Journal History

2011 Inaugural issue is released, and Minerals published as a quarterly journal.
2014 Minerals is covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE).
2015 Minerals receives its first Impact Factor of 1.000 and it is covered by Scopus.
2016 Minerals receives an Impact Factor of 1.468 for the year 2015; the journal’s 5-Year Impact Factor is 1.299.
Minerals starts the Travel Awards project.
2017 Minerals is changed to a monthly publication schedule.
Minerals receives an Impact Factor of 2.088 for the year 2016; the journal’s 5-Year Impact Factor is 2.034.
Minerals sponsors the Goldschmidt 2017 and JpGU 2017 conferences.
2018 Minerals receives a CiteScore of 2.23.
Minerals publishes its 1000th paper.
The following five topical sections are set up:
Mineral Processing and Metallurgy;
Mineral Deposits;
Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry;
Mineral Geochemistry and Geochronology;
Crystallography and Physical Chemistry of Minerals.
Minerals sponsors the following conferences:
Goldschmidt 2018, Boston, USA;
XXII Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association, Melbourne, Australia;
RFG 2018, Vancouver, Canada;
Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018, Chiba, Japan.
2019 Minerals receives an Impact Factor of 2.250 for the year 2018, and the journal’s 5-Year Impact Factor is 2.453.
Minerals starts the Best Paper Awards project.
Minerals sponsors the following conferences:
Goldschmidt 2019, Barcelona, Spain;
Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019, Chiba, Japan.

Editors-in-Chief

2010–2013 Founding Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Robert Larry Grayson.
2013–2016 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Stephen E. Haggerty.
2016– Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Paul Sylvester.
2018– Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Kota Hanumantha Rao for Section “Mineral Processing and Metallurgy”.
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Nigel J. Cook for Section “Mineral Geochemistry and Geochronology”.
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Huifang Xu for Section “Crystallography and Physical Chemistry of Minerals”.
2018–2019 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Raymond M. Coveney, Jr for Section “Mineral Deposits”.
2018–2020 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Karen Hudson-Edwards for Section “Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry”.
2019– Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Theodore J. Bornhorst for Section “Mineral Deposits”.
2020– Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Anna H. Kaksonen for Section “Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry”.
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