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 (Mineralogy) / CiteScore - Q2 (Geology)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 16.2 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • 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: 2.818 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.989 (2021)
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Topic in Applied Sciences, Minerals, Materials, Energies, Buildings
New Trends in Rock Materials Mechanics and Engineering Geology Topic Editors: Hang Lin, Yanlin Zhao, Yixian Wang, Yu Chen, Rihong Cao
Deadline: 20 May 2023
Topic in Applied Sciences, Energies, Geosciences, Minerals, Water
Porous Flow of Energy & CO2 Transformation and Storage in Deep Formations Topic Editors: Jianjun Liu, Yuewu Liu, Zhengming Yang, Yiqiang Li, Fuquan Song, Rui Song, Yun Yang
Deadline: 6 June 2023
Topic in Energies, Metals, Minerals, Processes, Sustainability
Green Low-Carbon Technology for Metalliferous Minerals Topic Editors: Lijie Guo, Tingting Zhang
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Topic in Energies, Geosciences, Minerals, Processes, Fuels
Recent Advancements in Kerogen Research Topic Editors: Qing Wang, Liang Huang, Da Cui, Shuo Pan
Deadline: 30 July 2023
Special Issue in Minerals
Advances in Reagents for Mineral Processing Guest Editor: Wengang Liu
Deadline: 15 April 2023
Special Issue in Minerals
Diffusion and Element Partitioning Guest Editors: Lisa Renee Danielson, Elizabeth Colette Thompson
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Special Issue in Minerals
Research on Ikaite—Natural Occurrences and Synthetic Mineral Precipitation Guest Editors: Gabrielle J. Stockmann, Juan Diego Rodríguez-Blanco
Deadline: 13 May 2023
Special Issue in Minerals
Cement Related Minerals—in Memory of Herbert Pöllmann Guest Editors: Krassimir Garbev, Jiaqi Li
Deadline: 24 May 2023
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
Topical Collection in Minerals
Bioleaching Collection Editors: Anna Kaksonen, Sabrina Hedrich, Elaine Govender-Opitz, Mario Vera
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