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Comptes Rendus. Géoscience

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Researchers in Earth sciences and advanced students.

   Types of papers

Comptes rendus - Geoscience is an e-only journal.

The journal Comptes Rendus - Geoscience publishes original research articles, commentaries on already published articles, historical chronicles, and review papers.

   Online submission

This is now the required procedure as it offers numerous advantages. Corresponding authors will be immediately informed that their article has been received, and processing time to publication will be greatly reduced by the use of this Internet-based workflow.


Before you submit


   Authors commitments before submitting

By publishing in the Comptes Rendus - Geoscience, the author undertakes to respect and comply with the following sections:


   Submission Checklist

Authors must ensure that their submission complies with all of the following elements. Non-compliant submissions may be returned to the authors.

  • Note that submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Authors retain copyright, and grant the journal right of first publication of the article.
  • Authors are entitled to and accept responsibility for submitting this article on behalf of any and all co-authors.
  • The article, if accepted, will be published under a CC-BY licence, without any financial compensation.
  • Permission has been obtained from the copyright holder and the author(s) of figures, tables, animations or text quotations for copyrighted works (including websites) included in the paper.
  • The Journal and/or platform may retract your paper after publication if clear evidence is found that the findings are unreliable as a result of misconduct or honest error.


Submit an article


   How to submit an article?

Articles must be submitted through the Comptes Rendus - Geoscience submission site. Authors must create an account or use an existing account to submit.

  •     If you are submitting for the first time --> Create an account
  •     If you already have an account --> Log in

In case of difficulty, contact Adenise Lopez (cr-geoscience@academie-sciences.fr) for assistance.

Please watch the 'Submitting an article' video from PKP to assist you in the account creation and submission process.

   Evaluation process

The journal uses a single blind evaluation system.

All contributions are first evaluated by the editor associated with the selected heading. Manuscripts deemed relevant are then sent to at least one independent expert who assesses their scientific quality and sends his report to the editor. The final decision is made by the writer based on the recommendations of the report.


After acceptance


   Acceptance/ Rejection

The editorial decision shall be communicated to the author as soon as possible.

   Preparation of the article

In case of acceptance of his article, the author must provide:

  • All source files (text files of applicable, illustrations, additional material).
  • A signed rights copyright licence.

Production of articles and proof reading

The articles are formatted and brought up to standard according to the LaTeX model of the Comptes Rendus - Geoscience.

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail.

Publication and Indexation

The article is immediately put online in PDF format on the website of the Comptes Rendus - Geoscience, on the Mersenne platform.


Access to raw data

At the request of the editorial committee, authors may be invited to provide raw data related to their research. The authors undertake, as far as possible, to provide public access to this data and therefore to keep it for a reasonable period of time after publication.