Highlights in Earth Sciences 2018

Looking back at the past year to inspire the future: Springer's Editorial Team share a selection of the top downloaded books & articles in 2018, together with their outlook on 2019.

Senior Editor, Dr. Annett Büttner on 2018

The role of the Earth Sciences group at Springer is to disseminate scientific content that helps understanding the natural processes related to our planet. In 2018 we continued working in close cooperation with researchers worldwide to address this need. With the publication of comprehensive reference works, such as the Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology as well as the Encyclopedia of Geochemistry, scientists now have access to fundamental information in Earth Sciences. 

The ongoing discussion about the availability of natural resources requires the understanding about their formation, essential for further exploration and a sustainable assessment. The publication of...

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The publication of textbooks as well as state-of-the-art summaries that have been recently published document basic and enhanced knowledge related to these topics. Journals such as Mineralium Deposita and Natural Resources Research are well-established platforms for researchers to publish their latest findings related to the field of economic geology, exploration and exploitation of natural resources.

One highlight to mention is the collaboration between the journal Environmental Earth Sciences and the charitable organization ‘Filter of Hope’, where peer reviewers are enabling people in developing countries to access safe drinking water. Since 2017, Springer donates water filters on behalf of the reviewers that contributed to the journal.

In 2019 our focus will be to enhance Springer’s portfolio across all areas of the Earth Sciences. At the same time we are continuously working on optimizing services for our authors and editors to ensure a comfortable publication process.

Our Earth Sciences group looks forward to interesting discussions and new projects in 2019!


Dr. Annett Büttner is Senior Editor in the Earth Sciences group, based in Heidelberg, Germany.

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