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Executive editors: Sam Illingworth, John K. Hillier, Solmaz Mohadjer & Kirsten v. Elverfeldt

Geoscience Communication (GC) is a not-for-profit journal to help share knowledge and give more "traditional" recognition to science communication in the geosciences. Science communication is used as an umbrella term by GC to cover all aspects of outreach, public engagement, widening participation, knowledge exchange, and any other initiatives within the scope of the journal. It can be thought of as any initiative which seeks to communicate an aspect of geoscience to a wider audience than the experts within that particular field.

An editorial written by the executive editors, and which explains in detail how to prepare a manuscript for Geoscience Communication, can be found here: https://www.geosci-commun.net/1/1/2018/

News
28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

07 Jun 2022 EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all EGU journals

Today the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications are announcing sweeping new changes, that will give our authors the ability to make vital alterations to their names in previously published scientific literature. This new policy will allow authors to retrospectively update previous publications with their current names, including conference abstracts, preprints, and peer-reviewed articles.

07 Jun 2022 EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all EGU journals

Today the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications are announcing sweeping new changes, that will give our authors the ability to make vital alterations to their names in previously published scientific literature. This new policy will allow authors to retrospectively update previous publications with their current names, including conference abstracts, preprints, and peer-reviewed articles.

28 Feb 2022 Obituary: Chris King (1949–2022)

Geoscience communication were extremely saddened to hear about the death of one of our Editors Professor Chris King. A full obituary can be read here: https://www.egu.eu/news/898/obituary-chris-king-1949-2022/. Our thoughts and condolences are also with his family, friends, and colleagues.

28 Feb 2022 Obituary: Chris King (1949–2022)

Geoscience communication were extremely saddened to hear about the death of one of our Editors Professor Chris King. A full obituary can be read here: https://www.egu.eu/news/898/obituary-chris-king-1949-2022/. Our thoughts and condolences are also with his family, friends, and colleagues.

Recent papers
22 Jun 2022
Exploring TikTok as an effective platform for geoscience communication
Emily E. Zawacki, Wendy Bohon, Scott Johnson, and Donna J. Charlevoix
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-494,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-494, 2022
Preprint under review for GC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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10 Jun 2022
Hand-written letters and photo albums linking geoscientists with school classes
Mathew Stiller-Reeve, Claudio Argentino, Kate Alyse Waghorn, Sunil Vadakkepuliyambatta, Dimitri Kalenitchenko, and Giuliana Panieri
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-320,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-320, 2022
Preprint under review for GC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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07 Jun 2022
The Potential for Using Video Games to Teach Geoscience: Learning About the Geology and Geomorphology of Hokkaido (Japan) from Playing Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Edward G. McGowan and Lewis J. Alcott
Geosci. Commun. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2022-10,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2022-10, 2022
Preprint under review for GC (discussion: open, 2 comments)
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25 May 2022
Development of forecast information for institutional decision-makers: landslides in India and cyclones in Mozambique
Mirianna Budimir, Alison Sneddon, Issy Nelder, Sarah Brown, Amy Donovan, and Linda Speight
Geosci. Commun., 5, 151–175, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-151-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-151-2022, 2022
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24 May 2022
W.A.T.E.R. – a structured approach for training on advanced measurement and experimental research
Margaret Chen, Rui Aleixo, Massimo Guerrero, and Rui Ferreira
Geosci. Commun., 5, 143–150, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-143-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-143-2022, 2022
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Highlight articles
13 Dec 2021
| GC Letters
| Highlight paper
Identifying community values related to heat: recommendations for forecast and health risk communication
Kathryn Lambrecht, Benjamin J. Hatchett, Kristin VanderMolen, and Bianca Feldkircher
Geosci. Commun., 4, 517–525, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-4-517-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-4-517-2021, 2021
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11 Jun 2021
| Highlight paper
Fracking bad language – hydraulic fracturing and earthquake risks
Jennifer J. Roberts, Clare E. Bond, and Zoe K. Shipton
Geosci. Commun., 4, 303–327, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-4-303-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-4-303-2021, 2021
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04 Feb 2021
| Highlight paper
Volcanoes in video games: the portrayal of volcanoes in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) video games and their learning potential
Edward G. McGowan and Jazmin P. Scarlett
Geosci. Commun., 4, 11–31, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-4-11-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-4-11-2021, 2021
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30 Nov 2020
| Highlight paper
Focus on glaciers: a geo-photo exposition of vanishing beauty
Giuliana Rossi, Gualtiero Böhm, Angela Saraò, Diego Cotterle, Lorenzo Facchin, Paolo Giurco, Renata Giulia Lucchi, Maria Elena Musco, Francesca Petrera, Stefano Picotti, and Stefano Salon
Geosci. Commun., 3, 381–392, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-381-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-381-2020, 2020
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17 Nov 2020
| Highlight paper
Earth Girl Volcano: characterizing and conveying volcanic hazard complexity in an interactive casual game of disaster preparedness and response
Isaac Kerlow, Gabriela Pedreros, and Helena Albert
Geosci. Commun., 3, 343–364, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-343-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-343-2020, 2020
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Notice on current restrictions

To show our support for Ukraine and in accordance with current European sanctions, we have introduced a range of measures relevant to our open-access publications process.

All fees for papers from authors (first, corresponding, or contact authors) affiliated to Ukrainian institutions are automatically waived, regardless of if these papers are co-authored by scientists affiliated to Russian and/or Belarusian institutions. The only exception to the waiver for Ukrainian authors will be if the corresponding or contact authors are from a Russian and/or Belarusian institution, in that case the APCs are not waived.

Due to restrictions for authors from Russian and Belarusian institutions that are necessary to comply with European sanctions, we recommend any authors from institutions in these countries to contact us on editorial@copernicus.org for more information.