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Mediterranean Geoscience Reviews

Mediterranean Geoscience Reviews

Editor-in-Chief: Attila Çiner
Associate Editors: A.M.C. Şengör; G. Bertotti; P. Hughes; R. Lacassin; C. Kuzucuoğlu

ISSN: 2661-863X (print version)
ISSN: 2661-8648 (electronic version)

Journal no. 42990

Special Issue: Geology and Geomorphology of the Cappadocia Volcanic Province, Turkey 

This Special Issue on the “Geology and Geomorphology of the Cappadocia Volcanic Province, Turkey” aims to publish the most new studies discussing the state-of-the-art research in the fields of geology and geomorphology of Cappadocia, Turkey.
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Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to, the following: Geology; Tectonics; Stratigraphy; Geochemistry; Geochronology; Volcanism; Geomorphology; Fluvial and lake archives; Geoarchaeology; Palaeontology; and the Physical and natural sciences applied to evolution of Cappadocian landscapes.
In particular, this collection of new research studies will focus on the Cappadocia Volcanic Province in Turkey, which is limited by the Tuz Gölü (west), Bor (south), Ecemiş (east) faults, and the Kızılırmak valley north of the Erciyes Volcano. This area is well known for its spectacular landscapes, including underground cities and caves carved into the ignimbrites. These caves were used and painted by humans since millennia, for religious purposes especially. It also presents a high variety of continental volcanic rocks, landforms and volcanic systems, with products ranging from basalts to nuées ardentes, welded ignimbrites and obsidian, from monogenic volcanoes to complex stratovolcanoes.
Research studies based on multi-disciplinary approaches are encouraged for submission, especially those linking the geological, geochemical and geophysical aspects to the geomorphology, geochronology, hydrological and fluvial evolution, risk management of volcanic hazards, as well as rock features preservation. Interested authors can approach the Lead Editor by sending a title, list of authors and a short abstract outlining the purpose of their work as well as the principal results obtained. This will allow an early stage evaluation concerning whether the contribution fits within the objectives of the Special Issue.
Submitting authors should select the voice “S. I. Geology and Geomorphology of the Cappadocia Volcanic Province, Turkey” on the dropdown menu during the submission process. Manuscripts can be submitted on or before the deadline. All papers will be evaluated thoroughly through a single-blind peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (i. e. as soon as accepted) and will be listed directly one after the other on the special issue’s section at the journal’s website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submitting manuscripts are available on the journal’s “Instructions for Authors” page.
Lead Editor: Prof. Dr. Catherine Kuzucuoğlu, CNRS Paris, France (kuzucuoglu@lgp.cnrs.fr)
Deadline for manuscript submission: 15 August 2019

Special Issue: Holocene glaciation in the Mediterranean mountains 

This Special Issue on the “Holocene glaciation in the Mediterranean mountains” aims to publish the most new studies discussing the state-of-the-art research in the fields of Holocene glaciations in the Mediterranean mountains. The objective is to update knowledge on the impact of colder Holocene phases on Mediterranean mountains in order to better understand the spatial and temporal patterns of glaciation in Mediterranean mountains during the Holocene and their environmental implications.
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Traditionally, the Holocene has been described as a warm phase with relatively stable temperatures that favoured the retreat of glaciers in the Mediterranean region. However, over the last decades there is increasing evidence from a wide range of proxies that the Holocene recorded significant climate changes that led also to the collapse of some civilitzations. Some of these phases were characterized by colder conditions than present, which in Mediterranean mountains must have conditioned an expansion of cold-climate geomorphological processes, including glaciers.
The impact of Holocene glaciers in Mediterranean ranges must have been restricted and only limited to the highest mountains. Several studies have reported evidence of the occurrence of glaciers during the Holocene using a variety of sources (geomorphic and sedimentary evidence, historical sources, lacustrine records etc), especially with regards to the Little Ice Age (LIA). However, there are still some open questions that need to be addressed:
- Was the LIA the period characterized by the largest Holocene glaciers in the Mediterranean region?
- Is there any evidence of other cold phases detected in ice cores and marine sediments (e.g. 8.2 ka event, Neoglacial or Dark Ages)?
- To what extent, the landscape in the highest mountains is still reacting to paraglacial adjustment following the LIA?
- Can Holocene glaciers be used to assess paleoclimatic conditions?
- What were the phases of major glacier advances in the Holocene and how synchronous were they in the Mediterranean mountains?
- Data on Holocene moraines in the Mediterranean mountains are still very scarce. Is there any new dating evidence of the Holocene glacier activity?
Submitting authors should select the “S. I. Holocene glaciation in the Mediterranean mountains” on the dropdown menu during the submission process. Manuscripts can be submitted on or before the deadline. All papers will be evaluated thoroughly through a single-blind peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (i. e. as soon as accepted) and will be listed directly one after the other on the special issue’s section at the journal’s website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submitting manuscripts are available on the journal’s “Instructions for Authors” page.
Guest Editors:
Marc Oliva, University of Barcelona, Spain (marcoliva@ub.edu)
M. Akif Sarıkaya, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Phil Hughes, University of Manchester, UK
Deadline for manuscript submission: 31 December 2019

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    Mediterranean Geoscience Reviews covers all fields of geology and physical geography which are related to the Mediterranean basins and surrounding regions. The journal is a niche for high-quality original research and review studies in all major disciplines of geosciences such as tectonics, geochemistry, sedimentology, paleontology, petrology, mineralogy, volcanology, engineering and petroleum geology, marine geology, natural hazards, hydrogeology and water resources, engineering geology and environment, paleoenvironment and paleoclimate studies, geoarchaeology, geological heritage, and geomorphology and physical geography. In particular, the journal also aims to attract special issues on thematically linked subjects composed of collected research papers from symposia and meetings (topical collections).
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