Earth & Planetary Sciences Journals

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Atmospheric Sciences

CoverAtmospheric  Environment

Publishes papers on all aspects of human interaction with the atmospheric environment, including administrative, economic and political considerations.

CoverAtmospheric  Research

Publishes scientific papers (research papers, review articles, letters and notes) dealing with the part of the atmosphere where meteorological events occur. Attention is given to all processes extending from the earth surface to the tropopause.

CoverJournal of  Aerosol Science

The aim of the journal is to encourage the submission of original well documented papers on all aspects of basic or applied aerosol research. Areas covered include: Gas-particle interactions, transport and mixing, aerosol-cloud interactions, particles and climate, lung deposition, drug delivery, radioactive aerosols, basic aerosol physics and chemistry, instruments and measurement.


CoverApplied Clay Science

An international publication medium for research papers, reviews, and resource and technical notes in the field of applied clay science and technology in a broad sense.

CoverApplied Geochemistry

An international journal devoted to original research papers in geochemistry which have some practical application to an aspect of human endeavour, such as the search for resources, their upgrading, preservation of the environment, agriculture and health.

CoverChemical Geology

An international journal that publishes original research papers on the isotopic and elemental geochemistry and geochronology of the Earth.

CoverChemie der Erde

Promotes broad interdisciplinary discussion on chemical problems in the geosciences, genecology and environmental sciences. Publications addressing interdisciplinary questions are particularly encouraged. The journal offers entry into the world of international scientific communication.

CoverEarth & Planetary Science Letters

Since its first appearance in 1966, Earth and Planetary Science Letters has built up an enviable reputation. Its successful formula of presenting high-quality research articles with minimal delay has made it one of the most important sources of information in its field.

CoverGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

Publishes research papers in a wide range of subjects in terrestrial geochemistry, meteoritics, and planetary geochemistry that make a significant contribution to the advancement of the study of the Earth and of the other planets and smaller bodies in the solar system.

CoverJournal of Geochemical Exploration

Covers all aspects of the application of geochemistry to the exploration and study of mineral resources and related fields, including the geochemistry of the environment.


Publishes high-quality, original research papers on mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry, emphasizing the application of mineralogy and geochemistry to petrogenetic problems.

CoverOrganic Geochemistry

Serves as a medium for the rapid, peer-reviewed publication of research reports on all phases of geochemistry in which organic compounds play a major role including molecular and isotopic geochemistry, geology, biogeochemistry, environmental geochemistry, chemical oceanography and hydrology.

CoverOre Geology Reviews

Familiarizes earth scientists with recent advances in a number of interconnected disciplines related to the study of, and search for, ore deposits.


CoverAeolian Research

Aeolian Research is the official journal of the International Society of Aeolian Research. Topics include: fundamental aeolian processes, instrumentation / measurement, practical applications, aeolian landforms, geomorphology and paleoenvironments.

Cover Anthropocene

Anthropocene publishes peer-reviewed works addressing the nature, scale, and extent of the influence that people have on Earth – landscapes, oceans, the atmosphere, cryosphere, and ecosystems, ranging from global phenomena over geologic eras to single isolated events, and including changes to the exchanges, linkages, and feedbacks among the systems.

Cover Cold Regions Science and Technology

Deals with the scientific and technical problems of cold environments, including both natural and artificial environments. The primary concern is with problems related to the freezing of water, and especially with the many forms of ice, snow and frozen ground.

CoverEarth-Science Reviews

Publishes review papers of all aspects of Earth Sciences or treatises on an expanding Earth Sciences subject. Covering a much wider field than the usual specialist journals, it allows the reader to see his particular interest related to the earth sciences as a whole.

CoverEngineering Geology

An international medium for the publication of original studies, case histories, and comprehensive reviews in the field of engineering geology. Included are all geological studies that can be relevant to engineering, environmental concerns and safety.

Cover Geomorphology

An international journal for the publication of original contributions in the fields of: modelling of landforms, landform studies on all scales, extraterrestrial landforms, geomorphological processes, applied geomorphology, tectonic geomorphology and climatological geomorphology.

