Journal History

2011 The inaugural issue was released. Minerals was published as a quarterly journal.
2014 Minerals was indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) - Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).
2015 Minerals received its first Impact Factor (1.000) and Minerals was indexed in Scopus (Elsevier).
2016 Minerals announced the first edition of the Travel Awards.
2017 Minerals adopted a monthly publication schedule.
2018 1) Minerals published its 1,000th paper.
2) Minerals established the following sections:
2019 1) Minerals announced the first edition of the Best Paper Awards.
2) Minerals started the Topics Board and Reviewer Board projects.
2020 1) Minerals announced the first edition of Young Investigator Award.
2) Minerals announced the first edition of the Travel Awards in Mineral Processing and Metallurgys.
2021 1) Minerals has established the following sections: 2) Mineral Processing and Metallurgy has been renamed as Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy.
3) Crystallography and Physical Chemistry of Minerals has been renamed as Crystallography and Physical Chemistry of Minerals & Nanominerals.

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–present Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Paul Sylvester.

Section Editor-in-Chief

2018–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Kota Hanumantha Rao for the section on Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy.
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Nigel J. Cook for the section on Mineral Geochemistry and Geochronology.
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Huifang Xu for the section on Crystallography and Physical Chemistry of Minerals & Nanominerals.
2018–2019 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Raymond M. Coveney, Jr. for the section on Mineral Deposits.
2018–2020 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Karen Hudson-Edwards for the section on Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry.
2019–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Theodore J. Bornhorst for the section on Mineral Deposits.
2020–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Anna H. Kaksonen for the section on Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry.
2021–present Associate Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Zhiyong Gao for the section on Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy.
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