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Open Geosciences

formerly Central European Journal of Geosciences

1 Issue per year

IMPACT FACTOR increased in 2014: 0.663
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.830

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014: 0.311
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2014: 0.561
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 0.773


Open Access

Open Geosciences (formerly Central European Journal of Geosciences - CEJG) is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing original research results from all fields of Earth Sciences such as: Geology, Geophysics, Geography, Geomicrobiology, Geotourism, Oceanography and Hydrology, Glaciology, Atmospheric Sciences, Speleology, Volcanology, Soil Science, Geoinformatics, Geostatistics. The journal is published in the Open Access model.

Aims and Scope

The aim of the journal is to become the premier source of high quality research from all over the world. Open Geosciences is designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas between experienced and young researchers from different countries. Free language correction is provided to authors from non-English speaking regions. Additionally, each published article is promoted to researchers working in the same field of Earth Sciences.
Why read

  • premier source of excellent articles for young and experienced scientists
  • free of charge access to articles for readers from all over the world
  • international forum for the dissemination of research data from various areas of Earth Sciences
  • designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas between researchers from different countries
  • accommodates different styles and formats to help scientists from various backgrounds of geosciences interact effortlessly 

Why submit

  • fast, fair and constructive peer-review (25 days on average) provided by international specialists from various fields of geosciences
  • language correction service for authors from non-English speaking regions
  • efficient route to fast-track publication (3 months of manuscript submission)
  • no publication charges in 2015
  • no restriction on the length of the paper
  • extensive promotion of each published article to hundreds of researchers working in the same field
  • world-wide dissemination and accessibility

Type of Publication:

Instructions for Authors

Manuscripts should be submitted to CEJG via online submission system Editorial Manager available at http://www.editorialmanager.com/cejg/ . Authors should register themselves first as new users and then upload their manuscripts.

In case of any technical problems, please contact the Managing Editor of Open Geosciences (Jan Barabach, Jan.Barabach@degruyteropen.com).

Open Geosciences is covered by the following services:

  • Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
  • Baidu Scholar
  • CABI - Animal Science Database
  • Celdes
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • DOAJ
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Elsevier - Compendex
  • Elsevier - Geobase
  • Elsevier - SCOPUS
  • GeoArchive
  • GeoRef
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Petroleum Abstracts TULSA Database
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ReadCube
  • ResearchGate
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
  • TDOne (TDNet)
  • Thomson Reuters - Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences
  • Thomson Reuters - Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Thomson Reuters - Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Managing Editor

Jan Barabach, Jan.Barabach@degruyteropen.com

Associate Editor

Felix Bachofer, University of Tübingen, Germany

Krzysztof Gaidzik, Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia, Poland

Bartosz Ligęza, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Balazs Trasy, Eötvös Loránd University

Editorial Advisory Board

Svante Björck, Lund University, Sweden

Hai Cheng, University of Minnesota, USA

Fernando Corfu, University of Oslo, Norway

Chuck DeMets, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Donald Dingwell, Queen's University, Northern Ireland, UK

Rodney C. Ewing, University of Michigan, USA

Adrás Galácz, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

Jibamitra Ganguly, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

Aleksander Garlicki, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Michael Ghil, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Bernhard Grasemann, University of Vienna, Austria

Robert D. Hatcher, Jr., University of Tennessee, USA

Simon Leigh Harley, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Ann Henderson-Sellers, Macquarie University, Australia

Robert W. Howarth, Cornell University, USA

James C. Hower, University of Kentucky, USA

Emil Jelínek, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republicc

Philip D. Jones, University of East Anglia, UK

Ervīns Lukševičs, University of Latvia, Latvia

Joseph G. Meert, University of Florida, USA

Stephen J. Mojzsis, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Klaus Mosegaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Bjorn Mysen, Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA

