An Affiliate of the International
Union of Geological Sciences

Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) — Société Géologique d’Afrique

The Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) was established in 1973 to encourage geoscientific collaboration and cooperation across the continent.

Its main objectives are:

  • to promote understanding of the earth sciences and improve standards of earth science education and research in Africa; 
  • to provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of information across national boundaries between scientists, associations and institutions engaged in African geology and earth resources; 
  • to promote the development and sustainable management of the continent's earth resources, to advance its socio-economic development; and 
  • to improve natural hazards assessment and disaster mitigation. 

The Journal of African Earth Sciences sees itself as the prime geological journal for all aspects of the geology of the African continent and the Middle East, and especially on the search for natural resources from these regions.

This international interdisciplinary journal publishes high quality, peer-reviewed scientific papers on the geodynamics of the African and Arabian plates and their contained mobile belts, cratons and sedimentary basins; the crustal evolution, tectonics and structural geology of this region; economic geology of major mineral deposits and hydrocarbon resources; sedimentology, stratigraphy and palaeontology, petrology and mineralogy, geochemistry and isotope geology of Africa and the Middle East.

For more details, including, full aims and scope, journal metrics (impact factor), guide for authors, recent papers and more please visit the journals homage -

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Cover of Journal of African Earth Sciences
Cover of Journal of African Earth Sciences