Interpretation includes papers directly related to the practice of interpretation of the Earth’s subsurface for exploration and extraction of mineral resources and for environmental and engineering applications.
The journal aims to accelerate innovation in interpretation for resource exploration, exploitation, and environmental stewardship. Interpretation is jointly published by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).
Interpretation received its first impact factor in June 2016. According to the Science Edition of Thomson Reuters' InCites Journal Citation Reports, the journal's 2015 impact factor is .510, and its immediacy index is 0.173.