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

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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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