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Founded in January 1983, Acta Sedimentologica Sinica is a fundamental research – based academic journal hosted by the Committee of Sedimentology, Chinese Society for Mineralogy Petrology and Geochemistry, Committee of Sedimentary Geology (CSG), Geological Society of China, Lanzhou Center for Oil and Gas Resources, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS. It mainly reports on the creative research results and high quality papers related to basic and applied fundamental studies in sedimentology, sedimentary mineral deposits, geochemistry and relevant sub-disciplines and inter-disciplines. It also introduces the new technologies, new concepts and the latest treatises in sedimentological research. It provides the information about academic events, advances and trends in academic research, communications and discussions of different academic ideologies.

Acta Sedimentologica Sinica contains articles on sedimentation and sedimentary minerals, modern deposition environments and petroleum geology and geochemistry. Supported by it’s numerous readers and contributing authors, the journal has achieved great improvements in both academic and editing qualities. As a result, the journal was repeatedly recognized and awarded as Chinese academic journal with the most influential international presence (2012), the excellent Chinese academic journal with the most influential international presence (2013) as well as the third-level scientific journal of publishing fund in Chinese Academic of Sciences in 2014. It has been also recognized and acknowledged by three international professional information centers and classified as a core journal by the major domestic databases below:  

Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD)

Chinese Scientific and Technical Papers and Citation Database (CSTPCD)

Research Center for Chinese Science Evaluation (RCCSE)

Chinese Core Journal Criterion of Peking University

Chinese Core Journal Criterion

Pж (AJ) Abstract Journal (Russian) (2011)

Chemical Abstracts (USA) (2011)

Japan Science and Technology Agency Database (Japan) (2013)

According to the Annual Report on the Impact Factor of China Academic Journals (Natural Science and Engineering Technology) in 2014, Acta Sedimentologica Sinica was ranked No. 26 among 103 geological journals with a 1.622 composite impact factor, 6362 total citations and 163,100 downloads on line. The hits on the journal website ( keeps increasing steadily, and stood at 2,857,000 in 2014.

Published by Science Press and issued to the domestic and foreign readers, Acta Sedimentologica Sinica was made a bimonthly edition of 200 A4 sized pages. It is essential reading for geological technicians, college teachers, students and the relevant scholars in sedimentary deposits, modern depositional environments and petroleum geological studies. The Journal can be subscribed to in post offices with an annual fee of 300 RMB. Please contact the editorial office for the back issues.


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