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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
20 Jul 2022
Virtual field trips utilizing virtual outcrop: construction, delivery and implications for the future
Jessica H. Pugsley, John A. Howell, Adrian Hartley, Simon J. Buckley, Rachel Brackenridge, Nicholas Schofield, Gail Maxwell, Magda Chmielewska, Kari Ringdal, Nicole Naumann, and Joris Vanbiervliet
Geosci. Commun., 5, 227–249, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-227-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-227-2022, 2022
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20 Jul 2022
Analyzing The Factor and Work Model of Environmental Journalistin Renewable Energy
Marlinda Irwanti Poernomo, Ridzki Rinanto Sigit, Maria M. Widiantari, and Fathul Qorib
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-505,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-505, 2022
Preprint under review for GC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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19 Jul 2022
GC Insights: Geoscience students' experience of writing academic poetry as an aid to their science education
Alice Wardle and Sam Illingworth
Geosci. Commun., 5, 221–225, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-221-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-221-2022, 2022
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15 Jul 2022
The imaginary eruption – volcanic activity through kids' eyes
Micol Todesco, Emanuela Ercolani, Flaminia Brasini, Delia Modonesi, Vera Pessina, Rosella Nave, and Romano Camassi
Geosci. Commun., 5, 205–219, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-205-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-205-2022, 2022
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08 Jul 2022
Geology uprooted! Decolonising the curriculum for geologists
Steven L. Rogers, Lisa Lau, Natasha Dowey, Hinna Sheikh, and Rebecca Williams
Geosci. Commun., 5, 189–204, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-189-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-189-2022, 2022
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Highlight articles
07 Jul 2022
| Highlight paper
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
| 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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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.