About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Objectives and Editorial Policy

The Anuário do Instituto de Geociências (AIGEO) is an official publication of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Center for Mathematical and Nature Sciences (CCMN), Institute of Geosciences (IGEO). The Journal aims to stimulate and publish original scientific research in Geology, Geography, Meteorology, Oceanography,  Archaeology, Geophysics, Geodesy, and other areas of Environmental Sciences related to Geosciences.

Peer Review Process

A. All papers are submitted to the initial critical analysis, which includes an assessment of suitability and scope and a plagiarism check.  Then, the manuscripts are sent to the Associate Editor, a specialist in the field of work. If they have scientific merit and are relevant to their area of research, the articles will be submitted to the evaluation of at least two external Ad doc consultants, one of whom is a foreigner.  After completing the review of the article, the reviewers fill out an evaluation form and send their suggestions and recommendations to the Associate Editor responsible for the article, who passes it on to the authors. The work is sent to a third reviewer in case of divergent judgments.
The Anuário do Instituto de Geociências, in line with the open science practices, encourages the opening of the evaluation process. In this modality, the reviews can be disclosed before or together with the publication.  The institutional affiliations and identities of the authors will be revealed to the reviewers. The reviewer, in turn, must inform his preference when indicating his availability in review the paper.

B. After the review rounds are completed, the accepted papers are forwarded to the Text Editor, who will review the manuscript and indicate to the corresponding author the editorial recommendations (in notes in the manuscript itself).

Publication Frequency

Continuous publication. As soon as an article is ready to be published, it is immediately released online rather than waiting for other articles in the issue to be completed.

Open Access Policy

All articles which are published by Anuário do Instituto de Geociências are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

Plagiarism and Duplicate Publications Checker

The Anuário do Instituto de Geociências is routinely checking all submitted manuscripts for plagiarism and duplicate publications, using two plagiarism detection softwares:



If plagiarism is identified the manuscript is immediately rejected.

Ethical Guidelines

The Anuário do Instituto de Geociências strives for practices of respect for ethical conduct, following the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, available at: http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines)

Before submitting your manuscript, read carefully all the recomendations from the Committee on Publication Ethics COPE: Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_1.pdf (publicationethics.org)

Journal History

The Anuário do Instituto de Geociências [eISSN 1982-3908] is a peer-reviewed Brazilian Journal from the Institute of Geosciences (IGEO), published since 1977 by Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). From 1977 to 2004, the Anuário do Instituto de Geociências was published as an annual volume. From 2005 to 2015, it was semestrial and from 2016 to 2018, quadrimestral. In 2019 and 2020 the Journal turned to trimestral. Since 2021 the Journal is being published continually online.

The Anuário do Instituto de Geociências, has published syntheses of the academic production of the Geosciences Institute of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and also of brazilian and foreign geoscientists. The wide variety of topics is due to the nature of our institution, where research in Geology, Geography, Meteorology and Oceanography fields is developed.

All papers published since 1977 are fully available on line. Anuário do Instituto de Geociências publishes original scientific contributions covering Geology, Geography, Meteorology, Oceanography and many Environmental issues related to Geosciences fields.

The Anuário do Instituto de Geociências had a total of twelve Editors in chief since 1977:

1977 - Silio Vaz

1978-1979 - Bertha Koiffmann Becker e Maria Helena Lacorte

1980-1982 - Lucy Abreu da Rocha Freire

1983-1985 - Marina Sant'Anna

1986 - Iná Elias de Castro

1987-1988 - Ignácio Aureliano Machado Brito

1989 - Ignácio Aureliano Machado Brito e Henrique Dayan

1990-1991- Henrique Dayan

1992 - Antonio José Texeira Guerra e Iná Elias de Castro

1993 - Henrique Dayan

1994 - Iná Elias de Castro e Antonio José Texeira Guerra

1995 - Antonio José Texeira Guerra

1996-1997 - Antonio José Texeira Guerra e Iná Elias de Castro

1998-1999 - Iná Elias de Castro e Antonio José Teixeira Guerra

2000-2018 - Ismar de Souza Carvalho

2019 - Hermínio Ismael de Araújo Júnior

Since 2020 - Claudine Dereczynski