Geophysical Prospecting


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Geophysical Prospecting is published in online-only format effective with the 2022 volume. This is a proactive move towards reducing the environmental impact caused by the production and distribution of printed journal copies and will allow the journal to invest in further innovation, digital development and sustainability measures. Published articles will continue to be disseminated quickly through the journal’s broad network of indexing services, including ISI, MEDLINE and Scopus. Articles will also continue to be discoverable through popular search engines such as Google. All colour images will now be reproduced digitally and published free of charge.

Author Guidelines

Announcement - Online Publication from 2022

  1. Submission
  2. Aims and Scope
  3. Manuscript Categories and Requirements
  4. Preparing the Submission
  5. Editorial Policies and Ethical Considerations
  6. Author Licensing
  7. Publication Process After Acceptance
  8. Post Publication
  9. Editorial Office Contact Details

1. Submission

Authors should kindly note that submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except, by the same authors, as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium or part of a consortium report or PhD thesis. In these exception cases the authors are requested to disclose full information on the origin of the material in the submission and it is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that the submission is in a suitable form for publication as a journal paper and carries sufficiently new and up to date material compared to the original source. In cases of doubt the decision is with the Editor-in-Chief.

Once the submission materials have been prepared in accordance with the Author Guidelines, new submissions should be made via the Research Exchange submission portal which can be accessed here.  

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By submitting a manuscript to or reviewing for this publication, your name, email address, and affiliation, and other contact details the publication might require, will be used for the regular operations of the publication, including, when necessary, sharing with the publisher (Wiley) and partners for production and publication. The publication and the publisher recognize the importance of protecting the personal information collected from users in the operation of these services, and have practices in place to ensure that steps are taken to maintain the security, integrity, and privacy of the personal data collected and processed. You can learn more at https://authorservices.wiley.com/statements/data-protection-policy.html.

Preprint policy:

Geophysical Prospecting will consider for review articles previously available as preprints. Authors may also post the submitted version of a manuscript to a preprint server at any time. Authors are requested to update any pre-publication versions with a link to the final published article.

Refer and Transfer Program:

Wiley believes that no valuable research should go unshared. This journal participates in Wiley’s Refer & Transfer program. If your manuscript is not accepted, you may receive a recommendation to transfer your manuscript to another suitable Wiley journal, either through a referral from the journal’s editor or through our Transfer Desk Assistant.



Geophysical Prospecting publishes the best in primary research in geoscience with a particular focus in exploration geophysics. The scope of the journal covers the potential field, electromagnetic and seismic methods applied to exploration and monitoring. The journal welcomes theoretical and numerical studies as well as case studies and review papers. Contributors are from industry and academia. The goal of the journal is to provide a valuable forum for sharing experiences and new ideas among workers in exploration geophysics.

For more information on what makes a good Geophysical Prospecting paper, please click here.



• Original Papers – reports on original and newly established developments, results, or insights, with a typical medium-range life span (between Research Notes and Review Papers). Most of the submissions fall in this category.
Research Notes – a short paper of 4–6 pages dealing with a single topic or presenting a single result, possibly related to ongoing work. It should adhere to the guidelines for a full paper, except that the abstract is optional. A Research Note should be submitted as a full paper with 'Research Note' mentioned on the title page. An Associate Editor and generally one reviewer will review the Research Note and make their recommendations. A Research Note should be well written, precise and informative. It is more than a conference abstract. Depending on its conciseness, the turnaround time may be significantly shorter than for a full paper. If minor revisions are required, the authors will be asked to revise their Research Note within three weeks. A Research Note will be rejected if the editors or reviewers request a major revision.
Review Papers – Geophysical Prospecting kindly invites experienced geoscientists to submit a Review Paper on a subject in their area of expertise. A Review Paper may cover the technical development in the area of choice over the last years or decades and give an up-to-date overview of the state of the technology and an outlook to future developments. New developments may be included but this is not mandatory. Interested authors are invited to contact the Editorial Assistant ([email protected]). After acceptance of the topic of the Review Paper by the editorial board, the review process of the Review Paper will be adapted and can differ from the procedure described above. When submitted, the article title should include the words ‘Review Paper:’ at the start of the title.
• Letters to the Editor – Comments related to a publication in Geophysical Prospecting can be submitted as a Letter to the Editor. The Letter to the Editor covers one or two pages and adheres to the guidelines for a full paper, except that the abstract is optional. The comments may be critical of the publication to which they are addressed but the criticism should be fair, to-the-point and appropriately worded. A Letter to the Editor should be submitted as a full paper with 'Letter to the Editor' mentioned on the title page. At least one editor and reviewer will review it. If accepted, the authors of the addressed publication will be invited to reply, for which the same guidelines apply.
Special Issues and Special Sections on topics of interest are also regularly published. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief via the Editorial Office at [email protected] to discuss a proposal for a Special Issue.



