The President's Page: GAP (Guest Editorial)


  • A. F. Spilhaus Jr.


In the September issue of EOS, Geophysical Abstracts in Press appeared for the first time. GAP is an experiment designed to provide rapid access to a cross section of the literature in geophysics, thereby making research results available immediately after final acceptance for publication. GAP presently includes only AGU journals. Abstracts are processed on the day they arrive in the AGU office from journal editors, normally between three months and four months prior to publication in the journal. The abstracts are published in EOS two to six weeks after receipt. Thus they are available to the research community more than two months before the publication of the full article. Mailing addresses are given for the senior authors, enabling readers to contact them directly for preprints or further information.