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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
RiMG is available in both print and electronic format.
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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