Electronic File Formats

Manuscripts should be submitted for review as PDF, Rich Text Format, LaTex or Word documents. When a paper has been accepted for publication, authors will be asked to send the final version as a Word document or LaTeX (accompanied by the PDF version). Where LaTeX or TeX is used, please use only the basic functions, avoiding complicated macros or cross-references.

Parts of the Manuscript

The text file should be presented in the following order:

    1. A short informative title containing the major key words. The title should not contain abbreviations (see Wiley's best practice SEO tips);
    2. A short running title of less than 50 characters;
    3. The full names of the authors;
    4. The author's institutional affiliations where the work was conducted, with a footnote for the author’s present address if different from where the work was conducted;
    5. Acknowledgments;
    6. Abstract and keywords;
    7. Data Availability Statement;
    8. Main text;
    9. References;
    10. Tables (each table complete with title and footnotes);
    11. Figure legends;
    12. Appendices (if relevant);
    13. Figures should be included within the same file as the text for peer review (each figure should be presented on a separate page).

After acceptance, high quality versions of figures and any supporting information should be supplied as separate files.


Please refer to the journal’s Authorship policy in the Editorial Policies and Ethical Considerations section for details on author listing eligibility.

Wiley's Author Name Change Policy

In cases where authors wish to change their name following publication, Wiley will update and republish the paper and redeliver the updated metadata to indexing services. Editorial and production teams will use discretion in recognizing that name changes may be of a sensitive and private nature for various reasons including (but not limited to) alignment with gender identity, or as a result of marriage, divorce, or religious conversion. Accordingly, to protect the author’s privacy, we will not publish a correction notice to the paper, and we will not notify co-authors of the change. Authors should contact the journal’s Editorial Office with their name change request.

Authorea templates

Authorea is an online writing tool that helps you get to publication faster by streamlining the collaborative writing and formatting of research manuscripts, and making your work and data more widely discoverable. You can learn more here.

Authors can now access journal templates available through Authorea and submit your article to Geophysical Prospecting from the Authorea tool: https://authorea.com/templates/geophysical_prospecting. After navigating to the journal’s page, click on the ‘Use Template’ button near the bottom. If you have not previously registered an account with Authorea, you’ll be directed to a page to do so. Once within the template, you can begin writing. For an overview on how to use Authorea, reference this Get Started guide or watch a quick overview video.


Contributions from anyone who does not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed, with permission from the contributor, in an Acknowledgements section. Financial and material support should also be mentioned. Thanks to anonymous reviewers are not appropriate.

Conflict of Interest Statement

Authors will be asked to provide a conflict of interest statement during the submission process. For details on what to include in this section, see the ‘Conflict of Interest’ section in the Editorial Policies and Ethical Considerations section below. Submitting authors should ensure they liaise with all co-authors to confirm agreement with the final statement. Please note that the Conflict of Interest Statement is for the editors and publisher’s reference, and will not be included in the published version of any accepted article.


The abstract should be a brief but comprehensive summary and should be able to stand by itself. It should state the major result or conclusion of the paper. It should be informative to a more general public and not a mere listing of the contents of the paper. It should not contain any references, abbreviations or acronyms.


Please provide up to seven keywords from the following list:

Acoustics, Acquisition, Anisotropy, Attenuation, Borehole geophysics, Computing aspects, Data processing, Elastics, Electromagnetics, Full waveform, Gravity, Imaging, Interpretation, Inverse problem, Inversion, Logging, Magnetics, Modelling, Mathematical formulation, Monitoring, Multicomponent, Noise, Numerical study, Parameter estimation, Passive method, Petrophysics, Potential field, Rays, Reservoir geophysics, Resistivity, Rock physics, Signal processing, Seismics, Theory, Time lapse, Tomography, Velocity analysis, Wave.

The selection of alternative keywords are subject to editorial approval.

Main Text

  • The journal uses British spelling; however, authors may submit using either British/US spelling, as spelling of accepted papers is converted during the production process.
  • Footnotes to the text are not allowed and any such material should be incorporated into the text as parenthetical matter.
  • Manuscripts can be uploaded either as a single document (containing the main text, tables and figures), or with figures and tables provided as separate files. Should your manuscript reach revision stage, figures and tables must be provided as separate files.
  • The main manuscript file can be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or LaTex (.tex) format.
  • If submitting your manuscript file in LaTex format via Research Exchange, select the file designation “Main Document – LaTeX .tex File” on upload. When submitting a Latex Main Document, you must also provide a PDF version of the manuscript for Peer Review. Please upload this file as “Main Document - LaTeX PDF.” All supporting files that are referred to in the Latex Main Document should be uploaded as a “LaTeX Supplementary File.”


