Journal of the Geological Society
Journal of the Geological Society (JGS) is owned and
published by the Geological Society of London.
JGS publishes topical, high-quality recent research across the full range of Earth Sciences. Papers are interdisciplinary in nature and emphasize the development of an understanding of fundamental geological processes. Broad interest articles that refer to regional studies, but which extend beyond their geographical context are also welcomed.
Each year JGS presents the ‘Young Author Award’ for papers published in the journal, which rewards the writing of well-written, exciting papers from early career geologists.
The journal publishes research and invited review articles, discussion papers and thematic sets. Additionally, the journal publishes ’Specials’, which are short (c. 4000 words) topical papers with significant new data, ideas or reinterpretations of existing material which will appeal to a wide audience and are sufficiently important to merit fast publication (within four months of submission).
Once accepted for publication, all articles appear online ahead of print.
JGS Chief Editor
The Chief Editor Quentin Crowley, (Trinity College, Dublin,
Ireland) is supported by an international editorial board and expert advisory
Online in the Lyell Collection
The journal is in the Lyell Collection and papers appear Online
First soon after they have been accepted for publication and ahead of the
printed issue. The journal is easily
accessible on mobile devices.
The journal is published in print in January, March, May,
July, September and November.
The journal is abstracted and/or indexed in:
- Geological Abstracts
- Mineralogical Abstracts
- Petroleum Abstracts
- Science Citation Index