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Technika Poszukiwań Geologicznych, Geotermia, Zrównoważony Rozwój – Geological Exploration Technology, Geothermal Energy, Sustainable Development

Editor-in-Chief: Wiesław Bujakowski, D. Sc., Eng.
ISSN 0304-520X

 

Geological Exploration Technology, Geothermal Energy, Sustainable Development is published twice a year and includes original scientific papers in the fields of economics, energetics, renewable energy, photogeology, geochemistry, geodesy, geography, geophysics, geosynthetics, geothermics, geotechnics, mining, hydrogeology, engineering geology, computer science, reservoir and heating engineering, cartography, environmental and natural resources protection, petrography and drilling. The journal publishes articles in Polish and English. The Editorial Board select articles according to the “double-blind review” principle.

Subject

Among other topics, the journal includes the following:

  • Principles of forecasting and planning of geological and exploration work
  • Methods and techniques of prospecting, exploration and opening of deposits
  • Technical and economic criteria for prospecting, exploration and exploitation of deposits
  • Methods and techniques of using geothermal water and renewable energy sources
  • New scientific and technical achievements accelerating progress in the exploration, development and exploitation of mineral deposits
  • Valuation of deposits

Indexing bases

Geological Exploration Technology is indexed in:

  • BazTech (database containing citations from the Polish technical journals),
  • Index Copernicus (database of scientific journals),
  • GeoRef (Bibliography and Index of Geology).

Editorial Board and Advisory Board

Editorial Board

  • Editor-in-Chief: Wiesław Bujakowski
    Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Beata Kępińska (section: renewable energy resources),
  • Secretary: Grażyna Hołojuch,
  • Deputy Secretary: Aleksandra Kasztelewicz,
  • Statistical Editor: Jacek Mucha.

Advisory Board

  • Roman Ney, DSc(Eng), Professor, The Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Raffaele Cataldi, PhD, The International Geothermal Association (Italy)
  • Jan Dowgiałło, DSc(Eng), Professor, The Institute of Geological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Ingvar Birgir Fridleifsson, PhD, Orkustofnun, Icelandic National Energy Authority, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Wojciech Górecki, DSc(Eng), Professor, The AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection
  • John W. Lund, PhD, The Oregon Institute of Technology (USA)
  • Eugeniusz Mokrzycki, DSc(Eng), Professor
  • Stanisław Ostaficzuk, DSc(Eng), Professor, The Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Jakub Siemek, DSc(Eng), Professor, The AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas

Section Editors

  • Antoni Barbacki, PhD(Eng), (geology, geophysics, and geodesy), The Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Józef Chowaniec, DSc(Eng), (geothermal energy), The Polish Geological Institute — National Research Institute, Carpathian Branch in Kraków
  • Piotr Długosz, PhD(Eng)
  • Joanna Kulczycka, DSc(Eng), The Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Jan Kuśmierek, DSc(Eng), Professor, The AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection
  • Andrzej Myśko, PhD(Eng), The AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection
  • Section Editor (Renewable energy sources): Leszek Pająk, PhD(Eng), The Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Zenon Pilecki, DSc(Eng), Associate Professor, The Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Elżbieta Pietrzyk-Sokulska, PhD(Eng), sustainable development, environmental protection, and environmental engineering), The Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Aleksander Stachel, DSc(Eng), Professor, (heat engineering and power sector), The West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin (Department of Heat Engineering), Szczecin
  • Stanisław Stryczek, DSc(Eng), Professor, (drilling and mining), The AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas
  • Barbara Tomaszewska, PhD(Eng), (hydrogeology, economic geology, and reservoir engineering), The Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Publishing Committee

Publishing Editors:

  • Emilia Rydzewska: Language Editor (Polish),
  • Michelle Atallah: Language Editor (English).

Technical Editor: Barbara Sudoł

Instructions for authors

  • The Editorial Board accepts original, unpublished articles within the scope of the journal.
  • The article must not exceed 10 pages in length, including figures and tables.
  • The Signed Publishing Agreement should be sent (by post or email) to the Editorial Secretary. In the case of multiple authors, please indicate the author responsible for correspondence, correction of proofs and the accuracy of statements.
  • The Editorial Board accepts the submission of manuscripts once it has received:
    • the full text of the article, prepared in accordance with the guidelines for authors,
    • the copyright transfer agreement signed by the author(s).

