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Acta Geophysica
Acta Geophysica

Official Journal of The Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences & Polish Academy of Sciences

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Aims and scope

Acta Geophysica is an international journal dealing with all aspects of general and applied geophysics, atmospheric phenomena. This broad scope is divided into five main categories: Solid Earth Sciences, Hydrology and Hydraulics, Atmospheric and Space Sciences, Anthropogenic Geohazards and Applied Geophysics. Primary consideration will be given to studies significantly advancing fundamental understanding in geophysics, atmospheric processes and focusing on the interconnection of multiple topics. Work authored by young scientists is welcome.

Acta Geophysica publishes all kinds of original and high-quality contributions: research and review articles, short communications, comments to published papers and books, and letters to the editors. Proposals for special, topical issues are also welcome, for which careful assistance of the editorial team matches considerable independence granted to their Guest Editors.
Contributions presenting new data, methods and interpretations, of interest to a broad readership, are especially welcome in the following subjects:

  • Environmental impacts of weather, climate and climate change
  • Anthropogenic hazards studied by geophysical methods (e.g. related to agriculture, flooding, forestry, land use etc.)   
  • Induced seismicity
  • Global change-induced extreme events and environmental impacts
  • Stress ecology in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems
  • Water quality - quantity and security´
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning in geophysics and atmosphere
  • Remote sensing and big data applications in geophysics and atmosphere
  • Developments in exploration/applied geophysical methods applicable to improved subsurface imaging at a range of targets and scales
  • Advances in the study of the solid earth at various scales through different and innovative approaches

Types of submissions that will not be considered:

  • Papers not contributing significant new knowledge to the field of study or providing only incremental improvements to the existing workflows
  • Local or regional scale case studies lacking international relevance
  • Manuscripts that are primarily data reports without a substantial hypothesis
  • Modelling studies without calibration and substantial real-data validation
  • Descriptive, repetitive, incremental or regional-scale studies with limited novelty

Whenever possible we encourage use of reproducible methods, sharing of the computer codes and associated data.