Jin, Q. and E.E. Roden, 2011. Microbial physiology-based model of ethanol metabolism in subsurface sediments. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. 125:1-12.
 Bethke, C.M., R.A. Sanford, F.M. Kirk, Q. Jin, and Flynn, T.M., 2011. The thermodynamic ladder in geomicrobiology. American Journal of Science. 311:183-210.
 Roden, E.E. and Q. Jin. 2011. Thermodynamics of microbial growth coupled to metabolism of glucose, ethanol, short-chain organic acids, and hydrogen. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 77:1907-1909.
 Roering, J., Marshall, J., A. Booth, M. Mort, and Q. Jin. 2010. Evidence for biotic controls on topography and soil production. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 298:183-190.
 Jin, Q. and C. M. Bethke. 2009. Cellular energy conservation and the rate of bacterial sulfate reduction. Geology. 37:1027-1030.
 Guo, Q., H. Strauss, A. Kaufman, S. Schröder, J. Gutzmer, B. Wing, M. A. Baker, A. Bekker, Q. Jin, S.-T. Kim, and J. Farquhar, 2009. Reconstructing Earth's surface oxidation across the Archean-Proterozoic transition. Geology. 37:399-402.
 Bethke, C.M., D. Ding, Q Jin, and R.A. Sanford, 2008. Origin of microbiological zoning in groundwater flows. Geology. 36:739-742.
 Jin, Q., and C. M. Bethke 2008. Reply to comment: The thermodynamics and kinetics of microbial metabolism”. American Journal of Science. 308:1117-1118.
 Jin, Q., and C. M. Bethke, 2007. The thermodynamics and kinetics of microbial metabolism. American Journal of Science. 307:643-677.
 Jin, Q., 2007. Control of hydrogen partial pressures on the rates of syntrophic microbial metabolism: A kinetic model for butyrate fermentation. Geobiology. 5:35-49.
 Roadcap, G. S., R. A. Sanford, Q. Jin, J. R., Pardinas, and C. M. Bethke. 2006. Diverse microbial community found in extremely alkaline (pH ≈ 12–13) groundwater. Ground Water. 44:511-517.
 Jin, Q., and C. M. Bethke, 2005. Predicting the rate of microbial respiration in geochemical environments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 69:1133–1143.
 Kirk, M. F., T. R. Holm, J. Park, Q. Jin, R. A. Sanford, B. W. Fouke, and C. M. Bethke, 2004. Bacterial sulfate reduction controls natural arsenic contamination of groundwater. Geology. 32:953–956.
 Jin, Q., and C. M. Bethke, 2003. A new rate law describing microbial respiration. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 69: 2340–2348.
 Frias-Lopez, J., G. T. Bonheyo, Q. Jin, and B. W. Fouke, 2003. Cyanobacterial diversity associated with coral black band disease in Caribbean and Indo-Pacific Reefs. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 69: 2409–2413.
 Jin, Q., and C. M. Bethke, 2002. Kinetics of electron transfer through the respiratory chain. Biophysical Journal. 83: 1797–1808.
 Jin, Q., J. Fan, and S. Wang, 1998. A new method to calculate density of discontinuities and its application. Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering. 17: 273–278.
 Jin, Q., S. Wang, and C. Chen, 1997. A new method to determine the probability density function of discontinuities and its application in Ship Lock area of Three Gorges Dam. Chinese Journal of Engineering Geology. 5: 150–155.