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Geoconservation Research (GCR)

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Michael Benton

Online ISSN: 2588-7343

Print ISSN: 2645-4661

Publishes Biannual


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Impact factor: o,5 (2022)


Semiannual Journal of Geoconservation Research (GCR) 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 is fully funded by Islamic Azad University –Isfahan Branch. The articles will be published online. The journal publishes original and unpublished articles not considered in other academic sources, including journals and conferences.

Key scopes of GCR include:

  • 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




Latest Issue

Volume 6 (2023) - Issue 1, June 2023 (Volcanism & Geoconservation, Edited by João Carlos C. Nunes & Michael J. Benton)

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Latest Articles

Original Article Geoheritage
The Basaltic Monogenetic Volcanic Field of the Bakony–Balaton UNESCO Global Geopark, Hungary: From Science to Geoeducation and Geotourism

As a part of the long-standing volcanism of the Carpathian–Pannonian Region, a basaltic monogenetic volcanic field developed here from 8–2.3 Ma. This is a specific type of volcanism, when mostly a small volume of magma erupts intermittently and always in a new place. The Bakony–Balaton Uplands area is an excellent natural laboratory, where several unique […]

The Basaltic Monogenetic Volcanic Field of the Bakony–Balaton UNESCO Global Geopark, Hungary From Science to Geoeducation and Geotourism
Original Article Geoparks
The Volcanic History of the UNESCO Global Geopark Bohemian Paradise

Central Europe and the area of the UNESCO Global Geopark Bohemian Paradise have been affected by global tectonic events, especially during the last 500 million years. Volcanic phenomena are the most striking traces today of such past tectonic events. At the end of the Paleozoic, there were a number of volcanic eruptions connected to the […]

The Volcanic History of the UNESCO Global Geopark Bohemian Paradise
Original Article Geoparks
Azores UNESCO Global Geopark: Where Volcanoes Tell us their Stories

The Azores UNESCO Global Geopark, located in the North Atlantic Ocean is a volcanic archipelago with several non-inhabited islets and nine inhabited islands. The 27 volcanic systems with polygenetic central volcanoes and volcanic ridges, most of them active but dormant, represent an exuberant geological heritage, most of which (77% of geosites) is protected. The quantity […]

Azores UNESCO Global Geopark Where Volcanoes Tell us their Stories

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