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"Open access means immediate, free and unrestricted online access to digital scholarly material,
primarily peer-reviewed research articles in scholarly journals" (Wikipedia). Excellent! Go to:
Earth Sciences, and Biology (in German). See also:
Open access to scientific literature (OASE, Universitätsbibliothek Karlsruhe),
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Acta Geologica Polonica
Advances in Geosciences (ADGEO). Advances in Geosciences is an international, interdisciplinary journal for fast publication of collections of short, but self-contained communications in the Earth, planetary and solar system sciences, published by the European Geosciences Union on WWW with the option of a publication on paper (print-on-demand) and on CD-ROM.
now avaialble on SUNY Cortland´s webserver, still edited by Wolfram Kuerschner, Oslo).
Albertiana is the official journal of the Subcommission on Triassic Stratigraphy.
Its primary aim is to promote the interdisciplinary collaboration and
understanding among the members of the IUGS Subcommission on
Triassic Stratigraphy. E-Albertiana is formated in Adobe Portable document format (PDF),
for download. See also:
! Geobiology.cn: Albertiana (PDF files). Scans of the rare early volumes of Albertiana. Excellent!
American Geophysical Union (AGU), Washington: AGU Journals. A quick source of mainly geophysical research results. With view contents of recent AGU journals, e.g. Russian journals in English translation.
Albertiana. The primary aim of Albertiana is to promote the interdisciplinary collaboration and understanding among the members of the IUGS Subcommission on Triassic Stratigraphy. Issues are available for download (PDF).
American Journal of Science. The Journal is devoted to geology and related sciences and publishes articles from around the world presenting results of major research from all earth sciences. With tables of contents and abstracts.
American Scientist. The latest issue. American Scientist is a general-interest science magazine.
Annales Geophysicae. Annales Geophysicae is an international, multi- and interdisciplinary scientific journal (Springer). The page provides access to tables of contents and abstracts of issues from 1994 onwards. See also here.
The mission of Annual Reviews is to provide systematic, periodic
examinations of scholarly advances in a
number of fields of science through
critical authoritative reviews.
Full Online Access for Articles. Go to
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"Word(s) Anywhere in Article".
Antarctic Journal of the United States. This journal (PDF files) reported on U.S. activities in Antarctica, related activities elsewhere, and trends in the U.S. Antarctic Program.
Antarctic Science (Cambridge University Press). The journal attracts papers from all of the countries undertaking Antarctic research at present.
Applied Geochemistry (Elsevier). Journal of the International Association of Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry.
Australian Journal of Earth Sciences. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences covers the whole field of earth science including basin studies, regional geophysical studies and metallogeny.
Biogeosciences (BG) & Discussions (BGD). Biogeosciences (BG) is an international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of research articles, short communications and review papers on all aspects of the interactions between the biological, chemical and physical processes in terrestrial or extraterrestrial life with the geosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere. The objective of the journal is to cut across the boundaries of established sciences and achieve an interdisciplinary view of these interactions.
Bulletin de la Société géologique de France
The Bulletin of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (an English-language journal). News updates on science in China.
Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark. The Bulletin publishes contributions of international interest in all fields of geological sciences, with a natural emphasis on results of new work on material from Denmark and Greenland.
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. This journal is recognized for its wide-ranging coverage of research in geophysics, economic geology, paleontology, biostratigraphy, Quaternary geoscience, structural geology, tectonics, sedimentology, mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, stratigraphy, and glacial geology. With table of contents.
Carnets de Géologie - Notebooks on Geology. There are three categories of contribution: 1- Memoirs (long copiously illustrated papers presented in HTML with many links), 2- Articles (1500 to 50,000 words presented in PDF or HTML), 3- Notes (less than 1500 words, mostly in PDF). Online since October 14, 2002.
Chemical Geology (Elsevier). 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. With tables of contents.
Chemie der Erde (Urban & Fischer Verlag). An interdisciplinary journal for chemical problems of the geosciences and geoecology.
