About Geochemical Perspectives

Geochemical Perspectives is a journal independent of major publishing houses, entirely run and edited by and for the geochemical community. Geochemical Perspectives is published by the European Association of Geochemistry.


Each issue of Geochemical Perspectives presents a single article with an in-depth view on the past, present and future of a field of geochemistry, seen through the eyes of a highly respected member of our community. The articles combine science and history of the field’s development and the scientist’s opinions about future directions. We expect personal glimpses into the author’s scientific life, how ideas were generated, pitfalls and triumphs along the way, and how ideas were adopted to carry our field further. Perspectives articles are intended for the entire geochemical community, not for experts. They are not reviews or monographs or text books. They go beyond the current state of the art, providing opinions about future directions and impact in the field.

Volume 3, Number 1
April 2014

Fluids in the Continental Crust
by Bruce W.D. Yardley & Robert J. Bodnar

Abstract | Full text PDF (15MB)

  • Published two to four times per year.
  • EAG members and participants of the Goldschmidt Conferences held in Europe receive a printed copy in a friendly A5 format as well as e-access.
  • Electronic access at Perspectives Online.
  • Single paper (about 40 000 words) with abundant colour photos and figures.
  • Institutional subscriptions are available for 50 Euros a year. Contact the Geochemical Perspectives office for information.

Future issues written by:

Harald Sverdrup, Herbert Palme, Richard Walker and many others.