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EGU news Announcing EGU’s newest journal: Geochronology

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Announcing EGU’s newest journal: Geochronology

2 April 2019

The EGU is launching a new publication at the 2019 General Assembly. Geochronology (GChron) will be an open-access, two-stage journal with open review, following the model of other EGU journals, and will be published by Copernicus Publications.

GChron will be dedicated to the discussion and publication of high-quality research on the physical, chemical and biological processes used to quantify time in all environmental settings throughout Earth’s history. It will publish research in all aspects of geoscience that aim to determine times or rates of geologic events and processes, including, for example, basic research into fundamental physics and chemistry of geologic dating methods, applications across the full range of geosciences, and developments in standardization and intercomparison, statistical methods, data management, and computational infrastructure.

Managing Editor Georgina King says: “Geochronology is the foundation of much geoscience research, yet until now, no single dedicated geochronological journal that transcends specific techniques or timescales has been available. Geochronology will provide a platform that facilitates links between different geochronological methods, allowing best practice and reporting to be shared between disciplines. Geochronology is a bottom up community effort to establish an open access, transparent peer-reviewed journal that will stimulate exchange between communities and further geochronometric research across all timescales.”

GChron will be launched at a reception on Wednesday 10 April, 18:00-19:00 at the EGU booth in Hall X2, open to all EGU General Assembly 2019 participants. The journal will open for submissions shortly after.


Georgina King
Managing Editor of Geochronology
Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Andreas Lang
Editor of Geochronology
University of Salzburg, Austria

Bárbara Ferreira
EGU Media and Communications Manager
Munich, Germany
Phone +49-89-2180-6703
X @EuroGeosciences


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