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Executive editors: Sam Illingworth, John K. Hillier, Solmaz Mohadjer & Kirsten v. Elverfeldt
eISSN: GC 2569-7110, GCD 2569-7439

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/

CiteScore value: 1.5
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SNIP value: 0.408
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h5-index value: 8
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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 Sep 2022
Is there a climate change reporting bias? A case study of English-language news articles, 2017–2022
Chloe Brimicombe
Geosci. Commun., 5, 281–287, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-281-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-281-2022, 2022
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20 Sep 2022
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GC Insights: Diversifying the geosciences in higher education: a manifesto for change
Caitlyn A. Hall, Sam Illingworth, Solmaz Mohadjer, Mathew Koll Roxy, Craig Poku, Frederick Otu-Larbi, Darryl Reano, Mara Freilich, Maria-Luisa Veisaga, Miguel Valencia, and Joey Morales
Geosci. Commun., 5, 275–280, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-275-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-275-2022, 2022
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14 Sep 2022
A snapshot sample on how COVID-19 impacted and holds up a mirror to European water education
Benjamin M. C. Fischer and Alexandru Tatomir
Geosci. Commun., 5, 261–274, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-261-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-261-2022, 2022
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02 Sep 2022
Virtual field experiences in a web-based video game environment: open-ended examples of existing and fictional field sites
Mattathias D. Needle, Juliet G. Crider, Jacky Mooc, and John F. Akers
Geosci. Commun., 5, 251–260, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-251-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-251-2022, 2022
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18 Aug 2022
GC Insights: Enhancing inclusive engagement with the geosciences through art-science collaborations
Rosalie Alice Wright, Kurt Jackson, Cécile Girardin, Natasha Smith, and Lisa Wedding
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-357,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-357, 2022
Preprint under review for GC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
20 Sep 2022
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GC Insights: Diversifying the geosciences in higher education: a manifesto for change
Caitlyn A. Hall, Sam Illingworth, Solmaz Mohadjer, Mathew Koll Roxy, Craig Poku, Frederick Otu-Larbi, Darryl Reano, Mara Freilich, Maria-Luisa Veisaga, Miguel Valencia, and Joey Morales
Geosci. Commun., 5, 275–280, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-275-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-275-2022, 2022
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07 Jul 2022
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A physical concept in the press: the case of the jet stream
Xavier Fonseca, Gonzalo Miguez-Macho, José A. Cortes-Vazquez, and Antonio Vaamonde
Geosci. Commun., 5, 177–188, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-177-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-177-2022, 2022
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13 Dec 2021
| GC Letters
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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
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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
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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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