Instructions to authors

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Notice to authors

The European Journal of Mineralogy publishes original papers, review articles and letters dealing with the mineralogical sciences s.l. These include primarily mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, crystallography and ore deposits, as well as environmental, applied and technical mineralogy. Nevertheless, papers in any related field, including cultural heritage, will be considered.

Manuscripts may be submitted in English, French, German or Italian. However, authors are reminded that English is the preferred language of scientific communication in an international journal. Although the European Journal of Mineralogy employs an English-language style editor and offers editorial help, authors are urged to have their manuscripts read, before submission, by a colleague whose native tongue is English in order to expedite the review process.


Beginning with 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 immediately are free to 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 – References 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:

R. Giere, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, 240 S. 33rd Street, Hayden Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316, USA:

S.V. Krivovichev, Dep. of Crystallography, St. Petersburg State Univ., 199034 St. Petersburg, Russia:

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

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

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 (color pages still carry the usual page 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 are lifted.