Petrophysics Journal

 Recent Petrophysics Journals

SPWLA publishes the journal Petrophysics bi-monthly in February, April, June, August, October and December. Petrophysics contains original contributions on theoretical and applied aspects of formation evaluation, including both open hole and cased hole well logging, core analysis and formation testing. Digital Subscription is included with Membership annual dues, printed copies available by subscription order,  library and non-member subscription available for purchase $250.00 per year (6-issues, calendar year).


READER SURVEY FORMS  (pdf format   MSWord format)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR are welcomed, whether they are intended for publication or comments and questions.
DISCUSSIONS OF PREVIOUS PAPERS are also appropriate. The author of the paper will normally be offered the option of submitting a response.


Papers may be articles, technical notes, case studies, reviews, or tutorials. Papers are submitted using the SPWLA online paper system Editorial Manager link .  Readers are encouraged to download the Petrophysics Instructions to Authors for information on manuscript organization, journal style, and author fees.

Papers that comply with the goals of the journal are assigned to an Associate Editor who solicits three reviews and, based on these reviews, decides whether the paper should be accepted, revised, or rejected. Reviewers are given Guidelines and complete an Evaluation Form. Once accepted the author needs to make an Assignment of Copyright to the SPWLA.   PeerTrack Instructions for Associate Editors


All articles submitted after January 1, 2019, will be printed and published digitally in full color and are subject to a new fee structure implemented by SPWLA Board of Directors to support the cost of Petrophysics Journal editing and production. The new editorial fee is a per technical article charge that is assessed on the lead author: $1,200 for SPWLA members; $1,800 for nonmembers; $600 for authors employed by nonprofit or academic institutions. Authors who have insufficient resources to pay these fees can apply for a hardship waiver at the time their paper is accepted for publication. Billing will take place after composition of the paper is complete. No charges are assessed if a submitted manuscript is not published. These fees do not apply to tutorials. 

Technical papers published in SPWLA Petrophysics Journal are assigned a DOI number, digital copies emailed to all active members of the Society on release date, subscription of print copies made available to members and libraries, and immediately included in the SPWLA and OnePetro digital libraries. 


All papers published are available for download through the SPWLA digital Library.
CD and DVD collections can be purchased through the SPWLA store.