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Call for papers

Contributions welcomed for Geophysical Prospecting special issue

Guest Editors:
Raffaele Persico (University of Calabria) – Managing Guest Editor
Sebastiano D’Amico (University of Malta)
Francesco Panzera (Swiss Seismological Service)
Erica Utsi (EMCradar Consulting)

Special issue: Advanced techniques, methods and applications for an integrated approach to geophysical prospecting

A special issue of Geophysical Prospecting is being planned on the joint use of different prospecting techniques, which is becoming an increasingly pressing need and opportunity.

Mining, sedimentology, polar and ice studies can all benefit from the combined use of GPR and remote sensing or seismic or geoelectric techniques, as well applications of environmental interest such as the identification and characterization of an irregular dump. Integrated techniques can be of interest also with regard to the identification of subsoil liquefaction zones in relationship to earthquakes, as well as in archaeological applications and for monument monitoring.

Integration of different techniques is often proposed, but less frequently subject of more systematic analysis. The special issue is intended to produce contributions that propose and illustrate systematic analyses and integration of several geophysical data and their benefit. In particular, it is of interest to understand what is more promising and less promising, and why.

The editorial board of Geophysical Prospecting is therefore inviting contributions papers to the special issue which propose integration of geophysical techniques and data, e.g., GPR, geo-resistivity, seismic, magnetometry, etc., and possibly to combine them with other kinds of data, e.g., satellite data, photogrammetric data, laser data, infrared data, chemical data, etc.

Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts, prepared according to the ‘Guidance for Authors’ published on the Geophysical Prospecting website. The online submission system for Geophysical Prospecting can be found here. It is very important to indicate in your cover letter that your paper is intended for this special issue. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed in accordance with the journal’s established policies and procedures. The submission is free of charge and no pre-invitation is needed. This special issue also targets presentations given during the 11th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR2021). However, contributions outside IWAGPR2021 are also welcome.

The selection of final papers for publication will depend on both results of the peer-review process and reviews by the guest editors as well as by the editor-in-chief.

For specific questions, please contact the special issue editor Raffaele Persico ( or the editorial office (

The deadline for the submission is 31 December 2022.


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Siddharth Misra


Prof Dr Siddharth Misra’s research focuses on improving subsurface characterization and prospect evaluation for the exploration of hydrocarbons, minerals and water resources.

His major contribution is in the theory of electromagnetic responses of geological formations to various charge polarization phenomena. The theory has enabled him to introduce a multi-frequency electromagnetic log-inversion technique to remove dielectric effects for improved estimation of hydrocarbon pore volume.


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