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), Scopus, Chemical Abstracts, INSPEC, GeoRef and other databases.
  • CiteScore (2019 Scopus data): 2.6, which equals rank 67/189 in 'Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology'; 90/235 in 'Geology'.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 16.4 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 2020).
  • 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: 2.380 (2019) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.572 (2019)
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Special Issue in Minerals
Sampling across the Mine Value Chain Guest Editors: Simon Dominy, Hylke Glass, Kim Esbensen
Deadline: 31 October 2020
Special Issue in Minerals
Magma Plumbing Systems Guest Editor: Chiara Maria Petrone
Deadline: 15 November 2020
Special Issue in Minerals
Minerals and Crystals in Glass Guest Editor: Alberta Silvestri
Deadline: 30 November 2020
Special Issue in Minerals
Selenide Mineralization Guest Editor: Jiří Sejkora
Deadline: 15 December 2020
Topical Collection in Minerals
Clays and Other Industrial Mineral Materials Collection Editor: Manuel Pozo Rodríguez
Topical Collection in Minerals
Minerals in Coal and Coal Combustion Products Collection Editors: Shifeng Dai, David French
Topical Collection in Minerals
Bioleaching Collection Editors: Anna Kaksonen, Sabrina Hedrich, Elaine Govender, Mario Vera Véliz
Topical Collection in Minerals
New Minerals Collection Editors: Irina O. Galuskina, Igor V. Pekov, Luca Bindi
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