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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
05 Oct 2021 Change in executive board

Geoscience Communication is delighted to welcome Dr John Hillier as an executive editor, taking over from Professor Iain Stewart.

05 Oct 2021 Change in executive board

Geoscience Communication is delighted to welcome Dr John Hillier as an executive editor, taking over from Professor Iain Stewart.

01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

27 Sep 2021 Geoscience Communication indexed in Scopus

We are pleased to announce that Scopus has completed its evaluation of Geoscience Communication (GC) and announced that it will include the journal in its database.

27 Sep 2021 Geoscience Communication indexed in Scopus

We are pleased to announce that Scopus has completed its evaluation of Geoscience Communication (GC) and announced that it will include the journal in its database.

Recent papers
19 Oct 2021
Pandemic Minecrafting: an analysis of the perceptions of and lessons learned from a gamified virtual geology field camp
Erika Rader, Renee Love, Darryl Reano, Tonia A. Dousay, and Natasha Wingerter
Geosci. Commun., 4, 475–492, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-4-475-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-4-475-2021, 2021
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08 Oct 2021
Multi-scale virtual field experience: sedimentology and stratigraphy of Grand Ledge, Michigan, USA
Madeline S. Marshall and Melinda C. Higley
Geosci. Commun., 4, 461–474, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-4-461-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-4-461-2021, 2021
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08 Oct 2021
V3Geo: A cloud-based repository for virtual 3D models in geoscience
Simon John Buckley, John Anthony Howell, Nicole Naumann, Conor Lewis, Magda Chmielewska, Kari Ringdal, Joris Vanbiervliet, Bowei Tong, Oliver Severin Mulelid-Tynes, Dylan Foster, Gail Maxwell, and Jessica Pugsley
Geosci. Commun. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2021-30,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2021-30, 2021
Preprint under review for GC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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08 Oct 2021
Learning outcomes, learning support and cohort cohesion on a virtual field trip: an analysis of student and staff perceptions
Clare E. Bond, Jessica H. Pugsley, Lauren Kedar, Sarah R. Ledingham, Marianna Z. Skupinska, Tomasz K. Gluzinski, and Megan L. Boath
Geosci. Commun. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2021-36,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2021-36, 2021
Preprint under review for GC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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05 Oct 2021
The University Campus as a Learning Environment: the role of a Campus-based Living Lab in a Blended Teaching and Learning Environment
Steven L. Rogers, Adam J. Jeffery, Jamie K. Pringle, Antonia C. Law, Alexandre Nobajas, Katie Szkornik, Angela C. Turner, Adam Moolna, and Luke Hobson
Geosci. Commun. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2021-32,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2021-32, 2021
Preprint under review for GC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
11 Jun 2021
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
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
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
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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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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