Conference Proceedings

All authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit (optional) an extended version (short conference paper of a max. of 4 pages) for evaluation. All accepted short papers after the pre-conference peer-review process will be published as chapters in the conference proceedings by Springer. The registered author(s) of each accepted paper will receive a "Springer Certificate of Acceptance" certifying that the paper has been accepted for publication in the conference proceedings.

The proceedings of the MedGU-21 will be published online on 1 May 2022 by Springer. All authors will receive a soft copy of the proceedings shortly after online publication.

The proceedings of the MedGU-21 will be made available in the SpringerLink Digital Library which is directly linked to Research Gate and will be published in Springer ASTI series which is indexed in Scopus:

ASTI Series

Note that authors of accepted papers in the conference proceedings (after the pre-conference peer review process) and who do not plan to attend the MedGU-21 should register before the deadline of 20 August 2021 (see Important Dates and Registration). If you are not sure whether you or one of your co-authors will be able to attend the conference, you should bear in mind that there is a fee to be paid before this deadline to cover the editorial handling and evaluation of your paper before publication in the conference proceedings. The accepted paper will not be included in the conference proceedings without paying the fee. If you pay the fee and decide to attend the conference afterward, the paid amount will be deduced from your total registration fee.

The proceedings of MedGU-21 will consist of 15 sections, each edited by the Track Chairs (see Conference Tracks) and other Editors who will be selected from the list of the most supportive reviewers.

Related Conference Proceedings

The proceedings of the 1st CAJG was published in 10 volumes in November 2018. It gives a general and brief overview on current research focusing on emerging geosciences topics. It contains over 700 carefully refereed short contributions to the conference:

The proceedings (4 volumes) of the 2nd CAJG will appear online as part of the ASTI series in Summer 2021. It summarizes new research studies focusing on emerging geosciences topics and it contains over 400 carefully refereed short contributions to the conference:

The proceedings (4 volumes) of the 3rd CAJG is now in final preparation before online publication by September 2021.

Oral Communications

There are two types of oral communications: a PowerPoint (PPT) presentation of 12 minutes (followed by 3-minutes Q/A) or an e-Poster presentation of 7 minutes (using a large HD screen). The type chosen will depend on the author’s stated preference and the decision of the scientific committee.

It will be possible to present online without attending the conference in person. In this case, there is one type of oral communications: a PowerPoint (PPT) online presentation of 12 minutes followed by 3-minutes Q/A.


During the conference the best paper selected from each conference track (15 papers in total), as judged by the scientific committee, will receive awards (see Conference Tracks).

Decisions are based on the following criteria:

  • Originality and newness of contribution
  • Appropriate application of methodology
  • Effective communication of the central ideas of the work
  • Usefulness of the research in resolving environmental problem(s)

The 15 winning authors will receive the “Springer Award for Outstanding Paper,” a gift voucher for the amount of 300 euros which can be used to purchase books on SpringerLink, and also a Springer bag personalized with the MedGU logo and an advertising message “Winner of the best conference paper at MedGU – Turkey 2021.” All winners will be presented with a commemorative certificate and will be acknowledged during the awards luncheon (Day 3 in the Conference Program).

The most active reviewers and editors will also receive Springer / MedGU awards and certificates of appreciations and will be acknowledged during the awards luncheon.

Special Issues

After the conference, the MedGU-21 scientific committee aims to publish high-quality topical collections (special issues) on cross-cutting themes from the earth and environmental sciences in collaborating Springer journals (listed below).

Authors of the selected papers will be notified on 31 December 2021 to start preparing an extended version of their proceedings papers or accepted (short) abstracts (not extended/published in the proceedings) for submission in one of the special issues.

All papers will be peer-reviewed by Editors each journal before final acceptance for publication. Authors of the accepted papers will receive a "Springer Acceptance Certificate" after publication of the special issue.

The collaborating journals are liste below:

A special issue is also planned in Mediterranean Geoscience Reviews, the official journal of the MedGU and which was newly-launched by Springer to host high-quality original research and review studies in all major disciplines of geosciences:

Publication Plan: Summary

Publication Plan: Summary