About the journal

Journal Scope

Geochemical Perspectives Letters is a new internationally peer-reviewed journal of the European Association of Geochemistry that publishes short, highest-quality articles spanning geochemical sciences. The journal aims at rapid publication of the most novel research in geochemistry with a focus on outstanding quality, international importance, originality, and stimulating new developments across the vast array of geochemical disciplines.

Publishing format

Articles should not exceed 3000 words and contain less than 4 figures/tables. Supplementary Information can also be included. See Information for Authors for additional information. Articles are made available on this platform in html and pdf formats.

Articles of Geochemical Perspectives Letters are published online as soon as accepted and typeset then summarised in 2 issues per year, increasing to 4 issues and more with demand. All articles are fully open access, with NO page charges (unless opting for the Open Access Contribution). Published articles are shared through e-Alerts and are included in the monthly EAG Newsletter sent to over 10 000 geochemists, who are EAG members and attendees of the Goldschmidt conferences.

Articles are archived on the EAG server.

Invitation to submit to Geochemical Perspectives Letters

We would like to invite you to submit brief, high-impact articles for publication in EAG's new journal Geochemical Perspectives Letters (GPL). GPL serves the broad geochemical sciences by publishing, following competitive review, the results of exciting research at the leading edges of our diverse field. We hope to compete with the "usual suspects" in this regard (Nature, Nature Geoscience, Science, PNAS) but with two important differences: there are NO page charges or fees for colour figures, and the journal is OPEN ACCESS.

Geochemical Perspectives Letters follows on the highly successful launch by the EAG of Geochemical Perspectives in 2012. Geochemical Perspectives has already attained an impact factor of ~8, and we expect the new Letters version to be equally successful when GPL will be officially recognized by the Science Citation Index.

Detailed instructions for submission can be found on the Information for Authors webpage. The main constraints to be aware of in preparing a manuscript are that:
1) 3,000 words is a useful (though not rigid) guideline in terms of manuscript length;
2) the total number of figures plus tables (colour welcome) included within the main body of the article will be limited to four (but supporting on-line material will be welcome).

To make this new Letters journal a success we need your manuscripts and thus we urge you to strongly consider submitting your own best work to our journal.

Don't hesitate to contact any of the GPL executive editors or the GPL managing editor Marie-Aude Hulshoff if you have questions. We look forward to handling your exciting new manuscripts!