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GSA Today Article Types

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If at any time you are having trouble using GSA Today's online manuscript tracking system (which is different from the other GSA journals), please contact GSA Today's managing editor, Kea Giles, . We can help at any point in the process, from changing your password to uploading your manuscript.

• Timely, high-quality, focused
• Current topics and discoveries in the earth sciences
• Appealing to a broad geoscience audience
• Print copies reach more than 25,000 readers
• High international visibility
• Regular media coverage
• Length limit: six print pages
• Free color figures
• Rigorous peer review
• Short average turnaround from receipt to acceptance
• See your article in print within six months or fewer after acceptance
• Submit your science articles for online review
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• Short, hot-topic or issue-driven articles
• Furthering the influence of earth science on education, policy, planning, and funding
• Length limit: two print pages
• Keeping an article short can increase the clarity and quality of the writing
• A short article encourages readers to engage and seek more information
• Submit your Groundwork articles for online review
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• Must be concerning GSA Today science or Groundwork articles
• Limited to 900 words, including author names, affiliations, and references
• Submitted to the GSA Today science editors via the online manuscript tracking system
No more than three weeks after publication of the related article
• To include figures, please reduce the text by at least 200 words each
• Comments and Replies are not printed in GSA Today, but will be posted online

Top Five Reasons to Publish Your Science with GSA Today
1. Get noticed: GSA Today's print edition has a large circulation, reaching more than 20,000 readers. All articles are open-access online, and page views for 2014 science articles total more than 47,000 so far (article html files only, does not count abstract or PDF views; Google Analytics data, Aug. 2015).
2. Get cited: Since its premier in 1991, GSA Today has generated a tremendous proportion of citations considering that only one peer-reviewed science article is published per month. The top year for citations was 1997, with more than 1,600; articles published in 2014 are slowly building up steam, with 54 citations so far (Google Scholar data, Aug. 2015).
3. Make the cover: Publication of your science article in GSA Today includes a high-impact, color front cover to draw readers to your science.
4. Make an impact: GSA Today is ranked ninth in the world among geoscience journals according to SCImago Journal Country Rank, which measures a journalís impact, influence, and prestige.
5. Hit the ground running: GSA Today currently does not have a backlog; you could see your article in print within three months of acceptance.
Managing Editor:
Kea Giles
Tel: +1-303-357-1057
fax: +1-303-357-1070
The Geological Society of America
P.O. Box 9140
Boulder, CO 80301-9140, USA