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Launch of Earth Science, Systems and Society journal

In January, the Geological Society officially launched its first fully gold open access journal, Earth Science, Systems and Society (ES3), writes David Boyt, Head of Editorial Development

1 March 2021

The journal will engage early career researchers

ES3 covers the spectrum of Earth science, with a particular focus on interfacing, cross-disciplinary research related to sustainability in society. In addition to publishing high-calibre research, the journal aims to encourage inclusivity and diversity in publishing, engage directly with early career researchers, and embody principles of openness and transparency in science.
The journal’s Chief Editor, Dr Kathryn Goodenough (British Geological Survey; see ‘Five minutes with…’), heads an international Editorial Board of researchers and professionals representing a broad range of subject knowledge and experience.
Under the journal’s open access (OA) publishing model, all accepted articles will be subject to an article processing charge (APC), which supports the costs associated with publication. The Society has established ES3 as a not-for-profit publishing endeavour. 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.
As the Society’s first fully OA 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 in the future.
ES3 is owned and published by the Geological Society, using the systems and services of Frontiers Media.
  • ES3 is live online and welcomes submissions at www.EScubed.org
  • Authors can also choose to submit work to one of the journal’s three live Special Issues, which include ‘Earth Sciences and the Race to Net Zero’.
  • For any queries, please contact: david.boyt@geolsoc.org.uk

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