Yaoling Niu, Durham University, UK

Artem R. Oganov, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA

Aral I. Okay, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

David W. Peate, University of Iowa, USA

Nick Petford, Bournemouth University, UK

Roger A. Pielke, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Dušan Plašienka, Comenius University of Bratislava, Slovakia

Gheorghe Popescu, University of Bucharest, Romania

Marián Putiš, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia

Paula J. Reimer, Queen's University Belfast, UK

Surendra K. Saxena, Florida International University, USA

Tsugio Shibata, Okayama University, Japan

Stefan Schmid, University of Basel, Switzerland

Charlotte Schreiber, University of Washington, USA

Miroslav Štemprok, Charles University, Czech Republic

Robert Talbot, University of New Hampshire, USA

Tuncay Taymaz, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Jan Veizer, University of Ottawa, Canada

E. Bruce Watson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Sheng Xu, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Ivan Zagorchev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

Vitālijs Zelčs, University of Latvia, Latvia


Atmospheric chemistry

Richard Damoah, University of Waterloo, Canada

Atmospheric physics

Anne T. Case Hanks, University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA


Steve E. George, Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC), Australia

Nir Y. Krakauer, City University of New York, USA


Ian B. Butler, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Jiří Faimon, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Lalchand Govindram Gwalani, University of Western Australia, Australia


Geoffrey Batt, The University of Western Australia, Australia


Mike Rogerson, University of Hull, UK


Diofantos Hadjimitsis, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Biswajeet Pradhan, Dresden University of Technology, Germany


Ján Šimkanin, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic


Márta Polgári, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary


Lucian Drăguţ, West University of Timişoara, Romania

Marek Ewertowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland


Leonardo Feltrin, James Cook University, Australia


Steffen Abe, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Caroline M. Burberry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA


Slobodan B. Marković, University of Novi Sad, Serbia


Krzysztof Migała, Wrocław University, Poland


Ladislav Brimich, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia


István Gábor Hatvani, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

Ninghu Su, James Cook University, Australia


Massimo A. Bollasina, Princeton University, USA

Róbert Mészáros, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary


Andrew G. Christy, Australian National University, Australia

Reinhard Kaindl, Joanneum Research, Austria

Marta Mileusnic, University of Zagreb, Croatia


Jan Jędrasik, University of Gdańsk, Poland


Wolfram Kürschner, University of Oslo, Norway

Joe Williams, Aberystwyth University, UK


Radovan Kyška Pipík, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia


Gordan Bedekovic, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Alistair C. Hack , ETH Zürich, Switzerland


Katrin Heindel, University of Vienna, Austria

János Kovács, University of Pécs, Hungary


Giovanni Leucci, Istituto per I Beni Archeologici e Monumentali (IBAM), Italy

Zoltan Weber, Seismological Observatory, Budapest, Hungary

Soil science

Peter Becker-Heidmann, University of Hamburg, Germany

Liming Ye, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China,


Daria Ivanova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria


Mitja Prelovšek, Karst Research Institute, Slovenia


Károly Németh, Massey University, New Zealand

Francesco Stoppa, G.d'Annunzio University, Italy

Language Editors

Fern Beavis, Australian National University

Carys Bennett, University of Leicester, UK

Joanna Denton, Lancaster University, UK

Daniel Helman, California State University Long Beach, USA

Ross Herbert, University of Leeds, UK

Ulyana Nadia Horodyskyj, Brown University, USA

Cassidy Jay, Purdue University, USA

Cayne Layton, University of Tasmania, Australia

Tracy Lund, Minnesota Department of Health, USA

Ryan Ickert, University of Alberta, Canada

Sarah Martin, Geological Survey of Western, Australia

Christyanne Melendez, Appalachian State University, USA

Sophie Pearson, GNS Science, New Zealand

Suzie Plumb, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, UK

Dominic Salisbury, University of Leeds, UK

Kamalika Sengupta, University of Leeds, UK



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Editorial Contact

Jan Barabach,


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