Elsevier is the world's leading provider of academic information, serving more than 30 million professionals worldwide. For over 40 years, Elsevier has provided the upstream oil & gas industry with trusted content from our books and journals, and innovative tools like Geofacets.

Geofacets delivers over 210,000 geological maps from Elsevier's market leading earth science journals. Each peer-reviewed map is downloadable, accompanied by metadata, and provides source information including the actual article. Over 140,000 maps are georeferenced for easy integration into exploration projects.

Over 210,000 geological maps are now downloadable from Geofacets and sourced from the following Elsevier books and journals:


Applied Geochemistry (1986 – present)

Applied Geochemistry is an international journal devoted to publication of original research in geochemistry and urban geochemistry which have some practical application to an aspect of human endeavour, such as the preservation of the environment, health, waste disposal and the search for resources.


Chemical Geology (1988 – present)

Chemical Geology (including Isotope Geoscience) is an international journal that publishes original research papers on the isotopic and elemental geochemistry and geochronology of the Earth.


Chemie der Erde – Geochemistry (2002 – present)

Chemie der Erde, one of the oldest journals for geochemistry-related topics, promotes broad interdisciplinary discussion on chemical problems in the geosciences, geoecology and environmental sciences.


Cretaceous Research (1980 – present)

Cretaceous Research provides a forum for the rapid publication of research on all aspects of the Cretaceous Period, including its boundaries with the Jurassic and Tertiary.


Earth and Planetary Science Letters (1990 – present)

Earth and Planetary Science Letters (EPSL) is the journal for researchers, policymakers and practitioners from the broad Earth and planetary sciences community.


Earth Science Frontiers (2007 – 2009)

Earth Science Frontiers (ESF), founded in 1994, is presently a bi-monthly journal in Chinese with English abstracts for most papers; a few articles are published entirely in English. It is a medium for the publication of original and forefront research and high quality reviews covering recent advances in all fields of Earth Sciences.


Earth Science Reviews (1990 – present)

Earth-Science Reviews publishes review papers of all aspects of Earth Sciences or treatises on an expanding Earth Sciences subject.


Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (1990 – present)

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta publishes research papers in a wide range of subjects in terrestrial geochemistry, meteoritics, and planetary geochemistry.


Global and Planetary Change (1989 – present)

An ever changing global system defines the scientific and social problems and issues of our time. The majority of these problems clearly cross traditional scientific boundaries. The objective of the journal Global and Planetary Change is to achieve a multidisciplinary view of the causes, processes and limits of variability in planetary change.


Geodinamica Acta (1998 – 2003)

Geodinamica Acta publishes articles (original research studies, comprehensive reviews) and book reviews dealing with both internal and external geodynamics.


Gondwana Research (1997 – present)

Gondwana Research (GR) is an International Journal aimed to promote high quality research publications on all topics related to solid Earth, particularly with reference to the origin and evolution of continents, continental assemblies and their resources.


International Journal of Coal Geology (1980 – present)

The International Journal of Coal Geology is committed to treating the basic and applied aspects of the geology and petrology of coal and oil/gas source rocks in a scholarly manner.


Journal of African Earth Sciences (1983 – present)

The Journal of African Earth Sciences sees itself as the prime geological journal for all aspects of the geology of the African continent and the Middle East, and especially on the search for natural resources from these regions.


Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (1997 – present)

The Journal of Asian Earth Sciences is an international interdisciplinary journal devoted to all aspects of research related to the solid Earth Sciences of Asia. The Journal publishes high quality, peer-reviewed scientific papers on the regional geology, tectonics, geochemistry and geophysics of Asia.


Journal of Southeast Asian Earth Sciences (1986 – 1996)

The Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (formely the Journal of Southeast Asian Earth Sciences) is an international interdisciplinary journal devoted to all aspects of research related to the solid Earth Sciences of Asia. The Journal publishes high quality, peer-reviewed scientific papers on the regional geology, tectonics, geochemistry and geophysics of Asia.


Journal of Geochemical Exploration (1972 – present)

The journal is dedicated to the publication of research studies that cover new developments in the application of analytical geochemistry and geoinformatics.


