The IAS is the home of three outstanding journals and from time to time publishes thematic books edited by specialists. The association is also partner in the publication of Journal of Petroleum Geology.

Top quality scientific publications for sedimentologists


The journal of the IAS


The international leader in its field, Sedimentology publishes ground-breaking research from across the spectrum of sedimentology, sedimentary geology and sedimentary geochemistry.

The journal is published by Wiley, with up to seven issues per year. Full online access to all issues and early view articles comes free with IAS membership. Printed copies are available at reduced rate for all active members. Author guidelines can be found on the Wiley website.


The Depositional Record

The open access journal from the IAS


The Depositional Record is a fully open access journal publishing high quality articles from across the field of sedimentology. The journal covers all timescales, from Ancient to Recent and welcomes articles that emphasise the application of sedimentary processes to the study of paleoclimate, changes in the chemical environment, ocean acidification, extra-terrestrial sedimentology, and the application of genetic methods to understanding sedimentological processes.

Each article is made publicly available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.

The Depositional Record

Basin Research

Journal published on behalf of IAS and EAGE


Basin Research is an international journal which aims to publish original, high impact research papers on sedimentary basin systems.

Access to the complete electronic journal archive comes free with an active IAS membership. Basin Research is online only since 2018.

Basin Research

Journal of Petroleum Geology

Journal published in association with the IAS


Journal of Petroleum Geology is a quarterly journal devoted to the geology of oil and natural gas.

Paid access to the complete electronic journal archive and the option to buy the printed journal at a reduced fee is possible through an active IAS membership.

Petroleum Geology

Thematic Books

Thematic books from the IAS

A set of thematic volumes edited by specialists on subjects of central interest to sedimentologists. Papers are reviewed and printed to the same high standards as those published in Sedimentology, several volumes have become standard works of reference.

Next to Special Publications, IAS thematic books also feature Reprint Series — collections of related papers published over several years in Sedimentology — and Field Guides, pocket-size volumes containing practical field information for individuals and groups visiting areas in the World that provide excellent examples of sedimentary strata.

IAS members can purchase printed Special Publications at a discount price and have full online access to issues older than 5 years. To use copyrighted material, use the Request for Permission form.

Thematic Books

How to access

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