Publishing series



Publications of the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences

GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences





   Impact factor: 2.3 (2022)

    ISSN: 1895-6572 

   e-ISSN: 1895-7455



The bimonthly Acta Geophysica in the years 1952-2005 was published as the quarterly Acta Geophysica Polonica and was published by the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences and the Committee of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences. The Institute is the owner of the journal and is responsible for all editorial work. Articles are published in English. Since 2007, the journal is indexed by the Science Citation Index-Expanded (Thomson Scientific, Philadelphia). Acta Geophysica publishes papers in various fields of theoretical and applied geophysics. Some issues (Special or Topical Issues) are entirely devoted to selected current issues in the field of Earth sciences. Currently, the journal is published online only.

The content-related supervision over the quality of Acta Geophysica is performed by the Editor-in-Chief, and his work is supported by the Co-Editors-in-Chief and Associate Editors - specialists in their fields, selected from among outstanding scientists.

Help comes also from the Editorial Advisory Board which gathers prominent specialists to provide additional recommendations on the journal’s policy and scope, try to attract high-quality manuscripts, and promote the journal. 

In the years 2008-2013, the journal was published in cooperation with Versita publishing house (since 2014 De Gruyter), and since 2016 we have been cooperating with Springer Nature.

The archive website of Acta Geophysica is available here.



  • Indexation:
  • Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
  • BFI List
  • CNKI
  • Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences
  • Dimensions
  • EBSCO Academic Search
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • EBSCO Energy & Power Source
  • EI Compendex
  • GeoRef
  • Geobase
  • Google Scholar
  • INIS Atomindex
  • Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  • Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Naver
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series
  • OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  • ProQuest Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database
  • ProQuest Central
  • ProQuest Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • ProQuest Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database
  • ProQuest Engineering
  • ProQuest Materials Science and Engineering Database
  • ProQuest Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts
  • ProQuest Natural Science Collection
  • ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  • ProQuest Science Database
  • ProQuest Technology Collection
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  • SCImago
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  • Semantic Scholar
  • TD Net Discovery Service
  • UGC-CARE List (India)
  • Indicators:

Recent impact factor: 2.3 (2022)

Five year impact factor: 2.3 (2022)

Impact factor: 2.293 (2021)

Five year impact factor: 1.960 (2021)



According to the List of scientific journals and reviewed materials from international conferences of 1st December 2021, published by the Ministry of Education and Science, Acta Geophysica obtained 70 points.


    ISSN: 2544-428x            

    e-ISSN: 2299-8020

   The subject series are the following:

    A – Physics of the Earth's Interior
    B – Seismology
    C – Geomagnetism
    D – Physics of the Atmosphere
    E – Hydrology (formerly Water Resources)
    P – Polar Research (since 2017)
    M – Miscellanea.

Publications of the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences has been published since  1962, initially (until 1970) as Materiały i Prace Instytutu Geofizyki PAN. It is now basically an electronic publication, although some issues may be printed too.

In 2017, a subtitle “Geophysical Data Bases, Processing and Instrumentation” was added to underline the fact that the publication became mainly focused on experimental results from the Institute of Geophysics PAS, but contributions from other scientific institutions are also highly welcome.  





   ISSN: 2190-5193

   e-ISSN: 2190-5207




This series is a forum for presenting the state-of-the-art and newest achievements in the Earth and space sciences. Its main objective is a multidisciplinary approach to link scientific activities in various Earth-related fields (geophysics, geology, oceanology) with the Solar System research. Our publications encompass topical monographs and selected conference proceedings, authored or edited by leading experts of international repute as well as by promising young scientists. We believe that the broad scope of problems dealt with by the GeoPlanet series may give a stimulus for new ideas and discoveries.


  1. The GeoPlanet series is in part a continuation of Monographic Volumes of Publications of the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences. Its editors represent a consortium GeoPlanet (Earth and Planetary Research Centre), formed by five Institutes affiliated with the Polish Academy of Sciences: Institute of Geophysics, Space Research Centre, Institute of Geological Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre, and Institute of Oceanology.
  2. The publications are produced in close cooperation between the GeoPlanet Series Editors and Springer
    (GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences Series).
  3. The manuscripts are to be prepared according to Springer's standards, and verified at the Editorial Office (see: For Authors). The final type-setting will be done by Springer.
  4.  Our series is covered by the Web of Science Book Citation Index.
  5. The publications are issued both on the Internet and in printed form. 



