Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen
Journal of Mineralogy and Geochemistry (0077-7757)

Instructions to Authors

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Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie provides information on the progress of mineralogy in its widest sense including crystallography, petrology, geochemistry and the science of mineral deposits. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie is indexed in Science Citation Index and Current Contents. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed.

New scientific findings and thorough detailed studies are emerging at an ever increasing rate. All papers will therefore be published with the least possible delay within about 6-8 months after having been accepted by the Editor in charge.

Chief editor: Dr. Ralf Halama
Lecturer in Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
School of Physical and Geographical Sciences
Keele University
Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK
ph: [44] 1782734960

Submission of papers

Submission of papers Please submit manuscripts via the electronic Manuscript Management System on First time users please register as author, then follow the submission process. Submission of a manuscript to the electronic Manuscript Management System for publication in the N. Jb. Min. is considered binding assurance that this work has not been and will not be published elsewhere in this form and length.

Page charges are not expected for regular papers.


With acceptance and publication of a manuscript the exclusive copyright for every language and country is transferred to the publishers. The copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article including reprints, microfilm or any other reproduction and translations.

Manuscript Structure and Layout

Manuscripts should be written in English. If manuscripts exceed 25 printed pages please contact the editor prior to submission. They must be ready for printing; this means prepared by word processor or typewritten, with double-spaced lines, on one side of the paper and paginated. To avoid confusion with spacing, block-text and right-justification should be avoided.

Please structure the manuscripts in the following way:

Title page, abstracts, key words, text, acknowledgements, references, tables, figure captions and figures.

The title page contains title, name of authors with first name given in full. Non English language papers must contain an English translation of the title and the captions.
A short English abstract is placed after the title.
At the end of the abstract the authors should propose up to ten key words.

A short paragraph mentioning and, if necessary, explaining, the instrumental equipment and/or methods applied to obtain the results of the investigations, should be included in the paper. Use the International System of Units (SI). The full addresses of all authors should be quoted at the end of the paper.

Illustrations and Electronic Data Format

All illustrations must be labelled with the authors' names and the figure numbers. They will be printed within the text, should be numbered consecutively and all details must be clearly readable when reduced to the printing area (17,5 x 23,5 cm).
Figures that need special layout, such as side by side (or over and under) for direct comparative purposes should be marked as such.

Files of the manuscript, the figures and the graphs should meet the following requirements: Text preferably written with MS-Word (please indicate software version); all fonts embedded. Please do not use pervasive capitals for titles, headlines and section headings.
Figures and graphs: tif- or eps-files, (in exceptional cases jpeg-files may be used) minimum 600 dpi. Please ensure to embed all fonts when submitting eps-files. Colour charges: Each printed colour page will charged with € 34.90 + taxes. This includes colour in the online version of the article.

For adequate documentation of powder X-ray diffraction data, please follow the procedures given in Acta Crystallographica A 39, 174-186, Appendix III.


When abbreviating journal titles, authors are requested to use, if possible, the German standards for journal abbreviations, DIN 1502. Otherwise journal titles should abbreviated in accordance with international practice (as stated in the rules of "Chemical Abstracts").
For example:
STRECKEISEN, A.L. (1967): Classification and Nomenclature of Igneous Rocks (Final Report of an Inquiry). – N. Jb. Miner. Abh. 104: 114-240.
STRUNZ H. & NICKEL, E. H. (2001): Strunz Mineralogical Tables: – 9th Ed., Schweizerbart´sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart, Germany, 870 pp.

All publications referred to in the text of the paper must be included in the reference list.

Prepub publication (Pre-Print-Publication)

Since 2005 (NJB Vol. 181/1) manuscripts that are ready to be printed (e.g. accepted by the editors, composed and the proofs checked by the authors) are made available online prior to publication. Title and abstracts as well as authors names will be accessible by all visitors of the NJB online version. Full Text will be available for online journal subscribers. Papers will have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) assigned and may be cited.
This new service will give the opportunity to have articles available well in advance of their actual printed publication date. A special PrePub Articles table of contents will be accessible on the journals online website (Ingenta). As soon as an article is published in print, it will be automatically removed from the Prepub TOC. Papers published via Ingenta Prepub will carry a footnote: Received (date), published online (date).

Citation of Prepub articles

Prepub articles published prior to print publication must have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) assigned to be found in databases. This number will be assigned by the publisher. As page numbers will not be available when placing a Prepub publication, please cite Prepub articles in the following format:
STURM, R. (year of online publication): Volume balancing in ductile sheer zones by the quantification of accessory zircon in oriented thin sections. N. Jb. Miner. Abh. published online July 1st, 2004; DOI: 10.1127/0077-7757/0054. After the paper has been published in print please cite as following:
STURM, R. (year of print publication): Volume balancing in ductile sheer zones by the quantification of accessory zircon in oriented thin sections. N. Jb. Miner. Abh. 180: 171-191. Published online July 1st, 2004; DOI: 10.1127/0077-7757/0054. When receiving your galley proofs please check, if articles cited as online publication have been printed in the meantime. If so, please update the citation.
In Prepub articles CrossRef linking of references will not yet be possible. As soon as the paper is published in print, the Prepub publication will automatically be removed and CrossRef links will be available. As the publication date for Prepub articles will be the date of going online, corrections in the paper will only be possible as Errata pages.


Proofreading: After acceptance of their papers, authors (the first-named author for multi-author papers) will receive page proofs prior to final printing (as a pdf-file by e-mail). Author’s corrections in proof must not exceed 1% of type setting costs; otherwise the author will be charged for additional costs. In cases where the author is unable to make the corrections, he should appoint a representative responsible for this.

Neither formal alterations nor other changes should be included in the proofs. Authors will be charged for any alterations which they make to a proof unless they are corrections of printer's errors.


Corresponding authors of an article will receive a pdf-file for personal use only. Personal use implies: No publication on private or other websites (self storage, repositories); No distribution in newsgroups or mailing lists etc. Printed author’s reprints are only available on demand and against costs when ordered prior to the printing process. Please contact the publishers together with the final corrections.

Online Access

Since 2002 Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie is available online through Ingenta. It is part of the CrossRef service which allows direct access to referenced papers (published in this or other journals) which are available online. Conversely, papers in other journals are able to reference papers published in Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie by placing direct reference links.

Open Access

For regular papers authors or sponsors can purchase an optional Open Access license (Creative commons CC-BY-NC). For details please contact the publishers.