Publisher of the most cited open-access journals in their fields.
Frontiers in Earth Science is an open-access journal that aims to bring together and publish on a single platform the best research dedicated to our planet.
This platform hosts the rapidly growing and continuously expanding domains in Earth Science, involving the lithosphere (including the geosciences spectrum), the hydrosphere (including marine geosciences and hydrology, complementing the existing Frontiers journal on Marine Science) and the atmosphere (including meteorology and climatology). As such, Frontiers in Earth Science focuses on the countless processes operating within and among the major spheres constituting our planet. In turn, the understanding of these processes provides the theoretical background to better use the available resources and to face the major environmental challenges (including earthquakes, tsunamis, eruptions, floods, landslides, climate changes, extreme meteorological events): this is where interdependent processes meet, requiring a holistic view to better live on and with our planet.
The journal welcomes outstanding contributions in any domain of Earth Science.
The open-access model developed by Frontiers offers a fast, efficient, timely and dynamic alternative to traditional publication formats. The journal is structured as a tier journal with 17 specialty sections at the first tier, each acting as an independent journal, complete with a full editorial board. The traditional peer-review process is here completely revised and adapted to guarantee fairness and efficiency using a thorough paperless process, with real-time author-reviewer-editor interactions, collaborative reviewer mandates to maximize quality, and reviewer disclosure after article acceptance. While maintaining a rigorous peer-review, this system allows for a process whereby accepted articles are published online on average 3 months after submission.
Frontiers in Earth Science is currently accepting manuscript submission for the following specialty sections:
• Atmospheric Science
• Cryospheric Sciences
• Earth and Planetary Materials
• Environmental Informatics
• Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism
• Interdisciplinary Climate Studies
• Marine Biogeochemistry
• Microbiological Chemistry and Geomicrobiology
• Quaternary Science, Geomorphology and Paleoenvironment
• Structural Geology and Tectonics
• Terrestrial Microbiology
• Marine Geosciences (coming soon)
• Earthquakes and Seismology (coming soon)
• Geohazards and Georisks (coming soon)
Don't see a section that fits your expertise yet? Please feel free to contact us with your suggestions!
Frontiers in Earth Science is member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
Short Name: Front. Earth Sci.
Electronic ISSN: 2296-6463
Indexed in: Scopus, Google Scholar, DOAJ, CrossRef, SAO/NASA ADS, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Frontiers in Earth Science is composed of the following Specialty Sections:
The specialty sections of Frontiers in Earth Science welcome submission of the following article types: Book Review, Correction, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Technology Report, Erratum, Protocols and Data Report.
When submitting a manuscript to Frontiers in Earth Science, authors must submit the material directly to one of the specialty sections. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the respective specialty section.
Articles published in the specialty sections above will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in the Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Earth Science.