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Comptes Rendus. Géoscience


Comptes Rendus Géoscience is a peer-reviewed electronic journal, whose objective is to allow researchers to quickly make their work known to the international scientific community. It is one of the seven journals published by the Académie des sciences, heir to the Comptes Rendus des Séances hebdomadaires de l'Académie des Sciences founded in 1835 by Arago.

Comptes Rendus Géoscience covers all areas of the Earth Sciences: solid earth, continental surfaces and waters, ocean/climate/atmosphere, science and society and all their sub-areas (see the detailed list). They mainly publish original research articles, but also review articles, historical perspectives, pedagogical texts or conference proceedings, with no limit in length and in a format as flexible as necessary (figures, associated data, etc.). Articles are published in English or French.

Comptes Rendus Géoscience is also published since 2020 with the Centre Mersenne pour l'édition scientifique ouverte (Centre Mersenne for open scientifique edition), according to a virtuous policy of Diamond Open Access, free for authors (no publication fees) as well as for readers (immediate and perennial open access).

Editors-in-Chief: Éric Calais, Michel Campillo, François Chabaux and Ghislain de Marsily.


  • See Editorial Board
  • See the Journal's Editorial Policy
  • Access the archives of Comptes Rendus Geoscience:
    • Articles published between 2002 and 2019 are made available in open access by Elsevier, the former publisher of the journal, on its ScienceDirect platform ;
    • Articles published before 1997 have been digitized by the Bibliothèque nationale de France, and are available on its digital library Gallica (more information here).