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Basin Research is an international journal which aims to publish original, high impact research papers on sedimentary basin systems. We view integrated, interdisciplinary research as being essential for the advancement of the subject area; therefore, we do not seek manuscripts focused purely on sedimentology, structural geology, or geophysics that have a natural home in specialist journals. Rather, we seek manuscripts that treat sedimentary basins as multi-component systems that require a multi-faceted approach to advance our understanding of their development.

During deposition and subsidence we are concerned with large-scale geodynamic processes, heat flow, fluid flow, strain distribution, seismic and sequence stratigraphy, modelling, burial and inversion histories. In addition, we view the development of the source area, in terms of drainage networks, climate, erosion, denudation and sediment routing systems as vital to sedimentary basin systems. The underpinning requirement is that a contribution should be of interest to earth scientists of more than one discipline.

Impact Factor 2017: 3.886

Basin Research is indexed/abstracted in Current Contents, Geographical Abstracts: Physical Geography, Geological Abstracts, GeoRef and Scopus.

Basin Research is published 6 times a year.

All articles of Basin Research can also be found on Earthdoc


Basin Research Early Career Award

The Basin Research Early Career Award recognises published research marking a significant step forward in our understanding of sedimentary basins. The Award will be given annually and announced in Basin Research.

Prizes include:

  -£100 in cash or £250 worth of Wiley books
  -1 YEAR FREE MEMBERSHIP to the International Association of Sedimentologists, which will include printed issues of Sedimentology and Basin Research.
  -200 Euro voucher to spend at the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers’ bookshop
  -Interview with the winner to be published in First Break

Papers representing work completed within three years of the completion of a degree programme, are eligible. The student must be the senior or sole author of the paper, and the content should represent largely independent work of the student, based on their own research.

If you wish to be considered for the Basin Research Early Career Award, please submit a letter with the following information, to Cynthia Ebinger at cebinger@ur.rochester.edu by September 15th:

1) Title of paper to be considered by the committee
2) Degree program for which the research was conducted
3) Date of completion of the degree
4) Name and email of supervisor(s)