GeoScienceWorld Acquires Lithosphere to Launch as First Open Access Community Journal for the Geosciences

September 23, 2019

Clarke & Esposito (C&E) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the journal Lithosphere by GeoScienceWorld (GSW). The journal was acquired from the Geological Society of America (GSA). C&E advised GeoScienceWorld on the acquisition.

GSW plans to expand the scope of the open access publication, turning Lithosphere into a multidisciplinary community journal in partnership with seven geoscience societies (additional societies may join in the future). Lithosphere will accept papers both directly and via referrals from participating society journals. A revenue share model provides an incentive for referring papers while also returning revenues to the participating societies associated with direct submissions to the journal. GSW has for many years provided a means for societies to build economies of scale around institutional marketing and sales as well as technology; Lithosphere marks an editorial extension of this strategy.

We congratulate both parties on this transaction.

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