The Swiss Journal of Geosciences is an international fully Open Access peer-reviewed journal and publishes original research and review articles, with a particular focus on the evolution of the Tethys realm and the Alpine/Himalayan orogen.

The Swiss Journal of Geosciences has editorial waivers available for outstanding contributions and review articles from researchers who lack funding for fully OA publication.

The journal gives preference to articles that are of wide interest to the international research community, while at the same time recognising the importance of documenting high-quality geoscientific data in a regional context, including the occasional publication of maps. Thematic "Special Issues” such as the “Alpine Workshop Special Issues” are published at irregular intervals. Contact the journal if you have a proposal for a Special Issue.

The Swiss Journal of Geosciences has editorial waivers available for outstanding contributions and review articles from researchers who lack funding for fully OA publication. Members of the Swiss Geological Society benefit from a reduced APC fee of EUR 800. An international editorial team as well as guest editors guarantee that all regular articles as well as articles in Special Issues are peer-reviewed and meet the highest standards. All articles published by the Swiss Journal of Geosciences are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

Open access publishing is not without costs. Swiss Journal of Geosciences therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1060.00/$1570.00/€1250.00 for each article accepted for publication. If the corresponding author's institution participates in the journal's open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see the article-processing charge page.

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