Current Issue

Vol. 45 No. 2 (2020)
Published: 2020-04-30
View All Issues
CALL FOR PAPERS - OFIOLITI SPECIAL SECTION  "Late Variscan to Alpine orogenic evolution: the role of rift inheritance"  dedicated to Marco Beltrando - DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: JANUARY 15, 2021

A special section of the journal Ofioliti will be dedicated to  Marco Beltrando, who suddenly passed away in response to a climbing accident in December 2015. In spite of his young age, Marco developed revolutionary ideas in deciphering the role of rift inheritance in the evolution of the Alpine orogeny, by integrating data from stratigraphy, structural geology, petrology, geochronology and geochemistry. The main theme of this Ofioliti special section is the evolution of the Alpine belt starting from late-post-Variscan times, including the development of the Jurassic Alpine Tethys. We indeed welcome any scientific contribution dealing with role of rifting inheritance in collisional orogens, as well as studies of orogens aimed at unraveling the evolution of normal to hyperextended margins and oceanic domains.

The deadline to submit the manuscripts is January 15, 2021. The volume will be printed in July 2021. To submit a manuscript follow this link

Special Section Editors: Roberto Compagnoni (University of Torino, Italy), Giorgio Vittorio Dal Piaz (University of Padova, Italy), Gianreto Manatschal (University of Strasbourg, France), Alessandra Montanini (University of Parma, Italy), and Riccardo Tribuzio (University of Pavia, Italy)


Mathieu Rospabé, Georges Ceuleneer, Mathieu Benoit, Mary-Alix Kaczmarek


Working Group on Mediterranean Ophiolites - Winter Meeting, University of Torino, Italy - January 31, 2020 - Abstract Volume (PDF)

Structure and composition of the lower continental crust, October 7-10, University of Pavia, Italy: Abstract Volume (PDF)


In memory of Professor Pietro Passerini: award for an outstanding PhD thesis on ophiolites (PDF)

In the light of the COVID-19 emergency, deadline for the Passerini award application has been postponed to August 31, 2020. All the material must be delivered exclusively in electronic format to the following email addresses:  

(updated April 13, 2020)