Attention! At present due to unforeseen circumstances handling of new submissions is anticipated to take at least several months longer than usual at Mineralogy and Petrology.

Mineralogy and Petrology welcomes manuscripts from the classical fields of crystallography, mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, as well as their applications in academic experimentation and research, materials science and engineering, for technology, industry, environment, or society. The journal strongly promotes cross-fertilization among Earth-scientific and applied materials-oriented disciplines. Purely descriptive manuscripts on regional topics will not be considered.

Mineralogy and Petrology was founded in 1872 by Gustav Tschermak as "Mineralogische und Petrographische Mittheilungen". It is one of Europe's oldest geoscience journals. Former editors include outstanding names such as Gustav Tschermak, Friedrich Becke, Felix Machatschki, Josef Zemann, and Eugen F. Stumpfl.

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Abstracted/Indexed in: Current Contents, GeoRef, SCI and ASCA, Chemical Abstract, Polymer Contents, MSCI, Mineralogical Abstracts, Abstract Service IBZ.

  • International journal exploring the entire field of mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry
  • Multidisciplinary coverage is intended to counteract increasing fragmentation in the earth sciences
  • Founded in 1872, it is one of Europe's oldest geoscience journals

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  • Lutz Nasdala,
  • Maarten A T M Broekmans
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

1.708 (2020)
Impact factor
1.920 (2020)
Five year impact factor
13 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
194,957 (2021)

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This journal has 65 open access articles

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    Please be advised that due to unforeseen circumstances handling of new submissions is anticipated to take at least several months longer than usual.

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  2. BFI List
  3. Baidu
  5. CNKI
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  12. EBSCO Energy & Power Source
  13. EBSCO Engineering Source
  14. EBSCO STM Source
  15. EBSCO Science & Technology Collection
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  17. Google Scholar
  18. INIS Atomindex
  19. INSPEC
  20. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  21. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  22. Naver
  23. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  24. Portico
  25. ProQuest Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)
  26. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  27. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  28. SCImago
  29. SCOPUS
  30. Science Citation Index
  31. Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  32. Semantic Scholar
  33. TD Net Discovery Service
  34. UGC-CARE List (India)
  35. Wanfang
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