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Athens e-journals

OpenAthens logo The Geological Society Library has arranged offsite online access for GSL Fellows to 100 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-resouces 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

Nature geoscience

Nature geoscience is a monthly multi-disciplinary journal aimed at bringing together top-quality research across the entire spectrum of earth sciences together with relevant work in related areas. The journal's content reflects all the disciplines within the geosciences, encompassing field work, modelling and theoretical studies and provides an overview of the most important developments in the earth sciences.

Full text from vol.4(2011) onwards is now available to Fellows of the society using Athens logins.


Geosphere Geosphere is a peer-reviewed online journal published by the Geological Society of America. It is aimed at an international audience with high-quality research results from all geoscience fields. The format encourages extensive use of color, animations, and interactivity.

Online access to all issues is only available inside the Library. No offsite access is currently available.


International journal of geosynthetics and ground engineering

International journal of geosynthetics and ground engineering is a new journal presenting research on all aspects of geosynthetics and their applications, and ground improvement techniques to reinforce and densify grounds, soils and rocks. It covers geotechnical, geoenvironmental, environmental, transportation, and hydraulic engineering, mining engineering, agricultural, aquacultural, and waste management topics.

Offsite online access to all issues is now available to Fellows of the society using Athens logins.

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.