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International Journal of Geoscience



Prof. Dr. Sung Keun Lee

School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea

Managing editor

Prof. Dr. Youngsook Huh

School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea

EPISODES website


EPISODES: Journal of International Geoscience (pISSN 0705-3797, eISSN 2586-1298), is a quarterly journal of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) published in Seoul, Korea. In circulation since 1978, EPISODES is an international and interdisciplinary open access and free publication journal that covers all geoscience disciplines. Our aim is to encourage geoscientist to publish their experimental and theoretical researches. EPISODES includes authoritative articles that reflect global research advances evolving trends in geoscience disciplines and concise reports on the results of international meetings, conferences, and symposia. EPISODES is a high visibility journal, and is indexed in Science Citation Index (SCI), Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE; Web of Science), and Journal Citation Reports (JCR)/Science Edition, along with many other databases such as SCOPUS. Submitted manuscripts are peer-reviewed, and a first decision is provided to authors approximately within 30 days after submission.


Challenges relating to geoscience:

Economic geology, Environmental geology, Geochemistry, Geoethics, Geoheritage, Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Mineralogy, Paleontology, Petroleum geology, Petrology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Structural geology, Remote sensing, Planetary geology, Social science (metric and diversity in publications and citations in Earth Sciences)


Peer Review Policy

The Editorial Board evaluates the suitability of manuscripts for publication. All papers submitted to the journal will be reviewed by referees nominated by the board (associate editor). Criteria for the assessment of papers center on the suitability of the topic for publication in EPISODES: technical and scientific quality of the work, clarity and conciseness of presentation, appropriateness of the conclusions on the basis of the evidence presented, and suitability of the material for printing. The Editor-in-Chief will make the final decision concerning acceptance or rejection of a paper.



The authors retain copyright of the original material but IUGS holds the copyright of the published article.

There will be a charge for commercial use but not for non-commercial use.

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