Submission Guidelines

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1. View the following submission requirements:

(1) Authors must ensure the correctness of ideological and political orientation and territorial integrity, especially with regard to maps and national boundaries. The latest official maps issued by the state should be used.

(2) Authors should ensure that the article is an original work and does not involve multiple submissions. Authors should also guarantee that the article is not classified. In the event of copyright infringement or confidentiality breach, the author shall be held responsible.

(3) The journal adopts a simultaneous publication model in both print and online formats. Any article officially published will also be included in databases and platforms such as China Academic Journals (CD-ROM),, Wanfang Data, China Core Journal Alternative Database, Weipu, Longyuan, Airitilibrary, etc. The author's copyright transfer fee is included in the remuneration, which will be paid once and for all. If authors do not agree to include their articles in databases, they can submit to another journal.

(4) Submissions are only accepted through the online submission system. The editorial department will provide authors with a receipt within 3 days of receiving the manuscript. If no response is received within 2 months, authors may submit it to another journal after informing the editorial department. During this period, if any revision suggestions or acceptance notices are received, authors must not submit the manuscript to another journal without the consent of the journal's editorial department. Authors of accepted manuscripts will be notified via email, and they can also track the status of their submission in the online system. Once accepted, authors are required to fill out the "Copyright Transfer Agreement and Authors Declaration" and send it to the editorial department via express mail or by taking a photograph.

(5) Authors are responsible for the content of their manuscripts. The editorial department has the right to make technical and textual modifications to the submitted manuscripts. Substantive modifications to the content will be made with the author's consent.

(6) Academic Misconduct : The journal places great emphasis on academic integrity and firmly opposes any form of academic misconduct. The journal employs the "Academic Misconduct Literature Check System (AMLC)" provided by China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) to detect similarity in submitted content twice, before external review and before formal publication, respectively. The overall repetition rate is required to be no more than 15%. If any issues are flagged by the software, further investigation will be conducted. For manuscripts that have been accepted, if any academic misconduct is discovered, the journal reserves the right to reject the manuscript and notify the author's institution and relevant journals. In the case of published articles, if any academic misconduct is detected, the journal will proceed with retraction and publish a retraction statement. Upon discovering any form of academic misconduct, the journal will inform other journals in the same field and refrain from accepting submissions from the relevant authors for a certain period of time.

(7) Data Sharing: This journal encourages authors to publish and share research data under appropriate circumstances. Data sharing facilitates the replication of scientific experiments and the reuse of research data. The data that can be shared generally includes raw data, observational records, experimental results, etc. The journal also encourages authors to share research-related software, code, models, algorithms, protocols, methods, and other useful materials. Authors can upload these materials to accessible third-party storage platforms and provide links as attachments at the end of the article.

(8) End-of-text Declaration: All articles must include a declaration at the end of text regarding the authors' contributions and any potential conflicts of interest related to the research. If there are no conflicts of interest, it should be explicitly stated. The above declarations and headings should be in both Chinese and English.

(9) Corrections and Retractions: Online or print-published articles are considered final versions and generally do not accept requests from authors for corrections or retractions. However, corrections or retractions may be considered in necessary circumstances, as described below.

Corrections: If there are unintentional scientific errors in the article that do not significantly affect the results and conclusions, the editorial department will promptly publish a correction notice in the journal. The notice will provide detailed information about the changes made to the original article and reference the original publication. The journal will publish a revised version of the article with the changes clearly stated, including the date of the update. The pre-correction version will also be archived and made available to readers. However, when citing the article, readers should refer to the latest version.

Retractions: The editorial department will retract an article and publish a retraction statement in the following cases: 1) When the article contains serious scientific errors that render the results and conclusions unreliable; 2) For articles suspected of academic misconduct, such as plagiarism or data fabrication, the editorial department will initiate an investigation and publish a statement informing readers of the risks associated with the article. The results of the investigation will be made public. If academic misconduct is confirmed, the editorial department will proceed with retraction and publish a retraction statement.


2. Compare your manuscripts to the scope:

The journal mainly publishes academic articles in the field of mineral survey and exploration, petroleum geological exploration, oil and gas field development, hydrogeology and environmental geology, engineering geology, geological disaster, geophysics and detection, remote sensing geology, and geoscience big data, etc.


3. Check your manuscripts against the writing requirements:

The length of the article should generally not exceed 20,000 words, including the main text, figures, tables, references, and abstract. The title in Chinese should be no more than 20 words.

Please download the attached "Manuscript Format" for the submission article requirements. It is essential to carefully review and modify your manuscript according to the " Manuscript Format." Manuscripts that do not meet the requirements of the journal, including content, publication scope, and format, will be rejected without further consideration.

The submitted article in Word format should include the title, abstract, keywords, main text, references, and the corresponding English sections for the title, abstract, keywords, and references.


① The full text should have consecutive line numbers indicated (in the "Page Layout" section of Word).

② In the Word document, please delete all specific author information in both Chinese and English, including the author's name, affiliation, brief introduction, and contact information. Use "Author, Affiliation 230000" as a uniform representation of the author's name and affiliation to facilitate anonymous review and plagiarism check.

③ Please additionally upload an author's brief introduction, including the author's name, affiliation, brief introduction, and contact information. Please also provide the name and affiliation of the supervisor. Authors may also include the information about their scientific research and published articles, and other relevant details.


4. Submit your manuscripts online:

(1) In the "Online Submission System" section, click on "Author Login" to access the author center interface. Once logged in with your personal information, you will enter the personal interface. If this is your first time using the system, you will need to register before logging in.

(2) After entering the personal interface, click on "Submit New Manuscript" to view the "Manuscript Confirmation" page.

(3) After agreeing to the "Manuscript Confirmation," follow the prompts to fill in the required information and submit your manuscript. Your submission will be successful. You can use your registered login name and password to check the status of your manuscript at any time.

Before submitting, please carefully read the submission format requirements and stay updated with the latest news on our website. If you encounter any issues such as login problems or difficulties uploading your manuscript, it may be related to your browser. Please try using a different browser. If the issue persists, please contact the editorial department at 027-67885048 or via email at


5. Fees & remuneration:

(1) Review Fee: In general, this journal does not charge review fee. However, a review fee (CNY 500) will be charged for manuscripts that are withdrawn or retracted for reasons attributable to the authors after review comments have been given.

(2) Publication Fee: Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, the author will be charged a publication fee. The publication fee is charged according to the following criteria:

       For manuscripts up to 6 pages (including 6 pages): CNY 3018 per article.

       For each additional page beyond 6 pages: CNY 300 per page.

(3) Fast Track: An additional fee of 1000 RMB will be charged for urgent publication in addition to the regular publication fee.

(4) Fee Waiver: If an author has no research funding available to cover the publication fee, they may apply for a partial waiver.

(5) Remunerations: After the formal printing of the article, the managing editor will distribute remunerations based on the word count of the published article. Two complimentary copies of the journal will be given to the first author. All remunerations will be paid in a lump sum as the published article may be included in related abstract publications and indexing systems. If the author does not agree with this agreement, they may submit their manuscripts to another journal.


6. Post-publication Discussion:

After the publication of an article, this journal welcomes authors and readers to engage in discussions. Comments can be sent to the journal's email address: The editorial department will process the comments as soon as possible and provide appropriate feedback. This journal encourages readers and authors to supervise each other actively and provide feedbacks on relevant information to foster a positive academic atmosphere.

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