Episodes: Journal of International Geoscience (IUGS)
Publisher: International Union of Geological Sciences
Episodes is the official quarterly journal of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). It covers developments of regional and global importance in the earth sciences and is distributed worldwide in March, June, September, and December. From 1997, initially the former Chinese Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources (MGMR) and then the Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR) has been providing editorial and production support. Whilst every care is taken in compiling the contents of Episodes, the MLR assumes no responsibility in effects arising therefrom.
Episodes is listed or abstracted in Chemical Abstracts, Coal Abstracts, Energy Research Abstracts, Excerpta Medica, Geological Abstracts, Geoarchives, Georef, Petroleum Abstracts, Science Citation Index (SCI), Standard Periodical Directory, and Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory. An annual index is published in the first issue of each succeeding volume.
The International Union of Geological Sciences is one of the largest and most active non-governmental scientific organizations in the world. Founded in 1961, it promotes and encourages the study of geological problems, especially those of worldwide significance. IUGS supports and facilitates international and interdisciplinary cooperation in the geosciences and sponsors the quadrennial International Geological Congress, the International Geological Correlation Programme (with UNESCO), and the International Lithosphere Program (with IUGG and ICSU).