Geological Society of London

The Geological Society of London was founded in 1807. It is the UK national society for geoscience, and the oldest geological society in the world.

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  • Geosciences

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As well as boasting one of the most important geological libraries in the world, the Geological Society is a global leader in Earth science publishing, and is renowned for its cutting edge science meetings. It is a vital forum in which Earth scientists from a broad spectrum of disciplines and environments can exchange ideas, and is an important communicator of geoscience to academics, government, media, those in education and the broader public.


The Lyell Collection

The Lyell Collection is an authoritative and well-established database of cutting edge and historical Earth science literature from a respected not for profit Society publisher, all captured and presented to the highest electronic standards and benefiting from the extensive functionality of HighWire Press’ platform.


The Lyell Collection in a nutshell


  • Journal of the Geological Society
  • Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
  • Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis
  • Petroleum Geoscience
  • Scottish Journal of Geology
  • Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society
  • Journal of Micropalaeontology
  • Transactions of the Geological Society
  • Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society
  • Transactions of the Geological Society of Glasgow
  • Special Publications (402+ volumes)
  • Engineering Geology Special Publications (23+ volumes)
  • Memoirs (45+ volumes)
  • Petroleum Geology Conferences series (5 volumes)
  • 30 000 peer-reviewed articles
  • 300 000 pages of Earth science content
  • Full-text archives back to 1811
  • Hosted on HighWire
  • Usage statistics available through HighWire Administrator Toolbox
  • Content published Online First before print issues
  • Free public access to alerts, search functions and abstracts
  • Full electronic functionality and searchable content throughout
  • Full-text in HTML and PDF format
  • Active reference linking via CrossRef, GeoRef and ISI
  • Free full-text linking to many other key Earth science journals, including GeoScienceWorld
  • eTOC (electronic Table of Contents) and research alerts available to subscribers and non-subscribers
  • Digital Preservation for the future in the CLOCKSS Archive
  • Special Publications Archives 1-400 available in addition to LCC

We offer Open Access read and publish agreements to libraries and consortia worldwide. Our agreements offer unlimited Open Access to corresponding authors from institutions signed up to our agreements. Agreements offer read access to 14 journal and book sites (including all current and archived content) and unlimited open access publishing in 6 hybrid journals and 3 hybrid book series.

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