About the Journal

Sedimentologika (e-ISSN 2813-415X) is a free to publish, free to access and free to share scientific journal about sedimentology. Sedimentologika advances research on all types of sedimentary processes, deposits, features, or environments, across all spatial and temporal scales, on Earth and other planetary bodies.

Objectives & Scope

Sedimentologika is an international, diamond open-access journal promoting research into all aspects of sedimentology, including the educational and societal applications of sedimentology. The journal accepts research with widely applicable advances in sedimentology and regional case studies with a broader interest in the sedimentological community. Contact us to discuss how your work may fit the scope of Sedimentologika.

Publication guidelines

Make sure your submission complies with the journal guidelines:

  • Your submission has not been published previously and is not under consideration with another journal. However, preprints on platforms such as Arxiv, Eartharxiv, or Essoar are acceptable and encouraged.

  • Your work complies with the ethical statement of Sedimentologika.

  • The authors and institutions to which they are affiliated declare no conflict of interest.

  • You should provide a cover letter addressed to the editors.

  • Your submission should be a single word processor file (Microsoft Word, Open Office, or LaTeX)using the Sedimentologika format templates (available here), with figures and tables embedded in the text where appropriate. 

  • You should provide any supplementary information in an appropriate file format for the information (e.g., spreadsheet, pdf, word processor file).

  • Bibliographic references are compliant with the American Psychological Association (APA) format and follow the I4OC - Initiative for Open Citations' principles.

  • You have included a “data availability statement” in the submitted manuscript. Your data and/or code should be made available in accordance with the FAIR principles on platforms like Pangaea, Zenodo, Mendeley Data, or Github, including access for editors and reviewers at the review stage and publicly after publication. You should provide access for editors and reviewers during review and for the public after publication. Where an embargo is required due to data confidentiality, you may request data access be restricted to editors and reviewers. In the case of manuscripts working with seismic data, we strongly encourage authors to make their horizons and surfaces available when the seismic data itself cannot be shared. The embargo cannot be longer than one year. Regarding large datasets of several Gb, please state that the data may be shared using analog devices such as external hard drives or USB flash drives.

  • You have included an Authors contribution statement in agreement with the Vancouver Guidelines and ICMJE recommandations.

  • The submission of a “non-technical summary” (max. 150 words) in English is mandatory at acceptance. Additionally, the authors can add a “non-technical summary” in the language of their choice. Sedimentologika can use non-technical summaries to share your research on social media and other platforms.

  • Articles will be published online upon acceptance and integrated into issues and volumes over time.

  • We expect one to two issues for the first years of Sedimentologika. Contributions can be submitted at any time.

Review process

Author(s) may request anonymity before the reviewing stage.

Peer reviews can be made available to the reader upon request.

See below for the detailed submission-to-publication process flow chart.


Open access statement

Sedimentologika is a Diamond Open Access journal. All content is immediately and freely available to the public.

Submitting and publishing in Sedimentologika is entirely free of charge; there is no charge for either submission or publication (APC), or for the evaluation, proofreading, or reading of articles. Access to Sedimentologika is also free of charge.

The authors retain the copyright for articles published in this journal, with the first publication rights granted to Sedimentologika.

All articles published in Sedimentologika are published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC-BY).

Therefore, Sedimentologika‘s content is freely available to download, save, reproduce, and transmit for any purpose. Please note that reproduction and transmission of journal content should always credit the author and original source.

Plagiarism and Scientific Fraud

Authors are highly encouraged to carefully read and follow the San Francisco Declaration On Research Assessment (DORA) for researchers.

Every submitted manuscript will go through plagiarism control. Since plagiarism is unacceptable and will not be tolerated, measures will be taken against the plagiarizing authors. 

The Code of Conducts and Ethics Statement can be found here.


This journal ensures the long-term availability of its contents. Articles published in Sedimentologika are automatically deposited in the institutional repository of the University of Geneva, l'Archive ouverte, and from there, in the SAFE PLN Network, thus ensuring a very high level of preservation.

Sedimentologika supports and encourages the self-archiving of articles after publication by their authors in open-access repositories of their choice, whether it is the submitted version, the accepted version, or the published version of the contribution.


All submissions must be made in English. We encourage the authors to provide a translation of the title and an optional non-technical summary of the article in the language of their choice once the article is accepted. This translation will allow the dissemination of work to non-English speakers that may find specific interest in the publication. This translation will not be peer-reviewed but will accompany the article in its pdf and online forms.

Statement on publishing cost

Sedimentologika is free. There are no fees or article processing charges for authors and no paywalls for readers. This is the definition of Diamond Open Access. Our journal is run by volunteer dedicated scientists who do not receive salary or financial compensation for their work, regardless of their status (committee members, editors, reviewers). 


Sedimentologika is published by the Library of the University of Geneva using a customized version of the OJS by The Public Knowledge Project (PKP).


The support of the SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) has been guaranteed for an initial period of two years (2022 & 2023). Sedimentologika is looking forward to partnering with other non-profit organizations, national agencies, and learned societies. Especially those wishing to push the values of open science, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and justice in academia and wider society.