Special Issue "High- and Ultrahigh-Pressure Rocks"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jaroslaw Majka

1. Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
2. Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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Interests: collisional orogens; metamorphic petrology; metasomatism; exhumation mechanisms of HP-UHP terranes
Guest Editor
Dr. Iwona Klonowska

Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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Interests: petrochronology; diamond formation; deep subduction

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit contributions on high- and ultrahigh-pressure (HP-UHP) rocks. These rocks record processes of deep subduction of the oceanic and continental crust. Direct observation of the geological phenomena occurring at mantle depths in subduction–collision zones is basically impossible. However, understanding the interaction of the Earth’s crust and mantle resulting from plate movements, in particular in the deep subduction environment, is crucial for further understanding of convergent plate boundary dynamics. Enhancing our knowledge of the equilibration of rocks (or lack of) during subduction–exhumation cycle(s), the exchange of energy and mass during such cycles between crust and mantle, the deformation of subducted slabs, tectonic processes associated with HP/UHP metamorphism and seismometamorphism is of great value for advanced understanding of the Earth’s dynamics. Therefore, we welcome both original and review papers concerning (but not limited to) following aspects: (i) pressure–temperature–time–deformation evolutionary paths of HP-UHP lithologies; (ii) rates of metamorphic processes in HP-UHP rocks; (iii) tectonic phenomena leading to the burial and exhumation of deeply subducted rocks; (iv) crust–mantle interaction and deep element recycling; as well as (v) triggering mechanisms for intermediate depth seismicity.

This Special Issue is organized together with the 13th International Eclogite Conference (IEC) (Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia, 24–27 June 2019), hence participants of the IEC are especially welcome to submit their contributions. However, all other authors are also welcome to contribute to this issue.

Prof. Dr. Jaroslaw Majka
Dr. Iwona Klonowska
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.


  • Eclogite
  • Blueschist
  • Subduction
  • Exhumation
  • HP/UHP metamorphism
  • Thermobarometry
  • Chronometry
  • Element recycling
  • Earthquake
  • Geodynamic evolution

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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