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 17 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first 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 Energies, Geosciences, JMSE, Minerals, Water
Basin Analysis and Modelling Topic Editors: Jingshou Liu, Wenlong Ding, Ruyue Wang, Lei Gong, Ke Xu, Ang Li
Deadline: 20 September 2023
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: 30 September 2023
Topic in Energies, Materials, Minerals, Processes, Sustainability
Advanced Materials and Technologies in Deep Rock Engineering Topic Editors: Jiangyu Wu, Hong Wong, Lang Liu, Wen Zhong, Dan Ma
Deadline: 26 October 2023
Topic in Diversity, Geosciences, Life, Quaternary, Animals, Fishes, Minerals, Heritage
Unanswered Questions in Palaeontology Topic Editors: Eric Buffetaut, Julien Claude
Deadline: 15 November 2023
Special Issue in Minerals
Microstructures in Quartz: Indicators for Kinematics and the Conditions for Ductile Deformation in Tectonites Guest Editor: Toru Takeshita
Deadline: 6 September 2023
Special Issue in Minerals
Innovative Solutions for Measurements, Modelling and Control in Mineral Processing Guest Editors: Szymon Ogonowski, Dariusz Foszcz
Deadline: 17 September 2023
Special Issue in Minerals
Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Suspended Particulate Matters in Rivers Guest Editors: Viatcheslav V. Gordeev, Alla V. Savenko
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Special Issue in Minerals
Tectono-Magmatic Evolution and Metallogeny of Tethyan Orogenic Belts Guest Editors: Fuhao Xiong, Lin Hou
Deadline: 20 October 2023
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, Zhenyu Chen
Topical Collection in Minerals
Clays and Other Industrial Mineral Materials Collection Editors: Manuel Pozo Rodríguez, Francisco Franco, Michael Stamatakis
Topical Collection in Minerals
Bioleaching Collection Editors: Anna Kaksonen, Sabrina Hedrich, Elaine Govender-Opitz, Mario Vera
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