Clay Minerals. Mineralogical Society Publications.
Comptes Rendus de l´Academie des Sciences - Series IIA - Earth and Planetary Science (Elsevier).
The Computer Oriented Geological Society: COGSletter.
Computers & Geosciences. An international journal (By Elsevier) devoted to the publication of papers on all aspects of geocomputation and to the distribution of computer programs and test data sets.
DMG-FORUM (in German), issued by Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft (DMG).
Doklady Earth Sciences (Doklady Akademii Nauk).
Doklady Earth Sciences, a journal of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It contains
English translations of papers published in Doklady Akademii Nauk (Proceedings of the Russian
Academy of Sciences), which is published 36 times a year. Doklady Earth
Sciences includes materials from geology, mineralogy, petrology, oceanology,
geography, soil science, paleontology, geochemistry, and geophysics.
With table of contents and abstracts. See also:
IAPC Nauka/Interperiodica: Zhurnal translations. Starting in 1996, contents and abstacts of the articles have been freely accessible.
EARTH The American Geosciences Institute, Alexandria, VA.
Earth and Planetary Sciences. Go to Keyword Search, e.g. in Search ALL Earth and Planetary Sciences content.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters (Elsevier). Articles published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters reflect the great impact made on research in the geosciences by the use of successful research methods from other disciplines such as chemistry, physics, and mathematics. It also covers research into all aspects of lunar studies, plate tectonics, ocean floor spreading, and continental drift, as well as basic studies of the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of the Earth's crust and mantle, the atmosphere and the hydrosphere.
earth.elsevier.com. Earth & Planetary Sciences Backfiles Online. earth.elsevier.com includes around 70 journals, with direct navigation to more than 58,000 online articles published since 1995, over 400 books, and various other publications and services of Elsevier, Pergamon, Academic Press, Butterworth Heinemann, and Gulf Professional Publishing. To view all the articles ever published in your favourite Elsevier Earth & Planetary Sciences journal - back to volume 1, issue 1 - simply go to the Journal List and click on the title of your choice ! Users at institutions with a Science Direct licence can access the full text of journal articles from this website.
Earth Sciences History. Journal of The History of Earth Sciences Society.
Earth-Science Reviews (Elsevier). The international geological journal bridging the gap between research articles and textbooks. With table of contents.
EdgeNET. Searchable online version of "The Leading Edge", the journal of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
Electronic Geology. Electronic Geology is a virtual-only, peer reviewed journal published by Electronic Journals Ltd. in association with Kingston University and Kingston University Press. The journal aims to provide a rapid, flexible and inexpensive publication service for earth scientists.
Episodes. Episodes (the official quarterly journal of the International Union of Geological Sciences, IUGS) covers developments of regional and global importance in the earth sciences.
Freiberger Forschungshefte. Abstracts available. The Freiberger Forschungshefte represent a very traditional journal of the Freiberg University "Bergakademie". Apart from the papers of scientists of the Freiberg University articles from colleagues of other universities, institutions, and from the industry are also welcome.
G3 - Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. Published by the AGU and Geochemical Society. G3 is a new electronic journal dedicated to the timely publication of research that bears on our understanding of Earth as a dynamic physicochemical system. It endeavors to publish papers of broad interest in the Earth sciences.
Geochemical Transactions. An e-only journal, published in collaboration with the ACS Division of Geochemistry, which serves as a medium for the rapid publication of high quality research in all areas of chemistry as it relates to materials and processes occurring in the Earth's aquasphere and geosphere.
Geochemistry International (Geokhimiya). Geochemistry International is a journal of cosmochemistry; geochemistry of magmatic, metamorphic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary processes; organic geochemistry; applied geochemistry; and chemistry of the environment. With table of contents and abstracts.
Elsevier: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta publishes research papers in a wide range of subjects in terrestrial geochemistry, meteoritics, and planetary geochemistry. With table of contents of published issues, starting 1995.
