Earth and Planetary Sciences

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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,

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e2Latest 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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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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British Macrofossils Online wins Data Rescue Award


British Macrofossils Online wins the 2015 International Data Rescue Award in the Geosciences, organised by IEDA and Elsevier, at the European Geosciences Union, General Assembly.

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Applied Geochemistry
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Environmental geochemistry is an integral part of the mine-life cycle, particularly for modern mining. This issue brings together review articles, investigating how this subject could lead to making mining a cleaner process. *Promotional access available until 19thAugust 2015. Elsevier reserve the right to remove promotional access without notification. Any featured open access papers will remain freely available to all; with all remaining papers only being available to valid content subscribers.

Special Issues

Geochemistry of Unconventional Shale Gas from Formation to Extraction: Petrogenesis, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Environmental Impacts
Tue, 1 Sep 2015 00:00 GMT
Applied Geochemistry, Volume 60, pages 1-126 (Publication: September 2015)
Edited by Brian W. Stewart, Rosemary C. Capo, Carl S. Kirby

6th Workshop of the International Precipitation Working Group
Tue, 1 Sep 2015 00:00 GMT
Atmospheric Research, Volume 163, pages 1-188 (Publication: September 2015)
Edited by Paul A. Kucera, Vincenzo Levizzani

Laboratory Experiments in Geomorphology 46th Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium 18-20 September 2015
Tue, 1 Sep 2015 00:00 GMT
Geomorphology, Volume 244, pages 1-204 (Publication: September 2015)
Edited by Sean J. Bennett, Peter Ashmore, Cheryl McKenna Neuman

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