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Author Information at a Glance

  Mandatory fees Color figure costs
(print and online)
Length restrictions Gold Open Access
New: Geology
(papers submitted on or after 1 Sept. 2016)
US$1750 per accepted paper
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None Four typeset pages $2500*
(papers submitted before 1 Sept. 2016)
None $800 per color figure;
final cost dependent on layout
GSA Bulletin If paper exceeds 10 typeset pages,
each additional page $125
$800 per color page None $2500
GSA Today None None Six typeset pages No fee
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
*Geology authors who pay for Gold Open Access won't be assessed the publication fee or any fees for color.