About the Journal

GEUS Bulletin (eISSN: 2597-2154) is a peer-reviewed, diamond open access journal published by the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). Previously, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin (eISSN: 1904-4666).

In 2020, GEUS Bulletin relaunched with a new website and submissions system. The new platform and digital focus make our articles easy to find and cite, and introduce GEUS Bulletin to a larger, international audience.

This first volume of this series was published in 2003, but our previous series collectively extend back to 1893. This back catalogue is available online and represents more than a century of world class geoscience research covering the North Atlantic and Arctic regions.

IF 2022: 1.7;  5-year IF: 1.8 (Source: Journal Citation Report 2023).


Aims and Scope

GEUS Bulletin publishes geoscience research and review papers, monographs and map descriptions with a focus on Denmark, Greenland and the wider North Atlantic and Arctic region. We welcome submissions that fit this remit. Specifically, we publish:

  1. Short articles intended as rapid communications that are of immediate interest to the international geoscience community (these include new research, datasets, methods or reviews)
  2. Regular-length articles that document new research or a review of a topic of interest
  3. Monographs (single volume works, by arrangement with the editorial office)
  4. Maps and descriptive texts (produced by GEUS for Greenland and Denmark, by arrangement with the editorial office)

GEUS Bulletin serves a broad geoscientific readership from research, industry, government agencies, NGOs and special interest groups. Go to the editorial team page for contact information.


Peer review process

All articles, monographs and map descriptions published by GEUS Bulletin are peer-reviewed by at least two scientists who are expert in their fields. Submissions are by the GEUS Bulletin online submission system.

The process begins with initial checks by one or more members of the editorial team who checks that the submission is suitable for peer review and runs the manuscript through CrossRef Similarity Check plagiarism software. Unsuitable manuscripts are rejected or returned to the authors for resubmission. Suitable manuscripts are assigned to a subject editor, who oversees the peer review process. The subject editor decides whether a manuscript should be accepted, revised or rejected and informs the corresponding author.

GEUS Bulletin adheres to a semi-open or a single-blind review process. Reviewers can request to remain anonymous when they return their review comments. It is the reviewer’s responsibility to ensure that they have anonymised their comments and any edited manuscript file included in their review. Requested review times differ, depending on the type of submission.

A full description of the entire peer review process is available in the author instructions and reviewer instructions. 


Publishing schedule 

Articles are posted online in an annual issue immediately following final proofreading. The exceptions are articles destined for special issues – publication of these articles may be delayed until they can all be published together, at the same time. Publication of monographs and map descriptions may also be delayed according to the publication schedule set for these issues.

When published, articles are assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby it becomes possible to search and cite them without delay. 


Authorship criteria

GEUS Bulletin considers authorship to be warranted when a contributor has (1) made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work, or the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data (including the development of any code or software) contained in the work, or (2) played a role in drafting or substantially revising the manuscript. Contributions that do not meet at least one of these criteria might be better recognised in an acknowledgement. We recommend that authors seek permission from so-named individuals, since their acknowledgement might imply that they endorse the work.

Read the full authorship criteria and contributions policy.


Open access policy

GEUS Bulletin supports open science and scholarly publishing that benefits scientists, industry and society. Articles, monographs and map descriptions are distributed under a CC-BY 4.0 licence, permitting free redistribution and reproduction for any purpose, even commercial, provided proper citation of the original work. Author(s) retain copyright.

We are diamond open access, meaning that we do not charge submission or publication fees. 

Read the full policy on open access and copyright and licensing.


Order a printed copy of GEUS Bulletin

Printed copies of monographs and map descriptions (including maps) are available for purchase. Use the online order form to place an order. A member of the GEUS book sales team will contact you to confirm your order and request payment. If you have any questions, please email the book sales team directly: bogsalg@geus.dk.

Complementary copies of printed bulletins are available to co-authors and other Surveys or research institutes. Please contact us at enquiries@geusbulletin.org to learn more.


Indexed by

GEUS Bulletin is indexed the following scholarly databases to ensure discoverability of all articles, monographs and map descriptions:

  1. Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  2. Web of Science Core Collection (Science Citation Index Expanded, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, Essential Science Indicators, Zoological Record; IF 2022: 1.7;  5-year IF: 1.8 (Source: Journal Citation Report 2023).)
  3. Google Scholar
  4. Scopus
  5. EBSCO
  6. ExLibris and Primo Discovery Service
  7. The Royal Library, Denmark


Archived by

Electronic backup and preservation (i.e. archiving) of all scholarly content on GEUS Bulletin is vital to maintain and preserve the scientific record for generations to come. GEUS Bulletin is archived in the following places:

  2. Danish Library Centre (printed volumes only)


Author Self-Archiving

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post any version of their manuscript to personal or institutional websites, in repositories and similar, prior to and after publication (while providing the bibliographic details of that publication).


Article Metrics

All articles include two types of metrics: (1) A downloads chart, which shows the number of times an article has been downloaded. (2) PlumX Metrics, which show the number of citations, impact and outreach of published research online. These metrics are first shown when data become available. Read more about PlumX Metrics on the their website.


Former series by GEUS, GGU and DGU

GEUS Bulletin (ISSN 2597-2154) is a continuation of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin (ISSN 1904-4666). The first volume of this series was published in 2003 and replaced two former series: Geology of Denmark Survey Bulletin published by the Geological Survey of Denmark (DGU) between 1991 and 2001, and Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin published by the Geological Survey of Greenland (GGU) between 1997 and 2002. The two Surveys (DGU and GGU) merged into a single organisation (GEUS) in 1995, but maintained their own scientific series until these too were merged into one, GEUS Bulletin.

Before these series, GGU published Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse Bulletin (1948–1996) and Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse Rapport (1964–1996). DGU published DGU Series (A–D) between 1971 and 1995, and DGU Række (1–5) between 1893 and 1983. All of these are considered “former series” of the present-day journal, GEUS Bulletin.

In 2020, GEUS Bulletin added map descriptions as a new content type. These are single-issue works, consisting of a peer-reviewed descriptive text to accompany maps, typically produced by GEUS-affiliated scientists. This content type replaces the former series, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Map Series.

Explore scientific articles in all former series of GEUS Bulletin.


Ownership and editorial independence 

GEUS Bulletin is financed and published by the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) – a research and advisory institution in the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities. GEUS Bulletin maintains strict editorial independence from GEUS management and the Ministry. Ensuring editorial independence is the responsibility of the editor in chief (a GEUS employee), the editorial team (composed of GEUS and non-GEUS-affiliated scientists), advisory panel (composed of GEUS employees), and the external board (composed of scientists external to GEUS). Go to the editorial team page for a list of current members of the editorial team, advisory panel and external board.

NOTE: The GEUS Bulletin editorial team includes subject editors from GEUS. Subject to editor availability and expertise, some papers by GEUS authors may be handled by a subject editor from the same institution as one or more of the authors. As GEUS Bulletin continues to expand its editorial team and submissions from outside GEUS, such situations will be less common. This in no way affects the editorial independence of the journal and exerts no undue influence on the decision to publish or reject a manuscript or the extent of revisions required. For content published in 2019 or earlier, editor names (though not always their affiliation) are provided in the PDFs for each volume. All articles, monographs and map descriptions published in or after 2020, include both the handling editor's name and affiliation, and reviewer names and affiliations (unless a reviewer wishes to remain anonymous).

Learn more about our publication ethics.