American Mineralogist contact Facebook Preprints

American Mineralogist: Journal of Earth and Planetary Materials

American Mineralogist (Am Min), is the flagship journal of the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), continuously published since 1916. Preparations have already begun for our 100th anniversary celebrations, stay tuned! Am Min is home to some of the most important advances in the Earth Sciences. Our mission is a continuance of this heritage: to provide readers with reports on original scientific research, both fundamental and applied, with far reaching implications and far ranging appeal. Topics of interest cover all aspects of planetary evolution, and biological and atmospheric processes mediated by solid-state phenomena. These include but are not limited to mineralogy & crystallography, high- and low-temperature geochemistry, petrology, geofluids, bio-geochemistry, bio-mineralogy, synthetic materials of relevance to the Earth and planetary sciences, and breakthroughs in analytical methods of any of the aforementioned.

We hope you are interested in submitting an article. Please click on the menu bar above and explore our tools and instructions to authors. Our Scope and Mission link explains about the many paper types. Top Ten Submission Tips Here.

We hope you will bookmark this page and use the information we have gathered to help researchers and scientists discover exciting new information about Earth Sciences. If you are already a subscriber, please visit to find your correct log on.

Figure 1. (a) Location of Cross crater on a MOLA topographic map
of Mars where red colors are high elevations and blue are low elevations.
Elevation range is approximately –2500 to 10 000 m. (b) MOLA
topographic map of Cross crater overlain on CTX. (c) Nighttime thermal
infrared map from THEMIS (Christiansen et al. 2004). Bright-toned areas are
warmer and higher thermal inertia. Peak ring materials and bright
sedimentary layers are relatively lower thermal inertia relative to a later
emplaced dark cap rock. (d) CRISM multispectral maps showing the
locations of secondary minerals withinand around Cross crater using
band depth parameterizations (Pelkey et al. 2007). Red = BD1900 for H2O
in mineral structures, green = BD2200 for Al-OH and Si-OH, blue = BD2300
for Fe-OH and Mg-OH.">

Noted American Mineralogist Papers

Editors' picks from each issue

Most Cited Journal in Mineralogy and Petrology (Rank: 1st in Total Citations in 2014)

Impact Factor 2015: 1.918.

5-year Impact Factor: 2.196.

Submission to acceptance time averages less than 5 months.

Letters papers submission to acceptance time averages less than 2 months.

TOP 10
Tips for Submission


Special Sections
Special Sections