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The descriptions below are taken from the journals or from journal Web pages.
Journals that have an emphasis on geomorphology:
Geomorphology; An International Journal of Pure and Applied Geomorphology (Elsevier) - Online and Print [551.405 G292]
"The scope will include such topics as: modelling of landforms; landform studies on all scales; extraterrestrial landforms; geomorphological processes; applied geomorphology; tectonic geomorphology; climatological geomorphology." Published monthly, except June and September. No statement regarding peer review (probably is).
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms; The Journal of the British Geomorphological Research Group (Wiley/Interscience) - Online and Print [551.405 EA1]
Scope: research papers on all aspects of geomorphology, interpreted in its widest sense, and including topics in pure and applied geomorphology. See link for more detail on scope and aims. Published monthly, plus one additional issue.There is an editorial board. No statement regarding peer review.
Zeitschrift fur Geomorphology; Annals of Geomorphology; A Journal Recognized by the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) (Gebruder Borntraeger) - Print [551.405 ZE]
Catena; An Interdisciplinary Journal of Soil Science, Hydrology, Geomorphology, Focusing on Geoecology and Landscape Evolution (Elsevier) - Online and Print [551.405 CAT]
"Catena publishes papers describing original field and laboratory investigations and reviews on geo-ecology and landscape evolution with emphasis on interdisciplinary aspects of soil science, hydrology and geomorphology. It aims to disseminate new knowledge and foster better understinading of the physical environment, of evolutionary sequences that have resulted in past and current landscapes, and of the natural processes that are likely to determine the fate of our terrestrial environment." Published monthly. Editorial board. No mention regarding peer review.
Other journals that often contain articles related to geomorphology:
Boreas; An International Journal of Quaternary Research (Taylor & Francis) - Online and Print [551.7905 BO]
" Boreas accepts manuscripts from all branches of Quaternary research. Aspects of the Quaternary environments, in both glaciated and non-glaciated areas, are dealt with: Climate, shore displacement, glacial features, land forms, sediments, organisms and their habitat, and stratigraphical and chronological relationships. Anticipated international interest is a main criterion for the acceptance of papers." Published quarterly. Peer reviewed.
The Holocene; An Interdisciplinary Journal Focusing on Recent Environmental Change (Arnold) - Online and Print [Q 551.7005 HO]
"The Holocene is the first journal dedicated to fundamental scientific research at the interface between the long Quaternary record and the natural and human-induced environmental processes operating at the Earth's surface today." Content includes geography and geomorphology, among many other disciplines. Published six times a year. Refereed.
JQS; Journal of Quaternary Science (Wiley Interscience) - Online and Print [Q 551.7905 JO]
JQS "aims to promote a wider appreciation and deeper understanding of the earth's history during th e last two million years." Disciplines include geomorphology, glaciology, limnology oceanography, paleooceanography, soil science, and many others. Publishes 8 issues per year. Refereed.
Quaternary International; The Journal of the International Union for Quaternary Research (Pergamon/Elsevier) - Online and Print [Q 551.7905 QUAT]
Content "reflects the interdisciplinary nature of INQUA and records recent advances in Quaternary science that appeal to a wide audience. This series will encompass all the full spectrum of the physical and natural sciences that are commonly employed in solving Quaternary problems." Audience includes "Quaternary geologists, physical geographers, paleontologists, geomorphologists, archaeologists and soil scientists." Publishes 14 volumes per year. Peer refereed.
Quaternary Research (Academic Press/Elsevier) - Online and Print [551.7905 QU]
Quaternary Research "focuses on studies in the earth and biological sciences. The journal features papers on previously unpublished research results that will be of interest to a diverse interdisciplinary audience." Scope includes gemorphology, glaciology, neotectonics, paleogeography, paleohydrology, paleoceanography, paleopedology, Quaternary geology, and volcanology and tephrochronology, among others. Published semimonthly. Refereed.
Quaternary Science Reviews; The International Multidisciplinary Research and Review Journal (Elsevier) - Online and Print [551.7905 QUA]
Quaternary Science Reviews includes all aspects of Quaternary science including geomorphology, geography, archaeology, soil science, palaeobotany, palaeontology, palaeoclimatology and dating methods. Publishes 24 issues per year. Editorial board. Probably peer refereed, but no mention.
