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GeoScience Engineering

The Journal of VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mining and Geology

GeoScience Engineering is published since 2007 in an electronic version as a successor of the printed Collection of Scientific Works of VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Mining and Geological Series, with more than 50 years of tradition.
The GSE journal was by the decision of the Council for science, research and innovation after an update in 2010 added into the list of non IF peer-reviewed periodicals published in the Czech Republic.

Why subscribe and read

GeoScience Engineering, with more than 50 years old tradition, presents high quality research papers devoted to all aspects of geosciences scopes. The journal provides space for domestic and foreign authors to issue their original scientific and professional contributions in the field of basic and applied research in the geosciences.

Why submit

  • Fast, fair and constructive editing,
  • Language – correction services for authors from non-English speaking regions,
  • Fast online publication.

Rejection Rate

  • 15%

Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:

Abstracting & Indexing

GeoScience Engineering is covered by the following services:

  • Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
  • Baidu Scholar
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
  • Current Geographical Publications
  • Dimensions
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Engineering Village
  • GeoArchive
  • GeoRef
  • Google Scholar
  • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • J-Gate
  • JournalGuide
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Microsoft Academic
  • MyScienceWork
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • Sherpa/RoMEO
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • TEMA Technik und Management
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

For Authors: Generally

The submitted contributions are assessed by the Editorial Board who also considers whether the contribution fulfills all the required criteria and whether its content respects the professional profile of the magazine. Contributions are accepted in English, and possibly also Czech language in electronic form (e-mail, CD).

In case contributions are sent in in Czech language, VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mining and Geology will arrange their translations in English providing the financial expenses are further billed to the author of the contribution.

Contributions sent in in English language will be subject to English proofreading, which will be arranged by VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mining and Geology and financial expenses will be further billed to the author of the contribution.

Contributions which have been translated or subject to proofreading will be sent back to the author for approval.

The recommended total extent of one contribution (including the list of references, figures, graphs, and charts) is 20 standard pages in A4 format, i.e. 1800 characters including spaces per one page of text in Word application. Standard pages need to be determined for calculations of translation or proofreading costs, which will be determined based on the given parameters.

Extensive contributions will be accepted pursuant to the decision of the Editorial Board.

All submitted contributions which have been approved by the Editorial Board are further subject to double-blind reviewing procedure (by at least two professional reviewers from the given subject areas). The Editorial Board reserves the right to decide whether an author’s contribution is to be published in the GeoScience Engineering magazine as well as it decides on the choice of reviewers.

After all assessments from all reviewers have been received, and if the reviewers recommend the contribution for publishing, the Editorial Office passes the contributions to their authors for final revision. Unless the edited text returns to the Editor Office in the requested time period, the author’s entitlement for its publishing ceases.

Format and Structure

Contributions are accepted in electronic form in the .doc (MS Word) and the *.odt (Open Document Text) formats. Contributions must contain a text part including incorporated figures, charts, formulas, maps etc. Graphic elements of sufficient quality are to be sent in in separate files and need to be unsecured so that they can be opened for translating or editing purposes.

Do not write with hyphens, and do not use right alignment of rows. Use the Enter key only after the heading, at the end of a paragraph, and for inserting blank rows. Leave a margin of 3 cm at the bottom of each page, other margins should be 2.5 cm.

Number the figures and charts and write captions to them. There need to be links in the text for all the figures and charts. Formulas need to be numbered only in case you refer to them later in the text.

Structure of the contribution:

  • name of the article in English and in Czech;
  • author (authors) – authors of the contribution with all academic titles and the full first name (other names);
  • work address of the author (authors), incl. the e-mail address;
  • abstract of up to 10 lines in English and in Czech;
  • key words only in English, max. 7 items;
  • the text of the contribution itself divided in chapters (usually the introduction, current status of knowledge, study methods, experimental data, discussion results, discussions, conclusion and acknowledgements – to the grant agency, sponsors, etc.). Do not number chapters, write headings without full points at the end;
  • list of references (under the Structure of the contribution)
  • Résumé in the extent of max.1 standard page in A4 format in Czech language. English written résumé will be passed on for translation in compliance with the conditions given above.


[ 1 ] AUTHOR, A. B. Publication title. 1st ed. Praha : SNTL, 1995. 250 pp. ISBN 1-234-568-787.

[ 2 ] AUTHOR, C. & AUTHOR D. Contribution title.Journal name. 2005, XXVI. Nr. 2, pp. 56-58. ISSN 1234-5678.

[ 3 ] AUTHOR E. Paper title. In Proceedings name. Place : Company name, 1989, pp. 156-158. ISBN 12-34-567-89.

Sending in Contributions

Use the attached form to send in your contribution to the Editorial Office. Fill in the necessary data and together with the attached file (contribution) and with the files containing figures/pictures send the application to the following e-mail address: gse@vsb.cz. If you require a confirmation of receipt, specify it in the text part of the e-mail. Reviews and corrections of the text will be sent back to the main author.

The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges

Jan Valíček, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Deputy/ Managing Editor
Marta Harničárová, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Alexander Király, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Alois Adamus, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Mohammed Habi, University of Tlemcen, Algeria
Alen Harapin, University of Split, Croatia
Jaroslav Hofierka, Pavol Safarik University, Slovakia
Adam Iwaniak, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
Dražan Kozak, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
João Manuel Xavier de Matos, Portuguese Geological Survey, Portugal
Krzysztof Rokosz, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Tadeusz Piecuch, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Andreas Oechsner, Griffith University, Australia
Miloslav Ohlídal, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Alla Shogenova, Tallin University of Technology, Estonia
Štefan Sokol, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
Vladimír Šepelák, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Barbara Tora, University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland
Hakan Tozan, Turkish Naval Academy, Istanbul, Turkey
Josef Foldyna, Institute of Geonics AS CR Ostrava, Czech Republic
Pedro Riesgo Fernández, University of Ovideo, Spain
Peter Andráš, Matej Bel University, Slovakia
Vojtěch Dirner, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Jiří Horák, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Marian Marschalko, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Jaromír Pištora, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Hana Staňková, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Vojtěch Václavík, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Šárka Vilamová, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Martin Bednárik, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
Ladislav Vizi, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Malgorzata Labus, Polytechnic Ślaska, Gliwice, Poland
Michael Cada, Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gheorghe Damian, North University of Baia Mare, Romania
Milan Držík, International Laser Center of Bratislava, Slovakia
Miriam Fendeková, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
Phan Dao, Ton Duc Thang University, Viet Nam

Naďa Rapantová
Editor GeoScience Engineering
VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mining and Geology
17. listopadu 15, 708 33 Ostrava, Czech Republic
e-mail: gse@vsb.cz, Jan.valicek@vsb.cz.
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