Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Advances in Geo-Energy Research (ISSN: 2207-9963; eISSN: 2208-598X; CODEN: AGRDC4) aims to publish high quality papers rapidly in the fields of natural geo-energy (oil, gas, coal geothermal, and gas hydrate), and focuses on combining theoretical, numerical and experimental approaches to the fundamental scientific advances in geo-energy systems.

Advances in Geo-Energy Research is an interdisciplinary and international periodical devoted to promote the interaction and multidisciplinary collaboration among scientific groups from different countries and regions, and both industry and academia. The scope of the journal is to provide an academic medium to researchers who are actively involved in one or more of the fields of geo-energy systems.

Advances in Geo-Energy Research is a monthly open access journal and free to read for all. It accepts original research articles, reviews, and rapid communications in the following domains of engineering, science and technology (but not limited to):

    (1) Geo-energy exploration, development and production

    (2) Heat and mass transfer in underground reservoirs

    (3) Unconventional oil and gas geology and engineering integration

    (4) New methods and techniques enhancing geo-energy recovery

    (5) Major theoretical progress and case studies of geo-energy

All submitted manuscripts will be blind reviewed and the accepted papers are published monthly.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

This journal follows a single blind peer-review workflow using its established online submission and review system.
Once a manuscript is submitted, it is initially checked by the journal’s editorial office to ensure the files are complete, the relevant metadata are in order, the language is of an appropriate standard, and the content does not include an unreasonable level of duplication from already published articles. At that point, the Editor-in-Chief performs an initial assessment of the quality of the article and that it fits the specified scope of the journal before inviting a number of potential reviewers with suitable expertise to provide peer-review reports. The Editor-in-Chief is entitled to reject any manuscript that is deemed to be unsuitable before reviewing. All manuscripts deemed to be of potential interest are ultimately assigned to at least two independent expert reviewers on the basis of their subject expertise. The identity of the reviewers invited and delivering peer-review reports are anonymous the authors at all stages.

Under the guidance of the reviewers’ comments and recommendations, the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the final decision on each manuscript regarding revision, acceptance or rejection of articles.


Publication Frequency

Advances in Geo-Energy Research was launched in 2017. It was published as four issues per year from 2018 to 2021. The journal is being published bi-monthly in 2022, and will be published monthly in 2023.


Open Access Policy

Advances in Geo-Energy Research is a gold open access journal, this means:

Authors are required to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) for their article to be published; Authors are requested to select Creative Commons user licenses (CC BY-NC-ND); Articles published in this journal are freely available online immediately upon publication.

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

For this open access journal, all published articles are made immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download under an open access license. Permitted third party (re)use is defined by the following Creative Commons user licenses (CC BY-NC-ND). Under this license, everyone has free and unlimited access to the full text of the published articles, and is free to re-use the published material under these terms: by giving credit to the author, providing the citation of the original publication, not using for commercial purposes and not distributing the article if you have modified it.



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Publication Ethics Statement

Advances in Geo-Energy Research is committed to obey the code of ethics at all stages of the publication process. Authors are expected to comply with the best ethical publication practices when publishing with Yandy Scientific Press.

We follow the Guidelines on Good Publication Practice provided by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), an organisation that provides advice and resources on all aspects of publication ethics and research and publication misconduct.

The editors enforce a rigorous and anonymous review process together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure that only high-quality scientific works are published. Advances in Geo-Energy Research adopts a zero-tolerance policy regarding cases of plagiarism, data falsification, image manipulation, and inappropriate authorship credit. All the submitted papers are checked for duplication from existing publications using relevant software.

The following guidelines outline the publishing ethics and responsibilities adopted by Advances in Geo-Energy Research, and imposed upon its authors, peer reviewers and editors. The papers submitted to this journal must abide by the following principles:

 (1) Simultaneous submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal is not tolerated.

 (2) A submission translated from already published papers in other languages is not permitted. Moreover, republishing/splitting of the same research is not tolerated.

 (3) Any possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be clearly disclosed at the point of initial submission.

 (4) Data and methods used in an article should be presented to a level of completeness that enables other researchers to replicate their findings.

 (5) Papers should accurately present their research findings and include an objective discussion of the significance of their findings.

 (6) If some inaccuracies are found after publication, the authors need to promptly contact the journal and submit a formal corrigendum.

 (7) Manuscripts should where possible not contain any elements that have already been published, including figures and images. If they wish to do so, the necessary permissions from the copyright holder should be obtained.

 (8) Data fabrication, plagiarism, and image manipulation are not tolerated.

 (9) If irregular image manipulation is identified and confirmed during the peer review process, the manuscript will be rejected. If irregular image manipulation is identified and confirmed after publication, we may correct or retract the paper. 

 (10) Plagiarism includes copying text, ideas, images, and data from another source, without giving due credit to the original source.

 (11) Reuse of text that is copied from another source must be between quotes and the original source must be cited.

 (12) If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript will be unconditionally rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, the paper will be retracted.

 (13) On submissions of a paper, all authors will be expected to confirm their involvement and verify their affiliations. Any malpractice in this regard, e.g. providing false affiliations or including authors without their consent, will lead to papers being rejected or retracted.

