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. Subscription is included in the annual dues for SPWLA members, and is $250.00 per year for non-members.

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Letters to the Editor are welcomed, whether they are intended for publication or are 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.

Submitting a paper

Papers may be articles, technical notes, case studies, reviews, or tutorials. The preferred method of submission is to send a Word file with embedded graphics by e-mail to the Editor. Figures should be saved in their original format for submission at the time of publication. Other methods of submission, and further information, are described in the Petrophysics_Instructions_to_Authors.

Please submit your articles, etc. to

Review process

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

Reader Survey

The Editors welcome feedback on the objectives and content of the journal. Please take time to complete and email the Reader Survey to the Editor. (pdf format   MSWord format)

Access to Previously Published Papers

All papers published from 1960 through 2010 are available for download through the Library.

It is also possible to purchase a complete set of papers (1960-2009) on CD and DVD 

(contact the SPWLA office)