Special Issue of the SAJG

Special Issue in the South African Journal of Geology in honour of Professor Nicolas Johannes Beukes (1945 – 2023): Invitation to submit an interest to contribute

Prof. Nic Beukes tragically passed away on 9 January 2023. He was a highly regarded South African geoscience researcher in the fields of sedimentology and economic geology with a career spanning more than 50 years. With the blessing of his family, the decision has been made to honour him through a special issue in the South African Journal of Geology comprising articles focused on the numerous topics in geoscience he worked on and found interesting. The issue is aimed to be published towards early in 2024. The guest editor panel will comprise Michiel de Kock, Bertus Smith, Clarisa Vorster (all from University of Johannesburg) and Jens Gutzmer (Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology).

With the goal to reflect on the very broad range of research interests and contributions by Prof. Nic Beukes, we invite manuscripts with a geographic focus on southern Africa and centred on the following topics:

  • Early Earth (Archaean and Palaeoproterozoic) paleoenvironments
  • Sedimentology and provenance studies
  • The palaeomagnetic record
  • Sedimentary and sediment-hosted ore deposits

Please indicate your interest to contribute (including proposed article title(s), author lists and brief content description(s)) to Bertus Smith (bertuss@uj.ac.za) by 14 April 2023. Once approved, manuscripts will need to be submitted to the allocated guest editor for peer review by 31 August 2023. Please note only contributions for which an interest to contribute was received and approved will be accepted for peer review.

The manuscripts need to be prepared according to the author guidelines of the South African Journal of Geology, and will be subjected to the peer review process and all policies as laid out in the Information for Authors of the South African Journal of Geology (https://gssa.pub/sajg/ifora.html). Please note that due to time constraints, any rejected manuscripts cannot be re-submitted for this special issue.