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What is RiMG?

RiMG is a series of multi-authored, soft-bound volumes containing concise reviews of the literature and advances in theoretical and/or applied mineralogy, crystallography, petrology, and geochemistry. The content of each volume consists of fully developed text which can be used for self-study, research, or as a text-book for graduate-level courses. RiMG volumes are typically produced in conjunction with a short course but can also be published without a short course. The series is jointly published by the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) and the Geochemical Society.

RiMG History

Volumes 1-38 were published as "Reviews in Mineralogy" (ISSN 0275-0279). Volumes 1-6 originally appeared as "Short Course Notes" (no ISSN). The name was changed to "Reviews in Mineralogy & Geochemistry" (RiMG) (ISSN 1529-6466) starting with Volume 39. Paul Ribbe was sole editor for volumes 1-41. He was joined by Jodi J. Rosso as series editor for volumes 42-53 in the RiMG series submitted through the Geochemistry Society. With his retirement, Jodi Rosso became sole editor for volumes 54-79 in the RiMG series. With Jodi Rosso's move to Executive Editor of Elements magazine, Ian Swainson became series editor starting with volume 80. Complete listing of RiMG volumes.

How to Publish in RiMG?

RiMG volumes are based on topics that have been proposed and approved by the MSA Council or Geochemical Society Board of Directors. If you have an idea for a future RiMG volume, or a short course accompanied by a RiMG volume, you should read the Short Course Guide which describes how to develop and propose a topic for consideration for either case. Proposals should be submitted to the Short Course Committee. Contributions to an approved volume are by invitation only.

Information for RiMG Volume Editor(s)

After your proposal has been approved by the MSA Council or GS Board of Directors, you will be working closely with the RiMG Series Editor who will guide you on publication deadlines, expectations, etc. Be sure to speak with the Series Editor as soon as possible after your proposal has been approved. Here is a short list with some of the things you will do as volume editor:

  1. Read the RiMG Guide.
  2. Finalize the scientific content and order of chapters in the volume.
  3. Communicate and enforce deadlines and instructions to authors.
  4. Edit scientific content and consistency of volume to assure high quality of the technical content, clarity and succinctness of subject matter presentation.
  5. Facilitate the review process for submissions.
  6. Give final approval for submission of press-ready documents to Series Editor for copy-editing.
  7. Write a preface and/or introductory chapter.
  8. Find/create an appropriate cover image(s) for volume.

Information for RiMG Authors

You have been invited to contribute to an upcoming RiMG volume. What is expected of you? Other than writing your chapter and submitting it by the agreed upon deadline, here’s a short list of other things you will need to do as an author in RiMG:

  1. Create your chapter following the RiMG Guide.
  2. There is an EndNote style sheet available for reference formatting.
  3. Obtain necessary copyright permissions for all copyrighted content.
  4. Sample permission letter (MS Word file).
  5. You are responsible for all charges for figure/table reuse.
  6. Submit a signed copyright agreement to Series Editor.

How do I get copies of RiMG?

RiMG is available in both print and electronic format.

  1. Order Print Copies Online (25% discount for MSA, CMS, GS members, except shipping)
  2. Member and Institutional Access to publications on MSA Website or GeoScienceWorld (GSW).
  3. Purchase print or electronic versions of single chapters, entire out-of-print volumes, or create course packs at MinPubs.org.

How do I get permission to reuse materials from RiMG?

MSA owns the copyright on all materials published in RiMG. Works prepared by U.S. government employees in the course of their work is in the public domain and are not copyrighted by MSA.

MSA obtains copyright ownership from authors as a professional service. MSA's holding the copyright centralizes the process and allows permission to be given even if the author(s) can no longer be located. This also prevents materials from becoming unusable by the community because of uncertainty about who holds the copyright. There is no charge for reproducing materials in most cases.

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