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 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 15.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.1 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second 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, Materials, Microorganisms
Direct Interspecies Electron Transfer (DIET) Mediated by Electrically Conductive Materials Topic Editors: Carolina Cruz Viggi, Federico Aulenta, Abraham Esteve-Núñez
Deadline: 25 May 2022
Topic in Applied Sciences, Geosciences, Materials, Minerals, Modelling
Stochastic Geomechanics: From Experimentation to Forward Modeling Topic Editors: Zenon Medina-Cetina, Yichuan Zhu
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Topic in Minerals, Life, Toxics
Understanding Uranium Toxicity Topic Editors: Shino Homma-Takeda, Sarata Kumar Sahoo
Deadline: 31 July 2022
Topic in Crystals, Minerals
Iron Concentrate Particles Topic Editors: Yufeng Guo, Shuai Wang, Mao Chen, Kexin Jiao, Lingzhi Yang, Feng Chen, Fuqiang Zheng
Deadline: 31 August 2022
Special Issue in Minerals
Multispectral Remote Sensing Satellite Data for Mineral and Hydrocarbon Exploration: Big Data Processing and Deep Fusion Learning Techniques Guest Editors: Amin Beiranvand Pour, Omeid Rahmani, Mohammad Parsa
Deadline: 20 May 2022
Special Issue in Minerals
Low-Temperature Thermochronology and Quantification of Tectonic Processes Guest Editors: Alexandre Kounov, Meinert Rahn
Deadline: 25 May 2022
Special Issue in Minerals
Advances in the Geometallurgy of Battery Minerals Guest Editors: Quentin Dehaine, Alan Butcher
Deadline: 13 June 2022
Special Issue in Minerals
Geochemistry and Mineralogy of Ni-Co Laterite Deposits Guest Editors: Cristina Domènech, Cristina Villanova-de-Benavent
Deadline: 30 June 2022
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
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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