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Instructions for reviewers and publishers

For reviewers

Titles available for review are advertised below. If you are a Fellow of the Society and would like to review one of them for us, please write to the Editor. You will be invited to keep the book in return for your efforts.

Geoscientist reviews are all 400 words long.

(Please note that titles advertised for review are not available from the Publishing House - unless otherwise stated.)


For publishers

Geoscientist has a monthly circulation of c.13,000 copies, and is circulated exclusively to qualified professional Earth scientists worldwide, as well as Friends of the Society who are amateurs with an interest but no degree qualification in Earth sciences. If you want your book reviewed before this highly targeted readership, please send a review copy to:

Dr Amy Whitchurch, Editor, Geoscientist, The Geological Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, LONDON W1J 0BG.


Books currently available for review by Fellows

(Fellows of the Society only please!) 

  • NEW! Fifty Years of the Wilson Cycle Concept in Plate Tectonics, by R. W. Wilson et al (eds), Geological Society of London SP 470, 490 pp, hbk.
  • NEW! River to Reservoir: Geoscience to Engineering, by P. W. M. Corbett et al (eds), Geological Society of London SP 488 2019, 296pp, hbk. 
  • NEW! The Gulf of Mexico Sedimentary Basin: Depositional Evolution and Petroleum Applications, by John W. Snedden & William E. Galloway, Cambridge University Press 2019, 326pp, hbk.
  • Multiple Roles of Clays in Radioactive Waste Confinement, by S. Norris, E.A.C. Neeft & M. Van Geet (eds), Geological Society of London SP482 2019, 367 pp. hbk. 
  • Crustal Architecture and Evolution of the Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Orogen, by I. M. Villa & S. Kumar (eds), Geological Society of London SP481 2019, 377 pp. hbk.
  • Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel, by Joshua Armstrong, Liverpool University Press 2019, 238 pp. hbk. 
  • Paleozoic Plays of NW Europe, by A.A. Monaghan et al. (eds), Geological Society of London SP 471 2019, 398 pp. hbk.
  • Development of Volcanic Gas Reservoirs: The Theory, Key Technologies and Practice of Hydrocarbon Development, by Qiquan Ran, Dong Ren & Yongjun Wang, Elsevier (Petroleum Industry Press, Gulf Professional Publishing) 2019, 1066 pp. Pbk.
  • Plant Flow Measurement and Control Handbook: Fluid, Solid, Slurry and Multiphase Flow, by Swapan Basu, Elsevier Academic Press 2018, 1288 pp. hbk.
  • Subseismic-scale Reservoir Deformation, by M. Ashton, S. J. Dee & O.P. Wennberg (eds), Geological Society of London SP459 2018, 216 pp. hbk.