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The journal is issued by The Union of Iraqi Geologists (UIG), Baghdad, Iraq.


The Iraqi Geological Journal (IGJ) published its first issue in 1968.


The Iraqi Geological Journal (IGJ)is a peer-reviewed journal published Biannually.


Since 2016, the journal strarted to accept articles that written in English only.

About the Iraqi Geological Journal

ISSN: 2414-6064 (Print)

ISSN: 2663-8754 (Online)

Depositary Number in the National Library (2192) in Baghdad, 2016

Aim and scope

The Iraqi Geological Journal (IGJ) is an open access, peer-reviewed scientific and indexed journal, issued twice a year by the publisher, the Union of Iraqi Geologists (UIG). It has founded in 1968 as the Journal of the Geological Society of Iraq, later in 1990 had been nominated the Iraqi Geological Journal. The Journal scope is concerned with original unpublished scientific papers covering all branches of geology and related topics. Although the Journal has a particular interest in publishing local studies which have conclusions of interest, this publication is expanding its breadth of coverage to an international scope. Coverage includes such topics as water resources (hydrology and hydrogeology), petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry, ore deposits, petroleum geology, tectonics, paleontology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, geophysics, and environmental sciences. it publishes biyearly with twelve sections of rigorous and original contributions. It is indexed by Scopus and still ongoing since 2016, with siteScore The journal accepts manuscripts submitted in English Language only, and the authors must ensure that the article has not been published or submitted for publication anywhere else in any format, and that there are no ethical concerns with the content or data collection. All manuscripts are reviewed by at least two referees, who are known scholars in their fields.

For Authors


This journal publishes original research papers that have been written in good English according to a specific format style. All authors should follow these instructions.

Publication Ethics

Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors

Licenses and Copyright

The Iraqi Geological Journal (IGJ) applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. Author is reposable for all the materials in the submitted article.




Prof. Dr. Salih M. Awadh

University of Baghdad – Geochemistry and Economic Geology


Associate Editor

Prof. Dr. Aqeel A. Al-Zubaidy

University of Al-Karkh for Science (Retired) –Mineralogy and Petrology



Dr. Maitham A. Sultan

Ministry of Science and Technology-Environment and Water Department- Geochemistry


Technical Editors

  • Dr. Heba Sadoon Al-Mimar: University of Baghdad, Petroleum Geology
  • Dr. Ahmed H. Al-Sulttani, University of Kufa, Geomorphology and Remote Sensing
  • Dr. Mohanad R. Al-Owaidi: University of Babil, Geochemistry
  • Mr. Sameer R. Ahmed: Iraq Geological Survey (Retired) – Geophysics
  • Mr. Abbas K. Abdulsahib: Missan Oil Company, Petroleum Geology
  • Mrs. Baraa Hassan Marie: Iraq Geological Survey, Engineering Geology

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Country: Baghdad, Iraq.



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