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Executive editors: Sam Illingworth, John K. Hillier & 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 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.

09 Feb 2022 EGUsphere opens for preprints

EGUsphere, the innovative open-access repository created by the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications, is growing. For the first time, authors will be able to upload preprints to the online resource, taking advantage of EGU’s pioneering public peer-review process, whilst preparing their papers for future release.

09 Feb 2022 EGUsphere opens for preprints

EGUsphere, the innovative open-access repository created by the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications, is growing. For the first time, authors will be able to upload preprints to the online resource, taking advantage of EGU’s pioneering public peer-review process, whilst preparing their papers for future release.

21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

Recent papers
12 May 2022
Assessing stakeholder climate data needs for farm-level decision-making in the U.S. Corn Belt
Suzanna Clark, J. Felix Wolfinger, Melissa A. Kenney, Michael D. Gerst, and Heidi A. Roop
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-308,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-308, 2022
Preprint under review for GC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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03 May 2022
Geonews: timely geoscience educational YouTube videos about recent geologic events
Ning Wang, Zachary Clowdus, Alessandra Sealander, and Robert Stern
Geosci. Commun., 5, 125–142, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-125-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-125-2022, 2022
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29 Apr 2022
GC Insights: Space sector careers resources in the UK need a greater diversity of roles
Martin O. Archer, Cara L. Waters, Shafiat Dewan, Simon Foster, and Antonio Portas
Geosci. Commun., 5, 119–123, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-119-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-119-2022, 2022
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19 Apr 2022
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
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-116,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-116, 2022
Preprint under review for GC (discussion: open, 3 comments)
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19 Apr 2022
GC Insights: Geoscience students' experience of writing academic poetry as an aid to their science education
Alice Wardle and Sam Illingworth
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-204,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-204, 2022
Preprint under review for GC (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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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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