Information on selected geophysical journals

Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition)
-- Published by Wiley-Blackwell for the Geological Society of China.
2016 Impact Factor: 1.71 (SCI expanded; D3d3)

Advances in Geophysics
-- Published by Elsevier (as a book series).
2015 Impact Factor: 4.6 (D1d1).

Annals of Geophysics
-- Published by INGV (Italy).
2016 Impact Factor: 0.92 (D4d4).

Applied Geophysics
-- Published by Springer on behalf of the Chinese Geophysical Society.
2016 Impact Factor: 0.80 (D4d4).

Basin Research
-- Published Wiley on behalf of the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers and International Association of Sedimentologists.
2016 Impact Factor: 4.15 (D2d2).

Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
-- BSSA is the flagship journal of the Seismological Society of America.
"It is the premier journal of advanced research in earthquake seismology and related disciplines".
BSSA has been published continuously since 1911.
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2016 Impact Factor: 2.37 (SCI, D3d3; 2019 CiteScore Rank: 75th percentile in Geophysics).

Chinese Journal of Geophysics
-- Published by AGU/Wiley on behalf of the Chinese Geophysical Society.
2015-2016 Impact Factor: 0.80-1.12 (D4d4)

Computational Geosciences
-- Published by Springer.
2016 Impact Factor: 2.53 (SCI expanded; D3d3)

Computers and Geosciences
-- Computers & Geosciences is an official journal of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG).
2016 Impact Factor: 2.53 (SCI; D3d3).

Earthquake Science
-- Published by Springer on behalf of the Seismological Society of China

Earth and Planetary Science Letters
-- "Since its first appearance in 1966, Earth and Planetary Science Letters has consistently published concise, highly cited articles on research of significance to the broad earth and planetary sciences community".
2019 Impact Factor: 4.823. Five-year impact factor: 5.273 (SCI; D1d1; 2019 CiteScore Rank: 3 out of 116; 97th percentile in Geophysics under Earth and Planetary Sciences).
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Earth-Science Reviews
2017 Impact factor: 7.05 (SCI; D1d1).

Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union
-- "More than 61,000 Earth and space scientists worldwide rely on Eos for timely articles that offer solid overviews of topics central to broad research questions; updates on major projects and programs ...." .

Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G-cubed) (Click here for author service).
-- G-cubed is American Geophysical Union's major online journal. "G-Cubed seeks original scientific contributions pertaining to understanding the Earth as a system"
2019 Impact factor: 3.275 (SCI; D3d3; Five-year impact factor: 3.721.
2020 CiteScore Rank: 23 out of 131; 82nd percentile in Geophysics under Earth and Planetary Sciences).

-- "Published since 1973, features rapid publication of about 23 refereed short (four-page) papers each month. Articles cover all earth-science disciplines and include new investigations and provocative topics" (from
2019 Impact Factor: 4.768 (SCI; D1d1; Five-year impact factor: 5.412 2019 CiteScore Rank: 6 out of 235; 97th percentile in Geology under Earth and Planetary Sciences).

Geophysical Journal International
-- Published by Oxford Journals on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (since 1922). Click here for instructions for authors.
2019 Impact Factor: 2.574 (SCI; D2d2; Five-year impact factor: 2.834 2019 CiteScore Rank: 26 out of 116; 78th percentile in Geophysics under Earth and Planetary Sciences).

-- By the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
2016 Impact Factor: 2.39 (SCI; D3d4).

Geophysical Prospecting
-- "Geophysical Prospecting publishes the best in primary research on the science of geophysics as it applies to exploration."
2014 Impact Factor: 1.51 (SCI; D3d4).

Geophysical Research Letters (Click here for author service).
-- GRL is published by the American Geophysical Union (AGU, which has a membership of about 65,000).
GRL's impact factor was ranked 4th in 117 geoscience journals in the 2000 Journal Citation Reports.
2022 Impact Factor: 5.58 (SCI; Q1; D1d1; Five-year impact factor: 4.952; 2019 CiteScore Rank: 4 out of 116; 96th percentile in Geophysics under Earth and Planetary Sciences).

Geoscience Frontiers
--"Production and Hosting by Elsevier on behalf of China University of Geosciences (Beijing) and Peking University, ...
publishes in English high quality original research articles and timely reviews in interdisciplinary fields of Earth and Planetary Sciences. ">
2016 Impact Factor: 4.26 (D1d2).

--"Geosphere is an online-only journal that targets an international audience and publishes high-quality research results from all fields of the geosciences."
2014 Impact Factor: 2.37 (SCI Expanded; D3d3).

