Central European Journal of Geosciences

Central European Journal of Geosciences
  • ISSN:2081-9900
  • eISSN:1896-1517
  • Publisher:Versita, co-published with Springer Verlag
  • Scope:Geology, Geophysics, Geography, Geomicrobiology, Oceanography and Hydrology, Glaciology, Atmospheric Sciences, Speleology, Soil Science
  • Owner:De Gruyter Open
  • Distributor:Springer Verlag

Aims and Scope

Central European Journal of Geosciences (CEJG) is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing original research results in all fields of Earth Sciences such as: Geology, Geophysics, Geography, Geomicrobiology, Geotourism, Oceanography and Hydrology, Glaciology, Atmospheric Sciences, Speleology, Volcanology, Soil science, Geoinformatics, Geostatistics. The journal is published quarterly in English. The types of contribution include: research and review articles, rapid and short communications, commentaries, letters to editor and book reviews.
The aim of the journal is to become the premier source of high quality research from Central and Eastern Europe; however contributions from all over the world are welcome. CEJG is designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas between researchers from different countries. Free language correction is provided to the authors from non-English speaking regions. Additionally, each published article is promoted to researchers working in the same field.

Why subscribe and read

  • premier source of high quality research from Central and Eastern Europe;
  • topical issues dedicated to hot subjects in geosciences;
  • international forum for the dissemination of research data from various areas of geosciences;
  • designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas between researchers from different countries;
  • excellent articles authored by researchers from all over the world;
  • accommodates different styles and formats to help scientists from various backgrounds of geosciences interact effortlessly;
  • see our Table of Contents
  • see our the most downloaded articles

Why Submit

  • fast, fair and constructive peer-review (25 days on average) provided by international specialists from various fields of geosciences;
  • language correction service for authors from non-English speaking regions;
  • efficient route to fast-track publication (3 months of manuscript submission);
  • no publication charge;
  • no restriction on the length of the paper;
  • extensive promotion of each published article to hundreds of researchers working in the same field;
  • world-wide dissemination and accessibility through SpringerLink

Rejection Rate

  • 65%

Topical issue Mafic-ultramafic rockschange of deadlines 

The Central European Journal of Geosciences calls for papers which will be published in the Topical issue entitled “Mafic-ultramafic rocks and alkaline-carbonatitic magmatism and associated hydrothermal mineralization” more...


Topical issue “From magma genesis to volcanic edifice growth and destruction: The Carpathian-Balkan and adjacent regions as a natural laboratory to contribute to the source to volcano model” – announcement

The topical issue is set to publication in second quarter of 2015.

Guest Editors: Karoly Nemeth - Institute of Agriculture & Environment, Massey University, New Zealand

Zoltan Pecskay - Institute of Nuclear Research, Hungaraian Academy of Science



De Gruyter Open is excited to announce a groundbreaking publishing initiative. Central European Journal of Geosciences (CEJG) is now becoming open access, which means freely available to everyone, anywhere in the world.  Starting with volume 2015, CEJG will provide our users with free, instant, and permanent access to all content worldwide. This is a fantastic opportunity for our authors, since we can now guarantee the widest possible readership for their works – including a new generation of readers, both inside and outside the field of geosciences. Hence very soon, we aim for CEJG to become a major high-impact journal in the world of geosciences.


As the most important aspect of the journal has always been the quality of its published research, we are happy to confirm that CEJX will maintain its practice of detailed and critical peer review, as well as its extensive editorial involvement throughout the publication process. CEJG will also explore new ways to distribute its content, thus making it much more visible to the academic community. As a result, not only are we confident that CEJG will continue to maintain the high standard of scholarship it currently enjoys, but we expect this new opportunity to attract increasingly exciting research in volumes to come.


Moreover, it must be pointed out that the preparation of a peer-reviewed, edited, and formatted article for online publication and hosting it on a server that remains accessible around the clock - is not without costs. These expenses will be covered by Article Processing Charges (APCs), which are paid by the author’s funder, sponsor or affiliated institution. However, we are glad to inform that De Gruyter Open decided to waive APCs for all articles to be published in volume 2015.


