IRAQI BULLETIN OF GEOLOGY AND MINING issued by Iraq Geological Survey, Baghdad, Iraq

The Iraqi Bulletin of Geology and Mining is a scientific journal with a broad international vision and recorded under the international number of ISSN 1811–4539. The bulletin is published in paper copies as well as online on its website (www.Bulletin and the website of the Academic Scientific Journals of the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research ( The editorial board includes experts and scientists of local as well as international standing. Papers published in the journal are refereed by well-known specialists from universities and industry. The language used is English and Arabic.

The bulletin was first issued in 2005 with the main aim of publishing the scientific work of the Iraq Geological Survey long kept in the library archives with very limited access to the scientific community outside the survey. Since then the bulletin kept a regular periodical issuing of 2 – 3 issues/year in addition to special issues devoted to the geology of Iraq. Each issue includes at least 6  publications. The bulletin has widened its coverage in recent years to include research papers on various parts of the world. The journal uses a double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.  

The scope of research work covered by the bulletin includes Stratigraphy; Paleontology; Sedimentology; Structure and Tectonics; Geomorphology; Geophysics; Hydrogeology; Petrology and Mineralogy; Geochemistry; Engineering Geology; Geological Hazards; Environmental Geology; Mineral Resources;  Mineral Processing and Mining Geology.