Introduction, K.H. Wolf and G.V. Chilingarian; nucleation, growth and dissolution of crystals during sedimentogenesis and diagenesis, I. Sunagawa; early-diagenetic deformation structures in the overburden of the Belchatow brown-coal mine (central Poland) - a predictive tool regarding engineering-geological conditions during exploitation, A.J. van Loon and K. Brodzikowski; development of diagenetic differentiated structure through reaction-transport feedback, P. Ortoleva; smectities and illites including glauconites as a function of temperature and chemical composition, Y. Tardy and J. Duplay; the formation of alternating chalk/siderite units during the neogene in the Black Sea - an example of climatic control of early diagenetic processes, B. Bahrig; formation of stylolites, marl/limestone alterations, and dissolution (clay) seams by unstable chemical compaction of argillaceous carbonates, T. Dewers and P. Ortoleva; morpho-chemical and replacement diagenesis of biogenic carbonates, U. Brandt; multiple dolomitization of the Warsaw and Salem formations - (Middle Mississippian), western flank of the Illinois basin - textural, trace elemental, and isotopic signatures of four types of dolomite - a case study, D.P. Bhattacharyya and M.R. Seely; diagenesis of organic matter, A. Hollerbach and J. Dehmer; postdiagnostic ferruginization of sedimentary rocks (sandstones, oolitic ironstones, kaolins, and bauxites) - including a comparative study of the reddening of red beds, A. Mucke; postdiagnostic ferruginization of phanerozoic (oolitic) ironstones - a contribution to their geneses, A. Mucke and Th. Doering; diagenetic processes associated with plant roots and microorganisms in Karst terrains of the Cayman islands, British West Indies, B. Jones; paleokarst (dissolution diagenesis) - its occurrence and hydrocarbon exploration significance, V.P. Wright and P.L. Smart; subject index; statement about the paper by R.H. Hurst recently published in "Diagenesis III, Developments in Sedimentology 41".