The Quaternary Active Faults Database of Iberia (QAFI v.2.0)

  1. Julián García Mayordomo
  2. Juan M. Insua Arévalo
  3. José Jesús Martínez Díaz
  4. Alberto Jiménez Díaz
  5. Raquel Martín Banda
  6. Santiago R. Martín Alfageme
  7. José Antonio Álvarez Gómez
  8. Martín Jesús Rodríguez Peces
  9. Rafael Pérez López
  10. Míguel Ángel Rodríguez Pascua
  11. Eulàlia Masana Closa
  12. H. Perea
  13. Fidel Martín González
  14. Jorge Luis Giner Robles
  15. Eliza S. Nemser
  16. João Cabral
Journal of iberian geology: an international publication of earth sciences

ISSN: 1886-7995 1698-6180

Year of publication: 2012

Issue Title: Active Faults in Iberia

Volume: 38

Issue: 1

Pages: 285-302

Type: Article

DOI: 10.5209/REV_JIGE.2012.V38.N1.39219 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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  • Scopus Cited by: 73 (29-01-2024)
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  • Web of Science Cited by: 71 (19-10-2023)
  • Dimensions Cited by: 74 (06-01-2024)

JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2012
  • Journal Impact Factor: 1.152
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 1.121
  • Article influence score: 0.391
  • Best Quartile: Q2
  • Area: GEOLOGY Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 23/47 (Ranking edition: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2012
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.651
  • Best Quartile: Q2
  • Area: Stratigraphy Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 14/42
  • Area: Geology Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 76/274

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2012
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 1.7
  • Area: Geology Percentile: 54
  • Area: Stratigraphy Percentile: 52


(Data updated as of 06-01-2024)
  • Total citations: 74
  • Recent citations (2 years): 20
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 8.66


The Quaternary Active Faults Database of Iberia (QAFI) is an initiative lead by the Institute of Geology and Mines of Spain (IGME) for building a public repository of scientific data regarding faults having documented activity during the last 2.59 Ma (Quaternary). QAFI also addresses a need to transfer geologic knowledge to practitioners of seismic hazard and risk in Iberia by identifying and characterizing seismogenic fault-sources. QAFI is populated by the information freely provided by more than 40 Earth science researchers, storing to date a total of 262 records. In this article we describe the development and evolution of the database, as well as its internal architecture. Additionally, a first global analysis of the data is provided with a special focus on length and slip-rate fault parameters. Finally, the database completeness and the internal consistency of the data are discussed. Even though QAFI v.2.0 is the most current resource for calculating fault-related seismic hazard in Iberia, the database is still incomplete and requires further review.