Minerals — Open Access Journal

Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X; CODEN: MBSIBI) 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 by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Chemical Abstracts, INSPEC and GeoRef.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 16.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2019).
  • 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.
Impact Factor: 2.250 (2018) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.453 (2018)
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Special Issue in Minerals
Biocrystallization and Environmental Archives. Revisiting the Urey’s "vital effect" ConceptGuest Editors: Jean-Pierre Cuif, Claire Rollion-Bard
Deadline: 30 November 2019
Special Issue in Minerals
Calcite Guest Editors: Dino Aquilano, Marco Bruno, Linda Pastero
Deadline: 20 December 2019
Special Issue in Minerals
Mineral Textural and Compositional Variations as a Tool for Understanding Magmatic Processes Guest Editor: Silvio Mollo
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Special Issue in Minerals
Industrial Minerals Guest Editor: Maite Garcia-Valles
Deadline: 1 January 2020
Topical Collection in Minerals
Bioleaching Collection Editor: Anna Kaksonen
Topical Collection in Minerals
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, Luca Bindi
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