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 high quality 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 geoheritage and geotourism.

The Bulletin is published twice a year (May and November) by the Geological Society of Malaysia (GSM). All papers will be subjected to 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.

Digital copies are distributed to all members of the Society and free downloadable to all readers from GSM's website. Printed copies are available at RM80.00 per copy (price exclusive of postage).

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.

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


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Current issue (Vol. No. 72) is available here and all issues are available here.


All correspondence pertaining to publication should be addressed to:

The Editor,
Geological Society of Malaysia
c/o Department of Geology, University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Tel: 603-7957 7036 Fax: 603-7956 3900
E-mail: geologicalsociety@gmail.com