We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal before submitting or, if already registered, can log in and begin the submission process. Journal of Geophysics is one of a handful of scholarly journals that publish original scientific works under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 - the only Creative Commons license affording absolute worldwide protection of authors' intellectual property.
Journal of Geophysics is published under the scholar-publishers model, meaning authors do not surrender their copyright to us. Instead, and unlike corporate publishers like Elsevier or Springer Nature which resell the copyright to third-parties for up to $80,000 (per paper, per transaction!), the Journal of Geophysics authors share the copyright equally with this journal.
Therefore all the proceeds from reselling the copyright to third parties (corporate, academia, governments, military, etc.) are shared to equal parts as well (50% to the journal, 50% to the lead author). Under the Berne Convention, this protection is an inheritable right which lasts for as long as the rightsholder lives + 50 years.
By submitting to this journal, the lead author on behalf of all co-authors grants permission to this journal to represent all co-authors in negotiating copyright sales and collecting of proceeds. The lead author should negotiate with his/her co-authors the modalities of distributing the lead author's portion of the proceeds. Usually, this is per pre-agreed percentage of each co-author's contribution to creating the copyrighted work.
The scholar-publishers model thus enables profit sharing with authors as well as all the involved in the academic publishing process: scientific editors, technical editors, external referees, staff. The only obstacle to scientists getting paid for their work (as artists, engineers, entrepreneurs, inventors, lawyers, and all other professionals, really) has been the existence of so-called academic publishers - private profiteers who basically enslaved smartest people on this planet for personal gain.
To top it all, the billionaire owner of Clarivate Analytics (which, after hostile takeover of most of academic indexes and databases, became a monopoly), one Garfield, even made up the 2-year and 3-year "Impact Factors" - although the only impact of science that makes sense is centennial ("on future generations"). All other impact metrics are just tools for the short-term success of his (their) business model. For every business model is only as good as the growth it can ensure, and what better growth-driver than to capture your ambition and force you to publish fiercely = more than just truly quality work. The so-called academic publishers (whatever that meant) have always been the only real predatory publishers (you never heard of "art publishers" who made artists work for free, or "inventions publishers" for whom inventors work for free), and their natural mega-growth of the last few decades has become a burden to mankind like no other. That is usually the right time to break up a monopoly.
This journal uses ARK Public Identifier (a tenable successor to DOI) developed by the University of California, with over 100 million installations. As with the DOI, the ARK identifier too is fully integrable with most of the academic profiling systems, including ORCID.
In the event of paper acceptance, authors will be presented with the Open Access Express (OAE) option to make the published work instantly available to unlimited audiences, thus increasing the exposure of the work. The OAE option fee is $500. Pending a two-year embargo period, all accepted submissions become OA free of charge.