As Members of the Management Board of the Mineralogical Society of Poland, we express our strong opposition to Russia's unjustified and brutal invasion on Ukraine. We have been following with horror the recent events that have been taking place just beyond our eastern border and it is difficult for us to watch it in silence. We express our full support for all efforts to end the war and help people affected by the invasion. We understand that Elements advocates diversity and opposes all forms of discrimination in science, including discrimination based on political beliefs. However, we are currently dealing with a war that consumes human lives and this situation should not be considered in terms of politics, but in terms of violation of basic human rights. Therefore, we are convinced that at this point scientific collaboration with Russia should be suspended until the end of the war as a part of sanctions directed against the regime of the Russian Federation. That is why we think that Russian scientists should be removed from editorial boards of journals and their publications should be boycotted. At the same time, as some Russian researchers oppose armed aggression against Ukraine, we support keeping individual contacts with these people. We assure all citizens of Ukraine, that the Mineralogical Society of Poland will provide any form of aid and support to Ukrainian researchers, especially those related to mineralogical sciences.
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The Mineralogical Society of Poland (MSP) was established in April 17, 1969. According to the statutee “MSP supports the development of mineralogical sciences and propagates them in the Polish society”. The headquarter of the Society is located at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, whereas regional branches of the MSP are located in Warsaw, Wrocław, Sosnowiec and Kielce. The former presidents of the MSP were: Andrzej Bolewski (1969 - 1980), Witold Żabiński (1980 - 1994), Marian Banaś (1994 - 1998), Janusz Janeczek (1998 - 2002), Piotr Wyszomirski (2002 - 2004), Marek Michalik (2004-2008), Ryszard Kryza (2008-2012), Leszek Marynowski (2013-2016), Tomasz Bajda (2017-2020). In 2020, dr hab. Jakub Kierczak, prof. UWr was elected as a new president of the Mineralogical Society of Poland.
Mineralogical Society of Poland has been a member of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA) since 1973 and in 1999 the Society joined the European Mineralogical Union (EMU). The representatives of the MSP are members of several commissions of IMA.
The Mineralogical Society of Poland publishes in English two journals: “Mineralogia Polonica” (since 2008 “Mineralogia”) and “Mineralogical Society of Poland – Special Papers” (since 2008 Mineralogia – Special Papers). The “Mineralogia” publishes reviewed papers on the latest achievements in mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry in Poland and elsewhere. The “Mineralogia – Special Papers” publishes reviewed abstracts, texts of posters and oral presentations presented during conferences organized by the MSP.
The Mineralogical Society of Poland included over 200 members in 2020. In the course of the Society's activity, the MSP appointed 32 Honorary Members from domestic and foreign mineralogists.