About Minerals


Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X) is an international open access journal that covers the broad fields of mineralogy, mineral geochemistry and geochronology, economic mineral resources, mineral exploration, innovative mining techniques, and advances in mineral processing. Within this journal, reviews, regular research papers, and short notes are published. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their observational, analytical, experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. The papers published within Minerals are encouraged to be 35 printed pages or less, although longer papers may be accepted with the permission of the Editors. In order to enable the results to be reproduced, the full experimental details must be provided.

Subject Areas

  • Mineralogy and mineral deposits;
  • Metallic minerals;
  • Mineral geochemistry and geochronology;
  • Advances in mineral analytical techniques;
  • New minerals and mineral data;
  • Crystallography and physical chemistry of minerals and nanominerals;
  • Gems and gem deposits;
  • Environmental mineralogy and biogeochemistry;
  • Biomineralogy;
  • Industrial minerals;
  • Clays and engineered mineral materials;
  • Mineral exploration methods and mining geology;
  • Mining technology and mineral engineering;
  • Mineral processing and extractive metallurgy.

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

MDPI is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications.

Book Reviews

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Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Minerals will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2024 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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