Special Issue "Feature Papers in Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Karen Hudson-Edwards

Environment & Sustainability Institute and Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, Penryn Cornwall TR10 9DF, UK
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Phone: 07588-604-963
Interests: mine waste characterization; management and remediation; environmental mineralogy; mineral-microbe interactions; mineral dissolution; sulfate minerals; biogeochemical cycles; economic geology
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Javier Sánchez-España

Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), c/Calera, 1, 28760 Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain
Interests: environmental mineralogy; hydrogeochemistry; biogeochemistry; geomicrobiology; metal-mineral-microbe interaction; biomineralization; biogeochemical cycles; metal transport; metal sorption; mineral solubility; acid mine drainage; lake research
Guest Editor
Dr. Ellen Moon

School of Engineering, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216, Australia
Interests: industrial sustainability; environmental geochemistry; mineral-water interface geochemistry; organo-mineral interactions; X-ray absorption spectroscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry is a broad and expanding field of research in Earth and Planetary Sciences. The field interfaces with a range of other disciplines including geology, chemistry, biology, soil science, materials science, archaeology, atmospheric science, nanoscience, medicine and engineering. In this Special Issue we celebrate the growth of this exciting field by publishing invited Feature Papers in key subject areas. We have attempted to cover the breadth of the field, including topics that are emerging and that have not been extensively researched (e.g., arsenic), as well as those that are established but growing rapidly. These topics include geomicrobiology, the environmental mineralogy of Mars, extreme soils and their remediation, mineral-organic interactions, mine waste geochemistry, mineralogy and microbiology, biomineralization, Mn and U geochemistry, and the geochemistry and mineralogy of emerging contaminants.

Prof. Dr. Karen Hudson-Edwards
Prof. Dr. Javier Sánchez-España
Dr. Ellen Moon
Guest Editors

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.


  • geomicrobiology
  • Mars
  • extreme soils
  • mineral-organic interactions
  • mine waste
  • biomineralisation
  • Mn and U geochemistry
  • emerging contaminants

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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