Publications of the Spanish Mineralogical Society

The Spanish Mineralogical Society (SEM, in Spanish Acronym) is involved in the publication of the following journals: Macla (with two annual volumes; one of them for the publication of the abstracts presented in the Annual Meeting of the Society and the other for divulgative contents), European Journal of Mineralogy (co-edited bimonthly by the German, Italian, French and Spanish Mineralogical Societies) and, since 2008, Elements (co-edited bimonthly with several European and North-American Societies). Moreover, the “Seminars of the Spanish Mineralogical Society” are published with a variable periodicity. The “Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía” has also been published from 1987 to 2003.

Most of the volumes of Macla, “Seminars of the Spanish Mineralogical Society” and “Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía” can be downloaded free of charge through this website or will be available soon.

Macla Journal

Two volumes of the journal of the Spanish Mineralogical Society, Macla, are published yearly. One of the volumes is intended to contain scientific commentaries and reviews, abstracts for recent PhD dissertations, book comments, news about museums, congresses and events, mineral collecting, web links and other subjects. The second volume is devoted to the abstracts of the accepted communications to the SEM congresses and meetings.

The Macla volumes published until 2011 are:

  • Vol. 1, 4/5, 8, 12: Scientific reviews, comments, news and other subjects.
  • Vol. 2: Abstracts presented in the XXIV Meeting of the SEM, held in Cuenca, 8-11 September 2004.
  • Vol. 3: Abstracts presented in the XXV Meeting of the SEM, held in Alicante, July 2005.
  • Vol. 6: Abstracts presented in the XXVI Meeting of the SEM, held in Oviedo, September 2006.
  • Vol. 7: Abstracts presented in the XXVII Meeting of the SEM, held in Jaen, September 2007.
  • Vol. 9: Abstracts presented in the XXVIII Meeting of the SEM, held in Zaragoza, September 2008.
  • Vol. 10: Proceedings of the workshop “Post-mining problems derived from polymetallic sulfides explotation”, held in Sevilla, 17-19 November 2008.
  • Vol. 11: Abstracts presented in the XXIX Meeting of the SEM, held in Salamanca, September 2009.
  • Vol. 13: Abstracts presented in the XXX Meeting of the SEM, held in Madrid, September 2010.

The Macla Editorial board is presently composed of the following members: José Manuel Astilleros (Director), Encarnación Ruiz-Agudo (Secretary), Patricia Acero, David Benavente, Isabel Carretero, Javier Carrillo, José Miguel Herrero, José López Ruiz and Pilar Mata.

European Journal of Mineralogy (EJM)

The European Journal of Mineralogy is published bimonthly, with more than 1100 pages in 6 volumes. This journal is sponsored by the Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft (DMG), the Sociedad Española de Mineralogía (SEM), the Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia (SIMP) and the Societé Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie (SFMC) and with the cooperation and support of the European Mineralogical Union (EMU) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. The publisher is E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Nägele und Obermiller) from Stuttgart.

The European Journal of Mineralogy publishes original scientific papers, reviews and short communications from any scientific field related to Mineralogy, including Crystallography, Petrology, Geochemistry, Ore Mineralogy, Applied Mineralogy, Environmental Mineralogy, technical applications and cultural heritage, among others. Even though the contributions are preferably published in English, they are also welcome in French, German and Italian. Original manuscripts must be sent to the Chief-Editors for their peer-review by, at least, two international referees prior to their acceptance in the journal. The Chief-Editor representing the SEM in the European Journal of Mineralogy Editorial Board is presently Dr. Fernando Nieto, from the University of Granada.

SEM members need to register as customer at Schweizerbart using the email address which is stored in the SEM membership database. After successfull registration and validation of the resp. Schweizerbart customer account, members have immediately access to Ingenta/GeoscienceWorld after having logged in as Schweizerbart customer (membership services).

Elements

The SEM also participates in the bimonthly publication of the journal Elements, together with the following international associations: Association of Applied Geochemists, Clay Minerals Society, Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft, European Association for Geochemistry, European Mineralogical Union, Geochemical Society, International Association for the Study of Clays, International Association of Geoanalysts, International Association of Geochemistry, International Mineralogical Association, Mineralogical Association of Canada, Mineralogical Society of America, Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Mineralogical Society of Poland, Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia and Société Francaise de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie. Elements published monographs related to Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry and Environmental Sciences. This journal can be fully online accessed through its web page by logging in as a SEM member.

Seminars of the Spanish Mineralogical Society

The “Seminars of the Spanish Mineralogical Society” are also published with the support of the SEM and without any given periodicity. This publication series is devoted to courses, workshops, symposia and other activities supported by the SEM. The volumes published until 2011 are:

  • Vol. 1: "Isotopic Geochemistry applied to the environment”, edited by Luis Barbero and M. Pilar Mata. This volume compiles the lectures and conferences given at the specialized course on that topic that was held in Cadiz in 2003 during the XXIII Meeting of the SEM.
  • Vol. 2: "Use of industrial minerals and rocks”, edited by Mª Angeles García del Cura and Juan Carlos Cañaveras as a compilation of the lectures given at the seminar held on 4th July 2005 at the University of Alicante.
  • Vol. 3: "Diagenesis and Low-Temperature Metamorphism. Theory, Methods and Regional Aspects", presented in Jaén in September 2007 and edited by Fernando Nieto and Juan Jiménez-Millán.
  • Vol. 4: "Computer Methods in Mineralogy and Geochemistry", edited by Manuel Prieto and Covadonga Brime. This volume compiles the lectures and communications presented in the seminar held in Oviedo on 11th September 2006.
  • Vol. 5: "Instrumental Techniques Applied to Mineralogy and Geochemistry", edited by Ignacio Subías and Blanca Bauluz. This volume compiles the communications presented in the seminar held in Zaragoza in September 2008.
  • Vol. 6: "Instrumental Techniques Applied to Mineralogy and Geochemistry", edited by Mercedes Suárez, Esther Ayuso and Eva M. Manchado. This volume compiles the communications presented in the seminar held in Salamanca on 9th September 2009.
  • Vol. 7, "Biominerals and Biomineralization Processes", edited by Lourdes Fernández Díaz and José Manuel Astilleros García-Monge. This volumen compiles the communications presented in the seminar held in Madrid on 13th September 2010.

Monographs and other publications

Moreover, the Society has sponsored other monographs, such as “Mineralogía Aplicada”, by E. Galán in 2003 and a re-edition in 2 volumes of “Minerales de España”, by Salvador Calderón, originally published in 1910. Further information on other books published by SEM members can be found in the section "Book reviews" of this web page.

The “Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía” is published since 1978. This journal is devoted to the publication of scientific results in Mineralogy and other related areas, including Crystallography, Petrology, Geochemistry, Ore Minerals and Archaeometry, among others.

Book reviews by members of the SEM are also regularly published.