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Executive editors: Sam Illingworth, John K. Hillier, Solmaz Mohadjer & Kirsten v. Elverfeldt
eISSN: GC 2569-7110, GCD 2569-7439

Geoscience Communication (GC) is a not-for-profit journal to help share knowledge and give more "traditional" recognition to science communication in the geosciences. Science communication is used as an umbrella term by GC to cover all aspects of outreach, public engagement, widening participation, knowledge exchange, and any other initiatives within the scope of the journal. It can be thought of as any initiative which seeks to communicate an aspect of geoscience to a wider audience than the experts within that particular field.

An editorial written by the executive editors, and which explains in detail how to prepare a manuscript for Geoscience Communication, can be found here: https://www.geosci-commun.net/1/1/2018/

CiteScore value: 1.5
CiteScore1.5
SNIP value: 0.408
SNIP0.408
h5-index value: 8
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News
28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

07 Jun 2022 EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all EGU journals

Today the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications are announcing sweeping new changes, that will give our authors the ability to make vital alterations to their names in previously published scientific literature. This new policy will allow authors to retrospectively update previous publications with their current names, including conference abstracts, preprints, and peer-reviewed articles.

07 Jun 2022 EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all EGU journals

Today the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications are announcing sweeping new changes, that will give our authors the ability to make vital alterations to their names in previously published scientific literature. This new policy will allow authors to retrospectively update previous publications with their current names, including conference abstracts, preprints, and peer-reviewed articles.

28 Feb 2022 Obituary: Chris King (1949–2022)

Geoscience communication were extremely saddened to hear about the death of one of our Editors Professor Chris King. A full obituary can be read here: https://www.egu.eu/news/898/obituary-chris-king-1949-2022/. Our thoughts and condolences are also with his family, friends, and colleagues.

28 Feb 2022 Obituary: Chris King (1949–2022)

Geoscience communication were extremely saddened to hear about the death of one of our Editors Professor Chris King. A full obituary can be read here: https://www.egu.eu/news/898/obituary-chris-king-1949-2022/. Our thoughts and condolences are also with his family, friends, and colleagues.

Recent papers
24 Nov 2022
Water and Us: tales and hands-on laboratories to educate on sustainable and nonconflictual water resources management
Francesca Munerol, Francesco Avanzi, Eleonora Panizza, Marco Altamura, Simone Gabellani, Lara Polo, Marina Mantini, Barbara Alessandri, and Luca Ferraris
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1250,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1250, 2022
Preprint under review for GC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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23 Nov 2022
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Exploring TikTok as a promising platform for geoscience communication
Emily E. Zawacki, Wendy Bohon, Scott Johnson, and Donna J. Charlevoix
Geosci. Commun., 5, 363–380, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-363-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-363-2022, 2022
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14 Nov 2022
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Building confidence in STEM students through breaking (unseen) barriers
Philip J. Heron and Jamie A. Williams
Geosci. Commun., 5, 355–361, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-355-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-355-2022, 2022
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10 Nov 2022
Understanding representations of uncertainty, an eye-tracking study part II: The effect of expertise
Louis Williams, Kelsey Mulder, Andrew Charlton-Perez, Matthew Lickiss, Alison Black, Rachel McCloy, Eugene McSorley, and Joe Young
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-929,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-929, 2022
Preprint under review for GC (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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09 Nov 2022
Geoscientist’s views about science communication: predicting willingness to communicate geoscience
Joana Rodrigues, Cecília Castro, Elsa Costa e Silva, and Diamantino Insua Pereira
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1160,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1160, 2022
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Highlight articles
23 Nov 2022
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Exploring TikTok as a promising platform for geoscience communication
Emily E. Zawacki, Wendy Bohon, Scott Johnson, and Donna J. Charlevoix
Geosci. Commun., 5, 363–380, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-363-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-363-2022, 2022
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14 Nov 2022
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Building confidence in STEM students through breaking (unseen) barriers
Philip J. Heron and Jamie A. Williams
Geosci. Commun., 5, 355–361, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-355-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-355-2022, 2022
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11 Oct 2022
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The potential for using video games to teach geoscience: learning about the geology and geomorphology of Hokkaido (Japan) from playing Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Edward G. McGowan and Lewis J. Alcott
Geosci. Commun., 5, 325–337, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-325-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-325-2022, 2022
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20 Sep 2022
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GC Insights: Diversifying the geosciences in higher education: a manifesto for change
Caitlyn A. Hall, Sam Illingworth, Solmaz Mohadjer, Mathew Koll Roxy, Craig Poku, Frederick Otu-Larbi, Darryl Reano, Mara Freilich, Maria-Luisa Veisaga, Miguel Valencia, and Joey Morales
Geosci. Commun., 5, 275–280, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-275-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-275-2022, 2022
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07 Jul 2022
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A physical concept in the press: the case of the jet stream
Xavier Fonseca, Gonzalo Miguez-Macho, José A. Cortes-Vazquez, and Antonio Vaamonde
Geosci. Commun., 5, 177–188, https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-177-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-177-2022, 2022
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