Petroleum Science is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. It is a journal on petroleum science and technology in the English edition, and enjoys the assistance of the Science & Technology Department of CNPC and three research institutes under the three major oil corporations, CNPC, Sinopec and CNOOC.

Petroleum Science is the only English journal in China on petroleum science and technology that is intended for professionals engaged in petroleum science research and technical applications all over the world, as well as the managerial personnel of oil companies. It covers petroleum geology, petroleum geophysics, petroleum engineering, petrochemistry & chemical engineering, petroleum mechanics and economic management. It aims to introduce the latest results in oil industry research in China, promote cooperation in petroleum science research between China and the rest of the world, and build a bridge for scientific communication between China and the world.

The publication costs are covered by China University of Petroleum so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

The journal operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous.

Petroleum Science became open access in 2015. All articles published by then are freely available online.

All articles published are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found at https://www.springeropen.com/about/open-access.

As authors of articles published in Petroleum Science you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement (https://www.springeropen.com/get-published/copyright/copyright-and-license-agreement).

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, SpringerOpen can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact info@springeropen.com if further information is needed.

  • Encourages communication of novel and significant research results across the entire spectrum of petroleum sciences
  • Includes original research papers, review articles and research notes
  • Builds a bridge for scientific communication between China and the world

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Lizhi Xiao
Publishing model
Open Access. Learn about OA at Springer

Journal metrics

1.846 (2018)
Impact factor
1.760 (2018)
Five year impact factor
229,164 (2018)
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Electronic ISSN
1995-8226
Print ISSN
1672-5107
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  2. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - GoOA
  3. Chinese Science Citation Database
  4. DOAJ
  5. EBSCO Business Source
  6. EBSCO Discovery Service
  7. EBSCO Energy & Power Source
  8. Gale
  9. Gale Academic OneFile
  10. Google Scholar
  11. Highbeam
  12. INIS Atomindex
  13. INSPEC
  14. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  15. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  16. Naver
  17. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  18. ProQuest Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)
  19. ProQuest Central
  20. ProQuest Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database
  21. ProQuest Engineering
  22. ProQuest Materials Science and Engineering Database
  23. ProQuest Natural Science Collection
  24. ProQuest Oceanic Abstracts
  25. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  26. ProQuest Technology Collection
  27. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  28. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  29. SCImago
  30. SCOPUS
  31. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  32. Semantic Scholar
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