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Number of Volumes 5
Number of Issues 7
Number of Articles 99
Number of Contributors 247
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View Per Article 422.65
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Number of Submissions 107
Rejected Submissions 5
Reject Rate 5
Accepted Submissions 96
Acceptance Rate 90
Time to Accept (Days) 150
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Number of Reviewers 446


 Semiannual journal of Geoconservation Research (GCR) is an international, single-blind, open access and peer-reviewed journal. Accepted manuscripts will not be subject to any page charges and article processing charges. We encourage all researchers, professors, experts and practitioners to submit their original work and papers to GCR journal. The journal grants all users a free, worldwide and perpetual access and is fully funded by Islamic Azad University –Isfahan Branch. The articles will be published online. The journal publishes original and unpublished articles which are not under consideration in other academic sources including journals and conferences.


Key scopes of GCR include:

  • Geoconservation in theory and practice
  • Thematic scope of geoconservation projects
  • Geodiversity and its scientific justification at national, regional and global scales
  • Geoparks, practical aspects of identification, establishment, and enhancement
  • Geological site maintenance and enhancement: practical aspects of geoconservation
  • Museums: specimen-based geoconservation
  • Geotourism: harnessing the interest of different interest groups
  • Education, and how to engage and explain geoconservation sites
  • Geohazards, understanding, predicting and mitigating


 This journal is a member of, and subscribes to the principles of, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) www.publicationethics.org




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1. Digital Coalescence and Consolidated Geoconservation Outcomes: A Case Study Using ArcGIS Mobile Applications at Tasmanian Coastal Geoconservation Sites

Jake Crisp; Joanna Ellison; Andrew Fischer

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2022, Pages 1-28


  Geoconservation outcomes are hindered by highly subjective and conflicting criteria, varying assessment objectives, disparities in geoconservation strategy steps and the inadequate capturing and representation of geological data in dynamically changing inventories. Review shows that geoconservation outcomes ...  Read More

2. Ecosystem Services Assessment of Geosites in the Seridó Aspiring UNESCO Geopark Area, Northeast Brazil

Matheus Lisboa Nobre da Silva; Kátia Leite Mansur; Marcos Antonio Leite do Nascimento

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2022, Pages 29-46


  Over the course of the Earth’s history, the development of geodiversity has allowed the establishment of biotic diversity on our planet. Just as biodiversity is the subject of studies and protection actions, abiotic nature also needs to be conserved and used more sustainably. One of the ways to ...  Read More

3. Proposal for Geoconservation of Two New Coastal Geosites for the Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago, Cuba: Los Caimanes and El Jato Lagoons

Roberto González-De Zayas; Felipe Matos Pupo

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2022, Pages 47-58


  The designation of geological sites in Cuba is relatively new. During the early years of the 21st century some sites were proposed, but only in the province of Pinar del Rio have geosites been officially approved. Here we propose two further geosites, one at Cayo Sabinal (Camagüey Province) and ...  Read More

4. Geoheritage and Geodiversity Assessment Framework for Practical Application to Geoconservation of the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

Vladyslav Zakharovskyi; Karoly Nemeth; Ilmars Gravis; Chris Twemlow

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2022, Pages 59-88


  Life on Earth is influenced by abiotic nature, providing resources and shelter for living beings on the Earth. Hence, this part of nature should be well treated and protected. Study of geodiversity can facilitate education about abiotic nature and processes occurring around us. Geodiversity as a discipline ...  Read More

5. The History of Geopark Development in Australia, A New Way Forward

Angus Muir Robinson

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2022, Pages 89-107


  Geoparks in Australia have had a complex recent history. Following the demise of the former Kanawinka UNESCO Geopark in 2012, two potential UNESCO Global Geopark projects supported by local government agencies and embracing large areas were initiated in other Australian regions in 2016. These were for ...  Read More

6. Omnidiversity Consolidation of Conservation Assessment: A Case Study of Tasmanian Coastal Geoconservation Sites

Jake RA Crisp; Joanna C Ellison; Andrew Fischer

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2022, Pages 108-134


  The exclusivity of biodiversity and geodiversity assessment hinders conservation outcomes, evidenced by the prioritization of biodiversity in conservation literature, and lagging developmental state in geodiversity assessment approaches, geoconservation strategies and outcomes. This study develops a ...  Read More

7. Coring is not boring! – What should, could and has been be done to celebrate the borehole core.

Phillip James Murphy

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2022, Pages 135-141


  The importance of the borehole core in aiding our understanding of the subsurface is generally underappreciated outside the geoscience world. The use of boreholes to access geological resources has a long history and the study of recovered core samples is still pivotal in modern geological and palaeoclimate ...  Read More

1. Rocky Start of Dinosaur National Monument (USA), The World's First Dinosaur Geoconservation Site

Kenneth Carpenter

Volume 1, Issue 1 , June 2018, , Pages 1-20


  The quarry museum at Dinosaur National Monument, which straddles the border between the American states of Colorado and Utah, is the classic geoconservation site where visitors can see real dinosaur bones embedded in rock and protected from the weather by a concrete and glass structure. The site was ...  Read More

2. Geotourism and Cultural Heritage

Kerran Olson; Ross Dowling

Volume 1, Issue 1 , June 2018, , Pages 37-41


  Geotourism is often thought to refer solely to ‘geological tourism’, however, more recent views suggest that the term in fact refers much more broadly to encompass not only geology, but also fauna and flora as well as cultural aspects. An area’s geo-heritage can be defined as the geological ...  Read More

3. Burmese Amber Fossils, Mining, Sales and Profits

George Poinar; Sieghard Ellenberger

Volume 3, Issue 1 , June 2020, , Pages 12-16


  The present work investigates the mining and sale of fossiliferous Burmese amber to determine if the profits are being used by the Myanmar military to commit atrocities against minority groups or ethnic armies within the country, as recently implied.  Our conclusion, based on the information available ...  Read More

4. Marketing Geotourism to Potential Australian Geotourists

Angus Robinson

Volume 1, Issue 1 , June 2018, , Pages 28-36


  In Australia, geotourism is defined as tourism which focuses on an area's geology and landscape as the basis for providing visitor engagement, learning and enjoyment.Geotourism has great potential as a new nature-based tourism product. Where-ever tourism contributes a direct environmental benefit to ...  Read More

5. A Review of Geotourism and Geoparks: Is Africa missing out on this new mechanism for the development of sustainable tourism?

Percy Mabvuto Ngwira

Volume 2, Issue 1 , December 2019, , Pages 26-39


  This paper uses sustainable tourism development paradigm to demonstrate the economic, social-cultural and environmental potentialities presented by ‘Geotourism’ and its primary product ‘Geoparks’ in the quest for sustainable tourism development in Africa. Utilising secondary data ...  Read More

1. Assessment of Potential Geoheritage Sites, Promotion of Geotourism and Geoconservation of Kachchh District, India

Ganesh Prasad Muduli; Manisha Kumari; T Mahalakshmi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 April 2022


  Investigation of new geoheritage sites, their conservation and promotion for tourism development have become a recent trend in the tourism sector. The Indian subcontinent exhibits a wide range of geological and geomorphological features, many with global significance. The Kachchh district of Gujarat ...  Read More

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