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Geoconservation Research (Geoconserv. Res.)

Editor-in-Chief: Michael Benton, PhD

Online ISSN: 2588-7343

Print ISSN: 2645-4661

Publishes Biannual


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Semiannual Journal of Geoconservation Research (Geoconserv. Res.) is an international, single-blind, open access and peer-review journal. Accepted manuscripts will not be subject to any page charges and article processing charges. We encourage all researchers, professors, experts and practitioners to submit their original work and papers to the GCR journal. The journal grants all users free, worldwide and perpetual access and was fully funded by IAUniversity –Isfahan Branch. The new publisher of the journal is OICC Press.

Journal DOI: 10.57647/gcr

Journal Abbreviation:  Geoconserv Res

Journal Title Acronym: GCR

Owner: Islamic Azad University

Impact factor: 0.5 (2022)

Call for Papers: Special Issue on

” Geoconservation and Museums”

The aim of this special issue is to explore how museums can improve and encourage knowledge of the scientific importance, and ongoing conservation, education, geoheritage and geotourism aspects of geological visitors of regional and international significance.

 You may submit the paper promptly, and not later than May 28th, 2024, and we will publish articles online as soon as they have been reviewed and revised and then put the volume together after everything has arrive.

Submission URL:          

Guest Editor:

Dr. Sarah King,

Curator of Natural Sciences at York Museums Trust

Email: [email protected]

Lead Editor:

Professor Michael J. Benton

 Editor in Chief, University of Bristol, UK

Email: [email protected]


Aim and Scopes of Geoconserv. Res.:

  • Geoconservation in theory and practice
  • Thematic scope of geoconservation projects
  • Geodiversity and its scientific justification at national, regional and global scales
  • Geoparks, practical aspects of identification, establishment, and enhancement
  • Geological site maintenance and enhancement: practical aspects of geoconservation
  • Museums: specimen-based geoconservation
  • Geotourism: harnessing the interest of different interest groups
  • Education and how to engage and explain geoconservation sites
  • Geohazards, understanding, predicting and mitigating

This journal is a member of COPE and subscribes to the principles of, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)(

Geoconservation Research has been indexed in  Emerging Sources Citation Index

Note: The previous URL of the journal was  

Latest Articles

Original Article Geodiversity
Geoconservation Subjectivity Evaluation: A Case Study of a Management Toolkit

Conservation efforts, such as geoconservation, involve some degree of subjectivity, compromising the objective data and verifiable evidence required for effective decision-making. Geodiversity, which comprises the non-living components that underpin life, is increasingly at risk from human activities and is frequently overlooked in conservation initiatives. Here, we develop a novel subjectivity evaluation tool and management framework, […]

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Original Article Geoeducation
Assessment of Geoeducation Program for Indigenous Students in Kenyir Geopark, Terengganu, Malaysia

Kenyir Geopark in Terengganu, Malaysia, was recognized as the country’s ninth national geopark on May 30, 2023. Many stakeholders are now prepared to support conservation and development efforts in the geopark area. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) as a local public university has taken some initiatives to develop local and indigenous communities in the geopark area […]

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Original Article Geoheritage
The Partisan Glade Geosite (Western Greater Caucasus) as an Important Resource and Rising Tourist Attraction

Geoheritage is an important resource for contemporary society, and the inventory of geosites remains an urgent task, especially in geologically rich, but poorly known regions. The present study offers a systematic description of the Partisan Glade geosite, which is a large, elongated locality in the western Greater Caucasus. There, tourist activities have accelerated significantly in […]


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