Scope of the journal:

The Geological Society of Belgium formerly published original papers and documents concerning all aspects of the earth sciences, with a particular emphasis on the regional geology of Belgium and central Africa.

The Society published the Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique (ISSN 0037-9395) from 1874 (Vol. 1) to 1997 (Vol. 120).

Between 1874 (Vol. 1) and 1977 (Vol. 99), the Annales were published in octavo. They contained Bulletins and Mémoires in-8°. Between 1910 (Vol. 38) and 1936 (Vol. 59), the Society also published the Publications relatives au Congo Belge et aux Régions Voisines (Publications relative to the Belgian Congo and neighbouring regions) as separate appendixes. From 1937 (Vol. 60), these publications about the Belgian Congo were integrated into the Annales. The distinction between Bulletins and Mémoires in-8° was suppressed from 1968 (Vol. 91). From 1977 (Vol. 100), the Geological Society of Belgium published the Annales in A4 size.

In 1998, the Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique and the Bulletin de la Société Belge de Géologie merged into a new journal: Geologica Belgica.

The Geological Society of Belgium also published Mémoires in-4° (ISSN  0365-2491) between 1900 (Vol. 1) and 1967 (Vol. 10).

The Society published some special publications (books, proceedings, bibliographies, maps) between 1884 and 1974.

The Society also published the Revue de Géologie et des Sciences Connexes between 1921 (Vol. 1) and 1940 (Vol. 20).

The publishers were the Imprimerie H. Vaillant-Carmanne (Liège) between 1874-1961, and the Société géologique de Belgique (Liège) between 1961-1997.

Frequency of issue:

For the Annales: one annual volume including fascicules (usually 2 to 4).


Société géologique de Belgique
Quartier AGORA – Bât. B20
Allée du Six Août, 12                                                                                                                                                                                             
B-4000 Liège
Secretary: Dr Annick ANCEAU