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Communicating Our Science

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From its first published proceedings in 1890, the Geological Society of America has existed to advance and share the extraordinary promise of geoscience. Across our many decades, we have seen industries, technologies, and frontiers of knowledge rise and fall; we have seen the landscape of geoscience shift around us, often through the leadership of our own members. Through every change, our deepest commitment has remained constant: to support our science with the full range of tools and tactics available to us.

  • Open Access Journals:  As of January 2018, GSA has transitioned two of its prominent journals, Geosphere and Lithosphere, to 100% open access. They have “open access” online distribution, free of charge to all readers around the world.
  • Scientific Meetings Vibrant meetings remain a critical resource for communicating ideas within and beyond our field.
  • E-an Zen Fund This fund honors the vision Dr. Zen put forward in his 1992 presidential address, of GSA’s role “to accept our public obligation to be good citizen-geologists” through diligent efforts to communicate science for the public benefit.
  • GSA Geologic Mapping Award in Honor of Florence Bascom:  This award recognizes distinguished geoscientists whose outstanding geological mapping has led to a greater understanding of fundamental geological processes and concepts. The Foundation is seeking additional gifts to secure a permanent fund to cover travel and meeting expenses associated with presenting the award at GSA Annual Meetings.

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