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American Mineralogist

Journal of Earth and Planetary Materials

Edited by: Don Baker and Hongwu Xu
Your benefits
  • Rich publishing traditions reaching 1916
  • Both fundamental and applied researches
  • Broad topics
  • Innovative methodologies
  • One of leading journals in Earth Sciences

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

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Original, fundamental and applied research articles

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Volume 105 (2020): Issue 7 (Jul 2020)

Online Submission of Manuscripts

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Submission process

Please note
  • 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

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

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
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

Hongwu Xu; Los Alamos National Laboratory; Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA; hxu@lanl.gov
Don R. Baker; McGill University; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; don.baker@mcgill.ca
Ian 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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