Latest issueThe Geological Curator is the official journal of the Geological Curators’ Group (GCG) and has been published by the GCG since its first issue in 1974. There are two issues per year: in June and December, available in both electronic and print format. All accepted articles have been through peer review.

The most recent content (last two years) is available to GCG members only. Funding for the publication is derived from GCG income (primarily membership fees).

Issues older than two years are freely available from the GCG website ( via a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution should follow standard academic format, with the author(s) and year and link to a full reference.


Geological Curator publishes articles on hypothesis-driven studies which contribute novel results and/or perspectives of relevance to the care and management of geological collections and their use in teaching and engagement.

We are particularly interested in publishing articles which are practical, topical and of relevance to geological collections across the world.


Submitting a manuscript

All submissions should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and should follow the Instructions for Authors. They should be in English, appropriately structured, clear and concise and fully referenced.

Please carefully read through our Journal Policies and Guidance before submitting a manuscript for consideration.


Issues of The Geological Curator

The most recent four issues can only be accessed by current members through logging in to the website. Issues older than that are made freely available via this website. Back issues of some printed editions are still available. 


You can download PDF's of all of our previous journals from this area.

GCG members can download the latest issue here: Geological Curator 11(3)