Geosphere is GSA's ambitious, online-only publication that addresses the growing need for timely publication of data-driven research results, including those that cannot be addressed by traditional formats. The journal's rigorously peer-reviewed, high-quality research papers target an international audience in all geoscience fields.
Geosphere's broad scope and flexible format encourages extensive use of color, animations, interactivity, and oversize figures (maps, cross sections, etc.), and provides easy access to digital data such as GIS databases and modeling results.
Scope and content types
Geosphere publishes papers which are fundamental and complete data-driven primary research contributions within the purview of the geosciences. As such, they include:
- Research Articles
- Research across the broad sweep of the geosciences;
- Research at the intersection between the human culture(s) and the geosciences, and including geological education, justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in the geosciences, geoheritage, archæological geology, geologically informed land use, and other topics pertinent to geoscientists;
- Software Contributions to be utilized for publishing new software, Web services, ontologies, and such, that will be made freely available to the scientific and educational communities; and
- Comments and Replies to provide a forum in which published papers can be discussed.
Themed issues: Geosphere encourages themed issues with papers joined in collections devoted to the same topic or region that span multiple issues of the journal. Themed Issue guidelines can be found here (https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/geosphere/pages/themeguide).
All Geosphere papers are subject to GSA's Ethical Guidelines for Publication.