GEO Explorer. The web site of GEO Magazine. In German.
geoinformatik_online. From the Institute of Geoinformatik, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster (in German).
Geologica Acta (Barcelona, Spain). Geologica Acta aims to stimulate rapid diffusion of results and efficient exchange of ideas between the widespread communities of Earth Science researchers (with special emphasis on Latinamerica, The Caribbean, Europe, the Mediterranean). Free access to all its publications and contents via internet.
Geologica Carpathica, Geological Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Registration free of charge.
Geological Journal. Published on behalf of the Liverpool Geological Society and the Manchester Geological Association (John Wiley & Sons). This Journal has a particular interest in publishing papers on regional case studies from any global locality which have conclusions of general interest. Such papers may emphasize aspects across the full spectrum of geological sciences (Sedimentology and Geomorphology, Palaeontology, etc).
Geological Magazine (Cambridge University Press). Geological Magazine publishes original scientific papers covering the complete spectrum of geological topics.
Geologische Rundschau (now: International Journal of Earth Sciences).
The Geological Society of America Bulletin
Geologische Blätter für Nordost-Bayern und angrenzende Gebiete. Go to: Index vol. 1 bis 55 (1951 - 2005), compiled by Alfons Baier (in German).
Geologisches Jahrbuch Reihe A. General and regional geology of Germany and adjoining areas, tectonics, stratigraphy and paleontology (Schweizerbart).
With indexes and abstracts. See also:
The Geological Society of America (GSA): Search the Journals - Electronic Retrospective Index. Index to articles from Geology, GSA bulletin, and GSA today. Includes search engine.
GeoSpectrum (The American Geological Institute, Alexandria, Virginia). GeoSpectrum is the free quarterly electronic newsmagazine of the geoscience profession. GeoSpectrum coverage includes mMeeting results, society news, awards, promotions, obituaries, pinion pieces and geoscience workforce issues. Each issue is provided in two different size files: a small file appropriate for screen viewing, and a larger one for printing.
Geosphere (Geological Society of America). Geosphere seeks papers from the entire spectrum of the geosciences and accepts manuscripts in several categories. Abstracts are available free.
Geostandards Newsletter. The Journal of Geostandards and Geoanalysis. The Official Journal of the International Association of Geoanalysts.
GEOSTATISTICS. GEOSTATISTICS is an interdisciplinary newsletter published quarterly by the North American Council on Geostatistics.
Geotectonics (Geotektonika). Geotectonics publishes articles on general and regional tectonics, structural geology, geodynamics, and experimental tectonics, considers the relation of tectonics to the deep structure of the earth, magmatism, metamorphism, and mineral resources. With table of contents and abstracts.
Geotimes. Geotimes is the monthly news magazine for geoscience professionals and geoenthusiasts, issued by the American Geological Institute.
GFF Online. GFF is a quarterly English-language journal published by The Geological Society of Sweden. Register for free and download full articles as PDF.
Global and Planetary Change (Elsevier). The journal focuses on the record of change in planet and earth history and the analysis and prediction of recent and future changes. Topics include, but are not limited to, changes in the chemical composition of the oceans and atmosphere, climate change, sea level variations, human geography, global geophysics and tectonics, global ecology and biogeography.
GSA Today. GSA Today is the monthly newsmagazine of the Geological Society of America.
International Journal of Coal Geology (Elsevier). The International Journal of Coal Geology is committed to treating the basic and applied aspects of the geology and petrology of coal in a scholarly manner.
International Journal of Earth Sciences Prior to April 1999 this publication was named "Geologische Rundschau".
Izvestiya, Physics of the Solid Earth (Fizika Zemli), The journal publishes results of original theoretical and experimental research in relevant areas of the physics of the earth’s interior and applied geophysics. With table of contents and abstracts.
Journal of African Earth Sciences. Tables of contents, with abstracts, search facilities on abstracts, authors and keywords (Elsevier).
