GSA Today Article Types

Science Articles

  • Timely, high-quality, appealing to a broad geoscience audience
  • Innovative and focused on current topics & discoveries in geoscience
  • Go through a rigorous peer review
  • High international visibility and regular media coverage
  • Open access
  • Length: 6 print pages (including author names and affiliations and references)
  • No charge for color figures
  • Color front cover
  • Six-week average turnaround from acceptance to publication online

Groundwork

  • Short, hot-topic or issue-driven articles
  • Promote greater influence of the earth sciences on education, policy, planning, and funding
  • Go through a rigorous peer review
  • Open access
  • Length: 2 print pages (including author names and affiliations and references)
  • No charge for color figures
  • Six-week average turnaround from acceptance to publication online
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Short Commentary

  • 750-words (including author names and affiliations and references [if any])
  • Open access
  • Submitted to the GSA Today science editors for review
  • Send via the managing editor, Kea Giles, at

Comments & Replies

  • Must be related to a GSA Today science or Groundwork article
  • Length limit: 1200 words (including author names and affiliations and references)
  • 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 and are open access

Rock Stars

These brief life stories (1,600 words) 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.

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