Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Encourage and publish research and studies in the fields of physical geography; human geography; spatial analysis, such as cartography, GIS, RS and GPS; geophysics, geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology, volcanology, sedimentology, paleontology, hydrology, glaciology, tectonics, geomorphology, environmental geology, engineering geology, geological hazards, atmospheric and marine science, planetary sciences.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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

2012-2018 Quarterly, published in March, June, September and December

2010-2011 Annual, published in September

2009 Semiannual, published in May and November

 

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.

 

Index/List/Archive

Bibiography and Index of Geology
EBSCOhost
GeoRef
Google Scholar
LOCKSS
NewJour
Norwegian Centre for Research Data
Open J-Gate
PKP Open Archives Harvester
SHERPA/RoMEO
Standard Periokical Directory
Ulrich's
Universe Digital Library
WorldCat

 

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Journal Metrics

1. Google-based Impact Factor (2018): 11.90

The impact factor (IF) or Journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Currently, this journal hasn’t been indexed in Thomson Reuters JCR. Therefore, its official JCR®JIF is not yet available.

However, Google Scholar now provides an alternative Google-based impact factor. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable for journal metric calculation. It has a wide coverage and is a meaningful source. For this reason, Canadian Center of Science and Education is calculating its own Impact Factor by applying Thomson Reuters'(TR) algorithm based on Google Scholar's citation counts.

The 2018 Google-based impact factor of this journal would be calculated as follows:

IF2018=(Citations2017+Citations2016)/(Publications2017+Publications2016)=(292+303)/(31+19)=11.90

2. h-index (January 2018): 17

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.

h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

3. i10-index (January 2018): 36

i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

4. h5-index (January 2018): 13

h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2012-2016 have at least h citations each.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics

5. h5-median (January 2018): 15

h5-median for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics