Entire Collection of Contributions to Geology Now Electronically Available on GeoScienceWorld

Title: Entire Collection of Contributions to Geology Now Electronically Available on GeoScienceWorld
Publication: The Outcrop, May 2010, p. 29

Cover to Contributions to Geology Vol. 16, No. 1. Glacial debris north of Lake Marie in the Medicine Bow Mountains, Wyoming. Medicine Bow Peak is visible in the background (right center). Photo courtesy of Charles G. Oviatt.

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming (UW) recently completed a major electronic conversion of the scientific journal Contributions to Geology–the predecessor journal of Rocky Mountain Geology (RMG), a peer-reviewed scientific journal published biannually by UW. The entire 36-year collection can now be accessed on RMG’s electronic archive on GeoScienceWorld (www.geoscienceworld.org), a nonprofit corporation formed by a group of leading organizations dedicated to making geoscientific research and related information more easily and economically available via the internet.

The ‘Contributions‘ archive consists of all 68 issues that were published from 1962 to 1998, including four special papers. All articles are now available for download at http://rmg.geoscienceworld.org/archive.

“We are excited to complete this massive conversion as it will simultaneously offer easy access to this extensive collection to academics, researchers, and students from across the globe, and also create a permanent and complete archive of the journal,” says Brendon Orr, Managing Editor of RMG. “Several issues have gone out-of-print over the years and now each and every article from ‘Contributions‘ is readily available on the web.

In addition to being able to access individual articles on GeoScienceWorld, interested customers can also now purchase the entire digital archive of Contributions on CD or DVD for $50.

“We are excited to offer this digital collection to those who would like to have all 68 issues of ‘Contributions‘ in electronic format available at their fingertips,” says Orr.

The digital archive includes individual article PDFs, along with files for the cover and table of contents. Customers can purchase the archive on two CDs or one DVD.

For more information about the journals Contributions to Geology and Rocky Mountain Geology, including order, submission, and subscription information, please visit http://pubs.gg.uwyo.edu/rmg.