Publication Policy

Journal Information

Geochemical Perspectives Letters is a registered trademark of the European Association of Geochemistry.

ISSN: 2410-3403 (online)
ISSN: 2410-339X (print)

2022 Journal Impact Factor (Clarivate Analytics): 4.9

Periodicity: Articles are published online as soon as accepted and typeset, then assembled into volumes. Each volume is made up of 10 articles.

Aims and Scope

Geochemical Perspectives Letters is an open access, internationally peer-reviewed journal 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.

Publisher Information

Geochemical Perspectives Letters is published by the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG), a society that was officially established in 1985 with the goal of promoting geochemistry internationally and in particular providing a forum for the presentation of geochemistry, exchange of ideas, publications and recognition of scientific excellence.

The EAG is a non-profit organization registered in France and the Business Office is located in Houten, Netherlands.

Publishing Format

Articles are made available on this platform in html and pdf formats (the first three volumes of Geochemical Perspectives Letters were also published in print version).

All articles are fully open access as defined in the Open Access Policy below.

Articles are published online as soon as accepted and typeset. Each article is assigned a unique CrossRef DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and a dedicated page on the Geochemical Perspectives Letters website.

Articles should not exceed 3000 words including abstract, text and figure/table captions, and should contain no more than 30 references and no more than 4 figures or tables. Supplementary Information can also be included and will be made available for download from the article webpage. See Information for Authors for additional information.

Comments on published articles may be submitted, to which the author of the original article will be invited to reply. See Information for Authors for details.

Pending approval and instruction by the editor, any post-publication corrections to the article requested by the author may be published as a corrigendum (correction of error introduced by the author) or erratum (correction of error introduced by the publisher).

Published articles, comments and replies 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.


Geochemical Perspectives Letters is indexed in:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch® or Web of Science)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Current Contents®/Physical Chemical and Earth Sciences

Open Access Policy

Geochemical Perspectives Letters an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access.

Articles are available immediately upon publication on the Geochemical Perspectives Letters website.

Publication and Submission Fees

Authors are not required to pay any fee to submit an article to Geochemical Perspectives Letters.

There are currently no compulsory article processing charges for publication in Geochemical Perspectives Letters. However, upon acceptance of an article for publication, authors are invited to make a voluntary Open Access Contribution of 1250 euros, which will be used to support the publication expenses.

In cases where funding bodies or institutions make funds available for publishing in open access journals, we strongly encourage authors to opt for the Open Access Contribution. To help authors, we have assembled a list of institutions and organisations that we are aware have established funds to support open access publication.


As Geochemical Perspectives Letters is a community-journal fully run and funded by the European Association of Geochemistry, a non-profit organisation, we welcome donations from anyone who wishes to support the publication. Donations can be made online here.

Donors may choose to remain anonymous.

Copyright, Licensing and Archiving

Authors retain full copyright of their article and grant EAG a license to publish the original article upon acceptance, and license to reproduce, distribute, display or store the material in all formats and all media.

On acceptance for publication, authors are given the option to distribute their article under one of two types of Creative Commons license: the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 4.0 License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) or the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (CC BY 4.0). Further details are available on the Copyright and Permissions page.

As copyright remains with the authors, under both licenses, authors may archive the article on their own website or in a subject or institutional repository from the date of its publication, provided a link to the original article is included. Once an article has been published on the Geochemical Perspectives Letters website, authors are likewise free to publish their material elsewhere. In such cases, a link to the url of the original publication should be included.

Editorial Board

After submission of an article, an editor is assigned to handle the manuscript. The editor is selected according to the area of expertise. See the current Editorial Board.

The duties and responsibilities of the editors are detailed in the Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Policy.

Peer Review Process

Peer review is an integral part of the publication process, ensuring the accuracy and quality of the published articles.

Geochemical Perspectives Letters uses a single-blind peer review process, where the names and affiliations of authors are known to reviewers, but reviewers remain anonymous in the reports provided to authors. If they wish, reviewers may choose not to remain anonymous.

Articles are first reviewed by the editor assigned to handle the submission. The editor may reject an article out of hand because it does not deal with the subject matter of the journal. If the editor deems a submission otherwise not appropriate for the journal, or decides a manuscript is of such low quality, then after consultation with a second editor, they can decide that it cannot be considered at all and it will be rejected a priori.

Articles that are considered suitable for review are typically sent to at least two external and independent experts in the field of the paper, and where necessary the editor shall seek additional opinions. The editor shall review all disclosures of potential conflicts of interest and suggestions for self-citation made by reviewers in order to determine whether there is any potential for bias. The editor shall ensure that the peer review process is fair, unbiased, and timely.

Reviewers are asked to classify the article as publishable immediately, publishable with revisions and improvements, or not publishable. Reviewers’ evaluations usually include explicit recommendations of what to do with the manuscript. Reviewers’ comments are then seen by the author.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Policy

As a publisher, the European Association of Geochemistry fully supports the highest standards of ethical behaviour in publishing and takes all possible measures against publication malpractice.

Full details of the standards we commit to upholding are available in our Publication Ethics and Malpractice Policy.


All issues of Geochemical Perspectives Letters are available on the journal website. Published articles are archived on the EAG Server and with Portico.

Contact Information

Enquiries should be addressed to the Editorial Office at

Manuscripts should be submitted through our online submission tool.