Dear Colleagues,

As Guest Editor, I would like to invite you personally to submit a paper to my Special Issue entitled "Geochronology, Crystallography and Phase Transition in Shocked Minerals" for Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X; IF 2.250), with a 400 CHF *discount* on the publication fee. I thought you may be interested in this Special Issue given your renowned expertise and significant contributions to this field, and wonder if you would consider submitting your next research paper to this thematic issue? You can find additional details on the following website:

Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X; Impact Factor 2.250) is a peer-reviewed open access journal of mineral science, published monthly online by MDPI. The article processing charge (APC) is 1 600 CHF (Swiss Francs) per accepted paper. Papers can be submitted at any time until the deadline as they will be published on an ongoing basis. In order for us to plan for the whole project, however, we kindly ask you to inform us within one month as to whether you wish to contribute a paper.

Benefits of publishing in Minerals:

  1. Open access and high visibility: unlimited access, broad database coverage, various promotional activities and academic event presentations;
  2. Rapid turnaround: 17 days from submission to first decision.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

I hope you accept this invitation and share your innovative work with our readers.

For any questions regarding technical issues or the journal, please contact

I look forward to your response.

Dr Elizaveta Kovaleva
Dr Matthew Huber
Dr Martin Clark
Guest Editors


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