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09.02.2020 | Member News & Releases

GeoScienceWorld’s Lithosphere Now Publishing with Expanded Scope

Open access community-driven geoscience journal accepting research from all areas of earth, planetary, and environmental sciences.

September 1, 2020 – McLean, VA – GeoScienceWorld (GSW), is pleased to announce that its community-driven geoscience journal, Lithosphere, has published its first articles. With an aim to cover research in all areas of earth, planetary, and environmental sciences. Lithosphere provides a unique publishing choice for authors in the geoscience community, achieved through an alliance between GSW and leading nonprofit societies, including: American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG); The Geological Society of America (GSA); Geological Society of London (GSL); Mineralogical Society of America (MSA); SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology; Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG); Society of Economic Geologists (SEG).

“We are very excited to see this unique collaboration in Open Access publishing come to fruition as the first articles are being published,” said Chris Straub, GSW Interim CEO.  “Our expanded scope and collective approach allow our society partners to offer their communities an Open Access publishing solution which broadens their individual reach, strengthening the service to researchers.” 

Lithosphere accepts submissions for peer review that meet the following criteria:

•       Scientifically rigorous and valid, with observations separated from interpretations, and conclusions supported by data
•       A useful contribution, that tells us something new, and discussed in the context of existing literature
•       Ethically sound and meeting all applicable research integrity standards
•       Reproducible with methods, analyses and statistics (as appropriate) detailed sufficiently to be followed

To view the newly published articles, visit Lithosphere at https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/lithosphere.


About GeoScienceWorld GeoScienceWorld (GSW) is a nonprofit collaborative and comprehensive resource for research and communications in the Earth Sciences. GSW works with societies, institutions, and researchers around the world and provides a single source of access to 48 preeminent scholarly journals, 2,210+ eBooks, and over 4 million GeoRef records with specialized and map-based search capabilities and links to curated earth science research around the Web. Through its Society Services Program, GSW also serves as a platform for cost-effective hosting for independent society sites, providing a scalable and efficient global presence for societies, authors, and members. With the re-launch of the journal Lithosphere in January 2020, GSW expanded its expertise into open access publishing in alliance with seven participating societies. Since 2005, GSW has returned more than $43 million to membership societies to achieve their scientific missions.

About Lithosphere Lithosphere is an open access, community-driven journal published by GeoScienceWorld (GSW) with the support of our participating societies – the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), The Geological Society of America (GSA), Geological Society of London (GSL), Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), and Society of Economic Geologists (SEG). Lithosphere provides researchers with an opportunity to support the community by publishing their research in a broad scope open access geoscience journal published by a trusted nonprofit source. 

Contact Laura FitzGerald, fitzgerald@geoscienceworld.org

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