Plume IV: Beyond
the Plume Hypothesis
Tests of the plume paradigm and alternatives
August 25th – 29th, 2003, Hveragerdi,
FOR BOOK CHAPTER SUBMISSIONS
Inspired by the Penrose conference, a book
of papers reflecting innovative and skeptical thinking about
melting anomalies and plumes will be published by the Geological
Society of America.
The Editors will be Gillian
R. Foulger, James H.
Natland, Dean C.
Presnall and Don
The title will be: “Plates, Plumes
The book will comprise a compendium of works
that document both the development and the current state-of-play
of various aspects of the subject. We envisage that it will
contain material that will ensure it a relatively long lifetime
of usefulness, and that it will function as a reference work
for students and scholars on the subject. Towards this end,
papers containing historical, review, overview, or tutorial
material are encouraged. Papers that focus on recent results
are also appropriate, but authors are encouraged to include
overviews of the subject in those papers.
It is anticipated that the complete
book package will be submitted to GSA for typsetting in October
Papers will be reviewed by two reviewers,
and the Editors will adjudicate in difficult cases. Authors
should submit a list of potential reviewers with their manuscripts,
including candidates who are not planned authors of any paper
in the volume. The philosophy that will guide the review process
is eloquently summarised in the recent letter to EOS by David
J. Wesolowski (click here for a copy
of the review philosophy).
Electronic submission should be made to Gillian
R. Foulger at email@example.com
A PDF file of the whole paper, plus a Word version of the
text is preferred, although most formats can be handled.
Each paper/chapter should be at or above
the standards for papers in GSA Bulletin. More information
about GSA books may be found at http://www.geosociety.org/pubs/bookguid.htm
Cost of colour:
Current GSA policy is that for each chapter,
the first colur page will cost $400 and each colour page thereafter
will cost $100.
These are allowed.
Authors should check that the URLs are still current when
they submit their papers and the month and year they accessed
the site should be included. Example: Wohletz, K., 2003, KWare
HEAT, version 4.06.0234: Association of Fun Computer Programs,
http://www.ees1.lanl.gov/Wohletz/Heat.htm (June 2003).
Citations to other chapters in
the same book:
Within the text, use (Smith et al., this volume). If an author
has more than one chapter, use (Smith et al., this volume,
In the references cited, use Smith, A., Jones, B., and Wessen,
C., 2004, Title of article, in Foulger, G.R., Anderson, D.L.,
Natland, J.H. and Presnall, D.C. eds., Plates, Plumes
& Paradigms: Geological Society of America Special
Paper ##, p. 000-000 (this volume). The page numbers will
be filled in when available.