We are pleased to announce that the journal Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources (G4) will become a fully open access (OA) in 2023. See journal updates below for more information. 

This journal publishes original research, new developments, and case studies in the field of geomechanics and geophysics, with special application to energy and resources in the Earth’s subsurface. Coverage spans the full scope of geomechanics and geophysics including theory and analysis, laboratory and field experiments, numerical methods and modeling techniques, and engineering applications and technology development related to energy and resources. This includes such topics as discovery and recovery of conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons, mining and resources engineering, natural and enhanced geothermal energy, geotechnical engineering of energy storage, geological solutions for energy and resources including geological disposal of energy wastes including sequestration of carbon dioxide. 

The journal’s objectives are also to enhance the sustainability of the resources sector in line with the UN sustainable development goals 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure), and 13 (Climate Action).

  • Offers research, new developments and case studies spanning the fields of geomechanics and geophysics
  • Includes theory and analysis, lab and field experiments, numerical methods and modeling, engineering applications and technology development
  • Covers geothermal energy, unconventional oil and gas, geological disposal of energy wastes, carbon sequestration and much more
  • Published as a CAP (Continuous Article Publishing) journal as per 2020

Journal information

Editors-in-Chief
  • Derek Elsworth,
  • Herbert Huppert,
  • JianChun Li,
  • P.G. Ranjith,
  • Heping Xie
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

4.863 (2021)
Impact factor
4.946 (2021)
Five year impact factor
26 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
79,125 (2021)
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This journal has 30 open access articles

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Electronic ISSN
2363-8427
Print ISSN
2363-8419
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  2. CLOCKSS
  3. CNKI
  4. CNPIEC
  5. Current Contents/Engineering, Computing and Technology
  6. Dimensions
  7. EBSCO Discovery Service
  8. EI Compendex
  9. Google Scholar
  10. INSPEC
  11. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  12. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  13. Naver
  14. Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series
  15. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  16. Portico
  17. ProQuest Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)
  18. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  19. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  20. SCImago
  21. SCOPUS
  22. Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  23. TD Net Discovery Service
  24. UGC-CARE List (India)
  25. WTI AG
  26. Wanfang
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