Geomorphology (from Ancient Greek: γῆ, gê, "earth"; μορφή, morphḗ, "form"; and λόγος, lógos, "study") is the scientific study of the origin and evolution of topographic and bathymetric features created by physical, chemical or biological processes operating at or near the Earth's surface.
The GeoRef database is a bibliographic database that indexes scientific literature in the geosciences, including geology.
Peer review is the evaluation of work by one or more people of similar competence to the producers of the work (peers).
The Science Citation Index (SCI) is a citation index originally produced by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and created by Eugene Garfield.
In academic publishing, a scientific journal is a periodical publication intended to further the progress of science, usually by reporting new research.
Scopus is Elsevier’s abstract and citation database launched in 2004.