Tectonophysics (journal)

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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Discipline Geophysics, Earth-surface processes
Language English
Edited by R.Govers, L.Jolivet, M.Liu, H.Thybo, A. Yin
Publication details
Publication history
1964 present
Frequency 28/year
ISSN 0040-1951
LCCN 68004714
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 R. Govers (Utrecht University), L. Jolivet (Institut des Sciences de la Terre d'Orléans), M. Liu (University of Missouri), H. Thybo (University of Copenhagen), and A. Yin (University of California, Los Angeles).[1]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

This journal is abstracted and indexed in over fifty databases, including Bibliography and Index of Geology, Current Contents, GEOBASE, Inspec, PASCAL, and Scopus.[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. 
  • 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 January 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory". Retrieved January 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Tectonophysics". 2011 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012. 
  4. ^ "Web of Science". Retrieved September 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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