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01.14.2020 | Member News & Releases

GeoScienceWorld’s Lithosphere Opens for Submissions

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

January 14, 2020 – McLean, VA – GeoScienceWorld (GSW), a nonprofit collaborative and comprehensive resource for research and communications in the Earth Sciences, is now inviting submissions to Lithosphere, a community-driven geoscience journal formerly published by The Geological Society of America (GSA), a GSW partner society. Lithosphere will provide a unique publishing choice for authors in the geoscience community, achieved through an alliance between GSW and leading nonprofit societies, including 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).

With the opening of submissions, Lithosphere will now publish research in all areas of earth, planetary, and environmental sciences. The newly appointed editorial board and reviewer base, selected for their expertise across the geosciences, will help guide this expansion. As a community-driven journal, this unique collaboration between prestigious societies and editors in the geosciences provides a home for all scientifically rigorous and valid research, published by highly respected organizations with a proven track record for disseminating high-quality authoritative findings.

“We are very excited to apply our expertise to Open Access publishing with the re-launch of Lithosphere,” said Alix Vance, GSW CEO.  “This collective approach allows our society partners to offer their communities a sustainable Gold Open Access publishing solution, which broadens their individual reach well beyond what each society could achieve on their own.” 

Lithosphere will accept 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

For additional information about the journal or to submit your research, visit Lithosphere at https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/lithosphere/pages/about-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 46 preeminent scholarly journals, 2,120+ 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 $38 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. 

For information contact: Laura FitzGerald, fitzgerald@geoscienceworld.org

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