Journal of Geodynamics (1984 – present)

The Journal of Geodynamics is an international and interdisciplinary forum for the publication of results and discussions of solid earth research in geodetic, geophysical, geological and geochemical geodynamics, with special emphasis on the large scale processes involved.


Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (1987 – present)

The objective of the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering is to bridge the gap between the engineering, the geology and the science of petroleum and natural gas by publishing explicitly written articles intelligible to scientists and engineers working in any field of petroleum engineering, natural gas engineering and petroleum (natural gas) geology.


Journal of South American Earth Sciences (1988 – present)

The Journal of South American Earth Sciences provides an international medium for the publication of scientific work concerned with all aspects of the earth sciences in the South American continent and the surrounding oceans. Work is also accepted from the adjacent regions of the Caribbean, Central America and Antarctic Peninsula.


Journal of Structural Geology (1979 – present)

The Journal of Structural Geology publishes on the structural geology of the Earth and other planets and moons, including related contributions in rheology, geophysics, geochemistry, geodynamics, and tectonics.


Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources (2013 – present)

JUOGR provides world-class scientific coverage of recent advances in knowledge and practices in the area of evaluation, development and management of unconventional resources for researchers and practicing engineers.


Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research (2000 – present)

An international research journal with focus on volcanic and geothermal processes and their impact on the environment and society.


Lithos (1997 – present)

Lithos is an international English language journal publishing high-quality, original research papers on mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry, emphasizing the application of mineralogy and geochemistry to petrogenetic problems.


Marine and Petroleum Geology (1984 – present)

Marine and Petroleum Geology is the pre-eminent international forum for the exchange of multidisciplinary concepts, interpretations and techniques for all concerned with marine and petroleum geology in industry, government and academia.


Marine Geology (1964 – present)

Since 1964 this international journal has been reporting on developments in the fields of marine geology, geochemistry and geophysics.


Marine Micropaleontology (1976 – present)

Marine Micropaleontology is an international journal publishing results of research in all fields of marine micropaleontology of the ocean basins and continents, including paleoceanography, evolution, ecology and paleoecology, biology and paleobiology, biochronology, paleoclimatology, taphonomy, and the systematic relationships of higher taxa


Ore Geology Reviews (1986 – present)

Ore Geology Reviews aims to familiarize all earth scientists with recent advances in a number of interconnected disciplines related to the study of, and search for, ore deposits.


Organic Geochemistry (1977 – present)

Organic Geochemistry serves as the only dedicated medium for the publication of peer-reviewed research on all phases of geochemistry in which organic compounds play a major role.


Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (1993 – present)

Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology is an international medium for the publication of high quality and multidisciplinary, original studies and comprehensive reviews in the field of palaeo-environmental geology.


Palaeoworld (2006 – present)

Palaeoworld is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal dedicated to studies on palaeontology and stratigraphy centered in China and the neighboring regions, encouraging original works of fossils and strata, comparative studies worldwide, and interdisciplinary approaches in related disciplines.


Petroleum Exploration and Development (2008 – present)

Petroleum Exploration and Development aims to provide contribution to the scientific and technological development of petroleum exploration and production and to promote the innovative ability of scholars and workers.


Precambrian Research (1974 – present)

Precambrian Research publishes studies on all aspects of the early stages of the composition, structure and evolution of the Earth and its planetary neighbours.


Russian Geology and Geophysics (2007 – present)

The journal publishes original reports of theoretical and methodological nature in the fields of geology, geophysics, and geochemistry, which contain data on composition and structure of the Earth's crust and mantle, describes processes of formation and general regularities of commercial mineral occurrences, investigations on development and application of geological-geophysical methods for their revealing.


Sedimentary Geology (1967 – present)

In scope, the journal encompasses all aspects of research into sediments and sedimentary rocks at all spatial and temporal scales.


Tectonophysics (1964 – present)

The prime focus of Tectonophysics will be high-impact original research and reviews in the fields of kinematics, structure, composition, and dynamics of the solid earth at all scales.

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