Publishing in the Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics  (JEEG)

The co-editors for the JEEG, the premier near surface geophysical journal representing the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS), welcome extended abstract submissions from SAGEEP. We realize at JEEG that a lot of hard work has already gone into the creation of original and novel ideas for presentation at SAGEEP, as well as the generation of informative graphics that display your data and results. For these reasons, we encourage you to take the next step and publish, which will allow for a broader readership.

JEEG offers two options for publication: a Near Surface Geophysical Letter (NSGL) and a full research article. The difference between the two is the length of the article and the general time to publication. NSGLs are typically 1000-3000 words with up to four figures. Full articles are in excess of 3000 words and there are no limits to figures. However, a general rule of thumb is to have 1 to 2 times the number of figures per 1000 words. A 5000 word article can accommodate about 5 to 10 figures. The NSGL can also make its way through the publication system faster as it takes less time to review.

Your extended abstract will likely need additional content to make the manuscript publishable, so it is helpful to consider these main elements: Abstract, Introduction, Site Description, Theory, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, and References. This list is meant to be a guide towards publication and not all elements are necessary.

In the cover letter, please state that the work was presented at SAGEEP and I will work my hardest to make sure that it is printed in the next publication. Below are some dates to work towards getting your publication in a June issue of JEEG. The fastest way to have your manuscript work its way through review is to ensure that it is well written. Also, it takes a strong scientific community to work together for manuscripts to be published on time. For this reason, I may call on you as a peer to review work by others. They will rely on you for a timely review to get published alongside your work. 

November – initial submission
December – first review
January – revisions complete and resubmitted
By mid February – final version of manuscript accepted
March 24 – all of the edited manuscripts need to be to Allen Press for generating proofs
June – publish

Due to increased costs of publication, the Environmental and Engineering Society is instituting a new fee schedule for articles published in JEEG. The fee schedule will begin for new articles submitted in 2021. The fee schedule was also designed with EEGS' desire to encourage authors to become members of EEGS.

  • For members (the first or corresponding author needs to be an EEGS Member): Flat rate per article of $100 (USD), excess page charge (for each page beyond 10 journal pages) of $50, and color figure fee of $100 per color figure. (Join EEGS or renew membership)
  • For non-members: Flat rate per article of $500, excess page charge (for each page beyond 10 journal pages) of $100, and color figure fee of $100 per color figure.

These fees will be assessed upon acceptance of the article for publication.

Submissions are uploaded to Peer Track, the Allen Press manuscript website.  From there, you will be assigned a unique manuscript number for tracking. Along with the manuscript, each paper needs a cover letter stating that the work is not being considered for publication elsewhere and whether there are color figures. Publication in JEEG is free for grayscale figures. However, EEGS is charged by Allen Press for printing in color and unfortunately, we have to pass those costs on to the author. Publication costs for color figures are $100 per figure.