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 Energies, Geosciences, Materials, Minerals, Mining
Advances in Rock Mass Structural-Dependent Cyclic and Fatigue Behaviors Topic Editors: Yu Wang, Yingjie Xia
Deadline: 5 March 2024
Topic in Applied Sciences, GeoHazards, Geosciences, Remote Sensing, Minerals, Materials, IJGI
Geotechnics for Hazard Mitigation Topic Editors: Mowen Xie, Yan Du, Yujing Jiang, Bo Li, Xuepeng Zhang
Deadline: 31 March 2024
Topic in Ceramics, Construction Materials, Geotechnics, Materials, Minerals
Geopolymers: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications II Topic Editors: Thomas N. Kerestedjian, Alexander Karamanov
Deadline: 30 April 2024
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 2024
Special Issue in Minerals
Geochemical Exploration for Critical Mineral Resources Guest Editors: Bimin Zhang, Walid Salama, Zhixuan Han
Deadline: 30 March 2024
Special Issue in Minerals
Application of Mineral-Based Amendments, Volume II Guest Editor: Maja Radziemska
Deadline: 31 March 2024
Special Issue in Minerals
Advances in Low-Temperature Mineralogy and Geochemistry Guest Editors: Iuliu Bobos, Franck Bourdelle
Deadline: 30 April 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
New Minerals Collection Editors: Irina O. Galuskina, Igor V. Pekov, Zhenyu Chen
Topical Collection in Minerals
Bioleaching Collection Editors: Anna Kaksonen, Sabrina Hedrich, Elaine Govender-Opitz, Mario Vera
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