All papers should contain an introduction that explains the context of the work presented in the paper, reviews the relevant literature, states the objectives and outlines the work. Generally, the introduction does not contain equations or figures. A priori, the introduction should not contain results, descriptions or conclusive remarks.


Section numbering is optional. If the sections are numbered, the introduction starts with 1. The subsection titles should be distinguishable and sub-numbered if the sections are numbered. The equations, figures and tables should be numbered sequentially with Arabic numbers. Equations are part of the sentence and authors should punctuate the equations accordingly. The International Standard units (SI) should be used for the units except if common practice dictates differently. Abbreviations should be limited to a minimum and should be defined at the first occurrence in each section.

Conclusion or discussion

The authors may finish their paper either with a conclusion or with a discussion. A conclusion should be a relatively small section with a few paragraphs. It should summarize the main results and perhaps suggest one or two directions for further work. Generally, a conclusion does not contain references to equations, figures or tables. A conclusion is well suited for a paper presenting research with well-defined results and for case studies. A discussion can be a longer section than a conclusion. In a discussion, the authors generally comment on their results in a larger context than in the main sections of the paper. References to literature, equations, figures or tables are therefore accepted. A discussion is well suited for papers presenting significant results of ongoing research. It can also be well suited for papers presenting numerical results, since it is often difficult to give firm conclusions based on numerical studies alone. A conclusion can follow a discussion section but it is not necessary.


References follow the Harvard style, i.e. the author, date system. In the text give the author’s name followed by the year in parentheses: Smith (2000). If several papers by the same authors and from the same year are cited, a,b,c etc should be inserted after the year of publication. In the reference list, references should be listed in alphabetical order. Reference to unpublished data and personal communications should not appear in the list but should be cited in the text only (e.g. Smith A, 2000, unpublished data).

Submissions are not required to reflect the precise reference formatting of the journal (use of italics, bold etc.), however it is important that all key elements of each reference are included. Please see below for examples of reference content requirements.

Reference examples follow:

Journal Article

Koefoed, O., (1967) Units in geophysical prospecting. Geophysical Prospecting 15, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2478.1967.tb01768.x


Chui, C.K., (1992) An Introduction to Wavelets. Academic Press.

Electronic material

Cancer-Pain.org [homepage on the internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000–01 [Cited 2015 May 11]. Available from: http://www.cancer-pain.org/.

Figure Legends

All figures should have a legend. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the figure and its legend must be understandable without reference to the text. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement.


Although authors are encouraged to send the highest-quality figures possible, for peer-review purposes, a wide variety of formats, sizes, and resolutions are accepted.

Click here for the basic figure requirements for figures submitted with manuscripts for initial peer review, as well as the more detailed post-acceptance figure requirements.

Figures submitted in colour are reproduced in colour free of charge.

In the text, figures should be referenced with the word Figure and the number should be written without parenthesis. All axes should be labelled with quantity, unit and range. The colour scale should be explained. All annotations must be legible when printed at normal scale. The units should be mentioned on the plot or in the legend.

Data Citation

In recognition of the significance of data as an output of research effort, Wiley has endorsed the FORCE11 Data Citation Principles and is implementing a mandatory data citation policy. Wiley journals require data to be cited in the same way as article, book, and web citations and authors are required to include data citations as part of their reference list.

Data citation is appropriate for data held within institutional, subject focused, or more general data repositories. It is not intended to take the place of community standards such as in-line citation of GenBank accession codes.

When citing or making claims based on data, authors must refer to the data at the relevant place in the manuscript text and in addition provide a formal citation in the reference list. We recommend the format proposed by the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles:

dataset] Authors; Year; Dataset title; Data repository or archive; Version (if any); Persistent identifier (e.g. DOI)

Additional Files


Appendices will be published after the references. For submission they can be supplied as separate files or in the main text file, but must be referred to in the text.

Supporting Information

Supporting information is information that is not essential to the article, but provides greater depth and background. It is hosted online and appears without editing or typesetting. It may include tables, figures, videos, datasets, etc.

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Note: if data, scripts, or other artefacts used to generate the analyses presented in the paper are available via a publicly available data repository, authors should include a reference to the location of the material within their paper.

General Style Points

The following points provide general advice on formatting and style.

