ABOUT THIS JOURNAL
The Compass: Earth Science Journal of Sigma Gamma Epsilon is the peer-reviewed, official publication of the Society of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, an Earth Science honorary founded on March 30, 1915, at The University of Kansas. The Society was established to recognize scholarship and professionalism in the Earth Sciences with the objectives of scholastic, scientific, and professional advancement of its members and the extension of relations of friendship and assistance among colleges and universities which are devoted to the advancement of the Earth Sciences.
First published as Sigma Gamma Epsilon Compass on November 15, 1920, volume 1 (no. 1 & 2) was 8-pages in length. The Compass publishes four issues annually and is a recognized scientific journal in the Earth Science. Originally focused on mining, geology, and metallurgy, today The Compass serves the much broader field of Earth Science – Geology (mineralogy, petrology, paleontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and structural geology), Physical Geography, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Soil Science, Oceanography and Hydrology, Glaciology, Environmental Science, and Atmospheric Science (meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry, and atmospheric physics). Many geoscientists published their first paper in The Compass while yet students, which represents a good beginning to a sound professional career.