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Geoscience Communication An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Executive editors: Sam Illingworth, Iain Stewart, Jon Tennant & 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
25 Jun 2019 Geoscience Communication awarded DOAJ Seal

GC has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and has received the DOAJ Seal which recognizes journals with an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice.

25 Jun 2019 Geoscience Communication awarded DOAJ Seal

GC has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and has received the DOAJ Seal which recognizes journals with an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice.

29 May 2019 Publish your video abstract

A video abstract is a short video statement providing authors with the opportunity to present background information about their findings and to showcase their research activities to a wider audience.

29 May 2019 Publish your video abstract

A video abstract is a short video statement providing authors with the opportunity to present background information about their findings and to showcase their research activities to a wider audience.

05 Nov 2018 Copernicus Publications signed Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement in the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences and updated data policy and author guidelines

Data underpinning any research finding should be findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) ? not only for humans, but also for machines. Therefore, Copernicus Publications requests that such data are available upon publication of an article.

05 Nov 2018 Copernicus Publications signed Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement in the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences and updated data policy and author guidelines

Data underpinning any research finding should be findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) ? not only for humans, but also for machines. Therefore, Copernicus Publications requests that such data are available upon publication of an article.

Recent papers
04 Dec 2019
An innovative STEM outreach model (OH-Kids) to foster the next generation of geoscientists, engineers, and technologists
Adrián Pedrozo-Acuña, Roberto J. Favero Jr., Alejandra Amaro-Loza, Roberta K. Mocva-Kurek, Juan A. Sánchez-Peralta, Jorge A. Magos-Hernández, and Jorge Blanco-Figueroa
Geosci. Commun., 2, 187–199, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-187-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-187-2019, 2019
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02 Dec 2019
Training citizen scientists through an online game developed for data quality control
Barbara Strobl, Simon Etter, H. J. Ilja van Meerveld, and Jan Seibert
Geosci. Commun. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2019-26,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2019-26, 2019
Manuscript under review for GC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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26 Nov 2019
Interdisciplinary pressure cooker: environmental risk communication skills for the next generation
Lydia Cumiskey, Matthew Lickiss, Robert Šakić Trogrlić, and Javed Ali
Geosci. Commun., 2, 173–186, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-173-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-173-2019, 2019
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21 Nov 2019
The human side of geoscientists: comparing geoscientists' and non-geoscientists' cognitive and affective responses to geology
Anthea Lacchia, Geertje Schuitema, and Fergus McAuliffe
Geosci. Commun. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2019-24,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2019-24, 2019
Manuscript under review for GC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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08 Nov 2019
Geo-locate project: a novel approach to resolving meteorological station location issues with the assistance of undergraduate students
Simon Noone, Alison Brody, Sasha Brown, Niamh Cantwell, Martha Coleman, Louise Sarsfield Collins, Caoilfhionn Darcy, Dick Dee, Seán Donegan, Rowan Fealy, Padraig Flattery, Rhonda McGovern, Caspar Menkman, Michael Murphy, Christopher Phillips, Martina Roche, and Peter Thorne
Geosci. Commun., 2, 157–171, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-157-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-157-2019, 2019
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Highlight articles
08 Nov 2019
Geo-locate project: a novel approach to resolving meteorological station location issues with the assistance of undergraduate students
Simon Noone, Alison Brody, Sasha Brown, Niamh Cantwell, Martha Coleman, Louise Sarsfield Collins, Caoilfhionn Darcy, Dick Dee, Seán Donegan, Rowan Fealy, Padraig Flattery, Rhonda McGovern, Caspar Menkman, Michael Murphy, Christopher Phillips, Martina Roche, and Peter Thorne
Geosci. Commun., 2, 157–171, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-157-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-157-2019, 2019
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15 Aug 2019
Seismic risk: the biases of earthquake media coverage
Maud H. Devès, Marion Le Texier, Hugues Pécout, and Claude Grasland
Geosci. Commun., 2, 125–141, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-125-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-125-2019, 2019
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13 Aug 2019
Taking a Breath of the Wild: are geoscientists more effective than non-geoscientists in determining whether video game world landscapes are realistic?
Rolf Hut, Casper Albers, Sam Illingworth, and Chris Skinner
Geosci. Commun., 2, 117–124, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-117-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-117-2019, 2019
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29 May 2019
Telling the boiling frog what he needs to know: why climate change risks should be plotted as probability over time
Simon Sharpe
Geosci. Commun., 2, 95–100, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-95-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-95-2019, 2019
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20 Feb 2019
Identifying and improving AGU collaborations using network analysis and scientometrics
Tom Narock, Sarah Hasnain, and Ronie Stephan
Geosci. Commun., 2, 55–67, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-55-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-55-2019, 2019
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