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Institutional Subscription Information

[revised 10/29/2020 ]
American Mineralogist, ISSN 0003-004x (paper); ISSN 1945-3027 (online) 
Volume number:
Volume 106 in 2021. 
Volume 107 in 2022. 

Subscriptions are by calendar year, but can start with any month. Subscribers whose payments are received in mid-year will have all back issues sent to them. 

2022 Print subscriptions include all 2022 print issues of American Mineralogist (ISSN 0003-004x), Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry  (ISSN 1529-6466), and Elements (ISSN 1811-5209) volumes published during the year, as well as electronic access to 1916-2022 (v1-v107) issues of the American Mineralogist (ISSN 0003-004x), 1974-2022 (v1-v87) issues of the Reviews in Mineralogy (1974-1999) and Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry (2000-), and 2005-2022 (v1-v18) issues of Elements (ISSN 1811-5209).

2022 Electronic-only subscriptions include access to 1916-2022 (v1-v107) issues of the American Mineralogist (ISSN 0003-004x), 1974-2022 (v1-v87) issues of the Reviews in Mineralogy (1974-1999) and Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry (2000-), and 2005-2022 (v1-v18) issues of Elements (ISSN 1811-5209).
Electronic Access:
The subscription includes electronic access to the online version of the American Mineralogist (1919-2022) (ISSN 1945-3027) and the Reviews in Mineralogy (1974-1999) and Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry (2000-2022) on the MSA website at http://www.msapubs.org and Elements (2005-2022) on the magazine's website http://www.elementsmagazine.org/archives/index.html>. The online versions contain all the material of the print versions. To start this service, include with your order either the IP or range of IP addresses covering your institution at the mailing address of the subscription.
Continued Access:
Continued Access only applies to institutions which have cancelled their subscriptions to all MSA content and have no current subscriptions remaining.  This does not apply if an institution is merely changing subscription agencies.

Perpetual access to all purchased content is not automatic and must be requested by the end user subscriber when confirming non-renewal.  On payment of an agreed annual fee, these institutions can have continued access to content published during the term of their subscription(s), if hosting electronically online with access by IP address continues to be the publishing mechanism.

Should MSA no longer retain the rights to publish the subscribed content, MSA cannot guarantee continued access but would make all reasonable efforts to negotiate such rights with any successor publisher.

MSA is an organization that has been in existence for over 100 years.  Still, “perpetual” is a long time and MSA uses third party services to preserve access to content subscribers have purchased in perpetuity if MSA ceases to exist.   MSA participates in the archiving project of Stanford University's LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe) that allows libraries to make copies of materials to which they have subscribed using a special web crawler and store them on the LOCKSS network. Copies of material stored with LOCKSS can only be accessed by libraries who have previously purchased that material.
There are twelve (12) issues of American Mineralogist per year:
  • Starting with 2016 (vol. 101), electronic versions of American Mineralogist appear monthly with a link from http://www.msapubs.org.
  • Starting with 2016 (vol. 101), print copies of American Mineralogist appear as six (6) double issues: January/February (1-2), March/April (3-4), May/June (5-6), July/August (7-8), September/October (9-10), November/December (11-12).  Mailings are made about every eight weeks, with these double issue numbers, e.g., Jan/Feb (1-2), mailing the week of the 15th of the first month on the cover. Average weight of an issue is 2.8 lb. or 1.1 kg.
The Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry (RiMG) are printed when the corresponding short course is held. This can be anytime during the year, and the volumes appear on an irregular basis. You can check our website http://www.minsocam.org/msa/RIM/index.html to determine the latest volume so as not to claim non-existent volumes.
Elements is a bimonthly magazine.
Institutional Subscription Rates (Prices given are in US dollars):

 volume 107 (2022)
 volume 106 (2021)
 volume 105 (2020)
 volume 104 (2019)
 volume 103 (2018)
 volume 102 (2017)
print subscribers with US addresses
print subscribers with non-US addresses
electronic-only subscriptions

GeoScienceWorld Subscribers:
Subscribers to GeoScienceWorld (http://geoscienceworld.org) may purchase paper versions of the American Mineralogist and Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry to accompany their electronic access at preferential annual subscription rates of $275.00 (for 2022) for the American Mineralogist and $255.00 (2022) for Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry.
Late Renewal Fees:
A 20% surcharge for institutional subscribers renewing after January 31, 2022. Late institutional subscriptions are an extra expense requiring the purchase of extra inventory, processing and packing of back issues, and shipping at rates higher than the usual bulk periodical shipping.
Personal Subscription rates:
Personal subscription rates are available only to members of the Society for copies of the journal for their own use. See our Membership Application. Agencies can pay dues and subscriptions for members if accompanied by the membership information or renewal forms. 
Agency discount:
Subscription rates include shipping by surface mail. Foreign subscribers may have their journals sent by International Surface Air Lift (ISAL) for an additional US$45.00, or regular air mail for an additional US$150.00. 
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Back Issues
A limited number of back issue years (Volumes 101 (until 12/31/2019) and Volumes 102-105 are available from the Society) for the American Mineralogist are available from the Society at (Journal Back Issues).

Earlier volumes are available from Periodicals Service Company, 11 Main Street, Germantown, NY 12526, Ph: 518-537-4700, Fax: 518-537-5899, e-mail: psc@periodicals.com

Back issues of Elements are available from the Society at https://msa.minsocam.org/backissues.html

All back volumes of the Reviews in Mineralogy and Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry are available from the Society at http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/RIM/). Previously out-of-print Reviews volumes can be ordered in print or electronic versions at www.minpubs.org

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