Swiss Bulletin

The Swiss Bulletin for Applied Geology is a technical and scientific publication for a primarily practice-oriented readership. It primarily publishes articles on engineering geology, natural hazards, geothermal energy, environmental and hydro-geology, and geophysics, as well as interesting findings from tunnel construction projects, groundwater utilization, remediation of contaminated sites, and so on.

Today complex issues increasingly require interdisciplinary answers. For this reason, the Swiss Bulletin also includes contributions from other fields such as spatial planning, communication, climate change, etc.

The purpose of the Swiss Bulletin for Applied Geology is the exchange of knowledge and experience in the fields of applied geology as well as the transfer of knowledge between academia and practice.

In addition, the Bulletin also serves as a communication organ of the two editor associations.


The Bulletin has existed since 1935, as a journal of the Swiss Association of Petroleum Geologists and Engineers (VSP/ASP). The main topics were petroleum and natural gas, from prospecting in the broadest sense to production. In 1995, the journal “merged” with the Section of Engineering Geology (SFIG/GSGI), greatly expanding the range of articles. In 2009, the Bulletin was renamed Swiss Bulletin of Applied Geology.

Since 2013, all issues of the journal, which has appeared under various names, can be accessed in the digital directory of Swiss journals (E-Periodica) of the ETH-Bibliothek (to the archive). The access is subject to a blocking period of two years. Members of the two specialist groups can access the issues of the last two years in the password-protected member area.

Invitation to publish

The Swiss Bulletin for Applied Geology aims to publish high quality articles in the field of engineering geology and geo-resources in a broader sense. This is to be done in a straightforward manner – without lengthy reviews – without compromising on the quality of the articles. As a rule, the editor and, in case of doubt, the editorial board decide on the publication of an article.
For further information, please refer to the instructions for authors as well as the detailed instructions.

Targeted advertising

The Swiss Bulletin for Applied Geology offers space for subject-related advertising. Full-page (210 × 140 mm) and half-page (105 × 140 mm) advertisements are possible. Please contact the editor.

Prices and discounts can be found in the overview of tariffs.


All members of SASEG and SFIG/GSGI receive the Swiss Bulletin for Applied Geology. However, the journal is also available by subscription, please contact the editor for further information.

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