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COVID-19 and impact on peer review
The Asia Oceania region is home to over 700 volcanoes active during the past 10,000 years, and is host to the largest share of the world’s populations. Volcanic phenomena, the science of volcanology, and the impacts of volcanism on the natural and human environment are at the same time fascinating as they are of imminent societal relevance: Volcanic eruptions and their associated hazards affect over 10% of the world's population and interdisciplinary research is crucially important to improve hazard assessment and communication, monitoring, forecasting, and mitigation.
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Geoscience Letters is covered by Scopus and Science Citation Index Expanded
Geoscience Letters is indexed in Scopus and Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE). We are delighted to announce that the journal has received its new Impact Factor of 3.543 for the 2020 year. This marks another important milestone in the history of the journal. We look forward to the journal’s continued success in the future.
Thematic series in Geoscience Letters
Metal and Metalloid Pollutants in the Earth's Environment
Edited by: Chen Luo, Joyanto Routh, Dinggui Luo, Lezhang Wei and Yu Liu
Collection published: 1 April 2021
Volcanoes: Science and Applications
Edited by: Florian M. Schwandner
Collection published: 2 July 2020
The 2018 Palu earthquake, tsunami and landslides and the Anak Krakatau tsunami
Edited by: Adam D. Switzer
Collection published: 24 October 2020
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Aims and scope
Geoscience Letters is the official journal of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society, and a fully open access journal published under the SpringerOpen brand. The journal publishes original, innovative and timely research letter articles and concise reviews on studies of the Earth and its environment, the planetary and space sciences. Contributions reflect the eight scientific sections of the AOGS: Atmospheric Sciences, Biogeosciences, Hydrological Sciences, Interdisciplinary Geosciences, Ocean Sciences, Planetary Sciences, Solar and Terrestrial Sciences, and Solid Earth Sciences. Geoscience Letters focuses on cutting-edge fundamental and applied research in the broad field of the geosciences, including the applications of geoscience research to societal problems. This journal is Open Access, providing rapid electronic publication of high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific contributions.
Geoscience Letters accepts three types of manuscripts: Research Letters (concise reports on original research, approximately 3,000 to 5,000 words), Letters to the Editors (brief reports, comments on and/or replies to the published papers in 300 to 800 words), and Reviews (up to approximately 10,000 words). The word counts include figures, which are counted as 200 to 500 words each, depending on the size.
Annual Journal Metrics
71 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
68 days to first decision for all manuscripts
160 days from submission to acceptance
13 days from acceptance to publication
3.543 - 2-year Impact factor
3.21 - 5-year Impact factor
1.394 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.031 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
3.4 - CiteScore
48 Altmetric mentions
- ISSN: 2196-4092 (electronic)