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Read and Publish and discounted Open Access for authors

The society actively encourages open access in scholarly communication. Our Read and Publish license agreements and discounted Article Processing Charges help to increase your institution’s research exposure and allows authors to publish more content in an open access format, leading to a wider dissemination and increased potential for downloads and citations 

If you have any questions regarding the read and publish agreements or discount schemes please contact us

 Gold Open Access Article Processing Charges 2021 
 Journal of the Geological Society £2,150 
 Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology   £2,150
 Petroleum Geoscience £2,150 
 Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis £2,150
 Scottish Journal of Geology £1,500 
 Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society £1,500 
 Special Publications £2,150
 Memoirs £2,150
 Engineering Geology Special Publications £2,150
 Rate per article. Additional fees for retrospective requests.  

Read and Publish Transitional Agreements

Jisc 

CAUL

Discounted Open Access publishing fees

ZBMed

California Digital Library



Read and Publish Transitional Agreements

Agreements include read access to 14 journal and book sites, including all current and archived journals plus key book series and historic collections. The agreement also covers unlimited open access publishing of all article types in 6 hybrid journals and 3 hybrid book series. Author at institutions who sign up will be able to take advantage of streamlined Open Access publishing where fees have already been included in the agreement with their institution.

Jisc 

Authors at Jisc member institutions in the UK may publish with GSL under a 'Read & Publish' transitional agreement for the Geological Society’s Lyell Collection. 

Jisc member Read and Publish agreements for 2021: 

Birkbeck, University of London     University College London
Cardiff University
   University of Birmingham
Durham University    University of Bristol
Heriot-Watt University
   University of Exeter
Imperial College London    University of Edinburgh
Lancaster University        University of Oxford
Newcastle University
               University of Portsmouth
Open University    University of St Andrews
Queen's University Belfast
   University of York


CAUL

Authors at CAUL member institutions may publish with GSL under a 'Read & Publish' transitional agreement for the Geological Society’s Lyell Collection. 

CAUL member Read and Publish agreements for 2021:

Macquarie University
             University of Queensland
Monash University
 
Victoria University of Wellington




Discounted Open Access publishing fees

Authors at the following ZBMed consortia institutions in Germany are able to take advantage of a 25% discount on 2021 Open Access publishing fees:

Bundesanstalt fuer Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Helmholtz-Zentrum fuer Ozeanforschung (GEOMAR)
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen
Technische Universität Berlin


Authors at institutions listed below in the California Digital Library are able to take advantage of a 25% discount on 2021 Open Access publishing fees:

University of California, Berkeley 
             University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Davis
  University of California, San Diego