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.

Latest Geochemical Perspectives

Volume 3, Number 1
April 2014

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

Abstract | Full text PDF (15MB)

Our latest issue brings together a huge number of laboratory and field observations obtained over the past 50 years, illuminating the processes controlling the compositions of subsurface fluids. Most notably the authors show how systematic fluid compositions are regardless of their location in the crust.

2013 Impact Factor: 8.2

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Future issues written by:
Hu Barnes, Bill White, Richard Walker, John Jones, Herbert Palme and many others.

In preparation – Volume 3, Number 2:
Natural Resources in a Planetary Perspective by Harald Sverdrup & Vala Ragnarsdóttir
We are proud to announce that the forthcoming fall issue of Geochemical Perspectives will feature ‘Natural Resources in a Planetary Perspective’, by Harald Sverdrup & Vala Ragnarsdóttir. This perspective surveys the current global resources of the elements and energy. Using models based on economic principles they provide estimates of the total global supply of these resources and how long these supplies will last. What is most remarkable is how many of these elements critical to society will be effectively exhausted over the next few decades. By surveying historic evidence they show how resources are linked to wealth, and how the loss of basic resource can alter society. Sverdrup and Ragnarsdottir continue by providing estimates of how effective recycling needs to be to provide for a sustainable world going forward.