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SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences, an academic journal cosponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and published by Science China Press and Springer, is committed to publishing high-quality, original results in both basic and applied research.
SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences is published monthly in both print and electronic forms. It is indexed by Current Contents, Fluidex, Science Citation Index, Meteorological and Geoastro- physical Abstracts, Water Resources Abstracts, Geo Ab- stracts/GEOBASE, Zoological Record, Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts, Referativnyi Zhurnal, Engineering Index Monthly, Environmental Science and Pollution Management, Index to Scientific Reviews.
Categories of articles:
Research paper reports on important original results in all areas of earth sciences.
Review summarizes representative results and achievements in a particular topic or an area, comment on the current situation, and advise on the research directions. The author’s own opinion and related discussion are requested.
Progress introduces and comments on the substantial advance and its importance in the fast-developing areas.
News Focus reports the novel and innovative findings in earth sciences (3–6 pages).
Discussion comments on the contributions published in SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences within the previous one year. The authors of the original paper are given an opportunity to reply. Comment and reply are peer reviewed and never more than 6 printed pages.
Authors are recommended to use our online submission services. To submit a manuscript, please visit
Authors should also submit such accompanying materials as a short statement on the research background, area/subarea and significance of the work, a brief introduction to the first and corresponding authors including their mailing address, post code, telephone number, and email address. Authors may suggest several referees (please supply full names, addresses, phone and email), and/or request the exclusion of specific reviewers.
All submissions will be reviewed by referees selected by the editorial board. The decision of acceptance or rejection of a manuscript is made by the editorial board based on the referees’ reports. The entire review process may take 60 to 90 days, and the editorial office will inform the author of the decision as soon as the process is completed. If the editorial board fails to make a decision within 90 days, please contact the editorial office.
Authors should guarantee that their submitted manuscript has not been published before, and has not been submitted elsewhere for print or electronic publication consideration. Submission of a manuscript is taken to imply that all the named authors are aware that they are listed as co-authors, and they have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the paper. No change in the order of listed authors can be made without an agreement signed by all the authors.
Once a manuscript is accepted, the authors should send a copyright transfer form signed by all authors to Science China Press. Authors of one published paper will be presented two sample copies. If offprints and more sample copies are required, please contact the managing editor and pay the extra fee. The full text in Chinese and in English opens free to the readers in China at, and the full text in English is available to overseas readers at


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ISSN print edition: 1674-7313
ISSN electronic edition: 1869-1897
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