The Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) has selected De Gruyter as its partner for publishing and distributing the premiere journal publication, The American Mineralogist, starting January 2014, as well as the book series, Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry. Both serial publications are highly ranked within ISI with Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry as number #1 in its ISI category with an Impact Factor of 4.375 in 2012.
“We are fortunate that MSA has selected De Gruyter as its partner to move from self-publishing to a partnership with an academic publisher”, says Sven Fund, Managing Director and CEO. “The American Mineralogist and the book series are very strong in their field, and they complement our existing portfolio well.”
J. Alexander Speer, MSA Executive Director, highlights: “De Gruyter has been innovative in addressing our needs as a publishing learned society to make our publications, that include a broad range of subject matter, available to a wider audience. Their approach to journal and book publishing and distribution, as well as their international reach, has convinced our society to work with De Gruyter.”
Alex Greene, Senior Editorial Director in De Gruyter’s Boston office added: “These are highly respected publications. The American Mineralogist, in particular, will be our flagship society offering in this area, and we expect both publications to help accelerate growth for De Gruyter and MSA in the global marketplace. Needless to say, we are quite pleased that this trust has been placed in us, and we look forward to a fruitful relationship with MSA.”
Both The American Mineralogist and Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry will continue to be produced by and available from the society both on the web and in print, yet additionally available electronically on De Gruyter’s feature-rich platform www.degruyter.com. These will also be available as print publications through De Gruyter, and thus able to enlarge and service the science community better with many options. The Editors of the fully peer-reviewed publications are Keith D. Putirka and Ian Swainson for the journal and Jodi J. Rosso for the Reviews.