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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-journal

Nature cover

Offsite access to Nature is now available to Fellows of the Geological Society from vol.463(2010) onwards. Athens password needed to access full text.

Nature is a weekly international journal publishing peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. Nature also provides rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public.

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.