Tectonophysics (journal)

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DisciplineGeophysics, Earth-surface processes
Edited byR.Govers, L.Jolivet, M.Liu, H.Thybo, A. Yin
Publication details
Publication history
1964 present
Standard abbreviations
OCLC no.1767232

Tectonophysics, The International Journal of Geotectonics and the Geology and Physics of the Interior of the Earth is a weekly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Elsevier. It was established in 1964 and covers the field of tectonophysics, including kinematics, structure, composition, and dynamics of the solid Earth at all scales.[1]


The editors-in-chief are Philippe Agard (Pierre and Marie Curie University), Jean-Philippe Avouac (California Institute of Technology), Ramon Carbonell (Spanish National Research Council), Rob Govers (Utrecht University), Zheng Xiang Li (Curtin University), and Kelin Wang (Geological Survey of Canada).[1]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

This journal is abstracted and indexed in over fifty databases, including Current Contents, GeoRef, Inspec, Scopus and Web of Science.[2]

Notable articles[edit]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, Tectonophysics has a 2011 impact factor of 2.433.[3] The three most highly cited papers in Tectonophysics as of September 2011 are:[4]

  • Sengör, A. M. Celâl; Yilmaz, Yücel (1981). "Tethyan evolution of Turkey: A plate tectonic approach". Tectonophysics. 75 (3–4): 181–190, 193–199, 203–241. Bibcode:1981Tectp..75..181S. doi:10.1016/0040-1951(81)90275-4.
  • J. Dercourt, L.P. Zonenshain, L.-E. Ricou, V.G. Kazmin, X. Le Pichon, A.L. Knipper, C. Grandjacquet, I.M. Sbortshikov, J. Geyssant, C. Lepvrier, D.H. Pechersky, J. Boulin, J.-C. Sibuet, L.A. Savostin, O. Sorokhtin, M. Westphal, M.L. Bazhenov, J.P. Lauer, B. Biju-Duval, (1986). "Geological evolution of the Tethys belt from the Atlantic to the Pamirs since the LIAS". Tectonophysics. 123 (1–4): 241–315. Bibcode:1986Tectp.123..241D. doi:10.1016/0040-1951(86)90199-X.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  • Lepichon, X.; Angelier, J. (1979). "Hellenic arc and trench system — Key to the neotectonic evolution of the eastern Mediterranean". Tectonophysics. 60 (1–2): 1–42. Bibcode:1979Tectp..60....1P. doi:10.1016/0040-1951(79)90131-8.


  1. ^ a b "Tectonophysics". Elsevier. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory". Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Tectonophysics". 2011 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012.
  4. ^ "Web of Science". Archived from the original on 1 July 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2011.

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