Finally, all new submissions to CEJG will be considered for publication in the 2015 volume. 

Why publish with Versita?

  • fast, fair and constructive peer review (25 days on average);
  • peer review provided by international specialists from various fields of geosciences;
  • no publication charge;
  • language-correction service for authors from non-English speaking regions;
  • extensive promotion of each published article to hundreds of researchers working in the same field;
  • world-wide dissemination and accessibility through SpringerLink


Manuscripts should be submitted to CEJG via online submission system Editorial Manager available at http://www.editorialmanager.com/cejg/ . Authors should register themselves first as new users and then upload their manuscripts.
In case of any technical problems, please contact the Managing Editor of Central European Journal of Geosciences (Michał Bucha, Michal.Bucha@degruyteropen.com).

Transfer of Copyright Agreement

Submission of a manuscript indicates a tacit understanding that the paper is not actively under consideration for publication with other journals. After submission authors are asked to email a scanned copy of the signed original to the Managing Editor of the journal (Michał Bucha, Michal.Bucha@degruyteropen.com).

Transfer of Copyright Agreement


Publication formats
References Guide
Editorial Policy
Instructions for Authors

Your contribution

We greatly appreciate the time and effort given by reviewers in evaluating papers for publication in our journal. Thanks to your contribution, Central European Journal of Geosciences authors receive fast, fair and comprehensive review. 

Our standards

  • our reviewers are kindly requested to deliver reports in 3-4 weeks; 
  • communications and commentaries are published in 6 weeks from receipt, research and review papers, book reviews and letters to editor in 8-9 weeks, unless they have needed major revision by authors
  • research articles and communications are reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers, review papers by at least three; 
  • we pay special attention to receive unbiased, fair opinions; special policies govern allocation of reviewers to articles; 
  • whenever submission qualifies for publication but needs revision, reviewers are asked to give comprehensive opinion on necessary improvements. 

Peer review guidelines 

Please read these guidelines carefully before you report on any article.


We encourage reviewers to use the online submission system Editorial Manager. You may have a look at its brief description or log in at this site. To log into the system you need to use the data sent to you by Editor via email. The EM reviewers tutorial is available on Editorial Manager page. If using the online system is not convenient for you, please contact the Editor or Managing Editor by email. 


If you wish to support us as a reviewer, please contact the Managing Editor of CEJG Michal.Bucha@degruyteropen.com.

AGRIS, Google Scholar, SCOPUS, Astrophysics Data System (ADS), GeoRef, OCLC, Summon by Serial Solutions, Science Citation Index Expanded, Journal Citation Reports, Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences

Impact factor for 2012 - 0,506


Robert J. Bodnar, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA 

Managing Editor: 

Michał BuchaMichal.Bucha@degruyteropen.com

Associate Editor:

Marcelina Dąbrowska, University of Gdańsk, Poland
Krzysztof Gaidzik, Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia, Poland
István Gábor Hatvani, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Pilar Lecumberri-Sanchez, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Matthew Steele-MacInnis, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Editorial Advisory Board:

