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Afifa Kechrid retired on April 28, 2023, after a career of 29 years at AGI. As a long-term Associate Editor in the Department of Scholarly Information, Afifa trained editor/indexers, translated records from French, Arabic, and Italian to English, and was personally responsible for adding more than 500,000 references to the worldwide known database GeoRef.

AGI thanked her for her service and wished her a happy retirement.

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Sharon Tahirkheli retired on March 31st, 2023, as Director of Scholarly Information, following a career of more than 40 years of leadership within AGI and the field of geoscience information. She has served as AGI Interim Executive Director as well as the director overseeing GeoRef and AGI's family of many additional information products and services.

AGI celebrated, honored, and thanked her and wished her a happy retirement.

Following her departure, Tia Colvin, a 25-year member of the AGI staff, will serve as Interim Director of Scholarly Information. Serving previously as Associate Editor, Colvin has been substantively engaged in many functions of AGI's Department of Scholarly Information.

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178,105 references to recent publications were loaded in our most recent update.

Geoscience Theses and Dissertations in GeoRef
It is that time of the year when we request information on Master’s and Bachelor’s theses and Doctoral dissertations for the 2021-2022 time period. We are interested in receiving information in the geoscience disciplines including soils, hydrogeology, marine geology, and environmental geology so that references to these documents can be included in GeoRef, the primary bibliographic service for the geosciences used by thousands of researchers worldwide. Visit GeoRef database for more information.

In addition to being referenced in GeoRef, information on recent theses and dissertations is linked to AGI’s popular publication the Directory of Geoscience Department.

When submitting information directly, please include as much information as possible: title, author, date of publication, degree, total number of pages, number of references in bibliography, details on fold-out maps, illustrations, etc.
If your theses or dissertations are available via the internet, please send us information on how we might access them: through ProQuest, your online library catalog, a department web site, in an electronic repository, etc.
If they are available through an electronic repository that is not open to outside visitors, please consider sending us as much information as is possible directly.
If they are available through your catalog, please send us advice on how to locate the theses and dissertations for the relevant departments.
Send an email to ml@americangeosciences.org to submit them or if you have any questions.

Check out our newest complimentary Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium Research Publications Database on our Online Database list. For more information visit https://carbon.americangeosciences.org/vufind/.

GeoRef now contains more than 4 million references to the world's geoscience literature. On July 11, 2018 GeoRef staff passed the 4 million reference mark. Since its development in the late 1960’s, the database has grown steadily – reaching its first million record in 1982. With the acceleration of scientific publishing, the last million records were added over a span of only 9 years. For a short audio clip click here: https://www.americangeosciences.org/geotimes/geotimes-community-post-233...

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Visit Open-Access Journals/Series for the complete list of Open-Access Series covered in GeoRef. Recent additions in May include:

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Acque Sotterranee (Testo Stampato) = Italian Journal of Groundwater. ISSN 1828-454X. eISSN 2280-645.
Acta Geológica Lilloana. ISSN 0567-7513. eISSN 1852-6217.
AGU Advances. eISSN 2576-604X.
AIMS Geosciences. eISSN 2471-2132.
Albertiana. ISSN 0169-4324.
Applied Computing and Geosciences. eISSN 2590-1974.
Artificial Intelligence in Geosciences. eISSN 2666-5441.
Boletín Geológico. ISSN 0120-1425. eISSN 2711-1318.
Buletin Persatuan Geologi Malaysia = Bulletin Geological Society of Malaysia. (formerly Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia). ISSN 0126-6187. eISSN 2637-109X.
The=Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences. ISSN 1110-9823. eISSN 2090-2476.
Energy Geoscience. eISSN 2666-7592.
Geodesy and Geodynamics. ISSN 1674-9847. eISSN 2589-0573.
Geosystems and Geoenvironment. eISSN 2772-8838.
ISPRS Open Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. eISSN 2667-3932.
Journal of Hydrology X. eISSN 2589-9155.
Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies. eISSN 2214-5818.
Pitruluzhi = Petrological Journal. ISSN 2228-5210. eISSN 2322-2182.
Quaternary Science Advances. eISSN 2666-0334.
Results in Geochemistry. eISSN 2666-2779.
Acta Scientifica Naturalis. ISSN 2367-5144. eISSN 2603-347X.
Journal of Applied Engineering Sciences. ISSN 2247-3769. eISSN 2284-7197.
Jughrafiya va barnamah rizi-i muhiti = Geography and Environmental Planning. ISSN 2008-5362. eISSN 2252-0910.
Natural Gas Industry B. ISSN 2352-8540. eISSN 2352-8559.
Revista GeoNorte. eISSN 2237-1419.
Solid Earth Sciences. eISSN 2451-912X.
Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica. ISSN 0137-6365. eISSN 2083-831X.

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