Northeastern Geoscience

an online academic journal
of regional geological science
in northeastern North America


At the end of 2008, the regional, peer-reviewed journal Northeastern Geology and Environmental Science ceased publication. Northeastern Geology, as it was known affectionately (and was originally named), was the creation of Gerry Friedman, one of the pillars of geological investigation in our part of the world. The loss of this journal created a publishing vacuum for research that is important to northeastern North America, but may not be publishable in national and international journals owing to the local focus of the work.

For the past three years, we (the editors of Northeastern Geoscience) have been investigating various avenues by which research in northeastern North America could be disseminated. After exhausting several options for resurrecting Northeastern Geology, we decided to start afresh with a new journal called Northeastern Geoscience (www.northeasterngeoscience.org). Published quarterly, Northeastern Geoscience will be peer reviewed, published primarily on-line, and available on-line at no cost.

The journal will accept submissions that deal with the geology and related subjects in northeastern North America, being roughly those areas that comprise the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America. The target areas are: the northeastern United States, including Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont; eastern Canada, including New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and eastern Ontario; the French islands of St. Pierre et Miquelon; and adjacent portions of the Atlantic Ocean and its bays.

The language of the journal is English, but authors publishing on areas with an historical French-language scientific literature are encouraged to include a French version of the abstract. Publication has begun with the Spring 2013 issue.