The GSA Bulletin is the Society's premier scholarly journal, published continuously since 1890. Its first editor was William John (WJ) McGee, who was responsible for establishing much of its original style and format. Fully refereed, each bimonthly issue is now online-only and includes 50 papers focusing on the most definitive, timely, and classic-style research in all earth-science disciplines. The Bulletin welcomes most contributions that are data-rich, mature studies of broad interest (i.e., of interest to more than one sub-discipline of earth science) and of lasting, archival quality. These include (but are not limited to) studies related to tectonics, structural geology, geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, marine geology, paleoclimatology, planetary geology, quaternary geology/geomorphology, sedimentary geology, stratigraphy, and volcanology. The journal is committed to further developing both the scope of its content and its international profile so that it publishes the most current earth science research that will be of wide interest to geoscientists.
Types of Articles
- Research Articles are presentations of data sets, experimental results, theoretical analyses, or numerical simulations. These thoroughly documented papers should use the scientific method in reaching conclusions and have immediate, far-reaching implications or advance the understanding of a problem or question related to a sub-discipline of the earth sciences. Although no rigid page limit is in place, authors are expected to provide concise text and illustrations that use page space efficiently.
- Invited Review Articles, either scholarly or pedagogical, facilitate communication among scientists from a broad range of disciplines through discussion of recent papers of interest or important advances in a particular field or fields.
- Comments and Replies provide a forum in which published papers can be discussed.
All GSA Bulletin papers are subject to GSA's Ethical Guidelines for Publication.