Cover GeoResJ

GeoResJ is a broad multidisciplinary open access, online only journal covering all earth and planetary science areas, using all approaches (e.g. fieldwork, modelling/theoretical and experimental studies). The aims of this open access journal is to provide a forum for the rapid publication of top research in the field.

Cover Global and Planetary Change

Gives a multidisciplinary view of the causes, processes and limits of variability in planetary change. The journal focuses on the record of change in earth history and the analysis and prediction of recent and future changes.

CoverGondwana Research

An international journal aimed to promote high quality research publications on all topics related to solid Earth, particularly with reference to the origin and evolution of continents, continental assemblies and their resources.

Cover International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

Publishes fundamental and applied research, critical reviews, policy papers and case studies focusing on multidisciplinary research aiming to reduce the impact of natural and technological disasters.

Cover Journal of African Earth Sciences

Publishes on all aspects of geological investigations, especially the search for natural resources, on the African continent and its once surrounding Gondwana fragments, the Journal of African Earth Sciences is your prime source of information. This international interdisciplinary journal publishes high quality, peer-reviewed scientific papers on the regional geology of the African cratons and the structure of the surrounding mobile belts; economic geology of mineral deposits, applied geophysics and geochemistry; as well as critical analyses of sedimentary basins in the search for fossil fuels and water.

Cover Journal of Asian Earth Sciences

An international interdisciplinary journal devoted to all aspects of research related to the Earth sciences in south east and east Asia. Papers include results on regional geology, economic geology, geochemistry, petroleum geology, petrology, palaeontology, geophysics, (seismology, magnetics, electrical and gravity, structure, tectonics, geomorphology, engineering geology, Quaternary geology and analysis of sedimentary basins.

CoverJournal of South American Earth Sciences

Provides an international medium for the publication of scientific work concerned with all aspects of the Earth sciences in the South American continent and the surrounding oceans. Contributions are also accepted from the adjacent regions of the Caribbean, Central America and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Cover Journal of Structural Geology

Publishes process-oriented investigations about structural geology using appropriate combinations of analog and digital field data, seismic reflection data, satellite-derived data, geometric analysis, kinematic analysis, laboratory experiments, computer visualizations, and analogue or numerical modelling on all scales. Contributions are encouraged to draw perspectives from rheology, rock mechanics, geophysics, metamorphism, sedimentology, petroleum geology, economic geology, geodynamics, planetary geology, tectonics and neotectonics to provide a more powerful understanding of deformation processes and systems.

Cover Marine Geology

The premier international journal on marine geological processes in the broadest sense: the rocks, sediments, and physical and chemical processes affecting them. We seek papers that are comprehensive, interdisciplinary and synthetic that will be lasting contributions to the field, and encourage papers that address emerging new topics.

Cover Polar Science

Polar Science is an international, peer-reviewed and quarterly journal. It is dedicated to provide original research articles for sciences related to the polar regions of the Earth and other planets.

Cover Precambrian Research

An international and interdisciplinary journal which publishes studies on all aspects of the early stages of the history and evolution of the Earth and its planetary neighbours.

Cover Proceedings of the Geologists' Association

The PGA is an international geoscience journal that was founded in 1859 and publishes research and review papers on all aspects of Earth Science. In particular, papers will focus on the geology of northwestern Europe and the Mediterranean, including both the onshore and offshore record.

Cover Quaternary Geochronology

Quaternary Geochronology is an international journal devoted to the publication of the highestquality, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of dating methods applicable to the Quaternary Period – the last 2.6 million years of Earth history.

Cover Quaternary international

This series will encompass all the full spectrum of the physical and natural sciences that are commonly employed in solving Quaternary problems. The policy is to publish peer refereed collected research papers from symposia, workshops and meetings sponsored by INQUA.

