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The Geological Society of America publishes scientific papers on all aspects of geology. Manuscripts in any research field of geology are considered for publication by GSA, especially if the papers are useful in more than one field. Those that discuss principles are generally preferred to detailed areal studies, many of which are more appropriate to state, provincial, or university publications. Do not submit papers that have been submitted, accepted, or published elsewhere.

All scientific papers and maps and charts submitted to GSA are read critically by referees before they are accepted for publication. The usual review period ranges from a few weeks for very short papers to four or more months for some journal and book-length papers.

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Author Information at a Glance
  Mandatory page contributions Color figure costs
(print and online)
Length restrictions Gold Open Access
Geology
None
$800 per color figure;
final cost dependent on layout
Four typeset pages
$2500
GSA Bulletin
If paper exceeds 10 typeset pages, each additional page $125
$800 per color page
None
$2500
Books
None
$400 for initial color page;
each additional page $100
None
$2500
Geosphere
None
None
None
$2500
Lithosphere
None
First color figure free;
each additional figure $250
None
$2500