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, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Mineralogy) / CiteScore - Q2 (Geology)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.4 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • 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: 2.644 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.737 (2020)
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Topic in Minerals, Metals, Bioengineering, BioTech, Mining
Bio-Recovery of Precious Metals from Waste Editor-in-Chief: Sebastien Farnaud
Deadline: 27 November 2021
Topic in Crystals, Minerals
Iron Concentrate Particles Deadline: 21 March 2022
Topic in Minerals, Pollutants, Mining, Environments, Toxics
Advances in Separation and Purification Techniques Editors-in-Chief: Chiharu Tokoro, Shigeshi Fuchida, Yutaro Takaya
Deadline: 20 April 2022
Topic in Minerals, Mining
Deep-Sea Mining Editors-in-Chief: Tetsuo Yamazaki, Sup Hong, Rahul Sharma
Deadline: 27 May 2022
Special Issue in Minerals
Application of Clays and Clay Minerals to Prevent Contamination Guest Editor: Mercedes Regadío García
Deadline: 20 October 2021
Special Issue in Minerals
Trace Metal Distribution and Cycling in Aquatic Environments Guest Editor: Alakendra N Roychoudhury
Deadline: 31 October 2021
Special Issue in Minerals
Moving towards the Crystal Structure, Molecular or Atomic-Scale for Green and Novel Hydrometallurgical Processing Guest Editors: Yousef Ghorbani, Shenxu Bao
Deadline: 16 November 2021
Special Issue in Minerals
Designing Minerals for Remediation of Environmental Contaminants Guest Editors: Binoy Sarkar, Lei Wang, Raj Mukhopadhyay
Deadline: 27 November 2021
Topical Collection in Minerals
Clays and Other Industrial Mineral Materials Collection Editors: Manuel Pozo Rodríguez, Francisco Franco, Michael Stamatakis
Topical Collection in Minerals
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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