GSA Bulletin
-- GSA Bulletin is published by the Geological Society of America.
2014 Impact Factor: 4.40 (SCI; D1d2).

Gondwana Research
-- Published by Elsevier for IAGR
2019 Impact Factor: 6.174 (SCI; D1d1; 2019 CiteScore Rank: 2 out of 235; 99th percentile in Geology under Earth and Planetary Sciences).

-- Interpretation is a new, peer-reviewed journal for advancing the practice of subsurface interpretation. It is jointly published by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).
2019 Impact Factor: 1.394 (SCI Expanded; D4d4; Five-year impact factor: 1.487 2019 CiteScore Rank: 82 out of 235; 65th percentile in Geology under Earth and Planetary Sciences).

Journal of African Earth Sciences
-- Published by Elsevier as "the prime geological journal for all aspects of the geology of the African continent and the Middle East".
2014 Impact Factor 1.23 (SCI expanded; D4d4).

Journal of Asian Earth Sciences
-- Published by Elsevier
2019 Impact Factor 3.01. (SCI expanded; D3d3).

Journal of Geodynamics
-- Published by Elsevier
2014 Impact Factor 2.22 (SCI; D3d4).

Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth (Click here for author service; and here for submitting a new paper).
-- JGR is the flagship journal for the ~60,000-member American Geophysical Union. First issue was published in 1896.
2019 Impact Factor: 3.638 (SCI; D2d2; Five-year impact factor: 4.191 2019 CiteScore Rank: 13 out of 116; 89th percentile in Geophyiscs under Earth and Planetary Sciences).

Journal of Ocean University of China
-- Published by Springer (SCI Expanded; D4d4).

Journal of Seismology
-- Published by Springer
2016 Imapct factor: 1.09 (D4d4)

-- Published by GSA
2016 Imapct factor: 2.66 (D2d2)

National Science Review
Under the auspices of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Science Review is an open access journal aimed at reporting cutting-edge developments across science and technology in China and around the world.
2023 Impact Factor: 23.2 (SCI; D1d1).

-- According to Science Citation Index, in 2000 Nature is the second most cited journal in about 5000 science journals in the world.
2011 Impact Factor: 36.1 (SCI; D1d1).

Nature Geoscience
--Nature Geoscience is a monthly journal dedicated to top-quality Earth sciences research from all disciplines within the geosciences. All editorial decisions are made by a team of full-time professional editors. For authors.
2016 Impact Factor: 13.94 (SCI; D1d1).

Physics of the Solid Earth
-- Published by Springer.
2021 Impact Factor: 1.084.

Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors
PEPI is published by Elsevier.
2019 Impact Factor: 2.237 (SCI; D3d3; Five-year impact factor: 2.413 2019 CiteScore Rank: 11 out of 54; 80th percentile in Geophyiscs under Physics and Astronomy).

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
PNAS is published by the US NAS
2018 Impact Factor: 9.58 (SCI; D1d1).

Pure and Applied Geophysics
Pageoph is published by Elsevier.
2014 Impact Factor: 1.85 (SCI; D3d4).

Review of Geophysics
-- Published by AGU
2016 Imapct factor: 12.34 (D1d1)

Russian Geology and Geophysics
-- Published by Elsevier.
2014 Impact Factor: 1.41 (SCI Expanded; D4d4).

Science -- Published by AAAS.
2011 Impact Factor: 31.36 (SCI; D1d1).

Science China - Earth Sciences -- Published by Springer.
2014 Impact Factor: 1.4 (D3d3).

Seismological Research Letters. -- SRL is Published by the Seismological Society of America. Click here for info to authors.
2022 Impact Factor: 4.29 (SCI; Q1; D2d2).

South African Journal of Geology
-- South Africa's top geology journal.
2016 Impact Factor: 0.91 (D4d4).

Surveys in Geophysics
-- An international review journal covering the entire field of geosciences and related areas. Published by Springer.
2016 Impact Factor: 4.4 (SCI; D2d2).

-- Tectonics presents original scientific contributions that describe and explain the evolution, structure, and deformation of Earth's lithosphere.
Published by Wiley on behalf of the American Geophysical Union.
2019 Impact Factor: 3.543 (SCI; D2d2; Five-year impact factor: 4.472 2019 CiteScore Rank: 15 out of 116; 87th percentile in Geophysics under Earth and Planetary Sciences).

-- An international geoscience journal published by Elsevier.
2020 Impact Factor: 3.93 (SCI; D3d3). 2020 CiteScore rank: 90th (13/131) in Geophysics.

Terra Nova
-- Published by Wiley.
2014 Impact Factor: 2.64 (SCI; D3d3).

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