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Edited By:Kurt Konhauser

Online ISSN: 1472-4669

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Aims and Scope

The field of geobiology explores the relationship between life and the Earth's physical and chemical environment. Geobiology, launched in 2003, aims to provide a natural home for geobiological research, allowing the cross-fertilization of critical ideas, and promoting cooperation and advancement in this emerging field. We also aim to provide you with a forum for the rapid publication of your results in an international journal of high standing. We are particularly interested in papers crossing disciplines and containing both geological and biological elements, emphasizing the co-evolutionary interactions between life and its physical environment over geological time.

Geobiology invites submission of high-quality articles in the following areas:

Origins and evolution of life
Co-evolution of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere
The sedimentary rock record and geobiology of critical intervals
Paleobiology and evolutionary ecology
Biogeochemistry and global elemental cycles
Microbe-mineral interactions
Molecular ecology and phylogenetics

Benefits of Publishing in Geobiology

  • Geobiology offers as standard practice double-blind reviewing, in which both authors and reviewers are anonymous to each other. This feature, while new to this area of science, is usual in other rapidly progressing and highly competitive disciplines. We supply this service to ensure the highest quality publication procedures, whereby all submitted manuscripts receive equal treatment and all criticism is truly free and fair. However, authors or reviewers wishing to waive their anonymity may do so.
  • We offer a commitment to timely publication, with an average of 40 days time from submission to first decision, and a subsequent 4 to 6 weeks till on-line publication.
  • Geobiology now publishes various formats, including (1) standard length research ""Articles"", (2) short format ""Reports"" on new research of broad significance, (3) ""Perspectives"" that are opinion pieces on current or future directions in the field, and (4) ""Reviews"" that provide up-to-date and comprehensive summaries on topics of geobiological interest.