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Earth Science, Systems and Society

Opening for submissions in January 2021

Earth Science, Systems and SocietyEarth Science, Systems and Society (ES3 – pronounced ‘ee-ess-cubed’) is a new, fully gold open access journal for 2021, owned and published by the Geological Society of London using the systems and services of Frontiers Media.

Encompassing field, theoretical, experimental and numerical methods, papers are expected to present a significant advance in understanding, great scientific rigour and novelty.

Chief Editor

Dr Kathryn Goodenough, British Geological Survey, UK


ESis dedicated to the publication of timely and topical research of high importance across the breadth of the geosciences. The journal has a special focus on cross-disciplinary research that showcases the relevance of geoscience to sustainability in society.

Particular themes of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Biogeoscience
  • Energy, exploration and resource geoscience
  • Engineering geology, hydrogeology and environmental geoscience
  • Geochemistry and isotope geology
  • Geochronology
  • Geomorphology and landscape evolution
  • Geophysics (geodynamics, seismology and geomagnetism)
  • Marine geoscience and paleoceanography
  • Metamorphic and igneous geology
  • Paleobiology and paleoenvironments
  • Planetary geoscience
  • Quaternary research
  • Rock and mineral physics
  • Sedimentology and stratigraphy
  • Structural geology
  • Tectonics
  • Volcanology

Geoscience for a Sustainable Society

The journal includes one special section, entitled ‘Geoscience for a Sustainable Society’. This is a dedicated home for cross-disciplinary geoscience research, which explores challenges such as:

  • Climate change – past, present and future
  • Energy transition, decarbonisation and critical materials
  • Hazards and risk – prediction, mitigation and reduction
  • Urban development and land-use dynamics
  • Habitable planet – terrestrial and extra-terrestrial life
  • Holocene-Anthropocene interface
  • Big data, data science and mathematical modelling
  • Sustainable and responsible natural resource management
  • Geohealth – the intersection of geoscience and health
  • Earth systems science – natural and social science interaction
  • Monitoring change – advances in technology and instrumentation
  • Geoscience communication and ethics


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