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History of Geo- and Space Sciences An open-access journal
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Executive editor:

The scope of History of Geo- and Space Sciences (HGSS) is to document historical facts and knowledge and to improve awareness of the history of geoscience. The knowledge of the development of geosciences and their experimental methods and theories in the past can improve our current understanding and may stimulate current research. It is encouraging for young scientists to read biographical material of historical figures in their research area. It is important as well to learn that history of science is an integrated part of  the ongoing research in their research area. Another important aim of the journal is the association of historical retrospective and current research.


Citable video publications for HGSS authors

29 Oct 2015

In cooperation with the TIB|AV-Portal HGSS authors can now add short, citable video abstracts and video supplements to their articles.

Update data policy

29 Jun 2015

We have updated our data policy: it now also refers to the Data Citation Principles and stresses the necessity of data availability.

HGSS awarded DOAJ Seal

25 Jun 2015

History of Geo- and Space Sciences (HGSS) has received the new DOAJ Seal which recognizes journals with an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice.

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