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The Geological Society of London announces the launch of Earth Science, Systems and Society (ES3), it’s first fully gold open access journal.

1 February 2021

The Journal’s subject scope covers the broad spectrum of Earth science, with a particular focus on interfacing, cross-disciplinary research related to sustainability in society. In addition, the Journal’s mission statement aims at encouraging inclusivity and diversity in publishing, engaging directly with early career researchers, and embodying principles of openness and transparency in science.

The Journal’s Chief Editor is Dr Kathryn Goodenough (British Geological Survey), who heads an international Editorial Board of researchers and professionals representing a broad range of subject knowledge and experience. Kathryn is a Principal Geologist at the British Geological Survey based in Edinburgh, UK. Her research interests include petrogenesis and metallogenesis, critical metals, and mineral resources and sustainable development.

All accepted articles will be subject to an article processing charge (APC), which supports the costs associated with publication. As part of a not-for-profit publishing model, any surplus will be used to support a programme of discounts and waivers aimed at increasing access for those without funding. Standard APC discounts are available for Fellows of the Geological Society and authors from developing countries.

“The launch of ES3 is an exciting development for GSL and the communities we serve. As the Society’s first fully open access journal, ES3 builds on the hybrid open access options available via the Society’s existing journals and Special Publications to provide authors with a dedicated route to open access publication, which aims to be compliant with mandates from the key funders and institutions both now and into the future. With ES3, we look forward to engaging with those international researchers who have contributed to GSL publications previously as well as welcoming new contributors worldwide” – Rob Strachan, Publications Secretary, the Geological Society of London.

ES3 is open for submissions, as of January 2021, at

For any queries about ES3, please contact GSL’s Head of Editorial Development, David Boyt ([email protected]).