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. Structures around the Tinjar-West Baram Line in northern Kalimantan and seafloor spreading in the proto-South China Sea

    Q. L. Zheng, S. Z. Li, Y. H. Suo, X. Y. Li, L. L. Guo, P. C. Wang, Y. Zhang, Y. B. Zang, S. H. Jiang and I. D. Somerville

    Version of Record online: 24 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/gj.2806

  2. Quaternary seismic facies of the South Yellow Sea shelf: depositional processes influenced by sea-level change and tectonic controls

    X. S. Li, Y. X. Zhao, Z. B. Feng, C. G. Liu, Q. H. Xie and Q. J. Zhou

    Version of Record online: 17 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/gj.2811

  3. Seismic study of the mud diapir structures in the Okinawa Trough

    Junhui Xing, Xiaodian Jiang and Deyong Li

    Version of Record online: 17 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/gj.2824

  4. Flux and its seasonal variation of suspended particulate matter in the Bohai Sea, Yellow Sea and East China Sea

    Lulu Qiao, Lingling Huang, Zhen Wang, Zhigang Yao and Shidong Liu

    Version of Record online: 15 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/gj.2803


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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