Open Access

This journal is a peer reviewed, subsidized open access journal where China Geological Survey pays the OA fee. Authors do not have to pay any open access publication fee. Peer review is under the responsibility of editorial board of China Geology.

Access Rights
All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute.

User Rights
Permitted third party reuse is defined by the following user license(s):

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND):
Allows users to copy and distribute the Article, provided this is not done for commercial purposes and further does not permit distribution of the Article if it is changed or edited in any way, and provided the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI), provides a link to the license, and that the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work. The full details of the license are available at

Author Rights
For open access publishing, this journal uses a copyright transfer agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to China Geology Editorial Office, China Geological Survey, but will have the right to share their article in the same ways permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.

Publishing Schedule
This journal publishes four times a year.

China Geology Editorial Office
Phone: +86-10-58584267
Address: No. 45 Fuwai Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100037, P. R. China

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