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Geophysical Research Letters

Geophysical Research Letters

Vol 42(24 Issues in 2015 ) Print ISSN: 0094-8276 Online ISSN: 1944-8007


Geophysical Research Letters publishes high-impact, innovative, and timely research on major scientific advances in al the major geoscience disciplines. Papers are communications-length articles and should have broad and immediate implications in their discipline or across the geosciences. GRL maintains the fastest turn-around of all high-impact publications in the geosciences and works closely with authors to ensure broad visibility of top papers.

GRL is a Letters journal; limiting manuscript size expedites the review and publication process. GRL also publishes a limited number of frontier articles, by invitation from Editors. GRL's mission is to disseminate concisely written, high-impact research reports on major scientific advances in AGU disciplines. With this goal, the Editorial Board evaluates manuscripts submitted to GRL according to the following criteria:

  • HIgh impact innovative results with broad geophysical implications at the forefront of one or several AGU disciplines.
  • Results with immediate impact on the research of others and requiring rapid publication.
  • INstrument or methods manuscript introducing an innovative technique that makes new science advance possible, with immediate application to AGU disciplines.

GRL has been in publication since 1974. The Editors are adapting GRL to the evolving needs of the Earth science community. GRL Editors are topical; the subject of the paper determines which Editor handles the review and decision process. For more information, please read this Eos editorial.

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