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Near Surface Geophysics is an international journal for the publication of research and development in geophysics applied to near surface. It places emphasis on geological, hydrogeological, geotechnical, environmental, engineering, mining, archaeological, agricultural and other applications of geophysics as well as physical soil and rock properties. Geophysical and geoscientific case histories with innovative use of geophysical techniques are welcome, which may include improvements on instrumentation, measurements, data acquisition and processing, modelling, inversion, interpretation, project management and multidisciplinary use. The papers should also be understandable to those who use geophysical data but are not necessarily geophysicists.

Impact Factor 2017: 1.186

Near Surface Geophysics is indexed/abstracted in the Current Contents/ Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences , ISI Alerting Service and Science Citation Index Expanded .

Near Surface Geophysics is published 6 times a year.

Call for Papers: Near Surface Geophysics is planning a Special Issue on Geoelectrical Monitoring

Geoelectrical monitoring: advances in measurement and modelling for environmental and engineering applications

The rapid development of time-lapse geoelectrical measurement systems and modelling approaches are transforming the way we monitor the subsurface. The sensitivity of electrical measurements to fluid and temperature driven processes means that geoelectrical monitoring has very wide applications across the field of near surface geophysics – relevant to topics as diverse as geohazards, mining, crop studies, groundwater monitoring and remediation, and geothermal processes. The purpose of this special issue is to showcase the latest developments in geoelectrical monitoring. We would welcome papers that describe new approaches to instrumentation and measurement, monitoring design considerations, time-lapse inversion and modelling, and novel applications of geoelectrics for engineering and environmental monitoring.

Submission details
Please inform one of the Guest Editors about your intention to contribute to this Special Issue by sending a short (one-page) abstract until October 21, 2019. Full manuscripts presenting original research results and insights, and prepared following carefully the NSG guidelines, should be submitted before January 15, 2020 via the online submission system of the journal. In this system and in your cover letter, please indicate the title of the Special Issue. All submitted manuscripts will go through the regular review process of Near Surface Geophysics.

The publication of this Special Issue is planned for August 2020, but all accepted papers will be published as Early View as soon as the proofs are approved.

Guest Editors: Prof. Jonathan E. Chambers, British Geological Survey, UK; Email: jecha@bgs.ac.uk Dr. Meng Heng Loke, Geotomo Software, Malaysia; Email: drmhloke@yahoo.com Prof. Andrew Binley, Lancaster University, UK; Email: a.binley@lancaster.ac.uk


Call for papers on Recent Developments in Induced Polarization


Following the 5th International Workshop on Induced Polarization(October 2018, Newark-NJ, USA), Near Surface Geophysics is soliciting manuscripts for a Special Issue focused on Recent Developments in Induced Polarization. The Special Issue will highlight the recent advances in the IP method. We seek papers that cover developments in IP modelling, petrophysical studies to understand the IP response of subsurface materials, new forward modelling and inversion approaches, advancements in the use of IP measurements for biogeophysical studies, and novel case studies involving IP data.

Authors should first register their interest and prospective abstract with the Special Issue Guest Editors by sending email to one of them (see email addresses below). The submission deadline for the short abstract (one A4 page size) for consideration for this Special Issue is Dec 7, 2018.  Participants in the 5th International Workshop on Induced Polarization are encouraged to submit original articles for this Special Issue. Also, researchers with interesting and relevant research results who did not participate in this Workshop are invited to contribute articles to the Special Issue.

After review of the abstracts, the Guest Editors will invite authors to make the final submission of full manuscripts via Near Surface Geophysics’ online submission system (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nsg). If invited to submit a full manuscript, please indicate that the manuscript is intended for the IP Special Issue in the cover letter accompanying the final submission.  Manuscripts that are submitted to this Special Issue will undergo the standard Near Surface Geophysics review process; authors may also be asked to contribute to the review process.

Guest Editors:

Dimitrios Ntarlagiannis (Rutgers University, USA), email: dimntar@newark.rutgers.edu
Yuxin Wu (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA), email: ywu3@lbl.gov
Andrea Ustra (University of São Paulo, Brazil), email: andrea.ustra@iag.usp.br


Dec 7, 2018 - Deadline for abstract submissions
Dec 21, 2018 - Deadline for selected abstracts notification
Feb 28, 2019 - Deadline for manuscript submission
Dec 2019 - Planned publication (online version of the accepted articles will be published earlier)

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