Special Issue "Trace Element Biogeochemistry"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Goran Kniewald

(1) Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Division for Marine and Environmental Research, Zagreb
(2) Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Guest Editor
Dr. Željka Fiket

Rudjer Boskovic Institute (RBI), Croatia

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Minerals addresses new contributions related to the biogeochemistry of trace elements.

New analytical techniques have enabled the rapid analysis of a large number of elements in different biological matrices and have significantly improved our current understanding of the behavior of trace elements in biogeochemical processes. However, there is still a significant gap in knowledge regarding the interaction of biotic and abiotic components in the cycling of trace elements in natural and anthropogenically modified environments.

We invite authors to submit original research articles as well as review articles that focus on trace element biogeochemistry, with an emphasis on processes that determine the environmental fate of trace elements and seek to define the interplay between the biological and mineral components in the environment.

Prof. Goran Kniewald
Dr. Željka Fiket
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.


  • trace elements
  • biogeochemistry
  • biogeochemical processes
  • mineral component
  • pollution transport

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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