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 5, Number 2
October 2016

Thoughts and Reminiscences on Experimental Trace Element Partitioning
by John H. Jones

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In the latest issue of Geochemical Perspectives, John Jones (NASA Johnson Space Center) reviews the history of experimental trace element partitioning from his personal point of view. In so doing, he considers experimental and analytical complexities, simple phase equilibria, and thermodynamic considerations. Jones also recounts personal interactions with other geochemists and petrologists.

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