Friday, June 14, 2019

SpringerBriefs in Geoethics

IAPG is launching a new important editorial project on geoethics.

SpringerBriefs in Geoethics envisions a series of short publications that aim to discuss ethical, social, and cultural implications of geosciences knowledge, education, research, practice and communication. 

The intention is to present concise summaries of cutting-edge theoretical aspects, research, practical applications, case-studies across a wide spectrum.

SpringerBriefs in Geoethics are seen as complementing monographs and journal articles, or developing innovative perspectives with compact volumes of 50 to 125 pages, covering a wide range of contents comprising:

  • philosophy of geosciences and history of geosciences thinking;
  • research integrity and professionalism in geosciences;
  • working climate issues and related aspects; geoethics in georisks and disaster risk reduction;
  • responsible georesources management;
  • ethical and social aspects in geoeducation and geosciences communication;
  • geoethics applied to different geoscience fields including economic geology, paleontology, forensic geology and medical geology;
  • ethical and societal relevance of geoheritage and geodiversity;
  • sociological aspects in geosciences and geosciences-society-policy interface;
  • geosciences for sustainable and responsible development;
  • geoethical implications in global and local changes of socio-ecological systems;
  • ethics in geoengineering;
  • ethical issues in climate change and ocean science studies;
  • ethical implications in geosciences data life cycle and big data;
  • ethical and social matters in the international geoscience cooperation.

Typical topics might include:

  • Presentations of core concepts.
  • Timely reports on state-of-the art.
  • A bridge between new research results, as published in journal  articles, and a contextual literature review.
  • Innovative and original perspectives.
  • A snapshot of a hot or emerging topic.
  • In-depth case studies or examples.

Both solicited and unsolicited volumes are considered for publication in the SpringerBriefs in Geoethics. Potential authors are warmly invited to complete and submit the Briefs Author Proposal form. All projects will be submitted to the editor-in-chief for the consideration of the editorial review by the editorial board.

SpringerBriefs are characterized by expedited production schedules with the aim for publication 8 to 12 weeks after acceptance and fast, global electronic dissemination through the online platform SpringerLink.
The standard concise author(s) contracts guarantee that:

  1. an individual ISBN is assigned to each volume;
  2. each volume is copyrighted in the name of the authors;
  3. authors and IAPG retains the right to post the pre-publication version on their respective websites.

Editorial Board
The SpringerBriefs in Geoethics is initiated and supervised by Silvia Peppoloni (editor-in-chief) and an editorial board formed by Nic Bilham, Peter T. Bobrowsky, Vincent S. Cronin, Giuseppe Di Capua, Rika Preiser, Artur Agostinho de Abreu e Sá, Iain Stewart.

The SpringerBriefs in Geoethics is sponsored by IAPG – International Association for Promoting Geoethics.

The SpringerBriefs in Geoethics page in the IAPG website:


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