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. Geoheritages in the Qinling Orogenic Belt of China: Features and comparative analyses

    Wangtun Yang, Ying Yan, Yang Zhang, Wei Guo and Fangyong Zha

    Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/gj.3161

  2. Origin and influence of a Late Mesozoic multistage I- and A-type granitic complex in northern Fujian Province, South China

    Kai-Xing Wang, Hui Huang, Xiao-Dong Liu and Jia-Yong Pan

    Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/gj.3153

  3. Linking the Qinling Orogeny with the Chang 7 shale (Triassic Yanchang Formation) deposition: Evidence from major, trace, and rare earth element geochemistry

    Wei Yuan, Ruiqian Chen, Guangdi Liu, Fei Shang, Liming Xu and Xiaobing Niu

    Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/gj.3164

  4. Detrital zircon U–Pb ages, Hf isotopic constraints, and trace element analysis of Upper Cretaceous–Neogene sedimentary units in the Western Nepal Himalaya: Implications for provenance changes and India–Asia collision

    Upendra Baral, Ding Lin, Deepak Chamlagain, Muhammad Qasim, Khum N. Paudayal and Bhupati Neupane

    Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/gj.3163

  5. Enigmatic nodule-bearing rocks in the mafic to ultramafic Diana Mills pluton, Piedmont Province, Virginia

    Brent E. Owens, Elizabeth S. Telep and W. Brent Garry

    Version of Record online: 19 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/gj.3158


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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