Conference Proceedings

All authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit (optional) an extended version (short conference paper of a max. of 4 pages) for evaluation. All accepted short papers after the pre-conference peer-review process will be published as chapters in the conference proceedings by Springer. The registered author(s) of each accepted paper will receive a "Springer Certificate of Acceptance" certifying that the paper has been accepted for publication in the conference proceedings.

The proceedings of the 4th CAJG will be published online on 31 March 2022 by Springer. All authors will receive a soft copy of the proceedings shortly after online publication.

The proceedings of the 4th CAJG 2021 will be made available in the SpringerLink Digital Library (on the CAJG page) which is directly linked to Research Gate and will be published in Springer ASTI series which is indexed in Scopus:

ASTI Series

The proceedings of the 1st CAJG was published in 10 volumes in November 2018. It gives a general and brief overview on current research focusing on emerging geosciences topics. It contains over 700 carefully refereed short contributions to the conference:

The proceedings (4 volumes) of the 2nd CAJG will appear online as part of the ASTI series in May 2021. It summarizes new research studies focusing on emerging geosciences topics and it contains over 400 carefully refereed short contributions to the conference:

The proceedings (4 volumes) of the 3rd CAJG is now in final preparation before online publication by September 2021.

Note that authors of accepted papers in the conference proceedings (after the pre-conference peer review process) and who do not plan to attend the 4th CAJG should register before the deadline of 10 October 2021 (see Important Dates and Registration). If you are not sure whether you or one of your co-authors will be able to attend the conference, you should bear in mind that there is a fee to be paid before this deadline to cover the editorial handling and evaluation of your paper before publication in the conference proceedings. The accepted paper will not be included in the conference proceedings without paying the fee. If you pay the fee and decide to attend the conference afterward, the paid amount will be deduced from your total registration fee.

The proceedings of the 4th  CAJG will consist of 15 sections, each edited by the following group of Arabian Journal of Geosciences (AJGS) Chief Editors:

Section 1. Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology, Climatology, Oceanography

Zhihua Zhang et al. (Editors)

Section 2. Biogeochemistry, Geobiology, Geoecology, Geoagronomy

Haroun Chenchouni et al. (Editors)

Section 3. Earthquake Seismology and Geodesy

Jianxiong Chen et al. (Editors)

Section 4. Environmental Earth Sciences

Amjad Kallel et al. (Editors)

Section 5. Applied & Theoretical Geophysics

Narasimman Sundararajan et al. (Editors)

Section 6. Geo-Informatics and Remote Sensing

Biswajeet Pradhan, Xiuping Jia et al. (Editors)

Section 7. Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology, Volcanology

Domenico Doronzo, Federico Lucci et al. (Editors)

Section 8. Geological Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering

Zeynal Abiddin Erguler et al. (Editors)

Section 9. Geomorphology, Geography, Soil Science, Glaciology, Geoarchaeology, Geoheritage

Stefan Grab et al. (Editors)

Section 10. Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Hydrochemistry

Broder J. Merkel et al. (Editors)

Section 11. Marine Geosciences, Historical Geology, Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology

Attila Çiner et al. (Editors)

Section 12. Numerical and Analytical Methods in Mining Sciences and Geomechanics

Murat Karakus et al. (Editors)

Section 13. Petroleum and Energy Engineering, Petroleum Geochemistry

Santanu Banerjee et al. (Editors)

Section 14. Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Paleontology, Geochronology

Attila Çiner et al. (Editors)

Section 15. Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geodynamics, Petroleum Geology

François Roure et al. (Editors)

Oral Communications

There are two types of oral communications: a PowerPoint (PPT) presentation of 12 minutes (followed by 3-minutes Q/A) or an e-Poster presentation of 7 minutes (using a large HD screen). The type chosen will depend on the author’s stated preference and the decision of the scientific committee.

It will be possible to present online without attending the conference in person. In this case, there is one type of oral communications: a PowerPoint (PPT) online presentation of 12 minutes followed by 3-minutes Q/A.


During the conference the best paper selected from each conference track (15 papers in total), as judged by the scientific committee, will receive awards (see Conference Tracks).

Decisions are based on the following criteria:

  • Originality and newness of contribution
  • Appropriate application of methodology
  • Effective communication of the central ideas of the work
  • Usefulness of the research in resolving environmental problem(s)

The 15 winning authors will receive the “Springer Award for Outstanding Paper,” a gift voucher for the amount of 300 euros which can be used to purchase books on SpringerLink, and also a Springer bag personalized with the 4th CAJG logo and an advertising message “Winner of the best conference paper at the 4th CAJG – Turkey 2021.” All winners will be presented with a commemorative certificate and will be acknowledged during the awards luncheon (Day 3 in the Conference Program).

The most active reviewers and editors will also receive Springer / CAJG awards and certificates of appreciations and will be acknowledged during the awards luncheon. 

Special Issues

After the conference, the 4th CAJG scientific committee aims to publish high-quality topical collections (special issues) on cross-cutting themes from the earth and environmental sciences in the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (AJGS) and other Springer journals.

Authors of the selected papers will be notified on 31 December 2021 to start preparing an extended version of their proceedings papers or accepted (short) abstracts (not extended/published in the proceedings) for submission in one of the AJGS special issues.

All papers will be peer-reviewed by Editors each journal before final acceptance for publication. Authors of the accepted papers will receive a "Springer Acceptance Certificate" after publication of the special issue.

The collaborating journals are liste below:

Moreover, some selected high-quality papers will be also submitted after the conference for publication in regular (or special) issues of the following Springer journals:

A special issue is also planned in this newly-launched journal which is a niche for high-quality original research and review studies in all major disciplines of geosciences:

Publication Plan: Summary

Publication Plan: Summary