Elements: An International Magazine of Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Petrology

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Discipline Mineral sciences
Language English
Edited by Georges Calas, John W. Valley, Patricia M. Dove
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Bimonthly
ISSN 1811-5209 (print)
1811-5217 (web)
OCLC no. 57359406

Elements: An International Magazine of Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Petrology, established in January 2005, is a bimonthly magazine, published by 17 scientific societies (see below). It publishes peer reviewed papers which are part of a theme based collection, along with other types of articles. The Principal Editors are Georges Calas (Université Pierre et Marie Curie), John W. Valley (University of Wisconsin), Patricia M. Dove (Virginia Tech). The focus of this magazine is broad coverage of the mineral sciences. Its circulation has grown to more than 16,000 subscribers per issue and its 5-year impact factor is 3.85.


Coverage includes invited peer reviewed papers for thematic collections. Each different thematic collection is the focus of a particular published issue. Proposed topics of interest are submitted to editors for review. The magazine also covers conference reports, policy news, as well as news of the Societies.

Publishing societies[edit]

Elements is published by the Mineralogical Society of America, the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, the Mineralogical Association of Canada, the Geochemical Society, the Clay Minerals Society, the European Association of Geochemistry, the International Association of GeoChemistry, the Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie, the Association of Applied Geochemists, the Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft, the Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia, the International Association of Geoanalysts, the Polskie Towarzystwo Mineralogiczne (Mineralogical Society of Poland), the Sociedad Española de Mineralogía (Spanish Mineralogical Society), the Swiss Society of Mineralogy and Petrology, the Meteoritical Society, and the Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences.[1][2]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

This magazine is indexed in the following databases:[3]

Chemical Abstracts Service - CASSI`


  1. ^ "About Elements". Brief description of this magazine. Mineralogical Society of America. July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  2. ^ "Elements". Description and url of magazine. Elements. July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  3. ^ "CAS Source Index (CASSI)". Bibliographical information for this magazine. American Chemical Society. July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-30.