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, Astrophysics Data SystemAGRIS, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Mining & Mineral Processing) / CiteScore - Q2 (Geology)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 18.7 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 2023).
  • 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: 2.5 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.7 (2022)
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Topic in Applied Sciences, Energies, Minerals, Mining, Sustainability
Mining Innovation Topic Editors: Krzysztof Skrzypkowski, René Gómez, Fhatuwani Sengani, Derek B. Apel, Faham Tahmasebinia, Jianhang Chen
Deadline: 1 June 2024
Topic in Energies, IJERPH, Minerals, Mining, Safety
Exploring the Mine Environment, Safety Risk and Occupational Health Topic Editors: Chengyu Xie, Jian Zhou, Danial Jahed Armaghani, Qingfa Chen, Wei Pan
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Topic in Remote Sensing, Energies, Minerals, Geosciences, Geotechnics
Support Theory and Technology of Geotechnical Engineering Topic Editors: Qi Wang, Bei Jiang, Xuezhen Wu, Hongke Gao
Deadline: 20 July 2024
Topic in Molecules, Separations, Sustainability, Water, Minerals
Analysis and Separations of Trace Elements in the Environment Topic Editors: Gene Hall, Begoña González
Deadline: 31 July 2024
Special Issue in Minerals
Paleoenvironment Evolution Proxy in Carbonates: Sedimentary Geochemistry Guest Editor: Jinmin Song
Deadline: 25 May 2024
Special Issue in Minerals
Chemo-Physical Evolution, Microstructural Modifications and Hydro-Mechanical Behaviour of Treated Soils of Different Mineralogical Composition Guest Editors: Giacomo Russo, Enza Vitale, Manuela Cecconi
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Special Issue in Minerals
UHP Minerals as Messengers of Deep Mantle from the Mantle Transition Zone and Beyond Guest Editors: Asish Basu, Souvik Das, Jingsui Yang
Deadline: 14 June 2024
Special Issue in Minerals
Space Resources Guest Editors: Damian Pietrusiak, Marek Sawicki
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Topical Collection in Minerals
Clays and Other Industrial Mineral Materials Collection Editors: Manuel Pozo Rodríguez, Francisco Franco, Michael Stamatakis
Topical Collection in Minerals
Critical Metals and Minerals in Coal and Coal Combustion Products Collection Editors: Shifeng Dai, David French
Topical Collection in Minerals
Bioleaching Collection Editors: Anna Kaksonen, Sabrina Hedrich, Elaine Govender-Opitz, Mario Vera
Topical Collection in Minerals
New Minerals Collection Editors: Irina O. Galuskina, Igor V. Pekov, Zhenyu Chen
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