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
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 (https://baltica.gamtc.lt/lt/new-order) or directly by e-mail:
Open access online is free of charge and non-commercial at: https://baltica.gamtc.lt/en
ISSN print code is 0067-3064; ISSN online code is 1648-858X.
Prof. Dr. Albertas BITINAS
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