Our eJournals platform is the comprehensive Internet resource for research and communications in the geosciences, built on a core database aggregation of peer-reviewed journals indexed, linked, and interoperable with GeoRef.

Since 2000, GSW has pursued a vision to make earth science research information easily and economically available via the internet. Since then, GSW has evolved into a highly-regarded scientific research collaborative. Today, GSW delivers integrated access to 45 online journals (110,000+ articles) from 28 pre-eminent publishers, enhanced with specialized tools developed in partnership with Google Maps™ and AGI’s GeoRef, and serves millions of users each year in 40 countries worldwide.

GSW publishers may include nonprofit scientific societies or organizations, university presses, or commercial publishers agreeing to work within the GSW framework. GSW’s founding publishers are among the oldest and largest not-for-profit geoscience organizations in the world, with a long history of successful publication of basic and applied research results and public education materials.

GeoRef Integration

The GeoRef database, established by the American Geosciences Institute in 1966, provides access to the geoscience literature of the world. GeoRef is the most comprehensive bibliographic database in the geosciences and continues to grow by more than 100,000 references a year. The database contains over 3.3 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. 
In addition, GSW provides access to GeoRef in Process, a database of bibliographic records that are currently being edited and reviewed for inclusion in GeoRef.


Coming in October 2013: A free-to-use tool for easy and fast discovery of digital objects, including maps, cross-sections, tables, figures, charts, and datasets, in and relating to full-text research materials. GSW wants to engage researchers in new and interactive ways around access to images and entities that are in-demand and relevant to earth science research but often hard to locate.


GSW eBooks Collections is the first nonprofit, multi-publisher eBooks platform devoted to the study of the earth sciences. As a nonprofit, GSW strives to deliver value without commercial markups. The platform will launch with more than 1,000 scholarly titles, with mobile access, map-based and faceted searching, related-content recommendations, and social sharing tools. Library trials will be available in January with live product release in May 2014.

eBooks Collections Publishers

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • The Clay Minerals Society
  • The Geological Society of America
  • The Geological Society of London
  • The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • The University of Wyoming
  • SEPM, The Society for Sedimentary Geology
  • The Society of Economic Geologists
  • The Society of Exploration Geophysicists

eBooks Sponsors

  • ExxonMobil
  • The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
  • The Geological Society of London
  • SEPM, The Society for Sedimentary Geology
  • The Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation

What our customers are saying...

“With content from key professional societies, GeoScienceWorld provides an unequalled combination of discovery linked with full text. Barrier-free access to content is critical for researchers and we have it with GeoScience World.”
Open-Stop Shop

We unite 45 journals and 28 publishers through our platforms, uniting all the resources you need in one place.

Cross Searchable

Integrated with GeoRef, we provide the most complete and authoritative and abstracting & indexing database in geoscience.

Cutting Edge Tools

Through the latest e-publishing techniques, partnerships, and Internet technologies, our advanced tools make your job easier.

Save Time

By uniting content from dozens of sources and making it searchable, you’ll save vast amounts of time in your research.

Save Money

Through unlimited access or pay-per-view, you’ll save costs versus individual subscriptions with access to even more content.

Work Smarter

By using GSW, your research efficiency improves and you can spend more time focusing on the critical aspects of your work.

Community Support

As a 501(c)(3) GSW works in collaboration with its partners in the geosciences to advance and support the interest and sustainability of non-profit societies and libraries.