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 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. 
  • 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". Retrieved September 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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