Computers & Geosciences
Computers & Geosciences is a journal devoted to all aspects of
computing in the geosciences.
Computers & Geosciences brings to its readers research on novel computer methods in the geosciences, such as spatial analysis, geomathematics, modelling, simulation, statistical and artificial intelligence methods, e-geoscience, geoinformatics, geomatics, geocomputation, image analysis, remote sensing, and geographical information science. The term Geoscience is used in a broad sense to refer to the physical Earth sciences, including geology, geophysics, geochemistry, oceanography, environmental science, atmosphere and planetary science, hydrology, and physical geography.
The journal accepts four types of articles: research (for novel computer methods), applications (for significant applications of computer methods), reviews (for critical reviews of state-of-the-art in geoscience computing,) and short notes (brief descriptions of an application or a timely research development), Book, software reviews and letters (for communication) are also accepted. Source code and test datasets associated with published papers can be made available for public distribution from the Editor's page.
1. Research Article (5000 words)
describes new computation methods for the geosciences using standard scientific
article format; includes a range of methods such as those for geoscience
information infrastructure, collection, representation, management, analysis,
visualization, as well as for software development and scientific and social
use of geoscience information. This also includes comparison of significant
computational methods for the geosciences, using well-defined benchmarks to
reveal new understanding about the nature or use of the methods. In general,
papers should include both a novel method or comparison, and a demonstration of
relevance to the geosciences. Emphasis is on novelty of method, or comparison
with other methods.
The highest level of academic quality is expected in terms of citation of appropriate resources, proper referencing of the source of figures, and disclosure of related articles by the same author(s) with related content.
Application development: describes new digital products created for the geosciences using existing computational methods, and discusses their novelty as well as significance and relevance to important geoscience issues: e.g. a novel database, a significant resource assessment, a novel software application or web service. This also includes comparison of products using well-defined benchmarks to reveal a new understanding about the nature or use of the products. Emphasis is on novelty or significance of the application, or comparison of applications or products.
Author(s) must disclose financial relationships to product vendors, where applicable, and product endorsements are not accepted.
3. Review Article:
Scientific review (6000 words): critically describes the state-of-the art of
some field in computation for the geosciences. Emphasis is on completeness,
depth and novelty of the critical review.
Reviews must be timely, of general interest, high quality, written by
recognized experts, and will be run only on an occasional basis. Review
outlines should be pre-approved by a member of the C&G editorial board, and
reviews may be used to frame special C&G issues.
4 Short Note:
Short Notes (maximum 1500 words) provide a brief description of an
application or a timely research development. Emphasis is on novelty or
significance of the research or application. An abstract is not required.
5. Book and Software Reviews:
Book and software reviews (1500 words): describe and evaluate a new book or
similar significant publication relevant to computation in the geosciences.
Software reviews are also published.
6. Letter to the Editor:
Letters to the Editor provide a mechanism to debate issues arising from
published articles. They are intended to serve workers in academia, industry
More information about the International Association of Mathematical Geology can be found on the Internet via http://www.iamg.org.
Invitation to Authors
Authors of papers already published by Computers & Geosciences are asked to contact the Editor-in-Chief, Jef Caers to arrange for the source code that appeared in the journal to be added to the IAMG FTP server. We would like to add as many of the published programs as possible to the FTP server, going back to the the start of the journal in 1975.
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