Minerals established the Best Paper Award to acknowledge the support of the journal’s authors and to recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments. Nominated candidates are selected by the Minerals Editorial Board based on the rigor of their science, the significance of their contribution to the field, and the originality of their work. All research articles and review papers published in 2018 are eligible for consideration.
The Evaluation Committee consists of 5 Section Editors in-Chief chaired by the Editor-in-Chief, Professor Paul Sylvester. The Best Paper Award winners are:
Cao, S.; Yilmaz, E.; Song, W.
Evaluation of Viscosity, Strength and Microstructural Properties of Cemented Tailings Backfill
Minerals 2018, 352; doi:10.3390/min8080352
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2075-163X/8/8/352
Vind, J.; Malfliet, A.; Blanpain, B.; Tsakiridis, P.E.;Tkaczyk, A.H.; Vassiliadou, V.; Panias, D.
Rare Earth Element Phases in Bauxite Residue
Minerals 2018, 8, 77; doi:10.3390/min8020077
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2075-163X/8/2/77
Zhang, Y.; Shao, Y.; Zhang, R.; Li, D.; Liu, Z; Chen, H.
Dating Ore Deposit Using Garnet U–Pb Geochronology: Example from the Xinqiao Cu–S–Fe–Au Deposit, Eastern China
Minerals 2018, 8, 31; doi:10.3390/min8010031
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2075-163X/8/1/31
In recognition of their accomplishments, each Best Paper Award winner will be given a certificate, a cash award of 500 CHF, and an opportunity to publish a paper in Minerals free of charge (a prize equivalent to 1400 CHF) in Open Access format aer the standard peer-review process.