JOURNAL POLICY

Mother Earth is only one of the few and extremely insignificant elements of the immense Universe. At the same time, special attention of the mankind to matters of past, present and future of "the Blue Planet" is based not only on factors of space-time orientation, self-consciousness and self-identification of human civilization, but also on prospects of future survival and wellbeing. Undoubtedly, such attention includes an objective understanding of uniqueness of Earth, as the unprecedented ecosystem. Obviously, perception of originality of "the third Planet from the Sun" is in many respects predetermined by natural limitation of human knowledge. However the indisputable status of Earth as the cradle of intellect and extensive biological diversity, makes this celestial body the "center of the world" in collective mentality of people. At the same time, the inquisitive and uneasy human intelligence traditionally concerned with questions of own origins and essence of biological life, has gradually came to an evolutionary conclusion that necessary answers are beyond the physical limits of the Earth. Is it correct? Now understanding of the answer to this dilemma is covered with a veil of secrecy. Earth – a place of our life has been studied considerably better than the bottomless depth of Space. However and planetary environment raises a huge number of questions not subject to personal understanding. Can we ever reach objective and exhaustive understanding of matter, space and time? Do we need this knowledge? Will the hypothetically possible information about the Universe satisfy human society?

Probably, after all it doesn't matter. It is much more important to understand the evolutionary need for cognitive activity of the society and to seek for knowledge. The final objective understanding of intrinsic elements of the Universe could naturally become the grandiose result of intellectual efforts of mankind. But, perhaps, the process of such efforts is more important! Just as the unique celestial body – Earth exists and generates diverse forms of life not for the sake of any purposes, but as the actual celebration of natural magnificence. The person is the child of the "Earth's flesh". It is urged to think, feel, create and strive for perfection, irrespective of objective opportunities in achieving the desired results of creative activity. But the aspiration to truth shouldn't accept any borders and obstacles!

Mission of the journal "GISAP: Earth and Space Sciences" is to be one of alternative and open ways of publication of author's studies in the field of Earth and Space Sciences. It is also a source of distribution of the advanced knowledge about the global system of the world and the natural diversity of the environment.

The journal is focused on publication of original creative studies of scientists from around the world based on innovative and progressive approaches of authors to problems under study. In this context «GISAP: Earth and Space Sciences» is aimed at maximum possible promotion of progress in the field of Earth and Space sciences and the related public knowledge.

Materials with expert confirmation of high scientific quality and creative originality are published in the journal. This circumstance predetermines our intention to publish "live" materials with comprehensive author's ideas and specifics of self-expression. We publish reports capable to enrich the reader's scientific outlook with new approaches, concepts, thoughts and views on various matters of Earth and Space sciences.

The journal is absolutely democratic and open for social interaction. During the selection of materials for publication we don't use formal qualification-based requirements or other restrictive factors. Works of a talented student and a prominent scientist can be both published in the journal. The main selection criteria: the author's originality, novelty, literacy and scientific reasonability (together it all characterizes the "scientific value" of the report).

Original studies of representatives of various countries and cultures can be published in the magazine. At the same time to ensure availability of reports for representatives of the international scientific community (where English is a traditional mechanism of international communication) English is set as the dominating language of presentation of reports.

Main materials can be published in the journal in other widespread (acknowledged as widespread) languages of international communication and also in other languages providing their understanding for a wide range of persons. In such cases materials must be accompanied by extended summaries (abstracts) in English.

The International Academy of Science and Higher Education and the open international expert community of the GISAP project sincerely hope that the journal «GISAP: Earth and Space Sciences» (taking into account the declared principles of its publication) will promote the development of related branches of science, mutual enrichment of national scientific schools of various countries with knowledge and experience, international ties and scientific cooperation in Earth and Space sciences.