Focus and Scope
Acta GEM is a peer-reviewed journal published four times a year (March, June, September, and December). This journal publishes articles that contribute new results in all areas of geology, geophysics, energy, mining, and other engineering-related fields. This journal is devoted to the publication of high-quality papers on theoretical and practical aspects of geology, geophysics, mining, petroleum, energy, and other engineering-related fields. This journal aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to focus on advancements in geology, geophysics, mining, petroleum, energy, and other engineering-related fields and establish new collaborations in these areas. Theoretical papers, practice-oriented papers including case studies, and state-of-the-art reviews are all welcomed and encouraged to advance science and engineering.
The journal publishes original papers within the broad field of geology, geophysics, energy, and mining which include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Geological Engineering,
- Geophysical Engineering,
- Energy Engineering,
- Mining Engineering,
- Petroleum Engineering,
- Fossil Energy and Renewable Energy,
- Hydrology, Coastal and Harbor Engineering,
- Geotechnical Engineering,
- Surveying and Geo-Spatial Engineering,
- Disaster Mitigation & Management,
- Earthquake Resistant Design Practices, and
- Environmental Engineering.
- Open Submissions
- Peer Reviewed
Peer Review Process
Editorial Board will select every article that goes to the editorial staff through Initial Review processes. Then, the articles will be sent to the peer reviewer and will go to the next selection by Blind Review Process. After that, the articles will be returned to the authors for revision. These processes take a month for a maximum time. The peer reviewer assesses each manuscript on the substantial and technical aspects.
Contribution to editorial decisions, Promptness, and Confidentiality
Peer review assists editors in making editorial decisions and, through editorial communications with authors, may assist authors in improving their manuscripts. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication and lies at the heart of the scientific endeavor. Any invited referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should immediately notify the editors and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted. Any manuscripts received for review are confidential documents and must be treated as such; they must not be shown to or discussed with others except if authorized by the Editor-in-Chief (who would only do so under exceptional and specific circumstances). This also applies to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.
Standards of objectivity, Acknowledgement of sources, and Disclosure and conflicts of interestReviews should be conducted objectively, and observations formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors is inappropriate. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that is an observation, derivation, or argument that has been reported in previous publications should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also notify the editors of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge. Any invited referee who has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the manuscript and the work described therein should immediately notify the editors to declare their conflicts of interest and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted. Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer's own research without the express written consent of the authors. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for the reviewer's advantage. This also applies to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.
Acta GEM is a peer-reviewed journal published four times a year (March, June, September, and December).
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...