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Geophysical Prospecting publishes the best in primary research in geoscience with a particular focus in exploration geophysics. The scope of the journal covers the potential field, electromagnetic and seismic methods applied to exploration and monitoring. The journal welcomes theoretical and numerical studies as well as case studies and review papers. Contributors are from industry and academia. The goal of the journal is to provide a valuable forum for sharing experiences and new ideas among workers in exploration geophysics.


Impact Factor 2012: 1.360


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Geophysical Prospecting is published 6 times a year.

All articles of Geophysical Prospecting can also be found on Earthdoc

Call for papers on GP special issue – ‘Hard Rock Seismic Imaging’

Inspired by a successful workshop on ‘Hard Rock Seismic Imaging’ at the EAGE conference 2014 in Amsterdam, a Special Issue on the same topic has been approved by the Editorial Board of Geophysical Prospecting.

The exploration of non-hydrocarbon resources is receiving increased attention worldwide, in particular for renewables (e.g. geothermal energy) or minerals. Both resources are often found in hard rock environments, which normally exhibit a strong degree of heterogeneity including faults and fractures on all scales. Land seismic surveys for characterizing geothermal reservoirs and mineral deposits therefore are facing the challenge of adapting the methods and tools developed for stratified sedimentary environments to strongly scattering crystalline rocks. This comprises not only the pre-processing of seismic data but also the imaging steps and the description and quantification of the resulting images. The objective of this workshop was to address all parts of the workflow, from modelling and data acquisition design, data processing and imaging to interpretation.

Geophysical Prospecting invites you to submit papers to this Special Issue, welcoming original work within the general framework of the workshop.

Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts, prepared according to the ‘Guidance for Authors’ published on the GP website www.gp.eage.org. The online submission system for Geophysical Prospecting is www.mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gp.

It is very important to indicate in your covering letter that your paper is intended for this Special Issue on ‘Hard Rock Seismic Imaging’ and give a preliminary title.

All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed in accordance with the journal’s established policies and procedures. The selection of final papers for publication will depend on both the results of the peer review process and reviews by guest editors as well as by the chief editor.

We intend to publish this issue in May 2015. The deadline for submitting contributions is September 30, 2014. We would also like to receive a confirmation once you have submitted the paper.

Note that there are no publication fees, no page limit and no charges for colour figures. Furthermore Geophysical Prospecting offers various options for open access.

For specific questions, please contact the special issue editors:

Stefan Buske (TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany, buske@geophysik.tu-freiberg.de)

Alireza Malehmir (Uppsala University, Sweden, Alireza.Malehmir@geo.uu.se)

Gilles Bellefleur (Geological Survey, Canada, Gilles.Bellefleur@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca)

For any question regarding the submission and review process, contact the EAGE publications co-ordinator, Mrs Laura van Kal (lkl@eage.org).