Articles are more accessible and citable
The website features a new logo, branding and overall design. But the changes are not just cosmetic.
The new platform allows all articles published in the journal to be quickly indexed by Google Scholar, Web of Science, Scopus and others. Thus, making every article more accessible to scientists around the world, easier to find and cite.
Articles are automatically deposited in the international digital archive PORTICO to ensure the long-term preservation of the journal. And authors can now submit their ORCIDs and link their publications with their research profile.
New reading formats, such as the side-by-side view, make it easy to read and navigate articles online. Of course, you can still download and print articles as pdfs, which have also had a makeover.
New article formats: submit anytime
Authors can submit articles, anytime, in one of the following formats:
- Short articles (6 pages) – intended as rapid communications of new and ongoing research, datasets, methods or a review
- Regular length articles (up to around 20 pages) – provide more space to document your study or literature review
- Map descriptions – accompanying text to new and updated maps published in the region
- Monographs – substantial, single-volume works of long-lasting significance
More developments are planned throughout 2020 and into 2021.
“Later this year we plan to launch a new data repository for all our authors to deposit their datasets, free of charge. These will be permanently linked to the original article by a DOI,” says Catherine Jex.
The editorial team is also investigating novel tools to embed interactive graphs, maps, tables and figures into articles online. Imagine viewing samples or sections in 3D in a scientific article. Or how about ‘walking’ around a landscape or study site in 3D.
“The scholarly journal industry is in many ways playing catch-up with the world of online teaching, publishing and news media, which already use interactive graphics and maps. So, we’re investigating how we might use these digital tools to better present data, maps and images on the new GEUS Bulletin platform,” she says.
Find articles from as early as 1893
It is not only new research on offer. The entire back catalogue of former series of GEUS Bulletin will also be migrated to the new site throughout 2020.
In total, 14 former series dating back as early as 1893 will be available to read and download online for free. This includes series published by the Danish Geological Survey (DGU) and the Greenland Geological Survey (GGU), which merged in 1996 to form GEUS.
“I am pleased with the easy access to publications from the generations of geologists that have contributed to our shared knowledge on the fascinating geology of Denmark and Greenland,” says Flemming G. Christiansen, Deputy Director at GEUS.
“Much of this long-lasting primary documentation is still of importance for the new generations of scientists. Read it, use it – and when relevant, quote it,” he says.
Free to read, free to publish
A lot has changed, but some things remain the same.
“We are dedicated to open access. And we are fortunate to be able to offer that for free to scientists from around the world who wish to publish with us, thanks to the ongoing financial support of GEUS, while maintaining our editorial independence as an international journal for geoscience,” says Catherine Jex.
The new platform is launched in partnership with Open Academia – a Swedish publishing solutions company specialising in hosting and implementing open access journals on the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform. OJS is an open source journal platform, designed by the Public Knowledge Project and an active community of developers.
Publishing with GEUS Bulletin has never been more open. Submit your research today at geusbulletin.org.