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


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

2012-2016 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.



Bibiography and Index of Geology
Google Scholar
Open J-Gate
PKP Open Archives Harvester
Standard Periokical Directory
Universe Digital Library


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