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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
14 Oct 2020 Volunteer to be an EGUsphere preprint moderator!

EGU is seeking scientists who want to gain experience in the realm of scientific publishing to pre-screen manuscripts submitted to the Union's new online platform.

14 Oct 2020 Volunteer to be an EGUsphere preprint moderator!

EGU is seeking scientists who want to gain experience in the realm of scientific publishing to pre-screen manuscripts submitted to the Union's new online platform.

15 Apr 2020 Obituary: Jonathan Tennant (1988–2020)

We are very saddened to report of the death of our friend and colleague Dr Jonathan (Jon) Tennant, who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, during the early morning of Thursday the 9th April. As well as being an Executive Editor for the Geoscience Communication journal, Jon was a powerhouse in the Open Scholarship movement, working tirelessly to develop practices that enabled science to be accessible for everyone, rather than being the preserve of an elite few.

15 Apr 2020 Obituary: Jonathan Tennant (1988–2020)

We are very saddened to report of the death of our friend and colleague Dr Jonathan (Jon) Tennant, who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, during the early morning of Thursday the 9th April. As well as being an Executive Editor for the Geoscience Communication journal, Jon was a powerhouse in the Open Scholarship movement, working tirelessly to develop practices that enabled science to be accessible for everyone, rather than being the preserve of an elite few.

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.

Recent papers
13 Oct 2020
Demonstrating change from a drop-in engagement activity through pre- and post- graffiti walls: Quantitative linguistics and thematic analysis applied to a space soundscape exhibit
Martin O. Archer, Natt Day, and Sarah Barnes
Geosci. Commun. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2020-41,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2020-41, 2020
Preprint under review for GC (discussion: open, 2 comments)
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05 Oct 2020
Volcanoes in video games: The portrayal of volcanoes in Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) video games and their learning potential
Edward George McGowan and Jazmin Paris Scarlett
Geosci. Commun. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2020-39,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2020-39, 2020
Preprint under review for GC (discussion: open, 5 comments)
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23 Sep 2020
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., 3, 291–302, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-291-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-291-2020, 2020
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22 Sep 2020
Impact of an educational program on earthquake awareness and preparedness in Nepal
Shiba Subedi, György Hetényi, and Ross Shackleton
Geosci. Commun., 3, 279–290, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-279-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-279-2020, 2020
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11 Sep 2020
Earth system music: music generated from the United Kingdom Earth System Model (UKESM1)
Lee de Mora, Alistair A. Sellar, Andrew Yool, Julien Palmieri, Robin S. Smith, Till Kuhlbrodt, Robert J. Parker, Jeremy Walton, Jeremy C. Blackford, and Colin G. Jones
Geosci. Commun., 3, 263–278, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-263-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-263-2020, 2020
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Highlight articles
22 Sep 2020
Impact of an educational program on earthquake awareness and preparedness in Nepal
Shiba Subedi, György Hetényi, and Ross Shackleton
Geosci. Commun., 3, 279–290, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-279-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-279-2020, 2020
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13 Aug 2020
Open weather and climate science in the digital era
Martine G. de Vos, Wilco Hazeleger, Driss Bari, Jörg Behrens, Sofiane Bendoukha, Irene Garcia-Marti, Ronald van Haren, Sue Ellen Haupt, Rolf Hut, Fredrik Jansson, Andreas Mueller, Peter Neilley, Gijs van den Oord, Inti Pelupessy, Paolo Ruti, Martin G. Schultz, and Jeremy Walton
Geosci. Commun., 3, 191–201, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-191-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-191-2020, 2020
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15 May 2020
Rapid collaborative knowledge building via Twitter after significant geohazard events
Robin Lacassin, Maud Devès, Stephen P. Hicks, Jean-Paul Ampuero, Remy Bossu, Lucile Bruhat, Daryono, Desianto F. Wibisono, Laure Fallou, Eric J. Fielding, Alice-Agnes Gabriel, Jamie Gurney, Janine Krippner, Anthony Lomax, Muh. Ma'rufin Sudibyo, Astyka Pamumpuni, Jason R. Patton, Helen Robinson, Mark Tingay, and Sotiris Valkaniotis
Geosci. Commun., 3, 129–146, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-129-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-129-2020, 2020
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21 Apr 2020
The benefits to climate science of including early-career scientists as reviewers
Mathieu Casado, Gwenaëlle Gremion, Paul Rosenbaum, Jilda Alicia Caccavo, Kelsey Aho, Nicolas Champollion, Sarah L. Connors, Adrian Dahood, Alfonso Fernandez, Martine Lizotte, Katja Mintenbeck, Elvira Poloczanska, and Gerlis Fugmann
Geosci. Commun., 3, 89–97, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-89-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-89-2020, 2020
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06 Mar 2020
“This bookmark gauges the depths of the human”: how poetry can help to personalise climate change
Sam Illingworth
Geosci. Commun., 3, 35–47, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-35-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-35-2020, 2020
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