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.

Scope


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 6, Number 1
April 2017

Future Global Mineral Resources
by Nicholas T. Arndt, Lluís Fontboté, Jeffrey W. Hedenquist, Stephen E. Kesler, John F.H. Thompson, Daniel G. Wood

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In this issue of Geochemical Perspectives, six authors with wide experience in ore deposit research, exploration and production present an optimistic but realistic appraisal of future mineral resources. They describe how ore deposits form, and how they are found, assessed, mined and processed. They discuss the critical differences between mineral reserves and resources, how economic and societal factors influence supply, and the critical roles that geoscientists will continue to play. The authors argue that mineral resources will remain adequate well into the future.

2016 Impact Factor: 6.7
2015 Impact Factor: 8.8
2014 Impact Factor: 8.1

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In preparation


v6n2-C1-210Glacier biogeochemistry
by Martin Sharp & Martyn Tranter

The next issue of Geochemical Perspectives charts a paradigm shift in glacier geochemistry and hydrochemistry. The beds of glaciers and ice sheets were thought to be abiotic only 20 years ago, but now it is known that a diverse range of microbes colonise these environments, and that microbial processes influence chemical weathering and nutrient cycling in aqueous subglacial environments.