The Journal of the Geological Survey of Brazil - JGSB publishes:

- Preferentially original Research Papers, implying that the work has not been published before in any other media, in full or in part, except as short notes/abstracts in conference proceedings, or as academic thesis or dissertation, and that it has not been submitted concomitantly to other periodicals

- Review Articles (in-depth synthesis about a relevant subject; can be proposed by the author or invited by the editorial board)

- Short Communications (4 to 6 pages - the subject or amount of information do not allow the production of a complete paper; this type includes the concise results of symposia and conferences)

- Discussions (with right of reply) about an article published in the immediately previous issue of the journal


Papers are published in English. Manuscripts should be submitted preferentially in English, but submissions in Portuguese will occasionally be accepted and revised in this language (in case of acceptance, the final version will be translated by the JGSB team and published in English). 


The articles are published under a CC-BY Creative Commons license and are freely accessible through the website of the JGSB. On submitting a manuscript, the author(s) guarantee to the Journal of the Geological Survey of Brazil the rights of first publication. After publication by the JGSB (Diadorim = Blue; Sherpa/Romeo = Blue), authors hold the copyright without restrictions and are encouraged to disclose and distribute their work through personal website pages, social media networks, and institutional repositories.

The content of the articles is of responsibility of the author(s). More information available on the article submission page.


The publication is free of costs for authors, i.e., NO submission fees or Article Processing Charges (APC) are required.


All actors involved in the submission-review-publishing process (authors, co-authors, editorial board, and reviewers) must reveal any conflict (or possibility of) interest, including financial, personal, or institutional issues that can influence the evaluation-publishing process.


The JGSB uses the single-blind, peer-review system.  The submitted manuscripts will preliminary be evaluated by the Editorial Board, and if journal scope and submission conditions are met, the manuscripts will be evaluated by, at least, two specialists (reviewers/referees)  in the subjects focused in the work. 

Editor and/or associate editor names are disclosed to both authors and reviewers. The author names are disclosed to the reviewers, whereas the reviewers' identity is hidden by default, and will only be disclosed if they so wish.

Reviewers are asked to return the reports within 30 days. The reviewers' comments/reports are transmitted to the corresponding author, who must return the corrected manuscript within 60 days (after that re-submission is necessary). Manuscripts with "revise" decisions that are not returned within four months will be archived.

The final version is approved by the Editor-in-Chief based on recommendations of the editor responsible for the manuscript processing (Editor-in-Chief, or Associate/Section Editor, Guest Editor, or ad hoc Editor).