Hydrogeology Journal has acquired a large worldwide readership since its inception in 1992. The Journal's emphasis is to:
Foster understanding of hydrogeology, a practical discipline aimed at bettering the human situation on earth; Describe worldwide progress in hydrogeology; and Provide an inexpensive and widely accessible forum for scientists, researchers, engineers, and practitioners in developing and industrialized countries alike.
A mainstream paper in Hydrogeology Journal integrates subsurface hydrology and geology with the other supporting disciplines (such as geochemistry, geophysics, geomorphology, geobiology, surface-water hydrology, tectonics, mathematics, numerical modeling, economics, and sociology) to explain phenomena observed in the field.
Hydrogeology Journal publishes peer-reviewed papers in both theoretical and applied aspects of hydrogeologic science, including:
Theoretical and field studies ranging in scale from local areas and short time periods to regional or global problems and geologic time; Techniques and innovative instrumentation in the laboratory and field (for example, hydrologic, geochemical, geophysical, and mathematical); Water-resource and related mineral-resource evaluations; Reports of observed hydrogeologic phenomena; Overviews of hydrogeologic systems of interest in various regions; State-of-the-art-reviews; Philosophy of scientific methods in hydrogeology; Interaction between populations and hydrogeologic systems; Economics of hydrogeologic systems; Ramifications of hydrogeology on both environmental protection and optimal employment of natural resources; and History of hydrogeology and biographies of eminent hydrogeologists.