The onset of summer means many things—baseball, fresh stone fruit, camping in the Sierra, and of course, the new Journal Impact Factors (JIF). As you read this Editorial the JIF report has likely already been released, and we expect American Mineralogist has climbed significantly in the rankings (see reasoning below). We (perhaps prematurely) thank our authors, as this increase is due entirely to the support of those who entrust their very best works to the journal—an act utterly crucial for any journal to survive, especially in recent decades for journals published by scientific societies. Here we provide some muted celebration...

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