The Shale Shaker

The Journal of the Oklahoma City Geological Society

The Shale Shaker is the bimonthly Journal of the Oklahoma City Geological Society, Inc.  Members of the Society receive a subscription to the Shale Shaker as part of their membership.  For non-members, the 2021 annual subscription rate for the Shale Shaker is $60.00 for mailings within the U.S. and outside the U.S.

The purpose of the Shale Shaker is two-fold: first, to keep members informed of the activities of the Society; and second, to encourage the exchange and dissemination of technical information related to the profession of Geology. The Shale Shaker encourages contributions from Society Members and welcomes contributions from other sources.  The Shale Shaker is published under the oversight of OCGS Shale Shaker Editors James Van Alstine and Mike Kumbalek as well as a dedicated Publications Committee. The Directors, Officers, and staff of the Society, neither support nor oppose the views expressed in signed articles.  See the Shale Shaker Article Submission Guidelines for complete information on how to submit articles for publication consideration.

Content Submission Deadlines

            Issue No. 1:     The January – March Issue: March 1st
            Issue No. 2:     The April – June Issue: June 1st
            Issue No. 3:     The July – September Issue: September 1st
            Issue No. 4:     The October – December Issue: December 1st

Theresa Andrews with Visual Concepts & Design, Inc., of Oklahoma City, OK, completes the Journal’s layout and typesetting.

Please contact the OCGS at [email protected] should you have any questions, comments, content submissions, subscription requests or advertising inquiries related to The Shale Shaker. 

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Back Issues in Digital Format

The Society sells a complete, digital compilation of Shale Shaker Digests and back Issues of the Shale Shaker (through the May-June 2013 Issue, Volume 63 No. 6) in a 2-DVD set.  The cost is $100.00 per set for Society Members and $150.00 for non-Members.  Updated digital compilations will be made available every January.  Contact [email protected] for more information and to place an order.