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Athens e-journals

OpenAthens logo The Geological Society Library has arranged offsite online access for GSL Fellows to over 90 journals using Athens authentication. There is no charge to Fellows for this service. Terms of use apply.

Please contact the Serials Librarian for further information or read the e-journals FAQs.

Please note: this service is only for Fellows of the Geological Society and is not available to Corporate Affiliates.

Recent special issues

Recent online special issues

Details of recently published special or thematic e-journal issues are now available. These will be updated as new issues arrive.

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New E-journals added to A-Z List

GCAGS journal

GCAGS journal is a peer reviewed journal focusing on all geoscientific aspects of the greater Gulf of Mexico published by the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies.

All issues are freely available online.



Geochemistry, geophysics, geosystems

Geochemistry, geophysics, geosystems (G3) is an AGU journal which publishes research papers on Earth and planetary processes with a focus on understanding the Earth as a system. These include observational, experimental, and theoretical investigations of the solid Earth, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and solar system at all spatial and temporal scales.

Issues more than two years old are freely available online.


Global biogeochemical cycles

Global biogeochemical cycles is an AGU journal which features research on regional to global biogeochemical interactions, as well as more local studies demonstrating fundamental implications for biogeochemical processing at regional or global scales. Published papers draw on a wide array of methods and knowledge and coverage extends from the deep geologic past to recent historical and potential future interactions.

Issues more than two years old are freely available online starting with vol.11.

GSL publications on the Lyell Collection

Fellows who subscribe to the Journal of the Geological Society, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis or Petroleum Geoscience have online access to the relevant journal via the Lyell Collection.

Fellows also have online access to Special Publications, Engineering Geology Special Publications and Memoirs published more than three years ago, the Petroleum Geology Conference series (numbers 4, 5 and 6) and all issues of the Transactions of the Geological Society of London.

Usernames and passwords have been allocated to Fellows of the Society. For a reminder of your login details for the Lyell Collection, email Membership or go to the Lyell Collection's "Forgotten username or password" page. Athens authentication is not currently available for the Lyell Collection.

E-journals A-Z List


View details of over 300 e-journals, including free open access journals, the Library's subscribed Athens access journals and Lyell Collection journals.

Contact us

For further information about e-journals or your Athens user account, please email the Serials Librarian or read the FAQs.