GEOPHYSICS, published by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) since 1936, is an archival journal encompassing all aspects of research, exploration, and education in applied geophysics. GEOPHYSICS papers, drawn from industry and academia, undergo a rigorous peer-review process to validate the described methods and conclusions and ensure the highest editorial and production quality.
The PDF format of each GEOPHYSICS paper is the official version of record. According to the Science Edition of Clarivate Analytics' InCites Journal Citation Reports, the journal's 2018 impact factor is 2.793.
Aims and scopes
GEOPHYSICS editors strongly encourage the use of real data, including actual case histories, to highlight current technology and tutorials to stimulate ideas. Some issues feature a section of solicited papers on a particular subject of current interest. Recent special sections focused on seismic anisotropy, subsalt exploration and development, and microseismic monitoring. Its articles, generally more than 275 per year in six issues, cover the entire spectrum of geophysical methods, including seismology, potential fields, electromagnetics, and borehole measurements. GEOPHYSICS provides theoretical and mathematical tools needed to reproduce depicted work, encouraging further development and research.
Anisotropy, borehole geophysics and rock properties, electrical and electromagnetic methods, engineering and environmental geophysics, geophysical software and algorithms, gravity exploration methods, ground-penetrating radar, interdisciplinary studies, magnetic exploration methods, mining geophysics, passive seismic methods, poroelasticity, reservoir geophysics, seismic amplitude interpretation, seismic attributes and pattern recognition, seismic data acquisition, seismic interferometry, seismic inversion, seismic migration, seismic modeling and wave propagation, seismic velocity/statics, and signal processing.
- September-October: special section on Attenuation: advances in analysis and estimation.
- November-December: comprises 52 technical papers, including a geophysical software and algorithms paper that combines 2D modeling and gravity inversion to estimate an overall smooth but locally discontinuous basement relief of a sedimentary basin.