Geological Journal

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Edited By: Professor Ian D. Somerville

Impact Factor: 2.978

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 40/188 (Geosciences Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1099-1034

Just Published Articles

  1. Discovery of Mesoproterozoic kimberlite from Dörbed Banner, Inner Mongolia and its tectonic significance

    Zhi-guang Zhou, Guo-sheng Wang, Yong-jun Di, Yong-chang Gu, Da Zhang, Wei-ping Zhu, Chang-feng Liu, Chen Wu, Hong-ying Li and Li-zhen Chen

    Version of Record online: 21 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/gj.2939

  2. Fluid inclusion and isotope geochemistry of the Atebayue Sb deposit, South Tianshan Orogen, Kyrgyzstan

    Zhenju Zhou, Zhengle Chen, Fengbin Han, Shuqin Han, Zongxiu Wang, Weifeng Xiao, Tao Shen and Junjie Wu

    Version of Record online: 21 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/gj.2943

  3. Early Carboniferous tectonic evolution of the northern Heihe–Nenjiang–Hegenshan suture zone, NE China: Constraints from the mylonitized Nenjiang rhyolites and the Moguqi gabbros

    Zhi-Qiang Feng, Wei-Min Li, Yong-Jiang Liu, Wei Jin, Quan-Bo Wen, Bin-Qiang Liu, Jian-Ping Zhou, Tie-An Zhang and Xiao-Yu Li

    Version of Record online: 21 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/gj.2940


Special Issues

Special Issue:Earth System Evolution of the Pacific and Indian oceans and the South China Sea

In this Special Issue, 137 Earth Scientists were involved in preparing 46 papers which are grouped together under the general themes of: (1) Earths’ surface processes and geohazards; (2) basin dynamics of the East Asian Continental Margin; (3) evolution of the South China Sea, Okinawa Trough and Mariana Trough; (4 and 5) transform faults and subduction zones in the West Pacific Ocean; (6) Mid-Ocean ridges in the Indian Ocean and (7) global tectonic and geophysical processes.

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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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An interview with Professor Ian Somerville, Editor of Geological Journal

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We are delighted to report that Geological Journal’s 2016 Impact Factor is 2.978, an increase on the 2015 IF of 2.338. The journal’s ranking in the Geosciences Multidisciplinary category is 40/188 (top 21.3%, Q1), an increase from the 2015 ranking of 53/184.

We would like to thank all the editorial board members, authors and reviewers for the great contribution to the journal!


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