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The Bulletin of Volcanology was founded in 1922, as Bulletin Volcanologique, and is the official journal of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI).  In 1986 Bulletin of Volcanology, under the initiative of its then editor –in-chief, Hans-Ulrich Schmincke, approached Springer to form an innovative publishing partnership, to the great benefit of the IAVCEI community.  He then saw this initiative through by staying on for a further decade.  Since 1986 there have been six editors-in-chief, and six deputy-editors, namely:

 

1986 – 1991     EIC H-U Schmincke                 DE RJS Sparks

 

1991                EIC H-U Schmincke                 DE GA Mahood

 

1991 – 1996      EIC H-U Schmincke                

 

1996 – 2000     EIC DA Swanson                     DE CG Newhall

 

2000 – 2004     EIC TH Druitt                           DE J-F Lénat

 

2004 – 2010     EIC J Stix                                DE JR Clark

 

2010 – 2017     EIC JDL White                         Editorial Assistant L White

 

2017 –              EIC AJL Harris                         DE J Taddeucci            EA F van Wyk de Vries 

 

In 1986 there were six issues published per year, mainly research articles, with occasional review articles, as well as short scientific communications (for quick handling of new and important scientific results), forum articles (for commentary on topical issues and discussion of controversial issues), book reviews, and sporadic observatory reports.  Ten years later, in 1996, the number of issues per year had increased to eight, with an average of 100 submissions per year, of which there was around a 60% acceptance rate.  Authors submitting manuscripts came from around 15 countries throughout the world.  In 2012 the submission process became via an on-line platform, Editorial Manager.  This transition was overseen with great thoughtfulness by Linda White, the Editorial Assistant, who collaborated with Springer to tailor the system to Bulletin of Volcanology’s requirements.  By 2018 the number of submissions had increased to 150, with around a 50% acceptance rate, and submissions from authors based in over 30 countries.

 

There are a number of new initiatives underway in the period 2018-2019:

 

For current and past issues of the Bulletin go to https://link.springer.com/journal/volumesAndIssues/445

 

For submission guidelines go to https://www.editorialmanager.com/buvo/default.aspx

 

For more detail on editorial policy, scientific writing and formatting, see Style and Writing Guide tab.

 

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Eugenio Nicotra
Eugenio Nicotra