Journal of Volcanology and Seismology

ISSN: 0742-0463 (Print) 1819-7108 (Online)


The Journal of Volcanology and Seismology focuses on current problems of volcanology and seismology, including recent continental and sea-bed volcanic activity, products of volcanic eruptions, structure and "roots" of volcanoes, seismic and other observations of active volcanoes, prediction of volcanic eruption; Neogen and Quarternary volcanism; historical evolution of volcanism; Igneous petrology, origin of magmas; geochemistry of volcanic and post-volcanic processes and related mineral and ore formation; seismological observation, seismicity, recent crustal movements, deep structure and geodynamics of the transitional zone from Asia to Pacific and other volcanic areas; physics of earthquakes and seismic processes; seismic prediction research; mechanisms of deep-seated magmatic processes and volcanic eruptions.

Offers essential coverage of volcanic, seismic events and related processes in the Kuril-Kamchatka arc.

Successor to the Bulletin of Volcanological Stations, the journal traces its history to the 1970s.


Journal of Volcanology and Seismology is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes over 50 reviewers, both internal and external (70%). The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 45 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 30 days. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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