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


Let’s become geologists! Challenges and opportunities in geoscience education in Europe


Service learning in geoscience education by Marta Mileusnić

EGU (European Geosciences Union) Education Field Officer programme: teachers’ appreciation, perceptions and needs by Giulia Realdon, Guillaume Coupechoux, Gina P. Correia, Xavier Juan, Ramanathan Baskar, Yamina Bourgeoini & Chris King

Digital transformation and geoscience education: New tools to learn, new skills to grow by Antoine Bouziat, Julien Schmitz, Rémy Deschamps & Karine Labat

Geosciences education at German universities by Ulrike Wolf-Brozio, Peter Merschel, Dominic Hildebrandt & Ina Alt

Out-of-classroom activities for geoscience education by Kyriaki Makri , Fotios Danaskos & Maria Tzima

Geoscience education through environmental ICT storytelling in primary education across Europe by N. Evelpidou, D. Pontikou, A. Komi, G. Saitis, K. Giannikopoulou, M-A. Gatou & A. Petropoulos

Student enrolment in geology from a systemic earth science education perspective: an Italian case study by Elena Bonaccorsi, Susanna Occhipinti, Alessandra Borghini & Roberto Greco

Geoscience education using virtual worlds by Eleonora Paris, Annalisa Boniello & Michelina Occhioni

The Science and Education Network for Sustainability in Estrela UNESCO Global Geopark by Hugo Gomes, Emanuel Castro, Magda Fernandes & Fábio Loureiro

Integrating new tactics for mineral exploration and Social License to Operate into geoscientists’ training and life-long learning: Lessons learned through the INFACT Project by Marko Komac, Christina Benighaus, Elena Kozlovskaya, Leila Ajjabou & Cathryn MacCallum

On all fours: report about a future geologist with a physical disability, or how to overcome the ‘fit professional’ stereotype by Nuria Guirado-Romero

From oil digger to energy transition enabler: the critical role of exploration geosciences education in Europe by Nils Jansson, Jukka-Pekka Ranta, Théo Berthet & Leena Suopajärvi

Exploring the link between employer needs, employability and postgraduate module
design in a contemporary mining education framework by Benedikt Steiner & Hannah S.R. Hughes

Interactive methods of studying geology with Z-generation children by Hanna Liventseva & Maryna Krochak

Promoting the Earth System approach and the meaning of learning by N. Orion, R. Shankar, R. Greco & J.L. Berenguer

Work in progress: Project profiles 

INTERMIN (International Network of Raw Materials Training Centres) by Antonio Alonso Jiménez, Manuel Regueiro y González-Barros, Francisco Elorza Tenreiro & Vitor Correia

Can we teach children geology using one of the world’s most popular video games? by Pontus Westrin, Théo Berthet, Rok Brajkovič, Eric Pirard, Mariaelena Murphy, Luca Bellucci, Karin Käär, Juan Herrera & Rachel Kavanagh

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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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