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Applied Geochemistry
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Subscriptions to Applied Geochemistry are online only for IAGC members at the following rates (2020)*:

  • Professional IAGC Members - $100.00 USD
  • Student IAGC Members - $75.00 USD

Online subscriptions are valid for the Calendar Year (1 January - 31 December). You must be an IAGC member to receive these rates.

Access instructions if you have already purchased an Applied Geochemistry online subscription: Applied Geochemistry Access (2020)



The first issue of Applied Geochemistry was published as a combined January/February issue in 1986. Today, the journal is published monthly. The first and second issues were dedicated to F. Earl Ingerson, who played a major role in the founding of The Geochemical Society in 1955 and was that society's first president. He subsequently recognized a need for an international geochemical society and was the driving force in the founding of the International Association of Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry. He served as its first president.


The name Applied Geochemistry implies that every paper in the journal has some practical application to an aspect of human endeavour, such as the search for resources and their upgrading, preservation of the environment, improving of agriculture or increasing knowledge with respect to human health. No field of geochemistry is excluded because all fields can be applied under given circumstances; therefore, papers with inorganic, organic and isotopic application are welcome, provided they meet the above criterion.

Topics for Applied Geochemistry include, but are not limited to:

  • Protection of the environment from pollution through the use of geochemical knowledge
  • The broad spectrum of hydrogeochemical problems
  • Agricultural aspects of geochemistry
  • Geochemical issues of global change
  • Medical geochemistry
  • Geochemical issues related to land-use change
  • The search for energy resources (petroleum, natural gas, oil shales, tar sands, coal, geothermal energy and uranium)
  • The search for mineral resources
  • The upgrading of energy and mineral resources where there is a direct geochemical application


Executive Editors
Michael Kersten
(Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)

Zimeng Wang
(Fudan University)

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