Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • High Quality Journals

    Welcome to the Earth and Planetary Science area of Elsevier. Providing you with access to news, resources and information about Elsevier’s publications in Earth and Planetary Sciences.

    We are proud to play an integral part within the Earth and Planetary Science community and to participate in the advancement of this field. All our journals are available online via ScienceDirect,

    For full aims and scope, to submit your articles or subscribe, visit the journal homepages.

  • Latest Impact Factors

    The 2012 Impact Factor figures for Earth and Planetary Science show that, as in previous years, Elsevier publishes many of the most influential journals in the field, with 4 out of the top 5 journals, by total cites, in the category Geochemistry & Geophysics, namely: Geochimica et Cosmochimca Acta, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Chemical Geology, and Tectonophysics. Precambrian Research's Impact Factor has gone up from 3.094 to 4.441, a 43% increase! The Journal of Geodynamics' Impact Factor has gone up by 47%, from 2.007 to 2.967!

    We would like to thank all our authors, reviewers and editors for their invaluable contribution to the success of our journals.

    We invite you to explore the Impact Factors of our journals in your area.*

    *Impact Factor data source
    Journal Citation Reports, © Thomson Reuters 2013

  • Open Access Options

    Access to quality research is vital to the scientific communityand beyond. We support sustainable access and work hard to provide a range ofopen access options alongside our access initiatives to ensure everyone canread, use and trust the latest research.

    We are committed to working in partnership with the researchcommunity, librarians, funders and other stakeholders. Our Elsevier team iscontinually on the road meeting the community, participating in discussions andestablishing partnerships which will help support increase access to research.Read more about our institutional and funding body agreements.

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  • Innovation

    Elsevier is constantly evolving to make your life as a Earth and Planetary Researcher easier. Check out some of the new (content) innovations and solutions we offer:

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    - Graphical Abstracts 
    - EarthChem Database linking 

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  • Sign up to receive more information about GeoResJ
    GeoResJ is a broad multidisciplinary online journal covering all earth and planetary science fields, processes and components, through diverse approaches. The aim of this journal is to provide a forum for the rapid publication of the best original research in the field.

    The journal publishes original research articles detailing significant research and development to advance our state of knowledge of the earth, atmosphere, or planetary systems; Review articles; Technical articles focusing on cutting edge technical developments that show promise are also welcomed.

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Presentation on acknowledgement of reviewers’ work

Elsevier, like most scientific publishing companies, relies on effective peer review processes to uphold not only the quality and validity of individual articles, but also the overall integrity of the journals we publish.

At EGU 2013, Katherine Eve, publisher for Elsevier’s Geochemistry and Geophysics journals, gave a presentation on how Elsevier acknowledges reviewers' work.

Click here to view the presentation

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