Wydawnictwa Państwowego Instytutu Geologicznego 1919–2019

Ewa Dąbrowska-Jędrusik, Tadeusz Marek Peryt


Publishing activities of the Polish Geological Institute during 1919–2019.
A b s t r a c t. Publication activities have played an important role in the life of the Polish Geological Institute (PGI) since its foundation in 1919. In 1919 the first geological map and in 1920 the first text publication were put out whereas in 1921 the first series appeared that has been issued till today: Transactions of the PGI (Prace Państwowego Instytutu Geologicznego). In 1938, the series Bulletin of the PGI (Biuletyn Państwowego Instytutu Geologicznego), and in 1957 the Geological Quarterly, the flag journal of the PGI, were initiated. Their first mission was to disseminate results of studies conducted by the PGI scientists, but since 1999 the Geological Quarterly has been a truly international journal. The PGI co-edits two other international journals (Geologica Carpathica, Volumina Jurasica) and since 1992 has been a publisher of the most popular Polish geological journal, Przegląd Geologiczny. This journal was established in 1953, but the first publisher was Wydawnictwa Geologiczne that stem from the PGI in 1953, and finally in 2000 all publication activities returned to the PGI. In addition, a range of various books has been published, including a monumental scientific synthesis entitled Geology of Poland that was initiated in 1963; its first part was published in 1968 and the last one in 2004 (altogether 25 parts in six volumes). After World War II, one of the top priorities of the PGI was to elaborate various synthetic, detailed and special maps as well as atlases, and this activity, which otherwise is the proof of the notable increase of our knowledge on the geology of Poland, belongs to the great achievements of the PGI. Within a century, about 15,000 geological maps were published. Since the last decade, a number of publications dealing with various tasks of the Polish geological survey and the Polish hydrogeological survey has distinctly been increased.

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