Copyright & Reproduction Requests

The Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) owns the copyright on all material published in The Canadian Mineralogist. MAC obtains copyright ownership from authors as a professional service. MAC holding the copyright centralizes the process and allows permission to be given even if the author(s) can no longer be located. This also prevents materials from becoming unusable by the community because of uncertainty about who holds the copyright.

Anyone wanting to reproduce articles, figures, tables, etc. need only to provide the information below for permission to do so. There is no charge for reproducing materials in most cases.

When making a request, please provide the following:

Your contact information:

  • Your full name
  • School, University, Company or Institution
  • Complete mailing address
  • Work phone & fax
  • E-mail

The articles from which you are requesting material:

  • MAC Publication
  • Year of Publication
  • Volume and Issue number
  • Author(s)
  • Article Title
  • Article Page Numbers

Which parts of the article you are requesting permission to use:

  • Page Number(s)
  • Table Number(s)
  • Figure Number(s)

The purpose for which the material will be used:

  • Use in a journal/magazine article
  • Use in a chapter/section of a book
    • Articles/chapters/sections title
    • Journal or book title
  • Use in a book/textbook
    • Title
    • Publisher
    • Number of copies to be printed
  • Use in a thesis or dissertation
    • Title
    • Degree granting institution
    • Available from UMI, university open archive, or other source
  • Use in a government report
  • Use in a coursepack/classroom material
  • Use in an electronic media CD/DVD/memory stick
    • What is the purpose or readership of the electronic media
  • Other Use

Requests should be submitted to :

Managing Editor:
Mackenzie Parker
Editorial office, The Canadian Mineralogist
Dept. of Earth & Ocean Science
University of British Columbia
6339 Stores Road
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4
Phone: (604) 833-6804
Fax: (604) 228-6088
E-mail: (preferred method)

Please note that this method applies only to The Canadian Mineralogist.

Regarding other MAC Publications

Authors retain the copyright to books published in the MAC Special Publication and Short Curse series, with some exceptions. If you wish to reproduce materials from these, before you contact the author, check with us first at:

Johanne Caron
Mineralogical Association of Canada
490, rue de la Couronne
Quebec, QC G1K 9A9
Phone: 418-653-0333
Fax: 418-653-0777