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Geoscience Letters

Official Journal of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS)

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Guest Editor guidelines for Article Collections

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Upcoming conferences

In Person
The 21st Annual Meeting of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS)
23 June - 28 June 2024

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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 4.0 for the year 2022. 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


Geological, paleoclimate and neo-tectonic controls on the evolution of Philippines-Taiwan island arc systems
Edited by: Ruey-Juin Rau, Carla B. Dimalanta, J. Bruce H. Shyu and Noelynna T. Ramos


Metal and Metalloid Pollutants in the Earth's Environment
Edited by: Punyasloke Bhadury, Bhoopesh Mishra, Long Cao, Prabir Patra
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

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 4.0
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 4.3
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.547
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.083

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 8
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 151

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 391,161
    Altmetric mentions: 191