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
– 4 issues per year (March, June, September, December)
– Russian and English
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
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.
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 Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory database.
• The Journal is included in the HAC 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
Sections of the Journal
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
01.02.04 Mechanics of deformable solids
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
Open Access Policy. Copyright
||Journal is included in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
||The certificate of ISSN assignment to the electronic version of the Journal has been received.
||Sad news: V.M. Grannik, member of the Editorial Board, passed away after a cruel disease.
||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.
||The “Geosystems of Transition Zones” Journal is included in the HAC List.
||The notification about the “Geosystems of Transition Zones” inclusion in the database of Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory (Title ID 836308) is received.
||Rotation in the Editorial Board: for health reasons, Prof. A.T. Ismail-Zade (Germany) has withdrawn from the Editorial Board.
||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.
||Sad news: V.L. Lomtev, member of the Editorial Board, passed away very suddenly.
||B.W. Levin, Corresponding member of the RAS, the Editor-in-Chief of the “Geosystems of Transition Zones”, celebrates his 80th birthday.
||The “Geosystems of Transition Zones” is indexed in RSCI (eLIBRARY.RU).
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).
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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 https://preprints.ru/ https://preprints.org/ 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.
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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.
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1. Zakupin A.S., Boginskaya N.V. Mid-term earthquake prediction using the LURR method on Sakhalin Island: A summary of retrospective studies for 1997–2019 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 1997–2019 and new approaches. Geosistemy perehodnykh zon = Geosystems of Transition Zones, 2021, 5(1), pð. 27–45. (In Russ., abstr. in Engl.).