About the Journal

The Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia (ISSN 0126-6187; e-ISSN 2637-109X) first published in 1967, is a peer-reviewed open access interdisciplinary journal which publishes Earth Science research that addresses not only trending research areas but also multidisciplinary application topics. The scope of published articles covers engineering geology, environmental geology, geochemistry, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrogeology, mining geology, paleontology, petroleum geology, regional geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology and tectonics.

The Bulletin supports researchers primarily focusing on Asia/SE Asia, but is not limited to this region, and publishes research papers of both scientific and technical nature that are of current interest and have potential impact on activities such as oil & gas exploration, mining, environmental issues, earthquakes, hazard assessment, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. The Bulletin also promotes geological interest on subjects of a conservation nature such as geo heritage and geo tourism.

All articles in the Bulletin are open access articles and are distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) License 4.0. The original author(s) are the copyright owner of articles. The use, distribution or reproduction in other forms is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this Bulletin is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

The Bulletin is published twice a year (May and November) by the Geological Society of Malaysia (GSM). All papers will be subjected to a double-blind review by two or more reviewers. Generally, the review process will take two months and one month will be allocated for corrections. Once accepted, the corresponding author will be informed within a month from the receipt of the revised manuscript. Those interested in submitting a manuscript should first read the Instruction to Authors.

GSM is committed to upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process (see Publication Ethics) and we recommend the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines.

Authors can self-archive all versions of their work in their own web pages, institutional web pages, and another repository.

The Bulletin is indexed in the following abstracting and indexing services and databases: Scopus, AAPG Datapages and MyJurnal/MyCite.