American Journal of Science - Print [505 AJ] and some Online (use the ORR to search for the title)
"The American Journal of Science, founded in 1818 by Benjamin Silliman, is the oldest scientific journal in the United States that has been published continuously. The Journal is devoted to geology and related sciences and publishes articles from around the world presenting results of major research from all earth sciences."
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences - Online and Print [550 AN7]
"Because Annual Review chapters examine entire subfields in depth, they are written by experienced researchers upon invitation from one of our Editorial Committees." "Annual Reviews publications are and have been among the most highly cited in scientific literature."
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (National Research Council Canada) - Online and Print [550.5 CAN]
Includes disciplines such as geomorphology, sedimentology, tectonics, geophysics, and Quaternary geoscience. Published monthly
Earth and Planetary Science Letters (Elsevier) - Online and Print [550.5 EAP]
Earth and Planetary Science Letters "... covers research into all aspects of lunar studies, plate tectonics, ocean floor spreading, and continental drift, as well as basic studies of the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of the Earth's crust and mantle, the atmosphere and the hydrosphere." Published semimonthly. Peer refereed.
Earth Science Reviews (Elsevier) - Online and Print [550.5 EAR]
" Earth-Science Reviews aims to familiarize all earth-scientists with recent advances in their field of science. Covering a much wider field than the usual specialist journals, it allows the reader to see his particular interest related to the earth sciences as a whole." "The international geological journal bridging the gap between research articles and textbooks". Four issues per year. Separate managing editors for each of 11 areas, two of which are Geotectonics and Geophysics. Peer refereed.
Geological Journal (Wiley) - Online and Print [550.5 LIV]
Geological Journal is an interdisciplinary journal "...promoting interest in all branches of the Geological Sciences, through publication of original research papers and review articles. The journal has a particular interest in publishing papers on regional case studies...which have conclusions of general interest."
Geology (GSA) - Online and Print [550.5 GEO0)
"Geology publishes timely, innovative, and provocative articles relevant to its international audience, representing research from all fields of the geosciences." Published monthly. Peer refereed.
GSA Bulletin (GSA) - Online and Print [550.6 GE]
"The Geological Society of America Bulletin is a leading international journal for major scholarly research in all branches of the earth sciences." Published monthly. Peer refereed.
Journal of Geology (University of Chicago Press) - Online and Print [550.5 JG]
"The Journal of Geology publishes original contributions dealing with any aspect of geology including space science. Contributions should have a wide appeal to geologists, present new concepts, and/or derive new geological insights through the use of new approaches and methods". Published bimonthly. Peer refereed.
Journal of the Geological Society (Geological Society of London) - Online and Print [550.6 GL]
"Papers on major topics of international interest in any of the Earth sciences are welcomed". Published bimonthly. Peer refereed.
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (PalaeoX3) (Elsevier) - Online and Print [560.905 PA]
International and multidisciplinary. Aims to bring "together data with global implicatoins from the research in the many different disciplines involved in palaeo-environmental investigations." Published semimonthly. Probably refereed, but no mention.
There are many other geographically specific and discipline specific journals that contain articles related to surface processes such as sedimentology, glaciology, hydrology, tectonics, volcanism, and so forth. Ask the geology librarian for journal titles if you are interested in these areas, or browse the current journals shelf.
Elias, S.A., 2007, Encyclopedia of Quaternary science: Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, 4 volumes. [Geology Reference [non-circulating] Q. 560.17903 En19]
Fairbridge, Rhodes W., ed., 1968, The encyclopedia of geomorphology: New York, Reinhold Book Corp., 1295 p. [Geology Reference [non-circulating] 551.403 F15E]
Fairbridge, Rhodes W., ed., 1979, The Encyclopedia of soil science: Stroudsburg, PA,: Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross, 646 p. [Geology Reference [non-circulating] 631 EN19...also at ACES Library]
Herschy, Reginald W., and Fairbridge, Rhodes W., eds., 1998, Encyclopedia of hydrology and water resources: Boston, Kluwer Academic, 803 p. [Geology Reference [non-circulating] Q. 551.4803 En19]
Jackson, Julia A., ed., 1997, Glossary of geology, 4th ed.: Alexandria, VA, American Geological Institute, 769 p. [Geology Reference [non-circulating] 550.3 Am3gL1997]
Middleton, Gerard V., ed., 2003, Encyclopedia of sediments and sedimentary rocks: Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 821 p. [Geology Reference [non-circulating] Q. 552.503 En192]
Shirley, James H., and Fairbridge, Rhodes, eds., 1997, Encyclopedia of planetary sciences: New York, Chapman & Hall, 990 p. [Geology Reference [non-circulating] Q.523.403 EN19]
There are many other reference resources in the Geology Library Reading Room and in other branch libraries at UIUC. Browse the shelves, search the online catalog, or consult with the Geology Librarian.
