GeoScienceWorld (GSW) is a nonprofit collaborative and comprehensive Internet resource for research and communications in the earth sciences, which is built on a core database of peer-reviewed journals and is integrated with the GeoRef abstract and index service. The organization gives global researchers a single point of access to 46 full-text scholarly journals plus specialized searching capabilities and links to millions of relevant resources hosted elsewhere on the Web. 

Today, the GSW eJournals platform (

  • Includes 46 online journals (130,000+ articles) from 28 pre-eminent publishers
  • Includes more than 3.3 million abstracts and links to relevant resources indexed by the American GeoSciences Institute in GeoRef
  • Is enhanced with specialized search tools and social media tools developed in cooperation with HighWire Press and Google Maps™
  • Serves millions of users each year in 44 countries worldwide

For the future, their mission will be to expand the online research resource to include books, field guides, maps, databases, and other information and interactive capabilities for the geological and earth sciences, and to serve as a portal for promoting meetings, field trips, short courses, and other activities that are available through participating societies. 

These are key steps in a larger strategy to make provide more useful online research tools serving academic, government, and corporate users around the world.