Geoscience journals … opportunities abound

Spring seems like the right time for a reminder that Dartmouth faculty and graduate student authors can receive financial support, through payment of author fees, for publishing in scholarly journals committed to fully open access.    This venture is called the Compact for Open-Access Publication Equity and is intended to provide support for an alternative business model for scholarly publishing.  Dartmouth and 12 other universities were among the original signatories of the compact in the fall of 2009 (read more about the launch of COPE).

The following are examples of open access journals in earth and environmental sciences that FULLY MEET the criteria for funding to support publication fees.  More information about those criteria here.

Geochemical Transactions is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal encompassing all aspects of geochemistry.  Geochemical Transactions is the official journal of the Geochemistry Division of the American Chemical Society.   Indexed by Web of Science and GeoRef.

Paleontological Contributions is an online-only, open-access, rapid publication journal published by the Paleontological Institute at the University of Kansas.  Original research articles and monographs on all aspects of paleontology or related biological disciplines are welcome.  Indexed by Web of Science.

 PLoS ONE  is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication that welcomes reports on primary research from any scientific discipline. PLoS ONE is published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS), a nonprofit organization.    PLoS ONE offers:

  •  Open-access—freely available online, authors retain copyright
  •  Fast publication times
  •  Peer review by expert, practicing researchers
  •  Post-publication tools to indicate quality and impact
  •  Community-based dialogue on articles
  •  Worldwide media coverage

Scientific Reports is a new primary research publication from Nature, covering all areas of the natural sciences — earth sciences, biology, chemistry, and physics.  Promises rapid peer review and publication.   Launch date June 2011; accepting article submissions now.

Copernicus Publications is the open-access publishing partner of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) and other European agencies.   Notable journals in the geosciences include Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Biogeosciences, Climate of the Past, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, and Solid Earth.

View all Copernicus publications in the geosciences:

Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES) (journal home)

Newly announced in 2009, JAMES publishes research related to a wide range of problems in climate science, including atmospheric and oceanic circulations on multiple scales, radiation, cloud physics, boundary layer and land surface processes, the biosphere and cryosphere, biogeochemical cycles, and the development of numerical methods, model parameterizations, and data assimilation methods for Earth systems modeling.  JAMES is an independent publication of the Institute of Global Environment and Society (IGES).

Questions?  Feel free to contact Jane Quigley (Kresge Library) or Barbara DeFelice (Library Digital Programs).

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