CoverQuaternary Research

Publishes articles that contribute to our knowledge of the Quaternary Period and that will be of interest to a diverse interdisciplinary audience. Research Areas include: Geoarcheology, Geochemistry and geophysics, Geochronology, Geomorphology, Glaciology, Neotectonics, Paleobotany and paleoecology, Paleoclimatology, Paleogeography, Paleohydrology, Paleontology, Paleoceanography, Paleopedology, Quaternary geology, Volcanology and tephrochronology.

Cover Quaternary Science Reviews

Caters for all aspects of Quaternary Science, and includes geology, geomorphology, geography, archaeology, soil science, palaeobotany, palaeontology, palaeoclimatology and the full range of applicable dating methods.

Cover Russian Geology and Geophysics

Publishes original reports of theoretical and methodological nature in the fields of geology, geophysics, and geochemistry, which contain data on composition and structure of the Earth's crust and mantle, describes processes of formation and general regularities of commercial mineral occurrences, investigations on development and application of geological-geophysical methods for their revealing.

Cover Sedimentary Geology

Encompasses all aspects of research into sediments and sedimentary rocks, from techniques of sediment analysis to geodynamical aspects of sedimentary-basin evolution, and at all spatial and temporal scales. Papers should place the research in a broad context so that it is of interest to the diverse, international readership of the journal.


Cover Comptes rendus Geoscience

This series of the Comptes rendus covers all the domains of Earth Sciences: External geophysics, climate and environment, internal geophysics, geomaterials, geochemistry, surface geosciences, oceanography, stratigraphy, tectonics, geodynamics and history of science.

CoverComputers & Geosciences

Computers and Geosciences is a journal devoted to all aspects of computing in the geosciences. Computers and Geosciences brings to its readers information about databases, data structures, computer graphics, numerical methods, simulation models, statistical and expert system methods, image analysis, spatial analysis and other topics of interest to geoscientists working with computers.

Cover Journal of Applied Geophysics

Places particular emphasis on methodological developments and innovative applications of geophysical techniques for addressing environmental, engineering, and hydrological problems. Related topical research in exploration geophysics and in soil and rock physics is also covered.

Cover Journal of Geodynamics

An international and interdisciplinary forum for the publication of results and discussions of solid earth research in geodetic, geophysical, geological and geochemical geodynamics, with special emphasis on the large scale processes involved.

Cover Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research

Providing volcanologists, petrologists and geochemists with a valuable source of information and an outlet for rapid publication of papers, this journal covers the following aspects of volcanology and geothermal research: geochemical aspects; petrological aspects; economic aspects; geophysical aspects; tectonic aspects; environmental aspects.

Cover Physics and Chemistry of the Earth

This series covers significant developments in the physics and chemistry of the Earth and planets. Topics treated include solid earth geophysics and geochemistry, physical and chemical oceanography, and atmospheric physics and chemistry.

Cover Physics of the Earth and Planetary interiors

The only journal to be entirely devoted to the physical and chemical processes of planetary interiors.

Cover Tectonophysics

Publishes significant original research studies and comprehensive reviews in the fields related to geology and geophysics of the Earth's crust and mantle.


Cover Annales de paléontologie

Founded in 1905 by Marcellin Boule, the Annales de paléontologie cover animal and plant fossils in the following paleontological fields: Paleoanatomy, paleohistology, functional morphology, systematics, evolution, paleoecology and all papers shedding new light on the extinct organisms and environments.

Cover Comptes rendus Palevol

This series of the Comptes rendus is devoted to all aspects of paleontology. It covers the following domains: general, systemic and human paleontology, prehistory, evolutionary sciences and history of sciences. Thematic issues, edited by invited specialists, are published regularly.

Cover Cretaceous Research

Cretaceous Research provides a forum for the rapid publication of research on all aspects of the Cretaceous Period, including its boundaries with the Jurassic and Tertiary.

Cover Geobios

Geobios publishes articles of international interest in any area of paleontology, paleobiology, paleoecology, paleobiogeography, stratigraphy and biogeochemistry. All taxonomic groups are treated, including microfossils, invertebrates, plants, vertebrates and ichnofossils. A high priority level is given to synchronic and/or diachronic studies based on multi-or interdisciplinary approaches mixing various fields of earth and life sciences.

