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American Mineralogist

Journal of Earth and Planetary Materials

Ed. by Putirka, Keith / Swainson, Ian

12 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 2.645

CiteScore 2017: 2.31

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 1.440
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 1.059

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    • Rich publishing traditions reaching 1916
    • Both fundamental and applied researches
    • Broad topics
    • Innovative methodologies
    • One of leading journals in Earth Sciences

    Aims and Scope

    American Mineralogist: Journal of Earth and Planetary Materials (Am Min), is the flagship journal of the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), continuously published since 1916. Am Min is home to some of the most important advances in the Earth Sciences. Our mission is a continuance of this heritage: to provide readers with reports on original scientific research, both fundamental and applied, with far reaching implications and far ranging appeal. Topics of interest cover all aspects of planetary evolution, and biological and atmospheric processes mediated by solid-state phenomena. These include, but are not limited to, mineralogy and crystallography, high- and low-temperature geochemistry, petrology, geofluids, bio-geochemistry, bio-mineralogy, synthetic materials of relevance to the Earth and planetary sciences, and breakthroughs in analytical methods of any of the aforementioned.

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    • Planetary evolution
    • Biological and atmospheric processes mediated by solid-state phenomena
    • Mineralogy
    • Crystal chemistry
    • High- and low-temperature geochemistry
    • Biomineralization
    • Geofluids
    • Bio-geochemistry
    • Bio-mineralogy
    • Synthetic materials
    • Mineral Physics
    • Crystallography
    • Crystal structure
    • Martian rock and soil
    • Raman spectroscopy
    • Petrology
    • Planetary materials
    • Infrared spectroscopy

    Article formats
    Original, fundamental and applied research articles

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    Researchers interested in Earth Sciences

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    Instructions for Authors

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    • Contributions submitted to this journal must be written in clear and concise English
    • Before submitting a paper please get familiar with our Publication Ethics Statement as well as Journal Policies
    • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
    • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
    • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

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    Hybrid Open Access

    For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

    Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

    The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
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    Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

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    Editorial Information

    Keith D. Putirka; California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA; USA kputirka@csufresno.edu
    Swainson; National Reseach Council of Canada, Ontario; Canada; Ian.swainson@usask.ca

    Special Editors
    Kimberley T. Tait; New Mineral Names Editor
    Ross John Angel / Hannes Kruger / Biljana Lazic; Technical Editors Crystal Structures 
    John C. Schumacher; Book Review Editor 

    Full list of Editorial Board is accessible here

    Managing Editor, American Mineralogist
    Rachel A. Russell 
    Mineralogical Society of America 
    3635 Concorde Pkwy Suite 500 
    Chantilly, VA 20151-1110 USA  
    Telephone: (703) 652-9955
    Facsimile: (703) 652-9951
    E-mail: rrussell@minsocam.org

    Assistant Editor, American Mineralogist  
    Christine Elrod 
    Mineralogical Society of America
    3635 Concorde Pkwy Suite 500
    Chantilly, VA 20151-1110 USA
    Telephone: (703) 652-9955
    Facsimile: (703) 652-9951
    E-mail: editorial@minsocam.org

    Editorial Assistant, American Mineralogist  
    Kristi Bailey 
    Mineralogical Society of America
    3635 Concorde Pkwy Suite 500
    Chantilly, VA 20151-1110 USA 
    Telephone: (703) 652-9955 
    Facsimile: (703) 652-9951
    E-mail: peer_review@minsocam.org

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