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11 Jun 2018
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Editorial: Geoscience Communication – Building bridges, not walls

Sam Illingworth, Iain Stewart, Jonathan Tennant, and Kirsten von Elverfeldt

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Welcome to the journal of Geoscience Communication! We decided to write this editorial in order to introduce ourselves (the executive editors of GC), to provide a history of its development, and to serve as a guideline for future authors who wish to submit to this journal. We hope that this article serves as a useful aid for people who are considering publishing in GC, as well as the wider geoscience community, and that it can act in the first instance as a FAQ for authors, editors, and readers alike.