CoDa-Special Issue: Journal of Geochemical Exploration


“Compositional Data Analysis 40 years after the paper of 1982 by John Aitchison: state of the art, perspectives and developments”.

Managing Guest editor: Antonella Buccianti1

co-editors: Caterina Gozzi1, Josep Antoni Martín-Fernández2 & Stefano Albanese3

1U. degli Studi di Firenze, Italy; 2U. de Girona, Spain; 3U. di Napoli Federico II, Italy


A recent complete bibliometric analysis of Aitchison’s 1982 and 1986  seminal work in compositional data analysis has shown a prominent role of the Journal of Geochemical  Exploration (JGeoExp) in hosting papers developing ideas and application in this field of the research. To celebrate this result and the anniversary of 40 years from the 1982 seminal research, a special issue of the journal will be realized. People interested to contribute have to sent a provisional tile and list of authors before the end of September 2022. Methodological, theoretical  and applicative contributions will be welcome!



  • Deadline for submission of the provisional  title+authors : end of September 2022
  • Mail address where the interested people have to send the email with the title+authors: 
    (and, if possible, in CC to:
  • Paper submission deadline: end of April 2023
  • Publication (after revision): After revision and acceptance as part of a VSI. VSI is an online-only grouping of Special Issue articles traditionally assigned to a single Special Issue. Each article in a VSI is assigned a unique identifier and then published in a regular journal issue as soon as available.