Svante Björck, Lund University, Sweden
Hai Cheng, University of Minnesota, USA
Fernando Corfu, University of Oslo, Norway
Chuck DeMets, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Donald Dingwell, Queen's University, Northern Ireland, UK
Rodney C. Ewing, University of Michigan, USA
Adrás Galácz, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Jibamitra Ganguly, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Aleksander Garlicki, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Michael Ghil
, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Bernhard Grasemann, University of Vienna, Austria
Robert D. Hatcher, Jr., University of Tennessee, USA
Simon Leigh Harley, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Ann Henderson-Sellers
, Macquarie University, Australia
Robert W. Howarth, Cornell University, USA
James C. Hower, University of Kentucky, USA
Emil Jelínek, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republicc
Philip D Jones, University of East Anglia, UK
Ervīns Lukševičs, University of Latvia, Latvia
Joseph G. Meert, University of Florida, USA
Stephen J. Mojzsis, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Klaus Mosegaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Bjorn Mysen, Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA
Yaoling Niu, Durham University, UK
Artem R. Oganov, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
Aral I. Okay, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
David W. Peate, University of Iowa, USA
Nick Petford, Bournemouth University, UK
Roger A. Pielke, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Dušan Plašienka, Comenius University of Bratislava, Slovakia
Gheorghe Popescu, University of Bucharest, Romania
Marián Putiš, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
Paula J. Reimer, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Surendra K. Saxena, Florida International University, USA
Tsugio Shibata, Okayama University, Japan
Stefan Schmid, University of Basel, Switzerland
Charlotte Schreiber
, University of Washington, USA
Miroslav Štemprok, Charles University, Czech Republic
Robert Talbot, University of New Hampshire, USA
Tuncay Taymaz, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Jan Veizer, University of Ottawa, Canada
E. Bruce Watson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Sheng Xu, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Ivan Zagorchev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Vitālijs Zelčs, University of Latvia, Latvia


Atmospheric chemistry
Richard Damoah, University of Waterloo, Canada

Atmospheric physics
Anne T. Case Hanks, University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA

Steve E. George, Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC), Australia
Nir Y. Krakauer, City University of New York, USA
Wolfram Kürschner, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Ian B. Butler, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Jiří Faimon, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Geoffrey Batt, The University of Western Australia, Australia

Mike Rogerson, University of Hull, UK

Diofantos Hadjimitsis, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Biswajeet Pradhan, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

Ján Šimkanin, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Márta Polgári, Research Centre for Astronomy and Geosciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Lucian Drăguţ, West University of Timişoara, Romania
Marek Ewertowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Leonardo Feltrin, James Cook University, Australia

Steffen Abe, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Caroline M. Burberry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Slobodan B. Marković, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Krzysztof Migała, Wrocław University, Poland

Ladislav Brimich, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

Ninghu Su, James Cook University, Australia

Massimo A. Bollasina, Princeton University, USA
Róbert Mészáros, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

Andrew G. Christy, Australian National University, Australia
Reinhard Kaindl, Joanneum Research, Austria
Marta Mileusnic, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Jan Jędrasik, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Stoyanova Vyara Idakieva, Sofia University, Bulgaria 
Radovan Kyška Pipík
, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

Gordan Bedekovic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Alistair C. Hack , ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Katrin Heindel, University of Vienna, Austria
János Kovács, University of Pécs, Hungary

Giovanni Leucci, Istituto per I Beni Archeologici e Monumentali (IBAM), Italy
Zoltan Weber
, Seismological Observatory, Budapest, Hungary

Soil science
Peter Becker-Heidmann, University of Hamburg, Germany
Liming Ye ,Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China,
                    Ghent University, Belgium

Daria Ivanova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

Structural Geology
Jiří Žák, Charles University, Czech Republic

Mitja Prelovšek, Karst Research Institute, Slovenia

Károly Németh, Massey University, New Zealand
Francesco Stoppa, G.d'Annunzio University, Italy

Language Editors:

Fern Beavis, Australian National University
Carys Bennett, University of Leicester, UK
Sarah K. Brown, University of Portsmouth, UK
Joanna Denton, Lancaster University, UK
Daniel Helman, California State University Long Beach, USA
Ross Herbert, University of Leeds, UK
Ulyana Nadia Horodyskyj, Brown University, USA
Tracy Lund, Minnesota Department of Health, USA
Ryan Ickert, University of Alberta, Canada
Sarah Martin, Geological Survey of Western, Australia
Christyanne Melendez, Appalachian State University, USA
Sophie Pearson, GNS Science, New Zealand
Suzie Plumb, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, UK
Dominic Salisbury, University of Leeds, UK

Managing Editor

Michał Bucha