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Journal of the Geological Society

Journal of the Geological Society (JGS) is owned and published by the Geological Society of London. 

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JGS publishes topical, high-quality recent research across the full range of Earth Sciences. Papers are interdisciplinary in nature and emphasize the development of an understanding of fundamental geological processes. Broad interest articles that refer to regional studies, but which extend beyond their geographical context are also welcomed.

Each year JGS presents the ‘JGS Early Career Award' for papers published in the journal, which rewards the writing of well-written, exciting papers from early career geologists.

The journal publishes research and invited review articles, discussion papers and thematic sets.

Once accepted for publication, all articles appear online ahead of print.

JGS Chief Editor

The Chief Editor Andrew Carter (Birkbeck College, London, UK) is supported by an international editorial board and expert advisory board.

Online in the Lyell Collection

The journal is in the Lyell Collection and papers appear Online First soon after they have been accepted for publication and ahead of the printed issue.  The journal is easily accessible on mobile devices.

Print journal

The journal is published in print in January, March, May, July, September and November.

The journal is abstracted and/or indexed in:

  • Current Contents
  • GeoArchive
  • Geobase
  • Geological Abstracts
  • GeoRef
  • Mineralogical Abstracts
  • Petroleum Abstracts
  • Science Citation Index

JGS Online

The Lyell Collection

Access the Journal of the Geological Society (JGS) in the Lyell Collection

Journal Metrics

  • Impact Factor: 2.473
  • 5yr IF: 2.848
  • SJR: 1.450
  • h5-index: 29

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