Baltica journal

BALTICA was founded as the Yearbook in 1961 on the initiative of Academician Vytautas Gudelis: seven volumes were published from 1963 to 1982.As a response to a rapid development of scientific knowledge about the Earth, Baltic States and the Baltic Sea, the Yearbook was transformed into an international scientific journal in 2004. The BALTICA journal became a platform for research papers on Quaternary geology, climate change, development of ecosystems, palaeogeography, environmental geology, stratigraphy, tectonics, sedimentology, and surface processes, with a particular focus on the geological history of the Baltic Sea. From 1993 to 2018, Academician Algimantas Grigelis was the Editor-in-Chief of BALTICA. Since 2008, BALTICA is indexed in the ISI Thomson Reuters (currently, Clarivate Analytics) Web on Science list. In 2013, the journal was indexed by CiteFactor (Academic Scientific Journals) (Key Factor 26). Since 2012, BALTICA papers are registered by the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) code system, prefix 10/5200. Since 2010, the journal participates  in the iThenticate (CrossCheck) programme; in 2014, it became a member of CrossRef Association.


Currently, BALTICA is an international periodical peer-reviewed journal on various issues of Earth sciences: geology, palaeontology, geophysics, physical geography, and oceanology. Manuscripts from different countries are welcome; however, the Baltic region and the Baltic Sea problems are the priority. The journal offers original research articles, short reviews, research news, and bibliographic data. BALTICA is issued biannually (in June and December). The journal and separate articles are marked by the ©Baltica Copyright.


BALTICA is indexed and abstracted in the following: Clarivate Analytics Web of Science; Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®); Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition; Elsevier Bibliographic Databases: SCOPUS, GEOBASE; EBSCOhost: Current Abstracts, TOC Premier; GeoRef; VINITI RAN; Bibliography and Index of Geology; Current Geographical Publications; GeoArchive; GeoSearch; Petroleum Abstracts; Ulrich’s; DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals); Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2012 Journal List (ERA ID 34580); CiteFactor (Directory Indexing of International Research Journals) 2013; Index Copernicus Journals 2014.


Clarivate Analytics Web of Science 2021 Impact Factor: 0.727; 5-year (2017–2021) Impact Factor: 0.917


All BALTICA volumes  are available on the following websites: Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ); EBSCO Publishing, Inc.;


The language of the journal is English (U. K.). Manuscripts should comply  with the rules under Information to Authors.   Submissions  are welcome via Automatic Submission System ( or directly by e-mail:


Open access online is free of charge and non-commercial at:

 ISSN print code is 0067-3064; ISSN online code is 1648-858X.


Prof. Dr. Albertas BITINAS

Editor-in-Chief, BALTICA


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Prof. Dr. Albertas BITINAS, Nature Research Centre, Vilnius.


Dr. Gintautas VAITONIS, Nature Research Centre, Vilnius.

Editorial Board *

Dr. Ingrida Bagdanavičiūtė, Nature Research Centre, Vilnius – environmental geology and GIS applications.

Prof. Dr. Ilya V. BUYNEVICH, Temple University, Philadelphia – coastal and aeolian processes.

Prof. Dr. Habil. Algimantas ČESNULEVIČIUS, Vilnius University – cartography and GIS applications.

Prof. Dr. Inga DAILIDIENĖ, Klaipėda University – coastal processes and modeling.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saulius GADEIKIS, Vilnius University – engineering geology.

Dr. Leonora Živilė GELUMBAUSKAITĖ, Nature Research Centre, Vilnius – marine geomorphology and coastal processes.

Prof. Acad. Algimantas GRIGELIS, Nature Research Centre, Vilnius – bedrock geology, stratigraphy and tectonics.

Prof. Dr. Jan HARFF, University of Szczecin – marine geology and coastal processes.

Prof. Dr. Habil. Gösta Hoffmann, University of Bonn – marine geology.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kęstutis JOKŠAS, Nature Research Centre, Vilnius – marine geochemistry.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kristaps LAMSTERS, University of Latvia, Rīga – Quaternary geology and geomorphology.

Prof. Dr. Petras ŠINKŪNAS, Vilnius University – Quaternary geology and sedimentology.

Prof. Dr. Habil. Saulius Šliaupa, Nature Research Centre, Vilnius – bedrock geology, geophysics and tectonics.

Prof. Dr. Habil. Szymon UŚCINOWICZ, Institute of Hydro-Engineering of Polish Academy of Sciences, Gdańsk – marine geology and sedimentology.

Prof. Dr. Henry VALLIUS, Geological Survey of Finland, Helsinki–Espoo – marine geochemistry.

Dr. Boris WINTERHALTER, Geological Survey of Finland, Helsinki–Espoo – marine geology.


Prof. Dr. Albertas Bitinas, Nature Research Centre, Akademijos Street 2, LT-08412 Vilnius, Lithuania * Phone +370 687 80826 * E-mail

Publisher *

State Research Institute Nature Research Centre, Akademijos Street 2, LT-08412 Vilnius, Lithuania.

Publisher Key in CiteFactor (Academic Scientific Journals) is 26.