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RSS feeds for geoscience journals

May 18, 2009

Several months back, there were some posts going around summarizing RSS feed information for various geoscience journals (see Mel’s list from Ripples in Sand here; and see a post from Chris at Highly Allochthonous here). If you aren’t familiar with what an RSS feed is and why you should use them, check out this page.

Building on their information, I compiled the list below. Firstly, I wanted to find feeds to individual journals (not the topical feeds some publishers offer). I started with the list from my recent post about impact factors for sedimentary geology journals and added a few more as well. Secondly, please note that this list is not comprehensive — I am not including journals focused on petrology/mineralogy, volcanology, paleontology/paleobiology, geochemistry, and so on. I encourage others to compile RSS feed info for other Earth science journals (provide a link in the comment thread if you do so).

In the list below, the link goes to additional journal information (for reference) and the RSS feed address is written out fully next to it (so you can copy/paste it wherever you want). Journals are ordered alphabetically within each category.

General science:

General geology (journals that include multiple sub-disciplines):


Sedimentary and marine geology:

Petroleum geology:

UPDATE (5/20/09): I’ve updated the list above with feed info thanks to fellow blogger — see this post from The Lost Geologist with even more geoscience journal RSS feed information.

* Or, maybe I couldn’t find it – if you know the feed address for these specific journals, comment below. If feeds don’t exist, then GeoScienceWorld (JSR, Journal of the Geological Society, Palaios), needs to get with the program and offer RSS feeds for the free content (titles and abstracts). E-mail alerts were fine a decade ago and may still work for some people, but I get far too many e-mails already — feeds clean all that up.

^ Go here to see a list of feeds for all AGU (American Geophysical Union) journals.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 19, 2009 2:12 pm

    I compiled a feed of the journals I sometimes browse to see if there is something new and interesting for me. It also includes some of the journal you are listing of not having a feed, i.e. Marine and Petroleum Geology. My personal feed contains maybe 20 journals (I didn’t count). Unfortunately those at the GSW all do not have a feed that I could find either.

    It wouldn’t be a problem to put my feed onto my blog and to make it public. If you need them I could try to find the feeds for some of the journals you listed without one.

  2. May 19, 2009 2:15 pm

    yeah, if you have feed addresses for any I don’t that would be great if you either put them here in this thread, or if you post about it, put a link to your blog in this thread


  3. May 20, 2009 2:34 am

    Here are the RSS feeds for some of the journals. If you enter them into a feed reader like Google Reader you get the article feed. Unfortunately sites like GSW do not have any feed information. At least non that I managed to find.

    Earth-Science Review:


    Marine and Petroleum Geology:

    Marine Geology:

    Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology:

  4. May 20, 2009 7:21 am

    awesome, thank you — i’ve updated my post with that info and provided a link to your post as well

  5. May 29, 2009 1:55 pm

    Hear! Hear! I agree GSW needs to get their act together. I know I have sent comments to Palaios and JSR. Maybe if enough of us bombard them with requests for an RRS they will heed our call for the tech upgrade.

  6. May 29, 2009 2:06 pm

    Mel … do you remember where exactly you sent comments? Just to make sure we all send to the same place.

  7. March 14, 2013 12:20 am


    the palaios rss feed is located here:


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