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[U01-05] Geoscience Letters: the official journal of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
Keywords:Geoscience Letters, AOGS, journal, open access, Springer
Geoscience Letters was launched in 2014 and have published 68 papers by 2016 (volume 3). About a half of them are original research letters and the other half are review papers. The AOGS has encouraged the Axford (Society) lectures and Section Distinguished Lectures to submit their lectures as review papers.
Geoscience Letters publishes thematic collections. This is similar to the special issues in traditional journals and guest editors are invited. A significant difference is that the accepted papers are first published as regular papers. Once all the papers in the collection are published, they are collected and can be seen from different windows of the website. Unlike traditional paper publications, early papers do not need to wait until the last paper is accepted. So far, one collection with 14 papers are published, and a few more are on the way.