Reviews of Geophysics

Reviews of Geophysics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published quarterly by the American Geophysical Union. It was established in 1963. Between February 1970 and November 1984 it was named Reviews of the Geophysics and Space Physics. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Mark B. Moldwin (University of Michigan).

Reviews of Geophysics is a review publication by invitation only, and provides an overview of geophysics research. Furthermore, the journal integrates summations of previous scientific investigations with active research areas. Critical analysis of the progress in, and direction of, geophysics is provided.

Topics covered include solid-earth geophysics, cryospheric science, oceans and atmospheric studies, along with physics of the solar system and its processes. Coverage includes processes that tend to concern the public such as rainfall rates, trends in marine fisheries, earthquake probabilities, and volcanic eruption potentials.

This journal is indexed in the following databases: Science Citation Index, Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences, Chemical Abstracts, Computer & Control Abstracts, Electrical & Electronics Abstracts, Physics Abstracts, Energy Research Abstracts, Engineering Index, Excerpta Medica, GeoRef, GEOBASE, International Aerospace Abstracts, Mathematical Reviews, SPIN, Scopus, and  PubMed.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal’s 2010 impact factor ranks it 2 out of 77 journals in the category “Geochemistry & Geophysics.”

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