FAQ

Submission

  • A Thematic Issue associated with a specific event or conference was recently announced. Can I submit to the Thematic Issue even if I didn’t attend the event?
    Yes. The submission must be thematically appropriate to the issue (e.g., a submission to the thematic issue for the PEG 2017 conference should be about pegmatites), but you don’t have to have attended the conference to submit to the issue.
  • I’m not sure if my article is appropriate for publication in The Canadian Mineralogist. Should I submit anyway?
    If you’re not sure if your article is a good fit for our audience, we suggest you contact the Managing Editor to ask if it is appropriate. You can submit regardless, but if the article is determined to be not appropriate for our audience, it will rejected without review.

Publication

  • How long is your submission to publication time?
    The two most significant influences on sub to pub time are reviewer response time and author revision time. Assuming that the reviewers take 30 days to deliver their evaluation and that authors take 30 days to deliver their revision, the current [August 2017] estimated sub to pub time is ~3-4 months for online publication. Print publication depends on when the next available issue is scheduled.
  • I need my article published by a specific date because I am applying for a job / tenure / merit. Can you help?
    If you have a specific publication deadline for your article, please inform us as early as possible in the review or editorial process. We will do everything we can to accommodate deadlines, and will inform your if it is not achievable. Please notify us of a deadline even if you think there is plenty of time.

Figures

  • Why are the colors of my Figures different in the proofs than they are when I view them in my own files?
    Images created for onscreen viewing often use RGB color. However, images typeset for print are rendered in CMYK color. If you want to be sure that your images look exactly the same when typeset as they do when you create them, make sure that your image editing program is using the CMYK color space.
  • The Figures in my proofs look low quality. How can I be sure they will look good in print?
    Figures may appear pixelated or out of focus for two reasons:(1) They were submitted in a low resolution format (i.e., less than 300 dpi). Most of the time, the editorial team will check figure resolution and notify the author during typesetting if their figures are low quality. However, sometimes typesetting is done with low resolution images to maintain scheduling and high resolution images are inserted during corrections instead. If you are concerned, please check the resolution of the images submitted to the editorial office to make certain that they are greater than 300 dpi. If they are, the print will look fine.(2) The pixelation is due to the file compression necessary to send proofs via e-mail. If this is the case, the pixelation should be very mild, most noticeable as a little bit of noise around black text on a white background. If you remain concerned, please do include a note with your proof corrections and the editorial office will double check the quality.
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