 Guidelines for authors

 Author’s agreement

The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject a manuscript if:

  • The manuscript does not fall within the scope of the journal,
  • The manuscript failed to receive two positive reviews,
  • The manuscript is incomplete or the figures are insufficiently legible,
  • The manuscript does not comply with the editorial guidelines.

Notes for reviewers

Guidelines for reviewers

To be published, an article must receive two positive reviews. The reviewers are chosen by the Editorial Board and they receive the full manuscript and the review form.

Guidelines for reviewing manuscripts

  • Each paper will undergo a thorough evaluation by at least two reviewers,
  • In the case of texts written in English, at least one of the reviewers should be affiliated with a foreign institution,
  • The Editorial Board uses the so-called double-blind review, which means that the identity of both the reviewer and author is concealed. In other cases, the reviewer signs the declaration confirming the absence of any conflict of interest. Conflict of interest is considered to be a personal relationship between the reviewer and the author (in particular, a  second degree relationship or a marital relationship), a professional relationship or direct scientific cooperation during the two years preceding the year of preparation of the review,
  • The reviewer should pay special attention to the originality of the manuscript. If plagiarism is found, this should be described in the review and will constitute the basis for the rejection of the manuscript,
  •  The names of reviewers are not disclosed.  The list of reviewers is published annually on the journal’s website.

The Editorial Board kindly asks reviewers to promptly prepare the review and to submit it to the Editor-in-Chief or to the Secretary or of the Publishing House.

 Review form

Principles followed by the editorial board

The editors respects the principles of publication ethics in accordance with the recommendations of the COPE – Committee on Publication Ethics (https://publicationethics.org/).

In particular:

  1. Reliability in science is one of the cornerstones of quality. The Authors of a publication should be transparent and honest, and fairly present the results of their work; regardless of whether they are the direct authors or they used the help of a specialized entity (natural or legal person).
  2. The evidence of a scientist’s ethical attitude and of high editorial standards is the disclosure of information on entities which have contributed to the publication (the contribution of knowledge, factual or financial input, etc.). It is a manifestation not only of good manners, but also of social responsibility.
  3. To prevent cases of ghostwriting (a substantial contribution to the creation of a publication without disclosing the participation of one of the authors, and without mentioning this role in the acknowledgments of the publication) and cases of guest authorship (the author’s role is scarce or nonexistent, yet he is mentioned as the author or co-author of a publication), the editors apply appropriate procedures, namely:
    • The Editors require from Authors the following:
      • the list of Authors should correspond to the actual contributions in the creation of a publication,
      • persons who contributed to the final form of the publication, if not listed as authors, should be honored by acknowledgments,
      • the bibliography should include all publications and articles which inspired the creation of a publication,
      • the Authors should disclose the source of a publication’s financing.
    • Ghostwriting and guest authorship are signs of scientific misconduct; therefore, any detected cases will be exposed (notification of institutions employing the authors, scientific associations, etc.).
    • Editors will document all forms of scientific misconduct, particularly violations and infringement of the rules applied in science.
  4. Basic principles of a publication’s peer review:
    • For the evaluation of each publication, at least two independent reviewers are appointed,
    • Editors implement a model in which the Author / Authors and Reviewers do not know their identities (the so-called double-blind review process),
    • The article received for review must be treated as confidential and the information and ideas obtained from the review should not be used for any other purposes,
    • A person who has received a proposal to review a manuscript should refuse the review if she/he:
      • does not feel a specialist in its subject,
      • finds a conflict of interest in relation to the subject of the article or institutions and persons related to this article,
      • does not declare the performance of the review within the prescribed period.
    • The Reviewer should pay particular attention to the originality of the reviewed text, and signs of plagiarism should be described in the review, providing the basis for recommending rejection of the publication,

The names of the reviewers of particular articles are not disclosed. Once a year (latest issue), a list of all reviewers is published.

Statement of the Editor

The journal is published in print, which should be regarded as the original version. All versions appearing on-line are reproductions.

Technika Poszukiwań Geologicznych, Geotermia, Zrównoważony Rozwój – Geological Exploration Technology, Geothermal Energy, Sustainable Development

Journal reference:

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