourage and publish research papers in the fields of:

  • Geology:mineralogy and petrology, geochemistry, paleontology, stratigraphy, tectonics, sedimentology, volcanology, glaciology, ore geology, geothermal energy, environmental geology, geological hazards
  • Physical Geography: geomorphology, remote sensing, soil study, hydrology and biogeography
  • Engineering Geology: earthquake engineering and seismology engineering, geological engineering, geotechnics
  • Geophysics and Geodesy: seismology, seismic prospecting, geodynamics, GPS measurements applied to geological and geophysical problems
  • Atmospheric Sciences: meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry and atmospheric physics
  • Oceanography: limnology and oceanography
  • Planetary Sciences


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors' identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.


Publication Frequency

2016 Semiannual, published in February and August

2015 Semiannual, published in February and August

2014 Semiannual, published in February and August

2013 Semiannual, published in February and August

2012 Semiannual, published in February and August


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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