About Journal

Open Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology (OJOGCT) focuses on the geology, petrology, geochemistry, and mineralogy of coal, oil/gas source rocks, and shales. With the journal, we aim to promote the exploration and utilization of these resources in an environmentally responsible manner, as well as the advancement of engineering and technology for effective resource management toward net-zero carbon emissions.

OJOGCT publishes research papers, reviews, case studies, and short communications related to Oil, Gas, and Coal Technology. A key principle of OJOGCT is not to exclude papers based on their subject matter, and it wishes to publish papers that present scientifically valid and technically correct findings.

The Open Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology also publishes Research articles, Originals, Editorials, Reviews, Case reports, Letters to the Editor, Commentaries, book reviews, etc.

Focus and Scope

Electrical engineering, Energy and environment, sustainable transition, Energy sources, Energy storage and applications, Energy fundamentals and conversion, Energy and buildings, Diagnostics and prognostics of energy conversion chains, Chemical energy, Energy use in industry, Energy economics and policy, Asphalt, Coke, Graphite, Oils and gases, Synthetic fuels (including Dimethyl ether (DME), Methanol, etc), Biofuels, Tar sands, Bitumen, Coal, Natural gas, Oil shale, Petroleum, Tar and pitch,  Woods and biomass, Hydrogen fuels, Waste-derived fuels (WDF), Refuse-derived fuels (RDF), Carbon with applications to fuel energy, Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage - Oil, Gas and Coal Technology.

Plagiarism Policy

The articles submitted by authors must contain a minimum of 80% unique content (Which should be unique and must not copy from any other websites). The authors must maintain 100% uniqueness in the text’s results and conclusion. We will resend the articles, which have below 80% uniqueness to the authors for revision and ask for resubmissions with essence (as per guidelines).

Benefits to authors

We provide many author benefits, such as free PDFs, a liberal copyright policy, and social media optimization that improve citations and help readers connect with potential collaborators and correspondents with a platform to publish their research work and update the recent advances.

We provide many author benefits such as

  • High-standard rigorous peer review such as free PDFs.
  • Rapid publication
  • Authors retain copyright
  • Enhances the visibility and presence of the author due to free dissemination and frequent citation Easy and immediate Online access
  • High Impact factor and chances of getting cited liberal copyright policy
  • Special discounts on Pubtexto publications and help readers connect with potential collaborators and correspondents with a platform to publish their research work and update the recent advances.

Open Access: free for readers, with an article processing charge (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 7-10 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.5 days.

Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitled to a discount on the APC of their subsequent publication in any Pubtexto journal, in appreciation of the work done.

Aim and Scope

This Open Journal of Oil, Gas, and Coal Technology presents novel research findings and discusses challenging issues in the fields of energy and mineral extraction, processing, utilization, and recycling. The journal covers all aspects of scientific and engineering research on energy and mineral resources, including original research articles, new developments, case studies, and critical reviews. There are a number of topics covered in the course, including:

This journal covers basic research, computational and laboratory studies, technology development, and field studies in:

  • Exploration, geological studies, reserves estimation
  • Production/recovery methods, drilling technology, subsea engineering
  • Production rates, forecasting future demand
  • Heavy oil, oil sand/shale recovery/processing, oil/gas field processing
  • Petroleum refining, coal liquid/hydrogen production, petrochemical industry
  • Ultra-low sulphur fuels, LNG, CNG and LPG, natural gas processing
  • Gasoline from natural gas/coal liquid, biorefining, biofuels
  • Nano/biotechnology, computerisation/automation, modelling/simulation
  • Refinery process optimization, management of refining industry, major oil companies
  • Fuel quality/specifications, storage, transportation
  • Environmental issues, carbon management, sequestration, storage
  • Oil spill occurrence, monitoring, clean-up methods, contingency plans
  • Fuel prices, future market fluctuations, forecasting, safety/security
  • Business/international trade regulations, political/governmental/economic issues
  • Biofuels vs fossil fuels; future technology, business
  • Geology, geochemistry, mineralogy, and petrology
  • formation of coal and coal seams, including studies of modern coal-forming processes and environments
  • metamorphosis of coal and dispersed organic matter in source rocks
  • geologic aspects of coal measures, oil- and gas-source rocks
  • petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry, and petrophysics of coal, coal seams, and organic matter-rich shales.
  • Exploration and development of coal and unconventional resources
  • formation, transport and storage of carbon; energy gases in coals and shales including coal bed methane, coal mine methane, abandoned mine methane
  • unconventional petroleum systems (e.g., shale gas, oil shales, oil sands, heavy oil, tight oil/gas
  • Critical metals in coal, coal-bearing strata, acid-mine drainage, and coal combustion/gasification residues; recovery of critical metals from coal-based materials; resource recovery from coal mine waste.
  • Environmental aspects of coal and unconventional resources
  • impacts of coal mining, acid-mine drainage, and exploitation of unconventional resources
  • coal utilization related to geology and constituents of coal
  • emission reduction and carbon capture, storage, and utilization
  • geological and environmental aspects of coal fires and underground coal gasification.
  • Application of computational methods for geology and engineering of coal and unconventional resource management
  • Application of big data and artificial intelligence (AI) including, but not limited to, machine learning, automated reasoning and inference, case-based reasoning, computer vision, knowledge representation, remote sensing, spatial statistics and uncertainty evaluation for the topics covered within the scope of the journal
  • Development and application of analytical methods for geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology and pore space of coal and unconventional energy system.
  • Application of numerical modeling methods, preferably validated by experimental or field data, in support of technology development and environmental management of resources covered by the journal.

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