Journal subject areas

Scientific Drilling covers developments in the Earth, ocean, and the cryosphere, including

  • geology;
  • geophysics and seismology;
  • geochemistry;
  • micropalaeontology;
  • microbiology;
  • and other research disciplines.

Reports are related to

  • tectonic processes;
  • geohazards;
  • global climate change;
  • element cycles;
  • the deep biosphere;
  • the effects of major impacts on climate and mass extinctions;
  • mineral and energy resources;
  • and Earth science methods.

Scientific Drilling welcomes reports from Earth sampling and monitoring projects from all kinds of drilling-related scientific research including

  • continental;
  • lake;
  • shelf;
  • deep sea;
  • ice coring,
  • drilling technologies;
  • and instrumentation and observations.