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Geochemical Journal
Geochemical Journal An open access journal for geochemistry
Published for geochemistry community from Geochemical Society of Japan.

Editorial Board

Executive Editor

Vice Executive Editors

  • Tim Fagan, Department of Earth Sciences, School of Education, Waseda University, Japan ; email:

    meteorite petrology and O-isotopes

  • Yoshihiro Furukawa, Division of Earth and Planetary Materials Science, Tohoku University, Japan ; email:

    His primary area of interest is abiotic/prebiotic organic compounds in Earth and planetary system. His research also covers a wide area of organic geochemistry, geochemistry of the early Earth, and astrobiology.

  • Atsuyuki Ohta , Geological Survey of Japan, The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan ; email:


    Speciation study of trace elements in soils and sediments using XAFS and sequential extraction method; statistical analysis of geochemical data (geochemical map); geochemical reference materials

  • Qiang Wang, State Key Laboratory of Isotope Geochemistry (SKLaBIG), Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, CAS, China ; email:

    Petrology and geochemistry of igneous rocks, and geodynamic process

  • Takeshi Ohno, Department of Chemistry, Gakushuin University, Japan ; email:

    He has been studying stable isotope geochemistry, especially the environmental behavior of heavy elements. His research interests are focused on mass spectrometric techniques for isotope ratio measurements and their application to studies on the behavior of stable isotopes and radionuclides in the environment.

  • Masayo Minami, Institute for Space–Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University, Japan ; email:

    My primary interests are in chronology and isotope geochemistry. I apply a variety of isotopes, including radiocarbon and Rb-Sr isotopes, to environmental, archaeological, and geological materials. Through the chemical and isotopic analysis, I aim for a better understanding of the Earth and human histories, and the dynamic processes of the Earth’s surface materials.

Associate Editors

  • Yoshio Takahashi, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan

    Cycles of various elements based on concentrations, isotope ratios, and chemical speciation. Development of new methods of X-ray spectroscopy (XAFS, XRF, and X-ray microscopy). Chemistry at solid-water interface and its systematic understanding. Rare earth elements geochemistry and resources. Environmental geochemistry of toxic elements and radionuclides. Aerosol chemistry. Development of geochemical isotope tool based on chemical state analysis.

  • Conel M. O'D. Alexander, DTM, Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA

    His research focuses primarily on the petrology and chemistry of the most primitive chondritic meteorites and their constituent components (e.g., chondrules, matrix, organics, presolar grains, and water) with the aim of elucidating the major processes involved in the formation and early evolution of the Solar System.

  • Katsuro Anazawa, Department of Natural Environmental Studies, The University of Tokyo, Japan

    Inorganic environmental hydrochemistry

  • Yoshihiro Asahara, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Nagoya University, Japan

    Isotope geochemistry on sediment and rock

  • Moonsup Cho, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University, Korea

    His research mainly deals with the geology and tectonics of various terranes in the Korean Peninsula. Current research is focused on detrital zircon geochronology of the Gyeonggi Marginal Belt, Korea, as an essential component of the Qinling–Gyeonggi microcontinent.

  • Qiaohui Fan, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment & Resources, CAS, China

    My research is mainly following up the related fields of environmental geochemistry, environmental chemistry and environmental radiochemistry, and focusing on the interaction mechanisms of heavy metals and/or radionuclides at solid-water interface at molecular level.

  • Gabriel Filippelli, Center for Urban Health, Department of Earth Sciences, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), USA
  • Keisuke Fukushi, Institute of Nature and Environmental Technology, Kanazawa Univeristy, Japan
  • Axel Hofmann, Department of Geology, University of Johannesburg, SouthAfrica

    Field geology of supracrustal rocks in Archaean terrains; comparative studies of early and late Archaean greenstone belts; hydrothermal alteration and gold mineralization; Archaean surface processes and crustal evolution; habitat of early life.

  • Xiao-Long Huang , Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, CAS, China
  • Hikaru Iwamori, Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Tetsu Kogiso, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Japan

    experimental petrology, igneous petrology

  • Tefang Lan, Environment Resource & Information Co. Ltd. , Taiwan
  • Seung-Gu Lee, Geological Research Division, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Korea

    My main research tool is rare earth element and their radiogenic and stable isotope geochemistry in geological rocks and meteorites. I also applied these tools to hot-spring water and stream sediments. Recently, I also started to develop precise and accurate stable isotope ratio of REEs using MC-ICP-MS to understand stable isotope fractionation during magma evolution processes.

  • Wei Li, School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University, China
  • Yun Liu, Institute of Geochemistry, CAS, China
  • Harue Masuda, Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, Japan

    Main interests are in aqueous geochemistry and water-rock/sediments interaction, including pollution of hydrosphere and pedosphere, diagenetic reaction in both of subareal and oceanic crusts, and hydrothermal systems.

  • Shawn McGlynn, ELSI, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan


  • Divakar Naidu, National Institute of Oceanography, India
  • Hisashi Narita, School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University, Japan
  • Naohiko Ohkouchi, Institute of Biogeosciences, JAMSTEC, Japan

    Biogeochemical cycles based on the distribution organic compounds and their isotopic compositions in nature.

