Geological Journal

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Edited By: Professor Ian D. Somerville

Impact Factor: 1.627

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 85/175 (Geosciences Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1099-1034

Just Published Articles

  1. Late Triassic orogenic collapse and Palaeo-Pacific slab roll-back beneath central South China: constraints from mafic granulite xenoliths and structural features

    Xiyao Li, Jianping Zheng, Sanzhong Li, Bo Liu, Lu Xiang, Yongming Wang and Xin Liu

    Article first published online: 5 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/gj.2768

  2. New conodont taxa and biozones from the Lower Ordovician of the Cordillera Oriental, NW Argentina

    Gustavo G. Voldman, Guillermo L. Albanesi, Gladys Ortega, María Eugenia Giuliano and Carlos Ruben Monaldi

    Article first published online: 4 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/gj.2766

  3. Lower limit of hydrocarbon accumulation in the Kuqa Depression, Tarim Basin, NW China

    Hang Jiang, Xiongqi Pang, Rui Yu, Dongxia Chen, Di. Chen, Jiahui Zhao and Tao Hu

    Article first published online: 25 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/gj.2740

  4. Coexistence of contractional and extensional tectonics during the northern Apennines orogeny: the late Miocene out-of-sequence thrust in the Elba Island nappe stack

    Giovanni Massa, Giovanni Musumeci, Francesco Mazzarini and Diego Pieruccioni

    Article first published online: 22 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/gj.2761

  5. Back-arc magma processes in the Okinawa Trough: new insights from textural and compositional variations of plagioclase in basalts

    Zhiqing Lai, Guangtao Zhao, Zongzhu Han, Bo. Liu, Xuejiao Bu and Chuanxu Leng

    Article first published online: 22 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/gj.2767


Special Issues

Special Issue: Pleistocene on the Hoof
Issue edited by: Stephen K. Donovan, Christopher B. Stringer

‘The Pleistocene on the hoof’ is a collection of research papers presented in honour of Andy Currant, emeritus curator of fossil mammals at the Natural History Museum, London.

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Tectonic evolution of the North China Craton
Issue Edited by M. Santosh and I. D. Somerville

In this Special Issue of Geological Journal, we have assembled a set of contributions that focus on the tectonic evolution of the NCC from the Neoarchaean to the Cenozoic, offering a window to the prolonged complex geological processes that constructed, partially destroyed, and refertilized an ancient craton.

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Special Issue: Lower Palaeozoic fossils, biostratigraphy and events from western Gondwana
Issue edited by Guillermo L. Albanesi and Gladys Ortega

This Special Issue on Lower Palaeozoic palaeontological and biostratigraphical themes is composed of 12 papers that represent contributions by 47 co-authors from many countries, but with the majority from Argentina. The papers are arranged in approximately chronological order.

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