Link to GeoRef (Close the window that will appear in order to return to this page)
The old way of searching for information using print indexes
Before electronic indexes, it was necessary to consult print indexes such as Bibliography and Index of Geology [A.550 G291b]. This was a very tedious and inexact process using "controlled language". It was first necessary to determine subject or author terms, then to look through the indexes for each year, and then to look at each bibliographic entry indicated by the index. Since the current year was not yet cumulated, it was necessary to look through each issue of that year. There was no way to search for key words in titles, descriptors or abstracts. It is still necessary to consult the old print indexes for some older or non-English materials, and every scholar/researcher should have a basic understanding of how to use print indexes.
Example of a Subject Search in GeoRef:
Topic: Tectonic landforms on Venus
1) Open GeoRef: Link
2) Use the "Quick Search" mode. Type: tectonic* and landform* and venus in the search box.
Or else, you use the default "Advanced Search" or the "Command Search" modes. (See GeoRef Tutorial or the "help and support link on the search pages if you need more help.)
If you wish to eliminate abstracts from your search, then try this search: (tectonic* and landform* and venus) not abstract* This won't eliminate all of the abstracts, but it will significantly reduce the number.
You can use the short field labels to limit your search to specific fields such as the title field, the author field, and/or the source field. By limiting the search to the title, descriptor, or abstract fields, you eliminate false hits from"agricultural" or "agriculture" in the publisher or affiliation fields.
Once you have conducted a search, you can change the number of records displayed and the format of the record...go to the blue bar at the end of the records. You can also sort the records by publication year or relevance.
The "Search Tools" tab provides several useful tools including combining searches, search history, command searching, alerts, a thesarus, and indexes.
You can save, print, or e-mail selected records, and an icon is provided to import results into RefWorks.
When looking for details about a specific article:See the GeoRef Tutorial.
There are numerous other online indexes that may be useful. Check the Geology Library Home Page and also the full list available to UIUC Patrons. Here are several, in addition to GeoRef that might be useful for some of the topics:
See the Geology Librarian for help with specific topics.
How to Find Locations of Journals at UIUC
One way to connect to electronic journals is to go to the Geology Library Web page <http://www.library.uiuc.edu/gex/> and click on electronic journals. A list will be generated. Other electronic journals can be found by going to <http://www.library.illinois.edu/orr/>
Locations of most Geology print journals can be found at this Web page: <http://www.library.illinois.edu/gex/journals.html>,
or by looking at the rotary file just inside the door of the Geology Library,
or by looking in the UIUC Online Catalog.
Use the Online Catatog. There are other resources to find books not at UIUC. See the Geology Librarian.
You can order books and journal articles through Interlibrary Loan. Be sure to allow enough time!
A complete reference includes all the information that is needed for someone else to easily identify, locate, and obtain the literature being cited. References should be in one particular style for several reasons: To make sure no crucial information is missing, to make it easier for others to use the reference, and in order to present a professional appearance. Cutting and pasting references from other documents with diverse styles, and without editing, presents a sloppy and unprofessional appearance.
[last name], [initials], [year], [article title]: [journal title], [volume],
Doglioni, C., 1994, Foredeeps versus subduction zones: Geology, v. 22,
[last name], [initials], [year], [book title]: [city], [publisher], [no. of pages].
Example (not directly from GSA):
Einsele, G., Ricken, W., and Seilacher, A., eds., Cycles and events in stratigraphy: Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 955 p.
Chapter or Article in Book:
[last name], [initials], [year], [chapter title], in [last name], [initials], ed., [book title]: [city], [publisher], [pages].
Vail, P.R., Audemard, F., Bowman, S.A., Eisner, P.N., and Perez-Cruz, C., 1991, The stratigraphic signatures of tectonics, eustasy and sedimentology-An overview, in Einsele, G., et al., eds., Cycles
and events in stratigraphy: Berlin, Springer-Verlag, p. 617-659.
