Minerals — Open Access Journal of Mining & Mineral Processing

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 17 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.4 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • 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: 1.835 (2017) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.037 (2017)

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2 October 2018
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Special Issues

Special Issue in Minerals
Heavy Minerals Guest Editor: Sergio Andò
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Special Issue in Minerals
Serpentine Group Minerals Guest Editors: Agnès Elmaleh, Anne-Line Auzende
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Special Issue in Minerals
Critical Minerals: Methodologies and Case Studies Guest Editors: Ben McLellan, Shinsuke Murakami, Jamie Speirs
Deadline: 12 December 2018
Special Issue in Minerals
Natural Zeolites Guest Editors: Sergey Churakov, Georgia Cametti
Deadline: 31 December 2018

Topical Collections

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

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