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"Carnets de Géologie" has been established to provide a new and rapid means of presenting papers in the field of sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleontology, but submissions on other subjects will be considered for publication.

Most papers are in French or English, but others in Spanish, German, or Italian will appear; all include abstracts in English and French. Contributions will appear in the form of numbered issues as soon as they have been approved by the reviewers and any revisions necessary have been made by their authors.

There are three categories of contribution:
1- Memoirs (long copiously illustrated papers presented in HTML with many links),
2- Articles (1,500 to 50,000 words presented in PDF or HTML),
3- Letters (less than 1,500 words, mostly in PDF). Please refer to the guide for additional information regarding these categories.

Prospective authors, as well as special editors (symposium volume, ...), are requested to submit their proposal either to our headquarters in Brest or to a committee member who will forward it. Insofar as it is feasible all aspects of the publication process will be handled electronically.

Current issues are hosted by Paleopolis using the "Red IRIS" server in Spain. Archives are currently hosted by the "Red IRIS" in Spain, the "Université libre de Bruxelles" in Belgium and the "INIST-CNRS" in France.

Copies of the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM version of "Carnets de Géologie" are deposited annually in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris as a permanent archive and record of our publications. Contact us if you want to get one or more for your records or to establish a subscription:
- Tome 1 (CD), 2003/1 (December 2003): out-of-print,
- Tome 2 (CD), 2004/2 (December 2004): out-of-print,
- Tome 3 (CD), 2006/3 (March 2006): out-of-print,
- Tome 4 (CD), 2007/4 (July 2007): out-of-print,
- Tome 5 (CD), 2008/5 (September 2008): out-of-print,
- Tome 6 (DVD), 2009/6 (July 2009): out-of-print,
- Tome 7 (DVD), 2010/7 (September 2010): out-of-print
- Tome 8 (DVD), 2011/8 (October 2011): out-of-print.
Tome 9 (DVD), 2012/9 (January 2013), was freely distributed to more than hundred libraries worldwide. It includes all publications from 2002 to January 2013.
Note that the ISSN number of this DVD-ROM (or, previously, CD-ROM) version is different from that of the online version and that of the CD-ROM version.

If you are reluctant to consider electronic publishing here are the obvious advantages:

(1) An ISSN (as in any "reputable" printed scientific journal): ISSN 1634-0744 for the online version, ISSN 1765-2553 for the CD-ROM version (2003-2008), and ISSN 2108-5196 for the DVD-ROM version;

(2) Permanent archives (all papers will be included therein and freely accessible) under Paleopolis / Red IRIS (Spain), INIST-CNRS (France) and Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium);

(3) A peer-review system (one goal of the scientific and editorial committee is to peer-review contributions immediately or to send them at once to competent reviewers);

(4) Publication faster than in any commercially printed scientific journal (including illustrations and photographs in color);

(5) Full royalty assured (when applicable): "Carnets de Géologie" reserves the right to negotiate royalties in place of the author(s) for the reproduction for commercial purposes of any material it has published (non-commercial use remains free). When economically viable the author(s) will receive in toto any sum accrued thereby;

(6) Guaranteed readership: On February 19, 2010, more than 2,400 readers were registered to receive email notification of the posting of a new contribution (registration began on June 10, 2003). Electronic publishing facilitates access to the information required for education and research;

(7) We are now listed in these Directories and Databases as the initial stage of a continuing effort to increase our recognition:
- BIOSIS - Biology Browser,
- Zoological Record (Ovid Technologies Inc.),
- ISI (Thomson Scientific)
- GeoRef ( American Geological Institute),
- Geoscience e-Journals (Spain),
- DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals,
- HAL - Hyper Article en Ligne (France),
- SUDOC - abes,
- Electronic Journal Access Project (USA),
- The Alliance (Colorado, USA),
- Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB (Germany),
- CADIST (France),
- PASCAL (France),
- Petroleum Abstracts (USA),
- SRef (Germany),
- CFI - Comité français de l'IFLA (France),
- NTIC (Canada), etc.