Note: It is very important to include the book editor/author, book title, publisher, and pages in the above reference. When searching for the above article in the online catalog...look instead for the book author and book title, rather than for the article author and article title. This is true for any article within a larger work, for example articles in: special papers, transactions, memoirs, and guidebooks.
Referencing other types of publications: See GSA style
From GSA style:
"References Cited. All references mentioned in the text, figures, captions, tables, and appendixes must be listed in the References Cited section. Only references cited in the paper are to be listed...Do not cite or list papers that are in preparation, in review, or in revision (see previous description of alternatives to "unpublished manuscript" citations). List references alphabetically by author's surname. For references with two authors, list alphabetically by first author's surname and then alphabetically by second author's surname. For references with more than two authors, list alphabetically by first author's surname and then chronologically, earliest year first. Distinguish by addition of letters those references that would otherwise have identical citations (e.g., Smith, 1979a, 1979b). Do not abbreviate journal titles or book publishers in references. For references that do not match any of the examples given here, include all information that would help a reader locate the reference."
Full references should be given for illustrations that you use. If you use someone else's illustration in a publication, you usually must get permission from the author and/or publisher first. If you change someone else's illustration, give a complete reference to the original, and preface the citation with the word "after". For example, (After Smith 2003). Consult the appropriate style manual for specific instructions.
It is sometimes useful to quickly consult the appropriate style guide, and then look for examples in the references from a few articles in the appropriate journal. Try RefWorks , and/or consult the following:
AGU Style (Use for AGU journals such as Tectonics)
Geomorphology Guide for Authors - (Elsevier)
Nature uses abbreviations for journal titles. If you don't know the proper abbreviation, try looking in the ISI database, for example Journal of Geophysical Research: J. Geophys. Res., and then check Nature online to see if they use the same form.
Proper Use of the Web:
There is a huge amount of scholarly information, including data sets, on the Web. More is being added daily. It is usually not the place to start. Generally, this information should be used to supplement the resources found using the electronic indexes. This information may or may not be easily found with conventional Web browsers such as Google. Some of this type of information is being made more accessible by metadata harvesting projects. Knowing what agency, organization, institution or individual might generate this type of information will help in locating it.
Links to Discussions about Evaluation of Web Resources:There are many excellent Web sites that cover Web Resource Evaluation. Rather than "recreate the wheel", here are a few of the many good sites:
Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - from The Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University
Web Research Evaluation Checklist - Berkeley Library
Evaluating Internet Resources - University Libraries, State University of New York at Alabany
Critically Analyzing Information Sources - Cornell University Library
Critical Evaluation of Resources - UC Berkeley Library
Evaluation of Information Sources (Links to other Web sites) - WWW Virtual Library
Things to Consider When Evaluating Web Resources:
Reference to Other Sources
Accuracy/ Verifiability/ Documentation
Objectivity/ Point of View/ Bias
Currency of Site
Scope/ Coverage/ Purpose/ Comprehensiveness/Suitability
Chorley, 1959, J. Glaciology, 3:339 [Geology Call Number: 551.05 JO]
Vernon, 1966, J. Glaciology, 6:401 [Geology Call Number: 551.05 JO]
Smalley & Unwin, 1968, J. Glac. 7:377 [Geology Call Number: 551.05 JO]
Smalley, 1981, J. Glac. 27:503 [Geology Call Number: 551.05 JO]
Patterson, C.J., and Hooke, R.L., 1995, Physical environment of drumlin formation: Journal of Glaciology, v. 41, n.137, p. 30-38.
