Author info

Potential authors should 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 that resell 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, and so on) are shared to equal parts (50% to the journal, 50% to the lead author). Under the Berne Convention, this protection is an inheritable right that 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 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.

Profit sharing

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 enslaved some of the smartest people on this planet for personal gain. (more...)

Public Identifier

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 is also fully integrable with most of the academic profiling systems, including ORCID.


Journal of Geophysics

In the event of paper acceptance, the authors will be presented with the Open Access Express (OAE) option to make the published work instantly available to unlimited audiences, thus increasing the work's exposure. The OAE option fee is $500. Pending a two-year embargo period, all accepted submissions become OA free of charge.


Author Self-archiving

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the Journal of Geophysics right of first publication, with the work two years after publication simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 License that allows others to share the work (with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal), except for commercial purposes and for creating derivatives.
  • Authors can enter into separate, additional, but non-commercial contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository, but not publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) before and during the submission process, as that can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).