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About GSW

GeoScienceWorld (GSW) is a nonprofit collaborative and comprehensive resource for research and communications in the Earth Sciences. GSW works with societies, institutions, and researchers around the world and provides a single source of access to more than 50 preeminent scholarly journals, 2,200+ eBooks, and over 4.5 million GeoRef records with specialized and map-based search capabilities and links to curated earth science research around the web. Through its Society Services Program, GSW also serves as a platform for cost-effective hosting for independent society sites, providing a scalable and efficient global presence for societies, authors, and members.  With the re-launch of the journal Lithosphere, GSW expanded its expertise into open access publishing in alliance with seven participating societies. Since 2005, GSW has returned more than $47 million to membership societies to achieve their scientific missions.

Our Mission

  • To be a comprehensive, widely-accessible, easy to use, integrated, and cost-effective online resource for research materials in the geological and Earth sciences;
  • To operate independently and not for profit, with policies and practices that respect and support the needs of publishers, authors, educators, researchers, and librarians;
  • To respond effectively to evolving research, presentation, education, and technology opportunities in the electronic information age for the creation, maintenance, operation, dissemination, and preservation of geoscience information and interactive facilities;
  • To protect the viability and independence of society publishing programs while constantly exploring and incorporating valuable economic and strategic benefits of collaboration.

Our Vision

Our vision, as nonprofit collaborative, is to lead by advancing and promoting geoscience information for researchers and their societies. We will identify and meet emerging demands for digital services and will seek innovative methods for sharing knowledge among a growing global audience. We will continue to add high-quality scholarship and interactive capabilities to our research platforms and to develop tools that improve resource discovery and use, in order to support the work of next generations of geoscientists.

Founding Organizations

American Association of Petroleum Geologists • American Geosciences Institute • Geological Society of America • Geological Society of London • Mineralogical Society of America • Society for Sedimentary Geology • Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Our Staff

Phoebe McMellon
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Christopher Straub
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Angie Anderson
Director of Society Services and Partnerships
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Lauren Comi
Director of Sales, Customer Service, and Fulfillment
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Christy Iredell
Global Sales Director
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Maria Lindbloom
Corporate Sales Manager
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Alistair Reece
Product Manager Platform and Implementation
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Andrea Cowan
Marketing Manager
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Our Board of Directors

Colin P. North - Chair
Senior Lecturer in Petroleum Geology
University of Aberdeen

Linda Musser - Vice Chair
Distinguished Librarian and Head of Earth and Mineral Sciences Library
The Pennsylvania State University

Anna Salt Troise - Treasurer
Chief Education Strategist
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Bridgette Moore - Secretary
Editorial Director
Geological Society of America

Ann Benbow
Executive Director
Mineralogical Society of America

Howard Harper
Executive Director
SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology

Richard Hughes
Executive Secretary
Geological Society of London

Nathan Suurmeyer

Sharon Tahirkheli
Director of Scholarly Information
American Geosciences Institute

Zhiming Yang
Research Professor and Chief Geologist
Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences

Our Publishers

AASP - The Palynological Society • American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) • Pacific Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists • Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists • Cambridge University Press • Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum • Canadian Science Publishing • Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists • Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research • E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung Science Publishers • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute • Environmental & Engineering Geophysical Society • European Association for Geochemistry • Geological Society of America • Geological Society of London • Geological Society of South Africa • Gulf PetroLink • Micropaleontology Project • Mineralogical Association of Canada • Mineralogical Society of America • Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland • Novosibirsk State University • Paleontological Society • Seismological Society of America • SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology • Società Geologica Italiana • Société Géologique de France • Society of Economic Geologists • Society of Exploration Geophysicists • Soil Science Society of America • University of Wyoming

Our Initial Sponsors

Major Sponsor: AGI Foundation
Founding Sponsors: ExxonMobil Exploration • Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin ConocoPhillips • Saudi Aramco • Shell
Other Sponsors: AAPG Foundation • Anonymous • EOG • Geological Society of America • Geological Society of America Foundation • Priority Oil & Gas • Rocky Mountain Geology, University of Wyoming • SEPM Foundation Inc • Stanford University Libraries • The Geological Society of London • Veritas DGC Inc.

Further Information for Download

GSW Flipbook
Annual Report
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