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Introducing GSW’s Lithosphere

GOLD OPEN ACCESS • EXPANDED SCOPE • COMMUNITY-DRIVEN

As of January 2020*, Lithosphere, a valued and established open access journal originally published by The Geological Society of America, will be published by GeoScienceWorld in alliance with a number of prestigious nonprofit societies. The open access journal will have an expanded scope covering research in all areas of earth, planetary, and environmental sciences providing a unique publishing choice for authors in the geoscience community.

Participating Partners
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Geological Society of America
  • Geological Society of London
  • Mineralogical Society of America
  • SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
  • Society of Economic Geologists
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Editorial Board

Matt Balme, Senior Lecturer, Planetary Environments, Open University, UK
Yanii Gunnell, Professor, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France
Wendy Li-Wen Mao, Professor of Geological Sciences and Photon Science, Stanford University, USA
Gene Rankey, Professor, Department of Geology, University of Kansas, USA
Sarah Roeske, Research Geologist, UC Davis, USA
Julie Rowland (JR), Head of School of Environment, The University of Aukland, New Zealand
Homoud AlAnzi, Geological Operations Department, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia


These are the first Section Editors and Associate Editors to be appointed to the Board. Under the journal's distributed editorship model, the journal plans to appoint a total of 10 Section Editors.

To learn more about the exciting changes to Lithosphere and how to submit your research, sign up here.

Announcement Press Release
Editorial Board Press Release

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