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Notice to Authors and Subscribers:

We are pleased to let you know that in 2019 SME will be consolidating all of its peer-reviewed technical papers into one all-SME journal called Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (MME). MME will be the new name of Minerals & Metallurgical Processing (M&MP) as of Vol. 36, No. 1 (2019), and SME Transactions and the “Technical Papers” section of Mining Engineering will be merged into MME, to form a journal that covers the breadth of SME’s fields of interest. MME will be published in partnership with Springer Nature and will be freely accessible online by SME members through Springer Link. In addition, through the extensive Springer network, MME papers can reach up to 7,000 libraries and institutions and 20 million desktops worldwide. Importantly, MME will retain the Journal Impact Factor from M&MP and will continue to be included in the Journal Citation Reports, as well as abstracted and indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded, Current Contents-Engineering, Computing & Technology, Scopus, EBSCO and Proquest. All papers published in MME will also have their abstracts published in Mining Engineering magazine. MME will have an increased frequency of six issues a year, and it will have no restrictions on number of article pages, figures or tables.

Paper submission has been transferred from Scholar One to Springer’s Editorial Manager as of August 6, 2018. To submit a paper, please go to the Springer website: www.springer.com/engineering/journal/42461. Click on “Instructions for Authors” to print or save the instructions for manuscript subscription, and click on “Submit Online” to submit your paper.

For additional information, please visit our SME website: www.smenet.org/publications-resources/publications/mining,-metallurgy-exploration-(mme). Please do not hesitate to email Chee Theng at theng@smenet.org if you have any questions or need any help.
Minerals & Metallurgical Processing journal is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal published by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc. (SME). For over 28 years, M&MP has brought the latest research on new developments in communition, flotation, grinding, leaching, separation, classification, environmental remediation, modeling and other critical mineral processing techniques to a unique audience of academic, industry and government researchers. M&MP particularly encourages submissions from industry and government researchers.

Crossref Similarity Check logo Similarity Check is a multi-publisher initiative to screen published and submitted content for originality. SME uses the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. To find out more about Similarity Check visit https://www.crossref.org/services/similarity-check/
M&MP uses the online peer review system Scholar One . Papers are typically published within four to eight months of acceptance and fall into one of four types:
  • Scientific reports. The bulk of M&MP's papers fall into this category. Papers are typically 5 to 7 pages long in published form and address an important and novel subject within the field.
  • Special issue papers. Once a year, M&MP publishes a special issue on a single topic, exploring an important area of minerals and metallurgical processing in more breadth and depth. Past special issues have focused on the processing of gold, phosphate, copper and industrial minerals. To inquire about upcoming special issues, check out M&MP's Call for Papers page or contact the Editor-in-Chief Komar Kawatra.
  • Invited features and reviews. Typically, review papers are solicited from leaders in the field, but they may be submitted through the regular submission system as well.
  • Technical notes. These papers are typically shorter and smaller in scope than scientific reports.

To submit a paper to M&MP (including invited features, special issue papers, technical notes and scientific reports), you will need to work through our online peer review system Scholar One .

Online help elsewhere:
Scholar One's online manual and tutorial .
Scholar One's Author Guide .