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Journal of Geoethics and Social Geosciences

JGSG Editorial Board


Silvia Peppoloni (Editor-in-Chief)

Irasema Alcántara-Ayala
Mamoon Allam
Luisella Battaglia
Francesc Bellaubi Fava
Peter T. Bobrowsky
José Brilha
Helder I. Chaminé
Daniele Conversi
Vincent S. Cronin
Giuseppe Di Capua
Erle C. Ellis
Ezzoura Errami
Robert Frodeman
Juan Carlos Gutiérrez-Marco
Fausto Guzzetti

Emlyn Koster
Jan Kunnas
Roberto Gaspar Lencina Kairuz
Margaret R. McLean
David W. Mogk
Luiz Oosterbeek
Cindy Palinkas
Telmo Pievani
Rika Preiser
Iain S. Stewart
Clara Vasconcelos
Sandra Paula Villacorta Chambi

JGSJ organization



Silvia Peppoloni

Editorial Board:

see above

Managing Director:

Daniela Versace

Editorial Office:

Giuseppe Di Capua

Editorial Production:

Barbara Angioni, Francesca Di Stefano

Web Office:

Simone Vecchi, Enrico Rocchetti, Salvatore Mangiagli


Giovanni Scarpato, Patrizia Pantani, Massimiliano Cascone

Journal of Geoethics and Social Geosciences (JGSG) is an open access journal of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Rome (Italy), supported by the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG).


JGSG is permanent and free access to published scientific works for readers and no publication fees for the authors – it is 100% free. Importantly, authors retain copyright of their work and allow it to be shared and reused, provided that it is correctly cited. Readers anywhere in the world may download, share or use the work, free of charge, providing that it is correctly cited. Articles are published under the CC BY 4.0 license (Attribution 4.0 International). Each published article has its unique DOI (Digital object identifier). Articles are published in English. 

JGSG proposes articles on ethical, social, and cultural implications of geoscience knowledge, research, practice, education, and communication, in order to make geoscientists more aware of their social and cultural role, for the benefit of society and to assure safety and sustainable development to human communities. JGSG is open to contributions of colleagues from disciplines like humanities and social sciences, dealing with issues of interest from a geoscientific perspective.

The journal topics are the following:

  • Ethical and social aspects in geosciences and at the interface between geosciences-society-politics.

  • Ethical implications in global and local changes in social-ecological systems.

  • Responsible/sustainable management of georesources (surface and groundwater, soil, rocks and minerals, energy).

  • Ethical and social aspects in geo/environmental education and in the geoscience communication.

  • Geoethics in natural hazards, geo-risks and disaster reduction.

  • Ethical and social relevance of geoheritage, geodiversity, geo-conservation, geotourism/ecotourism and geoparks.

  • Role of geosciences in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Ethical and social issues in climate change and marine science studies.

  • Ethics in geoengineering and deep-sea/ocean mining.

  • Ethical problems in economic geology, engineering geology, hydrogeology, paleontology, forensic geology, medical geology and planetary geosciences.

  • Integrity of research and practice in geosciences, publication ethics.

  • Matters concerning the professional work environment (inclusiveness, diversity, harassment, discrimination and disability).

  • Ethical implications in managing the data life cycle and big data in geosciences.

  • Ethical and social issues in international cooperation in the field of geosciences.

  • Theoretical aspects of geoethics, social geosciences and geoscientific culture.

  • Philosophy of geosciences and history of geoscientific thought.

The editorial board of JGSG is formed by highly qualified scientists (see left side), internationally renowned, for years involved in developing studies on topics addressed by the journal, who work to provide an effective peer-review process, and to carry out a scientific journal of high-quality profile.

Issue 1(1), 2024

Issue 1(2), 2023

Issue 1(1), 2023

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