  • Yuji Orihashi, Faculty of Science and Technology, Hirosaki University, Japan

    I am interested in igneous petrology, geology and geochronology for a rock worldwide, particularly in Asia and South America.

  • Tsubasa Otake, Division of Sustainable Resources Engineering, Hokkaido University, Japan

    I have been working on geochemical cycling and concentration of elements near Earth's surface environments in both economic and environmental perspectives. Redox evolution of the surface environments and hydrothermal geochemistry are related. Employed research techniques include geochemical and isotopic analyses or rock samples, laboratory experiments, and theoretical calculations.

  • Haibo Qin, Guiyang Institute of Geochemistry, CAS, China

    Enviromental geochemistry, Molecular geochemistry, Trace element speciation

  • M. Satish-Kumar, Department of Geology, Niigata University, Japan

    My specialization is on stable (carbon, oxygen and sulfur) and radiogenic (Sr-Nd-U-Th-Pb) isotope geochemistry in understanding crustal processes, including metamorphism and magmatism. I am also interested in fundamental isotope fractionation processes and recycling of elements and isotopes in deep earth, as well as the process that were active in the early Earth.

  • Ken Sawada, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan

    Organic Geochemistry based on biomarker and kerogen (humic substance and geomacromolecule) analyses of sediment, fossil, and living organism (culture) samples. Paleoenvironmental investigation of marine/lacustrine sediments, peat, and coaly sediment. Thermal experiment for kerogen chemistry.

  • Gen Shimoda, Geological Survey of Japan, The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

    Isotope Geochemistry and mantle Geochemistry

  • Kyung-Hoon Shin, Environmental Marine Sciences, Hanyang University, Korea

    My research interests include the related fields of marine organic geochemistry, environmental studies, environmental biogeochemisty with the application of  stable isotopes and molecular biomarkers 

  • Yoshiki Sohrin, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Japan

    Analytical chemistry, Hydrospheric chemistry

  • Zhi-Guang Song, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, CAS, China
  • Shogo Tachibana, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan

    Cosmochemistry; Laboratory Experiments

  • Yoshinori Takano, Department of Biogeochemistry, JAMSTEC, Japan

    Organic Geochemistry, Organic Astrochemistry

  • Kazuya Tanaka, Advanced Science Research Center, JAEA, Japan

    Low temperature geochemistry and environmental radioactivity

  • Maria L. G. Tejada, Volcanoes and Earth's Interior Research Center, JAMSTEC, Japan

    Her research involves investigation of Large Igneous Provinces, focusing mostly on oceanic plateaus and the utilization of radiogenic isotopes for tracing mantle sources and Earth processes.

  • Kentaro Terada, Department of Earth and Space Science, Osaka University, Japan

    Chronology, meteorite, In-situ U-Pb dating

  • Kuo-Lung Wang, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

    isotope geochemistry; igneous petrogenesis

  • Ji-Feng Xu, China Univ. of Geosciences, Beijing, China
  • Yasuhiko Yamaguchi, Lake Biwa Environmental Research Institute, Japan

    Organic biogeochemistry, Aquatic environments

  • Koshi Yamamoto, Nagoya University Museum, Japan

    He has analyzed older rocks as well as recent marine sediments in order to estimate the depositional environment from the chemical composition of the sedimentary rocks. In recent years, he has engaged in the evaluation of the inland sea  environment and the environment in Mongolia.

  • Toshiro Yamanaka, School of Marine Resources and Environment, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan

    I’m interested in fate of the organic matters preserved in unconsolidated and consolidated sediments and material cycles of biophile elements, C, N, S, through the geosphere–hydrosphere–atmosphere–biosphere. So, I measure composition of biomarker molecules and stable isotopic ratios of the biophile elements in the sedimentary organic matters and organisms to reveal their sources and maturity. Particularly, interaction between sedimentary organic matter and hydrothermal fluids and chemosynthesis-based animals relying on geofluid emitting from seafloor are main target of my research.

  • Yusuke Yokoyama , Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Japan

    Professor Yokoyama’s research interests are Paleoclimatology and Earth Surface Processes. He is using various isotopes such as radiocarbon, uranium series dating and terrestrial cosmogenic nuclides to understand the Earth systems.

  • Chen-Feng You, Department of Earth Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

    marine isotope geochemist, working on B and Li isotopes in subduction zone

  • Hisayoshi Yurimoto, Natural History Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan

    His research develops novel instruments (SIMS and SNMS) to anatomize meteorites and extraterrestrial materials including returned samples by planetary exploration, and applies the isotopic and chemical approaches to understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system and planets.

  • Dmitry Zedgenizov, The Zavaritsky Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of the Ural Branch (UB) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia
  • Yong-Fei Zheng, School of Earth and Space Science, University of Science and Technology of China, China

    Geochemistry of metamorphic and magmatic rocks at convergent plate margins

  • Di-Cheng Zhu, School of Earth Science and Mineral Resources, China University of Geosciences, China

    His research interests include the crustal formation in collision zones, the Paleogeographic reconstructions of the Tibetan Tethys, and the evolution of the Tibetan Plateau from magmatic perspective.

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