European Geologist

The journal of the European Federation of Geologists


  • The journal is published twice a year and carries articles on geological issues, both technical, professional and other matters.
  • The articles published in the Journal are peer reviewed by an independent Reviewers Board.
  • The journal carries advertising – rates are provided below.
  • The Editor would be pleased to receive advertisements and article proposals (

Latest journal


Geological heritage in Europe


Croatian geological heritage related to historical mining and quarrying by Marta Mileusnić, Ana Maričić & Michaela Hruškova Hasan
Featuring slate: the German geoheritage initiative “Rock of the Year” in 2019 by Christof Ellger & Manuel Lapp
The Geological Wall in Berlin – Over 120 years of teaching geology by Ulrike Hörmann, Angela Ehling & Klaus Reinhold
A field trip enhanced with ARTutor, an augmented reality educational platform by M. Psychogiou, K. Georgiou, A. Antonarakou & H. Drinia
The significance of the Lavrion mines in Greek and European Geoheritage by Argyrios Periferakis, Iordanis Paresoglou & Nikolaos Paresoglou
Pikermi: a classical European fossil mammal geotope in the spotlight by Socrates Roussiakis, Panagiotis Filis, Stamatina Sklavounou, Ioannis Giaourtsakis, Nikos Kargopoulos & George Theodorou
The Geological Garden at Tata (Hungary): A geosite of outstanding scientific and geo-educational significance by István Szente, Erzsébet Harman-Tóth & Tamás G. Weiszburg
Geoheritage elements of millstone manufactory, Tokaj Mountains, Hungary by Zsuzsanna Ésik, Péter Rózsa & János Szepesi
The mining heritage and history of the Silvermines area, County Tipperary, Ireland since the 13th century by Eamonn F. Grennan & Colin J. Andrew
The cretaceous clays of Baiso, Emilia-Romagna, Italy: A study for their touristic promotion by Giorgia Campana, Alessandro Ghinoi & Christian Marasmi
Evaporite dissolution sinkholes in the Dwejra Depression, Malta by Peter Gatt
Unearthing Europe’s Bronze Age mining heritage with tin isotopes: a case study from Central Europe by W. Powell, R. Mathur, J. John, M. Price, H.A. Bankoff, M. Tisucká & L. Godfrey

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Annual subscription

The annual subscription to the journal costs 30€. Back issues of the journal may be purchased from head office at:

European Federation of Geologists
c/o Service Géologique de Belgique
Rue Jenner 13 | B-1000 Bruxelles

Notes for Contributors

The Editorial Board of the European Geologist journal welcomes article proposals in line with the specific topic agreed on by the EFG Council. The call for articles is published twice a year in December and June along with the publication of the previous issue.
The European Geologist journal publishes feature articles covering all branches of geosciences. EGJ furthermore publishes book reviews, interviews carried out with geoscientists for the section ‘Professional profiles’ and news relevant to the geological profession. The articles are peer reviewed by an independent Reviewers Board and also reviewed by a native English speaker.
All articles for publication in the journal should be submitted electronically to the EFG Office at according to the following deadlines:
Deadlines for submitting article proposals (title and content in a few sentences) to the EFG Office ( are respectively 15 July and 15 January. The proposals are then evaluated by the Editorial Board and notification is given shortly to successful contributors.
Deadlines for receipt of full articles are 15 March and 15 September.


  • Title followed by the author(s) name(s), place of work and email address,
  • Abstract in English, French and Spanish,
  • Main text without figures,
  • Acknowledgements (optional),
  • References.


  • Translation of the abstracts to French and Spanish can be provided by EFG.
  • The abstract should summarize the essential information provided by the article in not more than 120 words.
  • It should be intelligible without reference to the article and should include information on scope and objectives of the work described, methodology, results obtained and conclusions.

