Geophysical Research Letters
DisciplineGeophysics, Earth science, space science
Edited byHarihar Rajaram
Publication details
"Frontier Articles" section
5.58 (2021)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Geophys. Res. Lett.
ISSN0094-8276 (print)
1944-8007 (web)
OCLC no.1795290

Geophysical Research Letters is a biweekly peer-reviewed scientific journal of geoscience published by the American Geophysical Union that was established in 1974. The editor-in-chief is Harihar Rajaram.

Aims and scope

The journal aims for rapid publication of concise research reports on one or more of the disciplines covered by the American Geophysical Union, such as atmospheric sciences, solid Earth, space science, oceanography, hydrology, land surface processes, and the cryosphere. The journal also publishes invited reviews that cover advances achieved during the past two or three years. The target readership is the earth science community, the broader scientific community, and the general public.[1][2]

Abstracting and indexing

This journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the 2020 Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2019 impact factor of 4.58.[3] Geophysical Research Letters was also the 5th most cited publication on climate change between 1999 and 2009.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Famiglietti, James S. (December 4, 2007). "Geophysical Research Letters: New Policies and Features" (PDF). Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union. 88 (49): 537–556. Bibcode:2007EOSTr..88..537F. doi:10.1029/2007EO490001. Retrieved 2011-10-01.
  2. ^ Calais, Eric; Diffenbaugh, Noah; d'Odorico, Paolo; Harris, Ruth; Knorr, Wolfgang; Lavraud, Benoit; Mueller, Anne; Peterson, William; Rignot, Eric; et al. (September 21, 2010). "New Policies Improve Journal" (PDF). Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union. 91 (38): 337. Bibcode:2010EOSTr..91..337C. doi:10.1029/2010EO380008. Retrieved 2011-10-01.
  3. ^ "Geophysical Research Letters". 2018 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2018.
  4. ^ King, Christopher. "Warming Planet, Hot Research". ScienceWatch. Retrieved 1 September 2011.