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Open Geosciences

formerly Central European Journal of Geosciences

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

Special Issue on Frontiers in Earth Sciences
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf, Dr. Marlia Mohd Hanafiah 

Special Issue on Hydroinformatics and Management
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf, Dr. Marlia Mohd Hanafiah

From volume 2016, publication costs will be covered by so called Article Processing Charges (APC), paid by authors' affiliated institutions, funders or sponsors.

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 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

Call for books and book proposals!

If you plan to write, have written or contemplate writing a book, you may want to consider publishing it in Open Access. In this model, your book is available online to all interested readers who do not have to pay for accessing its contents.

Type of Publication:

Instructions for Authors

Manuscripts should be submitted to OG via online submission system Editorial Manager available at 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,

Open Geosciences is covered by the following services:

  • Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
  • Baidu Scholar
  • CABI (over 50 subsections)
  • Celdes
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • DOAJ
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Elsevier - Compendex
  • Elsevier - Geobase
  • Elsevier - SCOPUS
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • 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,

Piotr Jankowski, San Diego State University, USA

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
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
Zhihua Zhang, Beijing Normal University, China

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

Associate Editors
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

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
Sarah Martin, Geological Survey of Western, Australia
Christyanne Melendez, Appalachian State University, USA
Dominic Salisbury, University of Leeds, UK
Kamalika Sengupta, University of Leeds, UK

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T: +48 22 701 50 15

Editorial Contact
Dr. Jan Barabach,

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