Main Text

  • The main text should be no longer than 2500 words, provided in doc or docx format.
  • Figures should be referred in the text in italic.
  • Citation of references in the main text should be as follows: ‘Vidas and Cooper (2009) calculated…’ or ‘Possible reservoirs include depleted oil and gas fields… (Holloway et al., 2005)’. When reference is made to a work by three or more authors, the first name followed by ‘et al.’ should be used.
  • Please limit the use of footnotes and number them in the text via superscripts. Instead of using footnotes, it is preferable to suggest further reading.


  • Figures should be submitted as separate files in JPEG or TIFF format with at least 300dpi.
  • Authors are invited to suggest optimum positions for figures and tables even though lay-out considerations may require some changes.


  • Up to 10 references shall be listed alphabetically at the end of the manuscript in the following manner:
  • Journal articles: Author surname, initial(s). Date of publication. Title of article. Journal name, Volume number. First page – last page.
  • Books: Author surname, initial(s). Date of publication. Title. Place of publication.

Measurements and units

  • Measurements and units: Geoscientists use Système International (SI) units. If the measurement (for example, if it was taken in 1850) was not in SI, please convert it (in parentheses). If the industry standard is not SI, exceptions are permitted.


All correspondence regarding publication should be addressed to: EFG Office, Rue Jenner 13, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium. Tel: +32-27887636 or +32-27887631.


All information published in the journal remains the responsibility of individual contributors. The Editorial Board is not liable for any views or opinions expressed by these authors.


EFG broadly disseminates geology-related information among geologists, geoscientific organizations and the private sector which is an important employer for our professional members, but also to the general public.

Our different communication tools are the:

  • EFG website,
  • GeoNews, a monthly newsletter with information relevant to the geosciences community. We distribute the GeoNews to direct subscribers, as well as to our National membership associations that distribute it to their own members.
  • EFGeoWeek, a weekly publication compiling information from the EFG website, the social media and other publicly accessible media sources relevant for European geoscientists.
  • European Geologist Journal, EFG’s biannual journal. Since 2010 the European Geologist Journal is published online on our website and distributed electronically. Some copies of the EGJ are printed for our members associations and the EFG Office that distributes them to the EU Institutions and companies.

By means of these tools, EFG reaches approximately 50,000 European geologists as well as the international geology community.
EFG offers different options for advertising. For the individual prices of these different advertisement options please refer to the table below.
In addition, we propose an advantageous annual sponsorship-package of 3500€ including the subscription of the company logo to our homepage, the GeoNews, the EFGeoWeek and in the European Geologist Journal (2 issues, full page colour ad).

The benefits for your company will be:

  • Increasing visibility of your company profile with a direct link to your website via the different communication tools of EFG.
  • Broad distribution of your company’s news in the newsfeed of our homepage and in the GeoNews.
  • Promotion of your events, publications or new products relevant to our geologists’ community.
  • Ads of your job offers relevant to our members for free in the job section of our webpage.
FULL PAGE COLOUR – 1 issue 820€ – 2 issues 1320€
HALF PAGE COLOUR – 1 issue 420€ – 2 issues 670€
QUARTER PAGE COLOUR – 1 issue 220€ – 2 issues 350€
FULL PAGE B&W – 1 issue 220€ – 2 issues 670€
HALF PAGE B&W – 1 issue 220€ – 2 issues 350€
QUARTER PAGE B&W – 1 issue 120€ – 2 issues 200€
BUSINESS CARD SIZE – 1 issue 90€ – 2 issues 150€
OUTSIDE BACK COVER COLOUR – 1 issue 1200€ – 2 issues 1900€
SECOND PAGE COLOUR – 1 issue 1000€ – 2 issues 1600€
SECOND LAST PAGE – 1 issue 1000€ – 2 issues 1600€
Ad at the bottom of the newsletter and regular newsfeed – 1500€
Ad on the front page of the newsletter – 1500€
Advertisement column on the right hand side of the homepage and regular newsfeed – 1500€
Ad for training opportunities in the job area of the homepage – 500€
Business card ad in two issues of EGJ, GeoNews, EFGeoWeek and homepage – 3000€
Full page colour ad in two issues of EGJ, GeoNews, EFGeoWeek and homepage – 3500€

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