Cover Marine Micropaleontology

Publishes results of research in all fields of marine micropaleontology of the ocean basins and continents, including paleoceanography, evolution, ecology and paleoecology, biology and paleobiology, biochronology, paleoclimatology, taphonomy, and the systematic relationships of higher taxa.

Cover Review of Palaeobotany & Palynology

Publishing both original studies and comprehensive reviews, the journal aims to stimulate wide interdisciplinary cooperation and understanding among workers in the fields of palaeobotany and palynology.

Cover Revue de micropaléontologie

Revue de micropaléontologie is one of the 5 journals in the world dedicated exclusively to microfossils, and one of the oldest in its field. Articles are concerned with a range of current topics in paleobiology, paleodiversity, evolution, systematic, biostratigraphy and paleoenvironmental reconstructions. The journal has become a key player in the establishment of biostratigraphy and of paleoenvironmental reconstructions as a fundamental tool in earth sciences, including the petroleum exploration and development.

Petroleum Sciences

Cover International Journal of Coal Geology

Committed to treating the basic and applied aspects of the geology and petrology of coal and oil/gas source routes in a scholarly manner.

Cover Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering

The objective of the Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering is to bridge the gap between the engineering and the science of natural gas by publishing explicitly written articles intelligible to scientists and engineers working in any field of natural gas science and engineering from the reservoir to the market.

Cover Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering

Bridges the gap between petroleum engineering and petroleum geology by publishing explicitly written articles intelligible to scientists and engineers working in any field of petroleum engineering or petroleum geology.

Cover Journal of unconventional Oil and Gas Resources

The objective of the Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources is to provide worldclass scientific coverage of recent advances of knowledge and practices in the area of evaluation, stimulation and development of unconventional resources for researchers and practicing engineers.

Cover Marine and Petroleum Geology

Provides a forum for the exchange of multidisciplinary concepts and techniques of direct relevance to all concerned with marine and petroleum geology. Its scope is comprehensive and includes original papers on all aspects of petroleum geoscience, including geology, geophysics, geochemistry and reservoir engineering as well as marine geology and geophysics.

Planetary Sciences

Cover Icarus

Icarus is devoted to the publication of original contributions in the field of Solar System studies. Manuscripts reporting the results of new research – observational, experimental, or theoretical – concerning the astronomy, geology, meteorology, physics, chemistry, biology, and other scientific aspects of our Solar System or extrasolar systems are welcome.

CoverJournal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics

The journal is dedicated to the physics of the earth's atmospheric and space environment, especially the higher varied and variable physical phenomena that occur and the processes that couple them. The journal especially welcomes papers on the subject of what is referred to as 'space weather'.

Cover Planetary and Space Science

Publishes original articles as well as short communications in the areas of cosmochemistry and origin; small bodies, dust and rings; terrestrial planets and satellites; outer planets and satellites; planetary atmospheres; planetary magnetospheres and ionospheres; exobiology; celestial mechanics and space instruments and technology.

Procedia/Related Journals

CoverProcedia: Earth and Planetary Science

Launched in 2009, Procedia: Earth and Planetary Science is an e-only product focusing entirely on publishing high quality conference proceedings. Procedia: Earth and Planetary Science enables fast dissemination so conference delegates can publish their papers in a dedicated online issue.


Geoderma – a global journal of soil science – welcomes authors, readers and soil research from all parts of the world, encourages worldwide soil studies, and embraces all aspects of soil science. The journal particularly welcomes interdisciplinary work focusing on dynamic soil processes and their occurrence in space and time.


Catena publishes papers describing original field and laboratory investigations and reviews on geoecology and landscape evolution with emphasis on interdisplinary aspects of soil science, hydrology and geomorphology. It aims to disseminate new knowledge and foster better understanding of the physical environment, of evolutionary sequences that have resulted in past and current landscapes, and of the natural processes that are likely to determine the fate of our terrestrial environment.

Geothermics is an international journal devoted to the research and development of geothermal energy.