Turkish J Earth Sci
E-ISSN: 1303-619X
ISSN: 1300-0985

Editor in Chief:

Prof. Dr. Orhan TATAR

Sivas Cumhuriyet University

Assistant Editor in Chief:

Prof. Dr. Baochun HUANG

Peking University, P.R. China

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28 December 2020

Special Issue

“Geothermal Energy for Sustainable Development”

Special Issue Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Alper BABA, İzmir Institute of Technology, TURKEY

Prof. Dr. Dornadula CHANDRASEKHARAM, Indian Institute of Technology, INDIA


The Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences is published electronically 6 times a year by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). It is an international English-language journal for the publication of significant original recent research in a wide spectrum of topics in the earth sciences. All manuscripts must be submitted electronically via the internet through the online system for TÜBİTAK journals at http://online.journals.tubitak.gov.tr. This journal is included in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-E) since 2004, free submission and publication and open access.

Dear Colleagues,

CO2 emissions from fossil fuels based power plants become a great issue globally due to its influence on the climate.  Countries have been developing strategies to reduce emissions by adopting the energy mix. Geothermal energy is making tremendous progress in all countries due to its positive impact on the environment. Hydrothermal systems, today, are able to generate greater than 60000 MWe. In recent years great advances have been made in geothermal exploration, drilling, reservoir engineering and modelling, and direct applications. Geothermal energy is being promoted for food security in certain MENA countries.  In addition to hydrothermal exploration, extraction of heat from deep geothermal systems is gaining importance due to tremendous advancements made in drilling technology, fracture propagation, and creating heat exchangers in granites. CO2 is being used as the medium to extract heat from high heat generating granites. In the light of this tremendous progress being made in geothermal energy systems, a special issue on geothermal energy for sustainable development is being proposed to understand the current role of geothermal energy in sustainable development.


This special issue in the Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences is devoted to recent findings on “Geothermal Energy for Sustainable Development” to make a substantial contribution to knowledge gaps in understanding of geothermal resources and their innovative application.

Topics will be included in this issue related to hydrothermal systems, exploration, and assessment, direct application of geothermal energy, nonconventional geothermal systems, and challenges in reservoir development, enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), water-rock interaction, heat extraction fluids from deep reservoirs, induced seismicity.


Key words: Hydrothermal systems, geothermal energy, geothermal reservoir, water-rock interaction, enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), seismicity.


Important dates:

Manuscript Due

May 15, 2021

First Round of Reviews

August 15, 2021

Publication Date

November 1, 2021