Aims and Scope

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Preprint and Postprint Policy


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Geosistemy perehodnykh zon | Geosystems of Transition Zones
ISSN 2541-8912 (Print)    eISSN 2713-2161 (Online)

Founder and Publisher: Federal State Budgetary Institution Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Since 2017

Periodicity 4 issues per year (March, June, September, December)

Languages Russian and English

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Aims and Scope

The Journal mission is to inform the scientific community about the results of studying the processes, effects, patterns in geosystems. Geosystems - the areas or structures in the solid Earth, hydrosphere, atmosphere, identified by some characteristic - constitute the traditional research subject of different earth sciences (geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrogeology, seismology, geoecology). The study of geosystems promotes understanding of the genesis and development of geo-disasters and other natural hazards.

The Journal topics
Interaction of hydrosphere, atmosphere, and solid Earth, geomedia contacting effects
Mechanisms of earthquake occurring, focus, earthquake precursors, geohazards
Straining and destruction of geological materials, rock massifs, sea coasts
Hydrogasdynamic phenomena in rock massifs and on the geomedia contacts
Fundamental problems in hydrocarbons field development
Tsunami and other dangerous wave processes in the Ocean, tsunami hazard
Volcanism and volcanic hazard, mud volcanism and related processes
Geoinformatics and information technology in Earth sciences
Geophysical effects and modern geodynamics manifestations
Interrelation of biological and physical processes in ocean, volcanic, and coastal zones

Indexation. The Journal is:
indexed in Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI).
registered in the CrossRef system (scientific publications are assigned an individual identifier DOI).
included in the Ulrichs Periodicals Directory database.
included in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The Journal is included in the VAC List the List of reviewed scientific journals, which should publish the scientific results of dissertations for the doctor and candidate degrees in the following scientific subjects:

25.00.01 General and regional geology
25.00.03 Geotectonic and geodynamic
25.00.04 Petrology, volcanology
25.00.10 Geophysics, geophysical methods of mineral exploration
25.00.25 Geomorphology and evolutionary geography
25.00.28 Oceanology
25.00.35 Geoinformatics
25.00.36 Geoecology
01.02.04 Mechanics of deformable solids

Based on the scientific topics of the Journal, its authors can be scientists and experts on any region or the Earth as a whole, and articles can be devoted to both transition zones and other areas: intracontinental zones with different geological structure, hydrosphere, atmosphere.

Sections of the Journal
Topical sections correspond to the specialties by which the Geosystems of transition zones Journal is included in the HAC List
Subject sections contain overviews, original scientific papers, discussions (including discussions letters to the Editorial Office), short reports, works of young scientists.
Cronicle of scientific life
Peer-reviews, reports on scientific publications
Reports on scientific publications and events

News and Announcements

2021.07.20. Sad news: P.P. Firstov, member of the Editorial Board, passed away very suddenly
2021.03.15. Journal is included in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
2020.05.22. The certificate of ISSN assignment to the electronic version of the Journal has been received.
2020.01.28. Sad news: V.M. Grannik, member of the Editorial Board, passed away after a cruel disease.
2020.01.01. Rotation in the Editorial Board: A.S. Zakupin (the Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics FEB RAS, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk) is invited as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief.
2019.11.21. The Geosystems of Transition Zones Journal is included in the VAC List.
2019.10.29. The notification about the Geosystems of Transition Zones inclusion in the database of Ulrichs Periodicals Directory (Title ID 836308) is received.
2019.01.01. Rotation in the Editorial Board: for health reasons, Prof. A.T. Ismail-Zade (Germany) has withdrawn from the Editorial Board.
2018.01.01. Rotation in the Editorial Board: A.S. Prytkov (the Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics FEB RAS, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk) is invited as the Executive Secretary.
2017.11.02. Sad news: V.L. Lomtev, member of the Editorial Board, passed away very suddenly.
2017.08.26. B.W. Levin, Corresponding member of the RAS, the Editor-in-Chief of the Geosystems of Transition Zones, celebrates his 80th birthday.
2017.05.16. The Geosystems of Transition Zones is indexed in RSCI (eLIBRARY.RU).
Open Access Policy. Copyright

The Journal provides direct open access to its content, i.e., all content is freely accessible, free of charge for a user in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative BOAI open access definition.

