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JSR Journal Information

Co-Editors: James MacEachern and Leslie Melim
Corresponding Editor: John B. Southard
Managing Editor: Melissa Lester
JSR Editorial Office Mailing Address:
Express Mail Address: 3300 Penrose Place, Boulder, CO 80301
phone: 303-447-2020, ext. 1034, fax: 303-357-1071, e-mail:
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Statement of Purpose

First published in 1931, JSR is the oldest earth science journal dedicated to the field of sedimentology.  Now in its 82nd year, JSR continues its long tradition of publishing papers that become benchmark contributions to sedimentary geology.  The journal is broad and international in scope and welcomes contributions that further the fundamental understanding of sedimentary processes, the origin of sedimentary deposits, the workings of sedimentary systems, and the records of earth history contained within sedimentary rocks.

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Research Articles: Papers dealing with research results in areas of interest to JSR readers.
Research Methods: Succinct descriptions of new field or laboratory devices, or field, laboratory, or data analysis techniques that will be of interest to a large number of sedimentary geologists.
Current Ripples: Short, high-impact, provocative papers on sedimentary geology.  JSR’s goal for these types of papers is to provide a speedy outlet for new, data-supported research results.
Perspectives: Papers that offer the possibility for critical or explanatory review of broad topics of interest to JSR readers.
Discussion & Reply: Issues of broad interest concerning papers recently published in JSR.

   Book Reviews: JSR no longer publishes book reviews, these are done by the Sedimentary Record.  Past reviews are found on-line at
   Page-charge contributions: General support from authors is important to the health of JSR and SEPM. Such support helps to keep membership costs within the reach of students and professionals. Please seek all avenues of possible financial support. Ability to contribute is not a factor in editorial decisions. Cost is $150 per page, but any amount would be appreciated. Please see the color figure policy for details on digital color pages.