  • Indexation:
  • SCImago
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series


  • Indicators:

- Citation 2019-2022: 29

- CiteScore Points:

Year Points
2022 0.3
2021 0.7
2020 0.6
2019 0.9
2018 1
2017 0.7



  • Editors:

Editorial Board e-mail address:

Editor in Chief: Paweł Rowiński (

Associate Series Editors:

  • Geophysics: Paweł Rowiński, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Science, Ks. Janusza 64, 01-452 Warsaw, Poland
  • Space Sciences: Marek Banaszkiewicz, Space Research Centre,Polish Academy of Sciences, Bartycka 18A, 00-716 Warsaw, Poland
  • Oceanology: Jan Marcin Węsławski, Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Powstańców Warszawy 55, 81-712 Sopot, Poland
  • Geology: Marek Lewandowski, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Science, Ks. Janusza 64, 01-452 Warsaw,
  • Astronomy: Marek Sarna, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Bartycka 18, 00-716 Warsaw, Poland

Managing Editor:

Anna Dziembowska, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences (;

Advisory Board:

Institute of Geological Sciences, Research Centre in Cracow, Cracow, Poland

Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Department of Mineralogy, Natural History Museum, London, UK

Jerzy DERA
Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland

School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA

Wolfgang FRANKE
Geologisch-Paläntologisches Institut, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Bertrand FRITZ
Ecole et Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre, Laboratoire d’Hydrologie et de Géochimie de Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg et CNRS, Strasbourg, France

Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, London, UK

Andrzej KIJKO
Aon Benfield Natural Hazards Research Centre, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Francois LEBLANC
Laboratoire Atmospheres, Milieux, Observations Spatiales - CNRS/IPSL, Paris, France

Institute of Geological Sciences, Research Centre in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Antonio MELONI
Instituto Nazionale di Geofisica, Rome, Italy

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Anavissos, Greece

AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland

Prírodovedecká fakulta UK, Univerzita Komenskéo, Bratislava, Slovakia

Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Tilman SPOHN
Institut für Planetenforschung, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt in der Helmholtz Gemeinschaft, Berlin, Germany

Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, Sweden

Hans Von STORCH,Institute for Coastal Research,Helmholtz Centrum Geesthacht, Germany

Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Szczecin, Szczecin. Poland

Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Laboratory of Biogeochemistry of Organic Contaminants, IFREMER DCN_BE, Nantes, France

School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Department of Applied Geology, University of Silesia, Sosnowiec, Poland

Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland


  • For Authors:
  1. Proposals for monographs or contributed (multi-author) publications are highly welcome. Please send the suggested titles and brief description to the Editor-in-Chief, one of Associate Series Editors, or the Managing Editor (e-mail: Proposals can be also addressed directly to Springer (
  2. The proposals are to be accepted by the Editor-in-Chief.
  3. The decision on the acceptance of a volume for publication will be made jointly by the Editor-in-Chief and Springer.
  4. The authors are asked to prepare the manuscript according to Springer’s rules. Please do not worry about the final layout, focusing on the structured content. The text will be professionally typeset by Springer.
  5. The Associate Series Editor chosen according to the book’s field (geophysics, space sciences, geology, oceanology, astronomy) is responsible for ensuring the high standard of the publication, based on the reports of the reviewers he/she selects. 
  6. The agreement for publication is to be signed with Springer.
  7. Upon acceptance by the Series Editor, the complete set of manuscripts, together with the referees’ reports, will be submitted to the Managing Editor of GeoPlanet Series (address of the server will be provided), who will verify it in terms of editorial quality and the correctness of language. If needed, corrections will be made, in consultation with the authors/editors, if beyond the usual limits.
  8. The accepted manuscripts will be then delivered to Springer for production. Springer will contact the authors as to technical matters.
  9. The formatted chapters will be sent by Springer for proof-reading to the authors and also to the GeoPlanet Series Managing Editor.
  10. The final acceptance of the publication is to be made by the GeoPlanet Editorial Office.


  • For Reviewers:

The publications are assessed by two reviewers. Please submit your report to the Editorial Office. The final decision about publishing will be made by the respective Associate Series Editor.

Please include in your commentary any suggestions for improving both the text and the figures. Your suggestions can be annotated on the manuscript or enumerated in a separate list. The reviewers of the whole monograph will receive a hard-cover copy of the book when published.

Please sign your report. Your name will be kept confidential, unless you decide otherwise.

Monograph Reviewer's Report

Monograph Chapter Report