Journal of Geochemical Exploration (Elsevier). The Journal of Geochemical Exploration covers all aspects of the geochemistry of the environment and the application of geochemistry to the exploration and study of mineral resources and related fields. With tables of contents.
Journal of Geology (University of Chicago Press). The Journal of Geology is currently available online free of charge. Internet users can access full-text articles with internal links to references and figures (.html, .pdf, .ps).
Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth. This journal, published monthly by the American Geophysical Union, contains timely research papers on the physics and chemistry of the solid earth and the liquid core of the earth.
Journal of Geoscience Education. The Journal is the best source for innovations in geoscience teaching. It is the publication of record for NAGT, and serves as the only international forum for the publication of research concerning the pedagogy, assessment, and philosophy of teaching and learning about the geosciences.
Journal of Sedimentary Research Abstracts. Formerly the Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, the journal is issued is two parts. A. Sedimentary Petrology and B. Stratigraphy and Global Studies.
Journal of South American Earth Sciences (Elsevier). 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.
Journal of Structural Geology (Elsevier). This journal publishes original research and review articles in structural geology and tectonics. All features and processes of deformation in rocks are considered, at any scale. Specific topics include natural structures such as folds, fractures and fabrics; structural associations in orogenic belts, strike-slip zones and extensional regimes; strain analysis, experimental rock deformation and rock mechanics applied to geology; and theoretical and experimental modelling.
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation. The journal include source technology, instrumentation and techniques over all the spectral ranges relevant to synchrotron radiation research.
Journal of the Geological Society - London.
Mass Spectrometry Bulletin (MSB). MSB provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of mass spectrometry. At least 500 new literature references are published each month from over 800 sources, including journals, books, patents and conference proceedings. With costs.
Mathematische Geologie. The periodical is devoted to the application and use of mathematical approaches supporting the solution of geological problems, to the search for new geological fields of successful mathematical applications, and to the development of new mathematical methods and models.
Microscopy Online. A hyper-journal published on the World Wide Web.
Nachrichten der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft (DGG). PDF-file for Acrobat-Reader, in German.
naturalSCIENCE. naturalSCIENCE is an independent journal published without government subsidy or lobby group suppport.
NATURE. Table of contents, summaries of recent articels with supplementary information, as well as downloadable indexes of previous issues are available after a nitpicking registration procedure. You will need the Adobe Acrobat reader to view and print the index.
The German gateway to Nature: deutsche.nature.com (Macmillan Publishers Ltd).
Naturwissenschaften. This interdisciplinary journal (Springer-Verlag) publishes review articles and short original articles of all kinds of scientific fields. The electronic edition provides access to tables of contents and abstracts of issues from 1994 onwards.
Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie is now published as a single, unified journal of Earth Sciences. See also here.
Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrefakten-Kunde 1860. By Karl Cäsar von Leonhard, Heinrich Georg Bronn (E. Schweizerbart's Verlagshandlung), digitized by Google Book Search.
NewScientist, Planet Science; Magazine
Newsletters on Stratigraphy (Schweizerbart). See also here. An international, peer-reviewed journal, publishing articles of international interest dealing with stratigraphical matters. Go to: Available tables of contents.
Oberrheinischer Geologischer Verein, Jahresberichte und Mitteilungen with table of contents and abstracts (in German).
Ore Geology Reviews (Elsevier).
Organic Geochemistry. The official journal of the European Association of Organic Geochemists (by Elsevier).
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (Elsevier). P3 is an international medium for the publication of high quality and multidisciplinary, original studies and comprehensive reviews in the field of palaeo-environmental geology. The journal aims at bringing together data with global implications from research in the many different disciplines involved in palaeo-environmental investigations.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London, Ser. A. For more details see The Royal Society Publications Homepage.
