EGU General Assembly 2021
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τeκτoniκa, a journal for an open future

Mohamed Gouiza1, David Fernández Blanco2, Clare Bond3, Dave McCarthy4, Amicia Lee5, Lucia Pérez-Díaz6, and τeκτoniκa community
Mohamed Gouiza et al.
  • 1Institute of Applied Geoscience, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK (
  • 2Barcelona Center of Subsurface Imaging, Barcelona, Spain
  • 3University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
  • 4British Geological Survey, Edinburgh, UK
  • 5Department of Geosciences, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
  • 6Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

τeκτoniκa is an up-coming community-led diamond open access (DOA) journal, which aims to publish high-quality research in structural geology and tectonics. It is a grass-roots community-driven initiative that relies on the involvement of Earth Scientists from around the globe; that together represent the wide and diverse spectrum of the structural geology and tectonics community. 

Beyond the obvious objective of publishing novel research on structural geology and tectonics, it is intended to offer an alternative to traditional publishing models, which hide scholarly work behind exclusive and expensive paywalls. τeκτoniκa is a new addition to the growing set of DOA journals that have appeared in recent years. Along with preprint platforms, data and software repositories, it is part of an expanding movement within academia focused on breaking the barriers inherited from the pre-internet publishing era, to ensure free and open access to knowledge.

This contribution aims to showcase the value of this ambitious project as well as our vision for how DOA journals in general (and Tektonika in particular) might shape the future of geoscience publishing.

How to cite: Gouiza, M., Fernández Blanco, D., Bond, C., McCarthy, D., Lee, A., Pérez-Díaz, L., and community, Τ.: τeκτoniκa, a journal for an open future, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-11146,, 2021.