  • Abbreviations: The paper title, section titles and abstract are to be free of abbreviations. In general, terms should not be abbreviated unless they are used frequently, and the abbreviation is helpful to the reader. Initially, use the word in full at the first occurrence in each section, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter use the abbreviation only. Abbreviations should be kept to a minimum.
  • Equations: All equations should be numbered. In the text, equations should be referred to by their number between parentheses, optionally with a specification such as 'equation', 'inequality', or 'expression', e.g., 'equation (1)'; when several equations are listed in one sentence, these specifications may be dropped, e.g., 'by combining (1) and (2), inserting in (3), we obtain (4)'. Equations may be numbered in relation to the section numbering, e.g., in Section 2 the equations may be numbered as (2.1), (2.2), etc.

    Authors should distinguish between a scalar, a vector or a matrix. Scalars are in italics non-bold, vectors upright, bold and in lower case and matrices upright, bold and in upper case. Authors are asked to follow this rule. If for clarity they decide not to follow it, this should be agreed with the editor. In-line mathematical expressions should follow the same font and typesetting as displayed equations. Absolute values of scalar quantities are denoted with single bars: | a |, vector- or matrix norms are denoted with double bars: || x || and || A || .

    Mathematical functions (like sin, cos, tan, exp, log, ln) can only take dimensionless arguments.

    Mathematical functions and multi-letter mathematical variables should be printed upright.

Equations must be punctuated as part of a grammatical sentence.

For example:

The acoustic wave equation in the frequency domain reads (1) with u the pressure field, s the source, ω the angular frequency, c the velocity and x = (x,y,z) a point in the domain. After discretization of equation (1), the linear system reads (2) Here, A is the matrix of the linear system, u and s the pressure and source vectors and m the model parameter vector. With nx, ny, nz, the number of discretization points in the three directions, we have (3).




  • Units of measurement: Measurements should be given in SI or SI-derived units. Visit the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) website for more information about SI units. Optionally, values in imperial units may be added in brackets after the metric values.
  • Numbers: numbers under 10 are spelled out, except for: measurements with a unit (8mmol/l); age (6 weeks old), or lists with other numbers (11 dogs, 9 cats, 4 gerbils).
  • Trade Names: Chemical substances should be referred to by the generic name only. Trade names should not be used. Commercialism should be limited to a minimum.

Trade Marks: The manuscript should be free of trademarks (such as ™, © or ®)

  • Use one space after periods (full stops) and colons. Hyphenate complex modifiers: ‘zero-field-cooled magnetization’. Avoid dangling participles, such as, “Using (1), the potential was calculated.” (It is not clear who or what used (1).) Write instead, “The potential was calculated by using (1),” or “Using (1), we calculated the potential.”
  • "Seismic" is an adjective and not a noun, please refrain from using "seismic" as an independent noun, for instance use "the seismic data were acquired" instead of "the seismic was acquired". For physical phenomena like "scattering", "reflection", "diffraction", "transmission" and others, please only use the singular form and refrain from using the plural form: for instance, use "scattered waves" instead of "scatterings", "reflected events/data" instead of "reflections", "diffracted wavefield" instead of "diffractions".
  • Use a zero before decimal points: ‘0.25’, not ‘.25’. Use ‘cm3’, not ‘cc’. Indicate sample dimensions as ‘0.1 cm × 0.2 cm’, not ‘0.1 × 0.2 cm2’. The abbreviation for ‘seconds’ is ‘s’, not ‘sec’. Do not mix complete spellings and abbreviations of units: use ‘Wb/m2’ or ‘Webers per square metre’, not ‘Webers/m2’. When expressing a range of values, write ‘7 to 9’ or ‘7–9’, not ‘7~9’.
  • A parenthetical statement at the end of a sentence is punctuated outside the closing parenthesis (like this). (A parenthetical sentence is punctuated within the parentheses.) Periods and commas are outside the quotation marks, like ‘this period’. Other punctuation is ‘outside!’ Avoid contractions; for example, write ‘do not’ instead of ‘don’t’.
  • If you wish, you may write in the first person singular or plural and use the active voice (“I observed that ...” or “We observed that ...” instead of “It was observed that ...”).
  • Remember to check spelling, use spell checkers available in many word-processing systems. For papers written by non-English speaking authors, it is recommended to request proofreading by a native English speaker.


