Joint Publications Committee

The duties of the JPC concern the oversight of the journal Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, which is jointly sponsored by the Geochemical Society and the Meteoritical Society. This includes approval of associate editors, reviewing the state of the journal, negotiating publishing contracts, mediation between authors and Executive Editor, and the like. MS Council and/or GS Board may request input or a report from the JPC on a matter related to the publication of GCA.

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country
1/2019 - 12/2021
Alex Ruzicka Portland State University, USA
1/2019 - 12/2021 Rosemary Hickey-Vargas Florida International University, USA
1/2020 - 12/2022 Karim Benzerara Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
1/2020 - 12/2022 Jon Friedrich Fordham University, USA
1/2020 - 12/2022 Sara Russell Natural History Museum, UK
1/2021 - 12/2023 Caroline Peacock University of Leeds, UK


Ex-Officio Members

Four additional ex-officio members of the Joint Publications Committee shall consist of the GS President, MS President, GCA Executive Editor, and Meteoritics and Planetary Science Executive Editor.

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country
GS President
(01/2019 - 12/2020)
Vickie Bennett Australian National University
MS President
(01/2021 - 12/2022)
Brigitte Zanda Institut de Minéralogie, de Physique des Matériaux, et de Cosmochimie - Sorbonne Université, France
Meteoritics Executive Editor
(01/2003 to date)
Timothy Jull University of Arizona, USA
GCA Executive Editor
(01/2019 to present)
Jeff Catalano Washington University in St. Louis, USA