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Instruction for Authors


Instructions for Authors


Applied Geophysics accepts original papers relating to all disciplines and applications of geophysics. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed by at least two referees and will not be processed further until favorable referees’ reports are obtained.

Articles are normally from 6000 to 10000 words long.


The manuscript must be accompanied with statements that: 1) all authors agree with the submission, 2) the work has not been published elsewhere, either completely, in part, or in another form, and 3) the manuscript has not been submitted to another journal and will not be published elsewhere within one year after its publication in this journal.



You can send your article to us using email: or mail to The Editorial Department of Applied Geophysics (English Edition). The text of the article can be prepared using Microsoft Word or any common variant of TeX. E-mail transfer of text is encouraged whenever facilities are available.



The journal’s language is English. Before submitting the paper, please make sure that the language is correct. Minor corrections of syntax and spelling can be made by our language editor. Chinese authors may present Chinese papers first.


Required organization of the paper

1.Title, 2. Name, affiliation, exact postal and e-mail addresses of the authors, and the indication of who is the corresponding author, 3. Abstract (200- 300 words), 4. Keywords (3 - 5), 5. Text, divided into  sections, and 6. List of references in alphabetical order.



References in the text should consist of the name followed by the year of publication in parentheses. All references cited in the text must be included in the reference list, and vice versa. In each reference, list all authors except when there are seven or more, in which case list the first 3 and “et al”.

These examples include a serial publication, a map, an abstract, a report of a meeting, and a text book according to the following pattern:

Articles in journals

Cerjan, C., Kosloff, D., Kosloff, R., and Moshe, R., 1985, A non-reflection boundary condition for discrete acoustic and elastic wave equation: Geophysics, 50 (4), 705 – 708.

Liu, X. W. and Xu, G. F., 1997, A study of enhancing SNR and resolution under the condition of high fidelity -- the influence of high and low frequency bandwidth of wavelet to resolution without noise: Journal of Jilin University (Earth

   Science Edition) (in Chinese), 27 (1), 78 - 82.

Chapters in a book:

Carcione, J. M., 2001, Wave fields in real media: wave propagation in anisotropic, anelastic and porous media: Handbook of Geophysical Exploration, Elsevier Science Ltd., Oxford, UK, 147 – 153.


Zhang, D. W. and Cheng, J. L, 1972, Seismic velocity anisotropy, in Han, Y. and Hu T. Y., Eds., Seismic Technology: Petroleum Industry Press, China, 157-166.

Books and other monographs

Li, M., Zhou. L. H., and Liu, X., 2005, Geophysical technology and its application about lithology reservoir: China Petroleum Industry Press.

Han, P., 1976, Application of grey system theory technology to watered-out formation logging evaluation: Ph.D. Thesis, Peking University..

Articles in Books:

Wang, Z. W., Liu, J. H., and Nie, C. Y., 2007, Time-frequency analysis of array acoustic logging signal, in He Z.X., and Fan W.C. , Eds., Singal processing: China Petroleum Industry Press, 22, 147-150.

Conference abstracts and proceedings

Gulunay, N., 1986, FXDECON and complex Wiener prediction filter: 56th Ann. Soc. Expl. Geophys. Mtg., Expanded Abstracts, 279 - 281.

Cheng S., Tian G., Xia J., and He H., 2004, Investigation of the low- velocity layers in desert area: Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Wuhan, China, 102 - 110.


Author`s biographical note

  A passport –type photograph and a brief (maximum of 100 – 150 words) biographical sketch of each author must accompany each article.



Good illustrations are essential and may include photographs, line drawings, or tables incorporating graphics. submitted in electronic form. Photoshop, IIlustrator or CorelDraw  is preferred but other popular editors may also be used. Line weights and lettering should be suitable for reduction. Please consult a recent issue of our journal for the size of the figures. Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and referred to in the text. A header should be placed on top of the table. Please make sure that the size of the table is adequate for the layout of the journal's page.


Final version of the paper

Once the review/revision process is finished, the corresponding author will be asked to prepare the final version of the paper. We will then inspect it and make some editorial adjustments (if necessary). A PDF file will be sent back for proofreading.

The completed paper will be placed on Springer Online first and then included in the  printed issues and  electronic issues of Applied Geophysics.

After publication, Applied Geophysics will provide each author with one copy of the journal.


Page Charges

To maintain the high cost of publishing,all contributors to the APPLIED GEOPHYSICS, all papers published in the journal will be required to pay page charges.




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