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Author: G. J. Palacky
Journal name: Geophysical Prospecting
Issue: Vol 31, No 6, December 1983 pp. 861 - 872
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.1983.tb01094.x
Organisations: Wiley
Language: English
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How do papers on electrical and electromagnetic methods published in Geophysics and Geophysical Prospecting reflect the actual field application of the various techniques? Our study based on 10 volumes of the journals (1973–1982) suggests a rather good agreement. EM techniques are the most important both in the field and in print. However, an imbalance was detected in the subject matter. Too many published papers deal with theory, and too few with new instrumentation and techniques, case histories, and physical properties of rocks. Papers presented at annual meetings of the EAEG and SEG give a more even-handed and accurate view of geophysical activities. Unfortunately, many of our colleagues around the world are not able to attend the annual meetings regularly and depend on journals for their information. Practicing and research geophysicists should submit more papers on subjects that at present are not adequately covered.

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