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 provided to authors approximately 17.2 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first 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, Energies, Geosciences, Minerals, Water
Advances in Well and Borehole Hydraulics and Hydrogeology Topic Editors: Zbigniew Kabala, Tien-Chang Lee
Deadline: 30 November 2022
Topic in Remote Sensing, Energies, Minerals, Geosciences, Geotechnics
Support Theory and Technology of Geotechnical Engineering Topic Editors: Qi Wang, Bei Jiang, Xuezhen Wu, Hongke Gao
Deadline: 31 December 2022
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
Special Issue in Minerals
Isomorphism and Solid Solutions of Minerals and Related Compounds Guest Editors: Nikita V. Chukanov, Vera N. Ermolaeva
Deadline: 30 November 2022
Special Issue in Minerals
Polar Marine Carbonates Guest Editors: Paolo Montagna, Marco Taviani
Deadline: 15 December 2022
Special Issue in Minerals
Mineral Carbon Capture and Storage in Igneous Rocks Guest Editor: Kevin T. M. Johnson
Deadline: 31 December 2022
Special Issue in Minerals
Advances on Fine Particles and Bubbles Flotation Guest Editors: Liuyi Ren, Wencheng Xia, Wei Xiao, Siyuan Yang
Deadline: 13 January 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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