Aim & Scope

Scope: Journal of Mines Metals and Fuels

Broad areas

The journal publishes technical and professional articles of scientific merit in the following fields:

  • Mines and mining and processing of all minerals and ores.
  • Minerals and ores, including product and energy minerals.
  • Metallurgy, metals and metal composites.
  • Petroleum, oil and gases.
  • Related aspects of the allied fields (1-4)

Sub areas

Related to all the above broad areas the journal publishes articles in the following sub areas:

  • Reconnaissance, exploration, geology and geophysics and processing requirements.
  • Economic geology estimation and modeling and mine planning.
  • Operational economics.
  • Rock and geo mechanics and ground control.
  • Safety, health, welfare and risk of the work and job participants.
  • Mine and rail/port head transport
  • Project and work operations.
  • Fragmentation, explosives and blasting.
  • Recovery and enhanced resource recovery methods.
  • Refining.
  • Project and operational human resources related aspects
  • Environmental, Social and Governance aspects.
  • End of life closure.

Emerging thrust areas

  • Critical Minerals
  • Mineral Recycling.
  • Mine Electronics.
  • Mine-based AI and ML
  • In-mine/plant Unmanned
  • Terrestrial and Aerial Vehicles.
  • Mine area Location Mapping, Tracing and Reconciliation Technologies.
  • Responsible, Ethical and Equitable Mining.
  • Mine and Minerals Business.
  • Remote Mining.
  • Mine area Species Protection.

Publication Frequency




Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.