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Journal of the Geological Society

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Journal of the Geological Society (JGS) is owned and published by the Geological Society of London.

JGS publishes topical, innovative and interdisciplinary research with global reach across the full range of Earth and planetary sciences. Regional geological studies of interest to our international readership are also welcomed.

Each year JGS presents the ‘JGS Early Career 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 collections.

Journal of the Geological Society is a Plan S compliant journal.

JGS Editor-in-Chief

The Editor-in-Chief Yildirim Dilek (Miami University, USA) is supported by Deputy Editors Linda Kirstein (University of Edinburgh, UK), Deta Gasser (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway) and Anna Bird (University of Hull, UK), and an international Editorial Board.

Online in the Lyell Collection

All journal content is hosted online and accessible via the Lyell Collection. The journal publishes 6 issues per year.

Online only and continuous publication

From 2021, the journal is published online only. Following acceptance, the accepted manuscript version of the article is made available online immediately. After completion of the production process, the final Version of Record is published directly in an issue. All accepted manuscripts and versions of record are hosted and accessible via the Lyell Collection.

The journal is abstracted and/or indexed in:

  • Current Contents
  • GeoArchive
  • Geobase
  • Geological Abstracts
  • GeoRef
  • Mineralogical Abstracts
  • Petroleum Abstracts
  • Science Citation Index

JGS Online

The Lyell Collection

Access the Journal of the Geological Society (JGS) in the Lyell Collection


  • Impact Factor: 2.7
  • 5yr IF: 3.1
  • SJR: 1.122
  • SNIP: 0.925

Metrics should be viewed in context here: Metrics