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 bimonthly 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 quarterly, as they have been since 2017.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


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Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

This journal follows a single blind peer review workflow using the online review system.

Once a manuscript is submitted, it will be checked by the journal’s editorial office to ensure the files are complete and that the relevant metadata are in order. Then, the Editor-in-Chief performs an initial assessment before inviting a number of potential reviewers to provide a peer-review report. Editor-in-Chief is entitled to reject a manuscript which is deemed to be unsuitable before reviewing. After that, the manuscript is assigned to at least two independent expert reviewers on the basis of their subject expertise. In the full peer review process, the identities of reviewers are keeping anonymous to the authors.

Under the guidance of the reviewers’ decisions, Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles.


Publication Frequency

Advances in Geo-Energy Research is published quarterly since 2017


Open Access Policy

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.

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 journal enforces a rigorous and anonymous review process together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure high quality scientific papers to publish. Cases of plagiarism, data falsification, image manipulation, inappropriate authorship credit is a zero tolerance policy for Advances in Geo-Energy Research.

The following guidelines outline the publishing ethics responsibilities of Advances in Geo-Energy Research, and the authors, peer reviewers and editors.The papers submitted to Advances in Geo-Energy Research must abide the following aspects:

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

 (2) A submission translated from already published paper in other language is not clearly allowed and accepted.

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

 (4) Data and methods in your paper should be presented at full length, which can be replicated by other researchers.

 (5) The authors need publicly deposit their raw data, so that they are readily available for presentation to the referees and the editors, if requested.

 (6) Paper should accurately present their research findings.

 (7) If some inaccuracies are found after publication, the authors need promptly contact with the journal for necessary corrigendum.

 (8) Submitted manuscript to this journal need not contain any aspects that has already been published, including figures and images. If yes, the necessary permission from the copyright holder to publish under the CC BY-NC-ND license should be obtained.

 (9) Image manipulation Plagiarism and data fabrication are not tolerated.

 (10) Image must not be manipulated or adjusted that could lead to misunderstand of the information provided by the original image. 

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

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

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

 (14) If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript will be definitely rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we will retract this paper.

Anyone who believes that research published by Advances in Geo-Energy Research has not been carried out in line with these principles could feedback their concerns to the Editor-in-Chief, or send email to md-office@yandypress.com.

Our office editors will investigate any allegations of publication misconduct and may contact the authors' institutions or funders if necessary. If evidence of misconduct is found, appropriate action will be taken to correct or retract the publication. Authors are expected to comply with the best ethical publication practices when publishing with Yandy Scientific Press.


Submission Checklist

Before submission, the authors should review this journal policies detailed. Please check the relevant section in this Guide for Authors for more details before you send it to the journal for review process. 

Ensure the following items are present:

One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details E-mail address

All necessary files have been uploaded:


 (1) Include abstract, keywords

 (2) All figures include relevant captions

 (3) All tables include titles, description

 (4) Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided

 (5) Indicate clearly if color should be used for any figures in print

 (6) All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa

 (7) Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources

 (8) A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare


Submission Declaration and Verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published elsewhere and are 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. It is a condition of submission that the authors permit editing of the manuscript for readability.


Types of Publications

Original articles, (mini) reviews, rapid communications, editorial and news.


Proofs after Acceptance

One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author after acceptance. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes for accepted manuscript is considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. Corrected proofs must be returned to the publisher within two to three days of receipt. The publisher team will do everything possible to get the article published quickly and accurately. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication.


Abstracting and Indexing

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

    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 Jan 1st, 2022, authors are requested to pay the Article Processing Charge $490 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.  

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