Submission Checklist

Authors are asked to consider and confirm the following points during the submission process:

  • Does the title page list the e-mail address and full affiliations of the corresponding author?
  • Does the title page list the keywords?
  • Has the correct manuscript type been selected?
  • Is the manuscript typeset double-spaced and laid out in single column?
  • Has the manuscript been proofread by a native English speaker?
  • Are all quantities expressed in International Standard metric units (no imperial units)?
  • Are all figures with axes labeled?
  • Are the paper title, section titles and abstract free of abbreviations, and abbreviations within the text kept to a minimum?
  • Are all equations numbered and punctuated as part of a grammatical sentence, with the same font in displayed equations as in text?
  • Are all references in the reference list quoted in the main text and vice versa?
  • Is the manuscript free of trademarks (such as ™, © or ®)?

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Peer Review and Acceptance

The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to journal readership. Papers will only be sent to review if the Editor-in-Chief determines that the paper meets the appropriate quality and relevance requirements, including adequate standard of English language.

Wiley's policy on the confidentiality of the review process is available here.

The editorial process is the following: The Editor-in-Chief or a Deputy Editor evaluates whether the paper should enter the review process. The Editor-in-Chief or a Deputy Editor can reject a paper or ask for clarification from the authors. For instance, a paper will be rejected before the review process if the content is recognized as plagiarised, if the paper is known to be under review by another journal or if papers are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Once the paper has passed this first scrutiny, the paper enters the review process to evaluate its originality, scientific content and its relevance for Geophysical Prospecting readers. Whenever possible, the paper will be reviewed by two reviewers. Geophysical Prospecting asks reviewers to return their comments within three weeks. Please note that it may take a few weeks to find a reviewer. The review process from submission to first decision generally takes two to three months.

Research Reporting Guidelines

Accurate and complete reporting enables readers to fully appraise research, replicate it, and use it. Authors are encouraged to adhere to recognised research reporting standards.

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Conflict of Interest

The journal requires that all authors disclose any potential sources of conflict of interest. Any interest or relationship, financial or otherwise that might be perceived as influencing an author's objectivity is considered a potential source of conflict of interest. These must be disclosed when directly relevant or directly related to the work that the authors describe in their manuscript. Potential sources of conflict of interest include, but are not limited to: patent or stock ownership, membership of a company board of directors, membership of an advisory board or committee for a company, and consultancy for or receipt of speaker's fees from a company. The existence of a conflict of interest does not preclude publication. If the authors have no conflict of interest to declare, they must also state this at submission. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to review this policy with all authors and collectively to disclose with the submission ALL pertinent commercial and other relationships.


Authors should list all funding sources in the Acknowledgments section. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their funder designation. If in doubt, please check the Open Funder Registry for the correct nomenclature: https://www.crossref.org/services/funder-registry/


All listed authors should have contributed to the manuscript substantially and have agreed to the final submitted version.

Data Sharing and Data Accessibility

Geophysical Prospecting recognizes the many benefits of archiving research data. Geophysical Prospecting expects you to archive all the data from which your published results are derived in a public repository. The repository that you choose should offer you guaranteed preservation (see the registry of research data repositories at https://www.re3data.org/) and should help you make it findable, accessible, interoperable, and re-useable, according to FAIR Data Principles (https://www.force11.org/group/fairgroup/fairprinciples).

All accepted manuscripts are required to publish a data availability statement to confirm the presence or absence of shared data. If you have shared data, this statement will describe how the data can be accessed, and include a persistent identifier (e.g., a DOI for the data, or an accession number) from the repository where you shared the data. Authors will be required to confirm adherence to the policy.  If you cannot share the data described in your manuscript, for example for legal or ethical reasons, or do not intend to share the data then you must provide the appropriate data availability statement. Geophysical Prospecting notes that FAIR data sharing allows for access to shared data under restrictions (e.g., to protect confidential or proprietary information) but notes that the FAIR principles encourage you to share data in ways that are as open as possible (but that can be as closed as necessary).

Sample statements are available here.  If published, all statements will be placed in the heading of your manuscript.

Publication Ethics

Geophysical Prospecting is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Note this journal uses iThenticate’s CrossCheck software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. Read Wiley’s Top 10 Publishing Ethics Tips for Authors here. Wiley’s Publication Ethics Guidelines can be found here.


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Authors may choose to publish under the terms of the journal’s standard copyright agreement, or OnlineOpen under the terms of a Creative Commons License.

Standard re-use and licensing rights vary by journal. Note that certain funders mandate a particular type of CC license be used. This journal offers a choice of Creative Commons License.

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Accepted Articles

The journal offers Wiley’s Accepted Articles service for all manuscripts. This service ensures that accepted ‘in press’ manuscripts are published online shortly after acceptance, prior to copy-editing or typesetting. Accepted Articles are published online a few days after final acceptance, appear in PDF format only, and are given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows them to be cited and tracked. After publication of the final version article (the article of record), the DOI remains valid and can still be used to cite and access the article.


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