Call for Paper: Virtual Special Issue on Flows and Transport in Fractured Porous Media (FTFPM)

An in-depth understanding of fluid flow and scalar transport and rock deformation in fractured porous media have extensive implications for engineering subsurface systems including waste disposal, oil and natural gas recovery, geothermal energy extraction, and CO2 sequestration. Recent advances in computational and experimental techniques have shed new light into the multi-scale and multi-physics processes in geological systems with complex discrete fracture networks (DFNs). As a result, there has been growing interest in developing novel experimental and computational methods that can expand our understanding, quantifying, and predictive capabilities for various engineering processes.

This special issue broadly invites submissions that present new experimental and analytical/numerical methods that focus on a broad area of flow and transport physics in fractured porous media.

Potential topics of this special issue mainly include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital rock reconstruction and analysis of fractured rocks
  • Modeling and meshing of fractured reservoirs
  • New analytical, numerical and experimental methods
  • Multi-scale and multi-physics flow and transport processes
  • Inverse modeling of fractured reservoirs
  • New concepts, theories, methods, experiments, and techniques in fractured reservoirs
  • Artificial intelligence aided computations in fractured reservoirs
  • Capillarity effect in tight reservoirs

Guest editors:


Submission Guidelines

  • All submitted papers must be clearly written in excellent English and contain only original work, which has not been published by or is currently under review for any other journals. All papers will be peer-reviewed according to the reviewing policy of AGER. This is virtual special issue, in which all accepted papers will be published immediately. Requests for additional information should be addressed to the guest editors.
  • Guidelines for preparation of manuscript can be found at Papers should be submitted via online submission system at To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for consideration for this special issue, it is important that authors select VSI: FTFPM as the ‘Article Type’ during the submission process.

About AGER:

  • AGER is indexed by Scopus, DOAJ, J-Gate, CAS etc. The current CiteSore=6.6 (Jan. 2021).


  • Open for submission: Feburary 20, 2021;
  • Submission deadline: September 30, 2021.

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