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), Scopus, Chemical Abstracts, INSPEC, GeoRef and other databases.
  • CiteScore (2019 Scopus data): 2.6, which equals rank 67/189 in 'Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology'; 90/235 in 'Geology'.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 16.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
  • 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: 2.380 (2019) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.572 (2019)
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Special Issue in Minerals
Applied Petrography of Construction Materials Guest Editors: Nikolaos Koukouzas, Petros Petrounias, Panagiota P. Giannakopoulou
Deadline: 12 March 2021
Special Issue in Minerals
Supergene Evolution of Polymetallic Deposits, including Non-laterite Fe and Mn Ores Guest Editors: Maria Boni, Giuseppina Balassone, Nicola Mondillo, Augustin Dekoninck, Johan Yans
Deadline: 26 March 2021
Special Issue in Minerals
Detrital Mineral U/Pb Age Dating and Geochemistry of Magmatic Products in Basin Sequences: State of the Art and Progress Guest Editors: Wilfried Winkler, Albrecht von Quadt
Deadline: 15 April 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 Véliz
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