GSA Today Article Types

Science Articles

  • Timely, high-quality, and focused on current topics and discoveries in geoscience
  • Appeal to a broad geoscience audience
  • Rigorous peer review
  • High international visibility and regular media coverage
  • Length limit: 6 print pages
  • No charge for color figures
  • Color front cover
  • Short average turnaround from receipt to acceptance
  • Posted online ahead of print


  • Short, hot-topic or issue-driven articles
  • Promote greater influence of the earth sciences on education, policy, planning, and funding
  • Rigorous peer review
  • Length limit: 2 print pages
  • Short average turnaround from receipt to acceptance
  • Posted online ahead of print
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Comments & Replies

  • Must be related to a GSA Today science or Groundwork article
  • Length limit: 1200 words
  • Upload your comment/reply for review no more than three weeks after publication of the related article
  • Comments & Replies are not printed in GSA Today, but will be posted online

Rock Stars

These brief life stories of Rock Star geologists are reviewed and edited by members of GSA's History & Philosophy of Geology Division. Call for Papers! If you would like to submit a brief life story of a Rock Star geologist, see the Division's guidelines.

Short Commentary

750-words, submitted to the GSA Today science editors  for review. Send via the managing editor, Kea Giles at .

GSA Today reaches a wide & diverse audience. All articles are open-access, and science articles include a high-impact color front cover.

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