Pyroclastic Flow Journal of Geology is an Open Access, independently edited journal is an Open Access journal, independently edited under the tutelar responsability of Volcanes Sin Fronteras Non-Governmental Organization, which was constituted in Costarica by August 30, 2017. It aims to disseminate and divulgate the recent and original scientific papers on Geology and Volcanology. Its official language is Spanish, although works are also accepted in English. It is dedicated to the findings and research conducted in Latin American territory, specially by young/ emerging researchers.

With regard to research, the following matters are of special interest to our journal:

Physical volcanology, tephrochronology, volcanic stratigraphy, characterization of volcanic products and volcanic deposits, dynamics and eruptive mechanims, volcanic evolution, chronology and development of eruptive cycles, volcanic seismology, interaction of volcanic (and / or its products) activity with the environment and society, site of volcanic systems, zoning of volcanic hazards, volcanic hazard mitigation, numerical modeling tools for volcanic processes, remote sensing for the study of volcanic dynamics, hydrology of volcanic aquifers, others.

Also, contributions on processes that constitutes geological hazard, such as mass movements, tsunamis, mudflows, earthquakes, etc.  are of special interest for the journal.



Editorial: Indexed

Geological Notes: Open Submissions, Indexed, Peer Reviewed

Disclosure notes: Open Submissions, Indexed, Peer Reviewed

Items: Open Submissions, Indexed, Peer Reviewed

Review articles: Open Submissions, Indexed, Peer Reviewed

News: Open Submissions, Indexed


Once a manuscript is received by the chief editor, he can start the evaluation process or select one member of the editorial comitee for processing.  The chief editor or editorial board member will usually request the manuscript review by two external peer referees. The observations and comments from reviewers will be sent back to autors and three possible cases of evaluation are expected: acceptance, acceptance with changes (minor or major) and rejection. The whole process is expected to finish in less than 4 months, however it will depend of the topic of the manuscript and availability of referees to evaluate.


The journal publishes an annual volume. Occasionally, more than one annual number can be published. The journal can encourage the publication of a thematic issue, additional to the regular issue.


The journal provides free and immediate access to works that have been accepted through its section on "Next articles". Papers in final format are published with unrestricted access to all its contents, barely volume / number that has been included is published. Authors can archive and distribute copies of the work in the pre-editing and post-editing version of the editor (RoMEO Green) stage.


The magazine is part of the Latin American Network of Scientific Knowledge and Innovation (REDIB), through which the articles are stored permanently in digital format.


The opinions and facts contained in each article are the sole responsibility of their authors. Neither the journal nor its editorial team, nor the reviewers are liable under any circumstances for the credibility and authenticity of the work.


From June 2016, the journal follows the principles of transparency of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). Thus, the respective information to the members of the editorial team is absolutely public, as well as their contacts.

Misconduct authors: Plagiarism, manipulation of quotations and references, falsification or fabrication of data, among others, will be evaluated by the editorial staff as causal of undisputed cancellation of the processing of a job submitted, or removal work published. In addition, a note concerning the elimination of a published work, accusing bad practices will be published. Each case will be evaluated by the editorial team singular, and the decision must be taken by a vote of at least 50% of its members.

Misconduct editors: Any member of the editorial board who is caught in inappropriate behavior acts (e.g. acceptance of work without revision, job processing of his own authorship, the violation of the review process by double-blind peers, marketing of free access material, etc.) must be evaluated by the rest of the editorial team, which will decide their maintenance within this.

Conflict of interest: Authors must disclose to the journal any conflict of interest existent prior publication of their work. You can be guided by:

Funds and affiliation: The authors must leave expressly mentioned in their work the origin of the funds through which funded his research (projects, grants, etc.). Additionally, if they have changed labor affiliation when publishing their work, they must leave express the original affiliation under which they developed their contribution.

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