November 2, 2018 – McLean, VA – GeoScienceWorld (GSW) is pleased to announce the addition of the journal GeoArabia archive (1996 – 2015) and special publications to its domain-leading collection of Earth science research. A quarterly peer-reviewed journal covering petroleum geoscience in the Middle East, GeoArabia was published by Gulf Petrolink in Bahrain from 1996 to 2015. The new content will be publically available on the GSW platform in January 2019 under Creative Commons license (CC-BY-NC).
“We are thrilled to host the entire electronic library of Gulf PetroLink’s journal, GeoArabia. The content’s regional focus will be of value and meaningful interest to academic and industry researchers across the globe,” said Alix Vance, CEO of GeoScienceWorld. “This publically available content addition expands the scope of our already robust offerings and will help introduce new users to the GSW platform.”
“It is a great pleasure to donate GeoArabia’s electronic library to GeoScienceWorld. As a non-profit organization, GSW will ensure that GeoArabia’s articles and special publications will remain available to the geoscience community far into the future,” said Dr. Moujahed Al-Husseini, Owner of Gulf PetroLink and Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, GeoArabia. “The platform’s innovative tools and search and discovery capabilities will provide distinctive value for GeoArabia’s readers and researchers.”
About Gulf PetroLink, GeoArabia and Dr. M. Al-Husseini – Dr. M. Al-Husseini joined Saudi Aramco in 1976 after completing his PhD in Earth Science at Brown University in 1975 and a one-year Research Fellowship at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 1992 he left Saudi Aramco, where he was the Exploration Manager, and founded Bahrain-based Gulf PetroLink (GPL) in order to promote petroleum geoscience and technology exchange across the Middle East. In 1994 GPL took on its first publishing challenge: the 2-volume, 840 page Proceedings of GEO 1994, the first Middle East Geoscience Conference. GPL launched GeoArabia at the GEO 1996 Conference and organized the biennial GEO 2000, 2002 and 2004 conferences. Between 1996 and 2015 GeoArabia published nearly 350 peer-reviewed articles, many 100s of GEO conference abstracts as well as several special publications. Since 2016 GPL has developed new interpretation techniques in orbital-tuning of stratigraphy recently published in September 2018 as Chapter 5: Arabian Orbital Sequences (Volume 3 of Stratigraphy and Timescales edited by Dr. Michael Montenari).
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