Physics and Chemistry of the Earth (Elsevier). Physics and Chemistry of the Earth is an international interdisciplinary journal for the rapid publication of collections of refereed communications in separate thematic issues, either stemming from scientific meetings, or, especially compiled for the occasion. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth incorporates the separate Parts A, B and C which existed until the end of 2001. With tables of contents.
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors (Elsevier). This journal is entirely devoted to the physical and chemical processes of planetary interiors. With tables of contents, abstracts, and search facilities on abstracts, authors and keywords.
PNAS Online (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America). PNAS is one of the world's most-cited multidisciplinary scientific serials. Coverage in PNAS spans the biological, physical, and social sciences (published by the National Academy of Sciences).
Precambrian Research (Elsevier). Precambrian Research publishes studies on all aspects of the early stages of the composition, structure and evolution of the Earth and its planetary neighbours.
ProGEO NEWS. ProGEO is the European Association for the Conservation of the Geological Heritage.
Radiocarbon. Radiocarbon is the main international journal of record for research articles and date lists relevant to 14C and other radioisotopes and techniques used in archaeological, geophysical, oceanographic and related dating.
Scanning. Scanning provides an international and interdisciplinary medium for the rapid exchange of information among all scientists interested in scanning electron, scanning probe, and scanning optical microscopies.
Science magazine (published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, with assistance of Stanford University's HighWire Press. Publishes research in every field of science. Go to the Search Engine. Search for authors, titles, subjects and words in abstracts. See also: Science Collections, Geosciences.
Scientific American. Selected articles from the current and previous issues. Search Engine. Article search by keyword or concept.
Dan Hogan & Michele Philpot: ScienceDaily Magazine. ScienceDaily is a free online magazine that brings you breaking news about the latest discoveries and research projects.
Science Service, Washington, DC: Science News Online. Science Service is a non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing the understanding and appreciation of science among people of all ages through publications and educational programs. Search the archives of selected full-text articles & online features.
Scottish Journal of Geology (The Geological Society Publishing House). Traditionally, the Journal has acted as the focus for papers on all aspects of Scottish geology and its contiguous areas, including Europe, the North Sea and the margins of the North Atlantic.
Sedimentary Geology (Elsevier). In scope, the journal encompasses all aspects of research into sediments and sedimentary rocks. It thus aims to provide a forum for the publication of research papers across the entire subject, from analytical techniques to regional or geodynamical aspects of sedimentary systems and basin analysis; subsurface analysis of sedimentary sequences, diagenesis, chemical sedimentology and numerical modelling.
The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP).
TSOP Newsletters as PDF files.
Sedimentology (Blackwell). The Journal of the International Association of Sedimentology.
Stratigraphy. A new journal dealing with the broader implications of the current advances in the specialized subdisciplines within stratigraphy.
Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation (Stratigrafiya, Geologicheskaya Korrelyatsiya). The journal is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of the fundamental and applied aspects of stratigraphy and the correlation of geological events and processes in time and space. With table of contents and abstracts.
Studia Geologica Polonica: The journal includes original scientific monographs or sets of contributions on selected important geological topics, including geological results of the Polish Arctic and Antarctic scientific expeditions, monographs on regional geology, stratigraphy, tectonics, sedimentology, Quaternary of Central Europe, palaeontology etc.
Tectonics (published by the American Geophysical Union). Tectonics contains original scientific contributions in analytical, synthetic, and integrative tectonics.
Tectonophysics (Elsevier). Tectonophysics is an international medium for the publication of significant original research studies and comprehensive reviews in the fields of geotectonics, and geology and physics of the earth's crust and interior.
Terra Nostra (Alfred-Wegener-Stiftung). In German.
Terra NOVA. Full articles available.
Visual Geosciences. Visual Geosciences (by Springer, formerly Electronic Geosciences) is a multimedia, electronic journal that covers the entire spectrum of the Earth Sciences, including planetary and environmental geoscience.
Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft. Index with abstracts.
Zeitschrift für Angewandte Geologie.
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