Articles | Volume 4, issue 4
Geosci. Commun., 4, 493–506, 2021
Geosci. Commun., 4, 493–506, 2021
27 Oct 2021
Editorial | 27 Oct 2021

Editorial: Geoscience communication – planning to make it publishable

John K. Hillier et al.

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In this editorial we expand upon the brief advice in the first editorial of Geoscience Communication (Illingworth et al., 2018), illustrating what constitutes robust and publishable work for this journal and elucidating its key elements. Our aim is to help geoscience communicators plan a route to publication and to illustrate how good engagement work that is already being done might be developed into publishable research.
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