The publication of articles in the Journal is free. At that, the Editorial Board should receive a statement signed by all authors of the manuscript on transferring to the FSBSI Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics publisher of the "Geosystems of transition zones" journal the rights to editorial preparation, publication of the material and distribution of the full text of the published work in any way, including its placement on the website of the Journal and the eLIBRARY (NEL) web-platform for indexing in the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) (see the Author's statement).

By signing the Authors's Statement, the author agrees that the journal is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)public license. Therefore the published article is available for open use (copying and distribution in any medium and in any format; various modifications and creation of new works on it base) for any purpose, but subject to the following conditions: obligatory indication of the authorship of the article when using and citing, a uniform resource identifier (URI) or a hyperlink to a source, which contains the necessary information, and full copyright reservation for this article; identification of changes, if any.

In order to rightfully reproduce in an article text, maps, images, drawings, tables or other material of third parties, including Internet sources, authors must request from the copyright holder non-exclusive, not time-limited rights to reproduce the material in print and electronic form in a specified article and journal, and obtain a written permission (see On the permissions to use third-party material).

Publication terms

Publication in the Journal is free of charge for the authors. The editorial staff does not charge any fee for preparation, publication and printing of material. Announcements of upcoming scientific events and published books are also posted free of charge.

The publication of material in the journal does not entail any royalties to the authors of this material.

After the publication of the journal and the distribution of obligatory copies, the editors send pdf-files with their own articles to the authors.


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Preprint and postprint policy

Preprint articles, which have been previously posted by the authors on personal or public sites that do not belong to other publishers, are eligible for consideration.

Authors have the right to post their work on the Internet (for example, on such websites as etc., in an institute repository or on a personal website) before and during the process of its review by the journal (with an indication of its preprint status), since this may lead to a productive discussion and more links to the work.

When citing the articles subsequently published in the "Geosystems of Transitional Zones" Journal, the editors ask to make references to the DOI of the article in the Journal or to the article page on the official website of the Journal

In accordance with the Sherpa Romeo database:

Preprint is a draft of a manuscript or a scientific article, which can be submitted for examination by the editorial staff of the journal. Preprint is a scientific work with which the author wants to acquaint interested persons and specialists for discussion and/or clarification of the obtained results, published before the article publication in the journal.

Postprint is a scientific work after the expert peer-review procedure, which is an officially published scientific material. The postprint includes both the author's manuscript of a scientific publication and the editorial work of the publishing house formatting and preparing the manuscript for printing.


The papers posted in electronic form on the websites of preprint repositories for discussion in the process of consideration and peer review, with subsequent publication in one of the issues of the Journal.

Preprints are published under the CC BY 4.0.license

Questions and comments should be sent to the author's contact address or to the editorial office by e-mail:

1. Zakupin A.S., Boginskaya N.V. Mid-term earthquake prediction using the LURR method on Sakhalin Island: A summary of retrospective studies for 19972019 and new approaches. Published online at the 20th of January 2021.

This article published: Zakupin A.S., Boginskaya N.V. Mid-term earthquake prediction using the LURR method on Sakhalin Island: A summary of retrospective studies for 19972019 and new approaches. Geosistemy perehodnykh zon = Geosystems of Transition Zones, 2021, 5(1), p. 2745. (In Russ., abstr. in Engl.).


Corresponding Member of the RAS
Boris W. Levin

Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Doctor of Physical and
Mathematical Sciences
Leonid M. Bogomolov

Editorial Office
Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics of FEB RAS
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Nauki str. 1B
Tel/fax: +7 (4242) 791-517
Aleksandr S. Prytkov