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14th Emile Argand Alpine Workshop, Bramois 2019, Switzerland

The Alps have always fascinated travellers because of the extraordinary variety of its stunning landscapes. The beauty of this mountain belt is the result of several geological processes that have modelled throughout time the Alpine region. Understanding the geological history of this belt, in the past as well as in the present, is fundamental to unravel mechanisms leading to mountain building and its subsequent erosion, but also to civil engineering (for tunneling) as well as to resource management (for hydroelectricity). This collection covers contributions across multiple disciplines (tectonics and structural geology, petrology and geochemistry, sedimentology and basin analysis, geophysics and geomorphology), relevant to the history and present dynamics of the Alpine belt.

Special Issue Editors:

Paola Manzotti, University of Stockholm

Othmar Muentener, Université de Lausanne,

Daniel Marty, Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Stefan Schmid, Institut für Geophysik ETH


Swiss Journal of Geosciences was first published in 1888 as Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae and was renamed in 2007. The electronic archive starting with volume 1 in 1888 can be found in the  ETH Zürich digital library. The electronic archive from 2004 to present can be found in SpringerLink. From 2020 the journal publishes Open Access.

Call for Papers: 15th Emile Argand Alpine Workshop, Ljubljana 2022, Slovenia

Edited by Boštjan Rožič, Marko Vrabec, Stefan Schmid

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Call for Papers: Evolution of collisional orogens in space and time: the Alpine-Himalayan system in 4 dimensions

Edited by Chiara Montomoli, Salvatore Iaccarino, Jean-Luc Epard, Paola Manzotti

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Editorial Board

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Aims and scope

The Swiss Journal of Geosciences is an international fully Open Access peer-reviewed journal and publishes original research and review articles, with a particular focus on the evolution of the Tethys realm and the Alpine/Himalayan orogen. By consolidating the former Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae and Swiss Bulletin of Mineralogy and Petrology, this international journal covers all disciplines of the solid Earth Sciences, including their practical applications.

The journal gives preference to articles that are of wide interest to the international research community, while at the same time recognising the importance of documenting high-quality geoscientific data in a regional context, including the occasional publication of maps.

Thematic "Special Issues” such as the “Alpine Workshop Special Issues” are published at irregular intervals. Contact us if you have a proposal for a Special Issue.

The Swiss Journal of Geosciences has editorial waivers available for outstanding contributions and review articles from researchers who lack funding for fully OA publication. Members of the Swiss Geological Society benefit from a reduced APC fee of EUR 800.

An international editorial team as well as guest editors guarantee that all regular articles as well as articles in Special Issues are peer-reviewed and meet the highest standards.

Bibliographic Data
Swiss J Geosci
First published in 1888 as Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae 
renamed in 2007

APC for members of the Swiss Geological Society

Please click here for more information about the article-processing charge and arrangement for members. Members of the Swiss Geological Society benefit from a reduced APC fee of EUR 800. Contact Chief Editor Daniel Marty to receive the membership code.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 1.8
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 1.8
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.724
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.734

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 11
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 145

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 322,565
    Altmetric mentions: 200