Minerals is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of natural mineral systems, mineral resources, mining, and mineral processing. Minerals is published monthly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), GeoRef, CaPlus / SciFinder, Inspec, Astrophysics Data SystemAGRIS, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Mining & Mineral Processing) / CiteScore - Q2 (Geology)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 17 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
  • Companion journal: Mining
Impact Factor: 2.5 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.7 (2022)
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Topic in Energies, Magnetochemistry, Materials, Minerals, Separations
Research on Electrostatic Precipitation Topic Editors: Keping Yan, Shuran Li
Deadline: 15 December 2023
Topic in Batteries, Materials, Metals, Minerals, Processes
Recovery of Valuable Metals from Secondary Resources and Their Comprehensive Utilization Topic Editors: Yongming Chen, Changhong Wang, Leiting Shen
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topic in Geosciences, Materials, Minerals, Energies
Structural Characterization and Hydraulic Fracturing Responses of Deep-Buried Geomaterials Topic Editors: Peng Li, Mostafa Gorjian, Zhengyang Song
Deadline: 31 January 2024
Topic in Energies, Minerals, Mining, Processes, Sustainability
Energy Storage Using Underground Mine Space Topic Editors: Dariusz Obracaj, Vasyl Lozynskyi, Ke Gao
Deadline: 20 February 2024
Special Issue in Minerals
Geochemistry and Genesis of Hydrothermal Ore Deposits Guest Editor: Yuichi Morishita
Deadline: 15 December 2023
Special Issue in Minerals
Using Geophysical Inversion for Mineral Exploration: Methods and Applications Guest Editors: Vikas C. Baranwal, Bjørn Henning Heincke, Dikun Yang
Deadline: 25 December 2023
Special Issue in Minerals
Geochronology, Crystallography and Phase Transition in Shocked Minerals Guest Editors: Matthew Huber, Martin Clark, Elizaveta Kovaleva
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Special Issue in Minerals
Geochemistry and Metallogenesis of REE-Rich Phosphorite Deposits Guest Editors: Richen Zhong, Lingling Xiao, Pei Liang
Deadline: 1 January 2024
Topical Collection in Minerals
Critical Metals and Minerals in Coal and Coal Combustion Products Collection Editors: Shifeng Dai, David French
Topical Collection in Minerals
New Minerals Collection Editors: Irina O. Galuskina, Igor V. Pekov, Zhenyu Chen
Topical Collection in Minerals
Clays and Other Industrial Mineral Materials Collection Editors: Manuel Pozo Rodríguez, Francisco Franco, Michael Stamatakis
Topical Collection in Minerals
Bioleaching Collection Editors: Anna Kaksonen, Sabrina Hedrich, Elaine Govender-Opitz, Mario Vera
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