On The Outcrop
Beginning with Volume 84, The Compass will feature a series titled On the Outcrop. The purpose of this feature is to highlight an outcrop of geological significance with photos and a brief article, similar to the model used in the Geological Society of America’s 1987 5-Volume Centennial Field Guide. The On the Outcrop series is not intended to be a field trip guide, although field trip guides can certainly be published in The Compass. Rather, the series will feature a single significant locality, perhaps associated with a field trip.
To submit an article for the series, follow the general Guidelines for Submission of articles to The Compass, using the following headings: LOCATION, SITE DESCRIPTION, SITE SIGNIFICANCE and REFERENCES CITED. Depending upon the nature of the outcrop, additional headings might also include: REGIONAL GEOLOGY, STRATIGRAPHY, REGIONAL STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, REGIONAL GEOMORPHOLOGY, etc. The articles would not contain an ABSTRACT.
Although there is no page limit, it is not the intent of the On the Outcrop series for articles to be long; 3-8 pages would be sufficient. High quality digital images of maps, stratigraphic sections, structural line drawings, photos of outcrops, geologic structures, fossils, etc. and thin section images, should be included. Because of the digital platform, authors are NOT limited to the number of images and can include digitized film clips.