Whittecar & Michelson, 1979, J. Glac. 22:357 [Geology Call Number: 551.05 JO]
Boulton, 1979, J. Glac. 23:15 [Geology Call Number: 551.05 JO]
Menzies, 1979, J. Glac., 22:373 [Geology Call Number: 551.05 JO]
Shaw, 1983, J. Glac. 29:461 [Geology Call Number: 551.05 JO]
Habbe, K.A., 1992, On the origin of the drumlins of the South German Alpine Foreland (II): The sediments underneath, Geomorphology, v.6, n.1, p.69-78 [Geology Call Number: 551.405 G292] Online
Kupsch,W.O., 1955, Drumlins with jointed boulders near Dollard, Saskatchewan: GSA Bulletin, v. 6, n. 3, p. 327-337 [Geology Call Number: 550.6 GE] Online
Smalley, I.J., 1966, Drumlin Formation; A Rheological Model: Science (New Series), v.151, n. 3716, p. 1379-1380. Online
Reed et al., 1962, Am. J. Sci., 260:200 [Geology Call Number: 505 AJ]
Lemke, 1958, Am. J.Sci., 256:270 [Geology Call Number: 505 AJ]
Trenhaile, 1971, Drumlins; Their distribution, orientation, and morphology: The Canadian Geographer, v.15, n.2, p.113-126. [Main Stacks Call Number: 910.5 CAG]
Boyce, J.I., and Eyles, N., 1991, Drumlins carved by deforming till streams below the Laurentide ice sheet:
Geology, v. 19, n. 8, p. 787-790. [Geology Call Number: 550.5 GEOO] Online
Shaw, J., 1989, Drumlins, subglacial meltwater floods, and ocean responses: Geology, v. 17, n. 9, p.853-856. [Geology Call Number: 550.5 GEOO] Online
Menzies, J., and Rose, J., 1989, Subglacial bedforms; An introduction: Sedimentary Geology, v.62, n.2/4,
Pages 117-122. [Geology Call Number: 552.505 SE] Online
Sedimentary Geology,1989, v. 62, n.2/4 Whole Special Volume
Shaw, 1984, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 21:1442 [Geology Call Number: 550.5 CAN]
Shaw, 1987, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 24:2316 [Geology Call Number: 550.5 CAN]
Beaney, C.L., and Shaw, J., 2000. The subglacial geomorphology of southeast Alberta; Evidence for subglacial meltwater erosion, Canadian Journal of Earth Science, v. 37, p.51-61. [Geology Call Number: 550.5 CAN] Online
Doornkamp & King, 1971, Numerical Analysis in Geomorphology; An introduction: London, Edward Arnold, 372 p. [Oak Street 551.4 D72N ]
McCabe, M., 2008, Glacial geology and geomorphology; The landscapes of Ireland: Edinburgh, Scotland, Dunedin Academic Press Ltd., 274 p. [Geology 551.3109415 M123g] (see chapter 5 Glacial Bedforms)
Menzies & Rose, eds., 1987, Drumlin symposium; Proceedings of the Drumlin Symposium, first International Conference on Geomorphology, Manchester, 16-18 September 1985: Rotterdam; Boston, A.A. Balkema, 360 p. [Geology 551.315 D844D ]
Anderson, B.G., and Borns, H.W., Jr., 1994, The ice age world: Oslo, Sweden, Scandinavian University Press, p. 123-24. [Geology Q551.71203 An23]
Benn & Evans, 1998, Glaciers and glaciation, p. 734.(Geology copy checked out; have requested Oak Street copy)
Bennett, M.R., 1996, Glacial geology; Ice sheets and landforms: Wiley, p. 245-258, also see index. [Geology 551.31 B439g]
Boulton, G.S., 1996, Theory of glacial erosion, transport and deposition as a consequence of subglacial sediment deformation: Journal of Glaciology, v. 42, n. 1, p. 43-62.
Briner, J.P., 2007, Supporting evidence from the New York drumlin field that elongate subglacial bedforms indicate fast ice flow: Boreas, v.36, n.2, p.143-147. Online
Elias, S., 2007, Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science: Elsevier, see index at back of volume 4. [Geology Reading Room]
Hart, 1999, Identifying fast ice flow from landform assemblages in the geological record: A Discussion: Annals of Glaciology, v. 28, p. 59-66.
Lowe, J.J., and Walker, M.J.C., 1997, 220.127.116.11 Streamlined glacial deposits, in Reconstructing Quaternary environments, 2nd ed.: p. 36-37 (see bibliography in back of book).
Martini, I.P., Brookfield, M.E., and Sadura, S., 2001, Principles of glacial geomorphology and geology: Upper Saddle River, NJ, Prentice Hall, p. 107-114. [Geology 551.31 M366p]
Menzies, J., 1978/1979, A review of the literature on the formation and location of drumlins: Earth Science Reviews, v. 14, p. 315-350. Online
Menzies, J., ed., 2002, Modern and past glacial environments: Oxford, UK, Butterworth Heinemann, p. 225-232. [Geology 551.31 M722 2002]
Menzies, J., and Branda, U., 2007, The internal sediment architecture of a drumlin, Port Byron, New York State, USA: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 26, n. 3/4, p. 322-335. Online
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