Acta Geologica Sinica-English Edition is an academic quarterly of the Geological Society of China. It was established in 1922 and is one of the earliest scientific journals in China. Its predecessor was the Bulletin of the Geological Society of China and published papers mainly in English, with some in German and French. With one volume a year, it carried the results of geological investigations of the members of the society and papers presented in annual meetings of the society.
Acta Geologica Sinica mainly reports the latest and most important achievements in the theoretical and basic research in geological sciences, together with new technologies, in China. Papers published involve various aspects of research concerning geosciences and related disciplines, such as stratigraphy, palaeontology, origin and history of the Earth, structural geology, tectonics, mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, geology of mineral deposits, hydrogeology, engineering geology, environmental geology, regional geology and new theories and technologies of geological exploration.