EJM European Journal of Mineralogy
(ISSN 0935-1221, e-ISSN 1617-4011)

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Aims and Scope

EJM was founded to reach a large audience on an international scale and also for achieving closer cooperation of European countries in the publication of scientific results. The founding societies have set themselves the task of publishing a journal of the highest standard open to all scientists performing mineralogical research in the widest sense of the term, all over the world. Contributions will therefore be published primarily in English.

EJM publishes original papers, review articles and letters dealing with the mineralogical sciences s.l., primarily mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, crystallography and ore deposits, but also biomineralogy, environmental, applied and technical mineralogy. Nevertheless, papers in any related field, including cultural heritage, will be considered.

Author advantages, publication speed

Colour is free of charge in the online version. A flat rate of 200 €/article is offered for colour printing, regardless of the number of figures. Supplementary material deposited and linked to the article is available free of charge to the community. Presently no other page charges apply.

The average time span between submitting a manuscript and publication is about 6 to 8 months (Volumes 22-26, 2010-2014), the shortest achieved for an article being 1.5 month. Average time from submission to final acceptance (2014-2015): < 5 months.

The manuscript rejection rate ranges between 40 and 50%.

Abstracted/Indexed in:

Science Citation Index, CurrentContents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences, Bibliography and Index of Geology, BRGM Documentation, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts, Geo Abstract, ISI Alerting Services, Material Science Citation Index.

EJM's impact factor of the last ten years had values between 1.21 and 1.51, which ranks EJM amongst the top mineralogical journals.


Since 2014 all EJM manuscripts must be submitted through the EJM Manuscript Management System (Editorial Manager). First-time authors must register there as author first. After registration as author you can directly submit your manuscript online. During the submission process please choose the relevant chief editor or special issue section to properly submit your results to the chief editor or special issue of your choice.

Manuscripts should be prepared in the following way: Title – running title – Name(s) of author(s) and address(es) of institution(s) – Text statistics – Abstract and Key-words (in English) – Text – Reference list – Tables – Figures – Table captions and Figure captions.

Chief Editors

P. Cordier, Université Lille 1, Unité Matériaux et Transformations, UMR CNRS 8207 - Bat C6, 59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France: patrick.cordier@univ-lille1.fr

R. Gieré, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, 240 S. 33rd Street, Hayden Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316, USA: giere@sas.upenn.edu

S.V. Krivovichev, Dep. of Crystallography, St. Petersburg State Univ., 199034 St. Petersburg, Russia: skrivovi@mail.ru

E. Rampone, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell’Ambiente e della Vita, Università degli Studi di Genova, Corso Europa 26, 16132 Genova, Italy: betta@dipteris.unige.it

C. Rodriguez-Navarro, Dept. Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Granada, Fuentenueva s/n, 18002 Granada, Spain: carlosrn@ugr.es

Open Access

Authors may have their articles made freely available online against charges (Optional Open Access, OOA, CC-BY-NC licence).
To publish a paper under the Schweizerbart Optional Open Access model (OOA), the following guidelines apply:

Authors must inform the Editor prior to or with the submission of the final, corrected manuscript at the latest, that they choose Optional Open Access for their paper.

Basic Article Fee: Data Handling, File Processing, Communication, File Enrichment, DOI Registration etc. € 140.00 per article.
Each published Open Access page is charged at € 149.00.
These prices include taxes; customer from EU-countries supplying a valid VAT number will receive an invoice separately stating VAT.

No further page charges for black and white pages, but colour figures in the print version will still incur the usual charges. Authors receive an invoice for applicable OOA-charges for their paper, indicating its DOI for linking to, citing and downloading. No separate PDF's will be made available by the publisher.

Paper reprints are available at cost price only.

Upon receipt of payment of the OOA-charges, access restrictions to the online version of the paper will be lifted.