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Special Issue "Mineralogical Applications for Cultural Heritage"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018).
“Our entire society rests upon and is dependent upon our water, our land, our forests, and our MINERALS” (John F. Kennedy, Special Message to the Congress on Natural Resources, 23 February, 1961).
Minerals, rocks, and products derived from them (glass, metals, pottery, mortar, etc.) form the foundation of tangible Cultural Heritage, from paintings to sculptures, from monuments to archaeological sites. The effects of interactions between geological and physico-chemical processes on the one hand, and geomaterials and the man-made artifacts on the other, are well known by mineralogists. Thus, they are able to provide relevant clues towards the characterization of geomaterials employed for cultural heritage, reconstruction of ancient technologies of production, tracing of the material sources, and definition of conservation strategies.
In this Special Issue, we seek to assemble a balanced combination of field and laboratory studies concerning recent advances in the applications of mineral sciences for different fields of cultural heritage. Papers providing data on novel experimental and analytical techniques, as well as studies concerning mineral sciences’ applications to metals, ceramics, glasses, mortar/plaster, pigments, gems, are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Marco Benvenuti
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Minerals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- mineral sciences
- cultural heritage
- technology of production
- material source(s)
- state of conservation