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Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

Aims and scope

Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (GI) is an open-access interdisciplinary electronic journal for swift publication of original articles and short communications in the area of geoscientific instruments. It covers three main areas: (i) atmospheric and geospace sciences, (ii) earth science, and (iii) ocean science. A unique feature of the journal is the emphasis on synergy between science and technology that facilitates advances in GI. These advances include but are not limited to the following:

  • concepts, design, and description of instrumentation and data systems;
  • retrieval techniques of scientific products from measurements;
  • calibration and data quality assessment;
  • uncertainty in measurements;
  • newly developed and planned research platforms and community instrumentation capabilities;
  • major national and international field campaigns and observational research programs;
  • new observational strategies to address societal needs in areas such as monitoring climate change and preventing natural disasters;
  • networking of instruments for enhancing high temporal and spatial resolution of observations.

GI has an innovative two-stage publication process involving the scientific discussion forum Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems Discussions (GID), which has been designed to do the following:

  • foster scientific discussion;
  • maximize the effectiveness and transparency of scientific quality assurance;
  • enable rapid publication;
  • make scientific publications freely accessible.
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