About GASS Bulletin is its name, the bulletinof GASS.
We started discussing about this issue in January 2015, without eventually leading to action.
Since then, things changed and evolved to the point we can, now, launch the first issue this year. Our aim is to produce a monthly bulletin accessible everywhere in Africa. That means there is a substantial job ahead us to this target.
The editing team, after consulting those who expressedt o contribute, and others GASS members is built, up to date (February 23, 2016), as following, and of course the door is open to other colleagues: The Bulletin is aiming to be a scientific product of the GASS members and their close partners. It is dedicated to all geosciences topics about Africa, reflecting the actual knowledge, results of the research of the members and their colleagues and collaborators in Africa and globally. It can include articles dedicated to industries (mining and oil & gas), water and academics.
The GASS Bulletin would also have a training aspect by articles centered on methodologies, new techniques, regional geology and new ideas.
In this regard we must also take into account the training of geoscientists including teachers and students.
A section for information on the important elements of geosciences and the evolution of GASS would fit in the bulletin. It is also clear that any geoscientist, including a member of GASS, when he (she) has the opportunity to publish an article, he (she) would first target existing journals for decades and recognized as international publications.
We understand that! Therefore the editorial board members with their respective networks and connections must ensure first the interest of a
proposed article, the ethical rules, such as avoiding plagiarism, referenced sources, …
The Bulletin features, for the moment, are as following:
An issue of about hundred pages, online and accessible only to members (username and password), while the abstract would be accessible to all on the website.