Published since 1963, this monthly journal reports current research in climate and environmental geoscience. geoarchaeology and forensic geoscience. geochronology and geochemistry. geophysics. GIS and geomatics. hydrology. mineralogy and petrology. mining and engineering geology. ore deposits and economic geology. paleontology, petroleum geology and basin analysis. physical geography and Quaternary geoscience. planetary geoscience. sedimentology and stratigraphy. soil sciences. and structural geology and tectonics. It also publishes special issues that focus on information and studies about a particular segment of earth sciences.