Journal Overview

The major publication of the Chinese Geoscience Union in Taiwan (located in Taipei) since 1990, the journal of Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAO) publishes scientific research articles, notes, correspondences and reviews in all disciplines of the Earth sciences. It is the amalgamation of the following journals:

  • Papers in Meteorological Research (published by the Meteorological Society of the ROC) since Vol. 12, No. 2
  • Bulletin of Geophysics (published by the Institute of Geophysics, National Central University) since No. 27
  • Acta Oceanographica Taiwanica (published by the Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University) since Vol. 42

TAO is co-sponsored by the Geological Society, the Geophysical Society, the Meteorological Society, and the Oceanographic Society of the Republic of China (ROC) and has its publication partially subsidized by the National Science and Technology Council of the ROC. TAO has been selected for coverage by the Science Citation Index® (SCI) since March 2003 (Vol. 14). Contents of TAO are also covered by DOAJ, EBSCOhost, Scopus, and Current Contents®/Physical Chemical and Earth Sciences.


Open Access

Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences is a fully open access journal, which means that all articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. See:



Indexing and Abstracting

  • SCI-E (Science Citation Index® - Expanded)
  • Current Contents® - Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
  • SCI (Science Citation Index®)
  • EBSCOhost
  • CEPS (Chinese Electronic Periodical Services)
  • Scopus
  • National Central Library – PerioPath: Index to Taiwan Periodical Literature System
  • Google Scholar
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • ProQuest - Earth, Atmospheric, & Aquatic Science Database


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ISSN: 1017-0839 (Print)
ISSN: 2311-7680 (Online)

2022 Impact Factor: 0.8


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