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Science Editors

Published since 1973, Geology features rapid publication of about 23 refereed short (four-page) papers each month. Articles cover all earth-science disciplines and include new investigations and provocative topics. Professional geologists and university-level students in the earth sciences use this widely read journal to keep up with scientific research trends. The online forum section facilitates author-reader dialog. Includes color and occasional large-format illustrations on oversized loose inserts.

Impact Factor
2015: 4.884
5-year: 4.692
Cited half-life: >10 years
#1 in "geology" category for 10 years in a row

TYPE OF ARTICLES

Geology Articles are timely, innovative, and provocative, relevant to the journal's international audience, and representative of research from all fields of the geosciences. Maximum article length is four printed pages. Click here for Manuscript Sizing instructions.

Research Focus Articles provide an (invited) opportunity for authors familiar with specific issues and disciplines to draw new insights from a published article, as well as to provide additional background and depth for readers unfamiliar with the most recent techniques and/or results in this field.

Comments and Replies provide a forum in which published papers can be discussed. These are each limited to one PDF page, including references, figures, and tables (about 7500 characters of text = one printed page). Comments focus on the broad assertions or implications in the original article; they are not overly specific or personal. A Comment must be submitted within six months of publication of the original article. Replies are written by the original author(s) after receiving a copy of the relevant Comment. Replies must be submitted to GSA within one month.

All Geology papers are subject to GSA's Ethical Guidelines for Publications.

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3300 Penrose Place

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Lyne Yohe, Managing Editor

telephone: +1-303-357-1091

 

Jennifer Olivarez, Editorial Assistant

telephone: +1-303-357-1010