"The term geology has arisen from the Greek terminology; i.e.. ge refers to the âearthâ & logia refers to the âstudy of , discourseâ. Geology can be defined as branch of science which deals with the history, origin, and structure of the earth. It also includes the study of an individual that have inhabited in our planet. Geology has provided us with the first proof for morphology, the biological processes, past climates & the history of life.
Open access to the scientific literature means the removal of barriers (including price barriers) from accessing scholarly work. There are two parallel roads towards open access: Open Access articles and self-archiving. Open Access articles are immediately, freely available on their Web site, a model mostly funded by charges paid by the author (usually through a research grant). The alternative for a researcher is self-archiving (i.e., to publish in a traditional journal, where only subscribers have immediate access, but to make the article available on their personal and/or institutional Web sites (including so-called repositories or archives)), which is a practice allowed by many scholarly journals.
The open access journals are peer reviewed scholarly journals ofGeology and Geosciences. The top open access journals are freely available on the public internet domain, allowing any end users to read, download, copy, distribute, prink, search or link to the full texts of the articles. These provide high quality, meticulously reviewed and rapid publication, to cater the insistent need of scientific community. These journals are indexed with all their citations noted. The top open access journals are indexed in SCOPUS, COPERNICUS, CAS, EBSCO and ISI.
Last date updated on June, 2014