REMINDER – Special Section in the American Mineralogist’s Centennial Volume (2015-2016): “New advances in subduction zone magma genesis”

Dear colleagues,

The American Mineralogist has now opened a Special Section in its Centennial Volume (2015-2016) on the theme of “New advances in subduction zone magma genesis”.

The Special Section is now open for submission (see details below), and will remain open until December 31, 2015. Editors for this special section are Susanne M. Straub and Heather Handley.

An important aspect is that American Mineralogist is set to become a more general journal for the Earth Science, as reflected in the subtitle of “A Journal of Earth and Planetary Materials”. This means that manuscripts are now accepted that could go to Geochim CosmochimActa, Contrib Mineral Petrol, G-cubed, Earth Planet Sci Lett, J Volcanol Geotherm Res, etc.

Here are some facts that to assist your decision to contribute to this volume:

– American Mineralogist offers print-on-demand which means that papers are published online as they are accepted, without waiting for the closure date for the Special Section. Once the section is closed, a journal-formatted collection of all the papers will be printed. The online publication date of the paper will be retained.

– Shorter papers are encouraged. While American Mineralogist accepts long papers as well, the regular articles have a 30 printed page limit (or a rough limit of 100 manuscript pages, when text, figures, tables etc. are taken together).

– American Mineralogist offers unlimited color in the on-line version of the journal is free to all MSA members ($80/year, and that includes Elements and American Mineralogist subscriptions).

– Color in the print version is $450/paper – not per page, but per an entire paper. However, if a paper has a huge amount of color maps, the fee may increase.

– American Mineralogist is cited in ISI and Scopus

How to submit a paper to the special section of American Mineralogist

1. Go to —be sure cookies are on and Java enabled. Use the most recent version of Netscape, Explorer, Safari, etc. Register and then log in.

2. Full manuscript preparation guidelines are available at and include a handy list of abbreviations and other style information available on the web site.

Please feel free to send questions anytime to the volume editors (Straub/Handley), and also a short notice of intent and preliminary paper title anytime.

Best wishes,

Susanne Straub, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (

Heather Handley, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (