BALTICA is an international periodical journal on Earth sciences devoted to the Baltic countries region and the Baltic Sea problems. This edition as a Yearbook is established in 1961 by initiative of Academician Vytautas Gudelis. Since 1993, an Editor-in-Chief of the journal became Academician Algimantas Grigelis. BALTICA is published biannually (in June and December) in cooperation with geoscientists of the circum-Baltic States.
BALTICA is publishing original peer-reviewed papers of international interests on various Earth sciences issues. The particular emphasis is given to Quaternary geology, climate changes and development of ecosystems, palaeogeography, environmental geology, as well as stratigraphy, tectonics, sedimentology and surface processes with relevance to the geological history of the Baltic Sea and land areas. Journal emphasizes modern techniques, methodology and standards. The journal structure comprises original articles, short reviews, information, bibliography.
In 2008, the edition was ranked in ISI Thomson Reuters Web on Science list; ISI Web of Knowledge Impact Factor for 2014 is 0.579, for 5-years (2009-2013) IF is 0,581; Elsevier SCR for 2013 shows H-index 11 and Q3. In 2013, the journal got Cite Factor (Academic Scientific Journals) index (Key Factor 26); since 2012 published papers are registered by DOI (Digital Object Identifier) code system, prefix is 10/5200; since 2010 is taking part in the iThenticate (CrossCheck) programme; in 2014 became a member of CrossRef Association.
BALTICA is currently indexed and abstracted in the following databases: Thomson Reuters: Web on Science, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition; Elsevier Bibliographic Databases: SCOPUS, GEOBASE; The Gale Inc.®: Academic OneFile, Infortrac and Science Resource Center; 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 2014.
The language of the journal is English (U. K.). Manuscripts submitted to BALTICA should be written in accordance with the Information to authors.
Open Access to this edition on the Internet (online) is free and noncommercial by address: http://www.gamtostyrimai.lt/en/publicationd/listingCategory/category.1020. ISSN code of print-version is 0067-3064; of electronic version e-ISSN code is 1648-858X.
Prof. Dr. Albertas BITINAS,