 (14) On submissions of a paper, all sources of funding must be accurately and fully disclosed. Any malpractice in this regard, e.g. failing to acknowledge funding source or misrepresenting financial support, will lead to papers being rejected or retracted.

 (15) Prior to acceptance and publication, the specific contributions of all the listed authors to a paper must be clearly explained. Individuals that have not made any contributions to the paper must not be included as authors. Editors may reject papers if they consider that one or more of the authors has not been involved in the preparation of a paper.

Anyone who believes that research published by Advances in Geo-Energy Research has not been carried out in line with these principles should formally submit their concerns to the Editor-in-Chief, or send them via email to md-office@yandypress.com. Any allegations of publication misconduct will be carefully assessed by the journal’s office and the concerns raised communicated to the authors, and the authors’ institutions and funders, if necessary. If evidence of misconduct is found, appropriate action will be taken to correct or retract the publication.


Submission Checklist

Before submission, the authors are clearly requested to review the journal policies as detailed on the journal’s website and included in the relevant section of the Guide for Authors. Authors are also advised to carefully review the Focus and Scope of the journal to determine whether their manuscript is suitable for the journal or not. Authors are also instructed to ensure that all authors have approved the content of the manuscript prior to its submission, and have appropriately considered issues relating to publication ethics, copyright, authorship, figure formats, and references format.

For more details, please consult to see Author Guidelines.


Submission Declaration and Verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published elsewhere and is only being considered by this journal. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article’s submission has been approved by all the other coauthors and has all necessary institutional approvals. if the submitted manuscript is accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, It is a condition of submission that the authors permit the journal to conduct editing of the manuscript to improve its readability, if necessary.


Types of Publications

The following types of articles are considered for publication:

■   Original articles (full length, 300 words abstract,5000–7000 words of text; 50 references;maximum of 15 figures and/or tables)

■   Invited reviews (250 word abstract; 6000-7000 words of text; 80 references; 10 figures and/or tables

■   Mini-reviews and rapid communications (150 word abstract; 2500 to 2500 words of text;maximum of 40 references; and up to 5 figures and/or tables)

■   Editorial and perspectives (150 word abstract; 1200 to 1500 words of text; maximum of 20 references; and up to 3 figures and/or tables)

■   Research highlights (150 word abstract; 1200 to 1500 words of text; maximum of 10 references; and up to 2 figures and/or tables).


Proofs after Acceptance

After acceptance, one set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author. That proof is confidential and is only to be used for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes for accepted manuscript will be considered at this stage only with permission from the Editor. Corrected proofs must be returned to the publisher within two to three days of receipt. The publisher team make best efforts to ensure that each accepted article is published quickly and accurately. To achieve this, it is essential that the authors check the entire proof thoroughly and ensure that all identified corrections are promptly sent back to the journal in one communication from the corresponding author.


Abstracting and Indexing

Advances in Geo-Energy Research is included by the following Abstracting and Indexing databases:

    Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

    Scopus, Q1

    Ei Compendex

    Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)


    Electronic Object Identifier (EOI)

    Genamics JournalSeek

    Google Scholar

    J-Gate (Informatics India)

    Index Copernicus (ICV 2020: 100.00)

    Chemical Abstracts (CA)

    World Journal Clout Index Report (WJCI), Q2



How to Cite

To make sure that references from this journal are correctly recorded and resolved, please use the full title or "Adv. Geo-Energy Res." as abbreviated title in any citations.


Article Processing Charge (APC)

Since the launched issue in 2017, all articles in Advances in Geo-Energy Research are published in full Open Access. Before Dec. 2021, we clearly state that the author of submissions does not have any publication charges for Open Access.

Since the Nov 1st, 2023, authors are requested to pay the Article Processing Charge $990 US dollars plus tax per processed paper for production cost and Open Access fees, which is applied to all accepted articles (expect the editorial) after peer review; Rejected articles are free of charge.  


Conflicts of interest

Corresponding authors, responsible for co-authors declaring their interests, must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Authors must declare all relevant interests that could be perceived as conflicting. Authors should explain why each interest could represent a potential conflict. If no conflicts exist, the authors should state this.

Whether or not they actually had an influence, all authors of a submitted manuscript must declare all potential interests in the conflicts of interest section, which should explain why the interest may be a conflict. If there are none, the authors should state: “The author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest regarding the publication of this article”. Declared conflicts of interest will be considered by the editor and reviewers, and included in the published article.

Authors should declare current or recent funding and other payments, or services that might influence the work submitted. All funding must be declared in the funding statement. The involvement of anyone other than the authors in the commissioning, conception, planning, design, conduct, or analysis of the work, the preparation or editing of the manuscript, or the approval to submit a paper for potential publication must be declared at the time of initial submission.

Clearly, all submissions involving Editorial Board members are rigorously and independently reviewed according to the journal’s stated review and decision-making procedures. Such Board-member authors are at no stage involved in the review and decision making process associated with manuscripts for which they are authors or co-authors, including the selection of potential reviewers. Moreover, the reviewers involved in such reviews are not disclosed to such board-member authors at any stage.

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