"Carnets de Géologie" (Staff: Editor, Bruno Granier; Associate Editors, Nadine Roulance, Christian C. Emig, and Nestor Sander) has been established to provide a new and rapid means of presenting papers in the field of sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleontology, but submissions on other subjects will be considered for publication.

Most papers are in French or English, but others in Spanish, German, or Italian will appear; all include abstracts in English and French. Contributions will appear in the form of numbered issues as soon as they have been approved by the reviewers and any revisions necessary have been made by their authors.

There are three categories of contribution:
1- Memoirs (long copiously illustrated papers presented in HTML with many links),
2- Articles (1,500 to 50,000 words presented in PDF or HTML),
3- Letters (less than 1,500 words, mostly in PDF). Please refer to the guide for additional information regarding these categories.

Prospective authors, as well as special editors (symposium voume, ...), are requested to submit their proposal either to our headquarters in Brest or to a committee member who will forward it. Insofar as it is feasible all aspects of the publication process will be handled electronically.

Current issues are hosted by Paleopolis using the "Red IRIS" server in Spain. Archives are currently hosted by the "Red IRIS" in Spain, the "Université libre de Bruxelles" in Belgium and the "INIST-CNRS" in France.

Copies of the CD-ROM version of "Carnets de Géologie" are deposited semi-annually in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris as a permanent archive and record of our publications. Contact us if you want to get one or more for your records or to establish a subscription:
- Tome 1, 2003/1 (December 2003): out-of-print,
- Tome 2, 2004/2 (December 2004): out-of-print,
- Tome 3, 2006/3 (March 2006): it includes all publications from 2002 to date.
Tome 4, 2007/4 (due in early 2007), will be freely distributed to more than hundred libraries worldwide.
Note that the ISSN number of this CD-ROM version is different from that of the online version.

If you are reluctant to consider electronic publishing here are the obvious advantages:

(1) An ISSN (as in any "reputable" printed scientific journal): ISSN 1634-0744 for the online version, ISSN 1765-2553 for the CD-ROM version;

(2) Permanent archives (all papers will be included therein and freely accessible) under Paleopolis / Red IRIS (Spain), INIST-CNRS (France) and Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium);

(3) A peer-review system (one goal of the scientific and editorial committee is to peer-review contributions immediately or to send them at once to competent reviewers);

(4) Publication faster than in any commercially printed scientific journal (including illustrations and photographs in color);

(5) Full royalty assured (when applicable): "Carnets de Géologie" reserves the right to negotiate royalties in place of the author(s) for the reproduction for commercial purposes of any material it has published (non-commercial use remains free). When economically viable the author(s) will receive in toto any sum accrued thereby;

(6) Guaranteed readership: On December 3, 2007 more than 1,900 readers were registered to receive E-mail notification of the posting of a new contribution (registration began on June 10, 2003). Electronic publishing facilitates access to the information required for education and research;

(7) We are now listed in these Directories and Databases as the initial stage of a continuing effort to increase our recognition:
- BIOSIS - Biology Browser,
- Zoological Record (Ovid Technologies Inc.),
- ISI (Thomson Scientific)
- GeoRef ( American Geological Institute),
- Geoscience e-Journals (Spain),
- DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals,
- HAL - Hyper Article en Ligne (France),
- SUDOC - abes,
- Electronic Journal Access Project (USA),
- The Alliance (Colorado, USA),
- Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB (Germany),
- CADIST (France),
- PASCAL (France),
- Petroleum Abstracts (USA),
- SRef (Germany),
- CFI - Comité français de l'IFLA (France),
- NTIC (Canada), etc.

(8) the CD-ROM version is available:
- in France at Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris), CADIST - Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire Jussieu (Paris; corresponding person: Amélia LAURENCEAU), and SCD Marseille 2 (Marseilles; corresponding person: Anne Marie REY DUPERRET),
- in Belgium at Bibliothèque Université Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels; corresponding person: Dominique LERINKX),
- in Germany at UB Regensburg (Regensburg; corresponding person: Martin SCHEUPLEIN),
- in the USA at the Auburn University Libraries (Auburn - AL; corresponding person: Lisa BEALL) and at the Indiana University Geology Library (Bloomington - IN; corresponding person: Linda R. ZELLMER).

If you are interested in these advantages please review your work to determine if you have any project for publication that might appear in our journal.

"Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in the published articles are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors."

Please contact the addresses below for additional information:

Notebooks on Geology
1916 Temescal Drive
Modesto CA 95355-9171, USA

Carnets de Géologie
Département des Sciences de la Terre
Université de Bretagne Occidentale
6, avenue Le Gorgeu
29238 Brest Cedex 3, France