Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (GCA) is a biweekly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Elsevier. It was established in 1950 and is sponsored by the Geochemical Society and the Meteoritical Society. The editor-in-chief is Jeffrey Catalano (Washington University in St. Louis). The journal covers all aspects of terrestrial geochemistry, meteoritics, and planetary geochemistry.

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta  
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DisciplineGeochemistry, cosmochemistry, meteoritics
Edited byJ. Catalano
Publication details
4.690 (2017)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta
OCLC no.1570626

Publishing formats include original research articles and invited reviews and occasional editorials, book reviews, and announcements. In addition, the journal publishes short comments (4 pages) targeting specific articles and designed to improve understanding of the target article by advocating a different interpretation supported by the literature, followed by a response by the author.

Abstracting and indexingEdit

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta is abstracted and indexed in:[2]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2018 impact factor of 4.258.[3] The journal is a hybrid open-access journal, publishing both subscription and open access articles.[4]


  1. ^ Shaw, Denis (January 2003). "The beginnings of Geochimica et cosmochmica acta" (PDF). The Geochemical News. 114: 20–22. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Abstracting indexing". Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. Elsevier. 2012-12-18. Retrieved 2012-12-22.
  3. ^ "Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta". 2011 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012.
  4. ^ "Open Access publishing practice in geochemistry: overview of current state and look to the future". Heliyon. doi:10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e03551.

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