Special issue call for Papers: ‘Biogeochemistry of trace elements and their isotopes’ in Marine Chemistry

Special issue call for Papers: ‘Biogeochemistry of trace elements and their isotopes’ in Marine Chemistry.

Guest editors: Rob Middag, Claudine Stirling, Alessandro Tagliabue and Jingfeng Wu

Trace elements and their isotopes (TEIs) are critically important in regulating ocean biology, as tracers of oceanic processes, and as paleoceanographic tools. The past decade has seen major advances in our understanding of the distribution, cycling, and biogeochemical function of TEIs in the ocean, afforded by the first basin-scale surveys completed as part of the CLIVAR and GEOTRACES programs, and by concurrent advances in chemical and isotopic analysis, numerical modelling and molecular biology.

The main objective of this special issue in the journal Marine Chemistry is to address the biogeochemical cycling of TEIs in the ocean, with three main themes: (1) the distribution and physico- chemical speciation of TEIs in the ocean, including results from recent GEOTRACES field activities and intercalibration efforts; (2) the exchange of TEIs between the lower atmosphere and the upper ocean; and (3) parallel studies of TEIs that inform our understanding of key regulatory processes, including their input, speciation, biological cycling and removal.

Submission Information:
Submissions Open: 1 July
Submission Deadline: 31 October 2014
Acceptance Deadline: 1 May 2015
Expected publication date: 1 August 2015

Accepted papers will be online (in the Articles in Press section) and they will be citable via the doi number. Readers don’t have to wait until the Special Issue is completed, they can read and cite the paper soon after it has been accepted.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Authors should select “Special Issue: Ocean Biogeochemistry” when reaching the “Article Type” step in the submission process.