(8) the CD-ROM and DVD-ROM versions are available:
- in France at Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris), CADIST - Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire Jussieu (Paris; corresponding person: François BOTTINI), SCD Université de la Méditerranée, Aix-Marseille II (Marseille; corresponding person: Claire FAYAT), and INIST-CNRS (Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy; corresponding person: Sylvie GRÉSILLAUD),
- in Belgium at Bibliothèque Université Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels; corresponding person: Dominique LERINKX),
- in Germany at UB Regensburg (Regensburg; corresponding person: Simone GRAF),
- in Argentina at the 'Biblioteca' of the Instituto Superior de Correlación Geologica - INSUGEO (San Miguel de Tucumán; corresponding person: Héctor Rodolfo AREDES),
- in the UK at The Natural History Museum of Londres (corresponding person: Lisa di TOMMASO),
- in the USA at the Auburn University Libraries (Auburn - AL; corresponding person: Lisa BEALL), at the Amherst College Library (Amherst - MA; corresponding person: Peter NELSON) and at the Indiana University Geology Library (Bloomington - IN; corresponding person: Lou MALCOLMB).

If you are interested in these advantages please review your work to determine if you have any project for publication that might appear in our journal.

"Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in the published articles are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors."

"The authors are the 'sole responsible' for the usage made of texts, illustrations (tables and drawings), photos and videos provided and used in their respective publications."


Scientific and editorial committee

Bruno Granier, Brest

Associate Editors
Evgenij J. Baraboshkin - Moscow
Art Boucot - Corvallis (OR)
Juan Carlos Braga - Granada
Ioan I. Bucur - Cluj-Napoca
Trevor Burchette - Sunbury-on-Thames
Olaf Elicki - Freiberg
Jochen Kuss - Bremen
Jere H. Lipps - Berkeley (CA)
Michel Moullade - Marseille & Nice
Jörg Mutterlose - Bochum
Emiliano Mutti - Parma
Werner E. Piller - Graz
Brian Pratt - Saskatoon (SK)
Alain Préat - Brussels
Robert W. Scott - Cleveland (OK)
Peter W. Skelton - Milton Keynes
Philippe Steemans - Liège
Maurice Tucker - Durham
Markus Wilmsen - Dresden

Technical committee

Main site located in Spain
(Red IRIS):
Christian Emig - Marseille (executive officer)
Bruno Granier - Brest
Miguel Pardo - Burjassot (executive officer)
Jesús Sanz de las Heras - Madrid

Site I-Revues located in France
(INIST-CNRS, Institut de l’information scientifique et technique):
Sylvie Steffann - Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy (executive officer)
Sylvie Marchal - Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy
Irène Michel-Bailly - Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy

Sylvie Grésillaud - Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy (past executive officer)

Archive site located in Belgium
(ULB, Université Libre de Bruxelles):
Benoît Pauwels - Brussels
Alain Préat - Brussels (executive officer)
Philippe Quiévreux - Brussels

HAL, Hyper Articles on Line, located in France
(CCSD, Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe):
Yannick Barborini - Villeurbanne (executive officer)
Daniel Charnay - Villeurbanne
Frank Laloë - Villeurbanne

o English editorial revision:
Nestor Sander - Modesto (CA) 1914-2012 (†)

Stephen Carey, Ballarat (VIC)
Alan Johnson - Nordstemmen
Simon F. Mitchell - Kingston
Stephen Eagar - Nelson
Phil Salvador - The Woodlands (TX)
John Starmer - Gainesville (FL)
Donald E. Owen, Beaumont (TX)
Robert W. Scott - Cleveland (OK)
Pierre Zippi - Garland (TX)


Publishing Director
Bruno Granier, Brest

Board Members
Christian C. Emig, Marseille
Michel Moullade, Nice & Marseille
Nadine Roulance, Brest

Past Board Member
Nestor Sander - Modesto (CA), 1914-2012 (†)

Past Associate Editor
Jean-Paul Colin - Cestas, 1948-2013 (†)

Main site location

Carnets Geol. / RedIRIS
Edificio Bronce
Plaza de Manuel Gómez Moreno, s/n - 2ª planta
28020 Madrid (Spain)


The Association

In accordance with the French Law of 1 July 1901 and the Decree of 16 August 1901, on 21 March 2007 an association was created at Brest with the name "Carnets de Géologie". It is a cultural association for the purpose of aiding the diffusion of and promoting scientific information concerning earth and life sciences.

Carnets de Géologie
Département des Sciences de la Terre
Université de Bretagne Occidentale
6, avenue Le Gorgeu
29238 Brest Cedex 3 (France)