Minerals

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 (Mineralogy) / CiteScore - Q2 (Geology)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 16.2 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • 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: 2.818 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.989 (2021)
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Topic in Applied Sciences, Geosciences, Materials, Minerals, Modelling
Stochastic Geomechanics: From Experimentation to Forward Modeling Topic Editors: Zenon Medina-Cetina, Yichuan Zhu
Deadline: 28 February 2023
Topic in Energies, Minerals, Safety, Sensors, Sustainability
Mining Safety and Sustainability Topic Editors: Longjun Dong, Yanlin Zhao, Wenxue Chen
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Topic in Applied Sciences, Minerals, Materials, Energies, Buildings
New Trends in Rock Materials Mechanics and Engineering Geology Topic Editors: Hang Lin, Yanlin Zhao, Yixian Wang, Yu Chen, Rihong Cao
Deadline: 20 May 2023
Topic in Applied Sciences, Energies, Geosciences, Minerals, Water
Porous Flow of Energy & CO2 Transformation and Storage in Deep Formations Topic Editors: Jianjun Liu, Yuewu Liu, Zhengming Yang, Yiqiang Li, Fuquan Song, Rui Song, Yun Yang
Deadline: 6 June 2023
Special Issue in Minerals
Geochemistry, Mineral Chemistry and Geochronology of Uranium Deposits Guest Editor: David Quirt
Deadline: 10 February 2023
Special Issue in Minerals
Novel Methods and Applications for Mineral Exploration, Volume II Guest Editor: Paul Alexandre
Deadline: 17 February 2023
Special Issue in Minerals
Neutron and Photon Activation Analyses and Their Application in Geological and Geochemical Research Guest Editor: Jiří Mizera
Deadline: 28 February 2023
Special Issue in Minerals
Application of Structural Analysis in Studies on Genesis and Exploration of Ore Deposits Guest Editors: Huan Li, Han Zheng
Deadline: 20 March 2023
Topical Collection in Minerals
Clays and Other Industrial Mineral Materials Collection Editors: Manuel Pozo Rodríguez, Francisco Franco, Michael Stamatakis
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, Luca Bindi
Topical Collection in Minerals
Bioleaching Collection Editors: Anna Kaksonen, Sabrina Hedrich, Elaine Govender-Opitz, Mario Vera
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