Instructions for Authors

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University of Belgrade, Technical Faculty in Bor has been publishing the Journal of Mining and Metallurgy since 1965 and in the former Yugoslavia, it was recognized as a journal of national importance. In 1997 it was divided in two independent journals dealing with mining and metallurgy separately. Journal of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Mining is an international journal that publishes current research on the theory and practice of mining.


The Journal of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Mining publishes original papers that have not been published previously: original research articles, scientific articles, review articles, letters and technical notes.

Journal of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Mining is an Open Access journal. Contributions to journal may be submitted in English only. The Journal is issued one time a year and journal is indexed and abstracted in Chemical Abstracts and SCIndeks. Also, the Journal is digitally archived at the National Library of Serbia.

The papers should cover topics in one of the following areas: geology, mineralogy, mining, mineral processing, environmental engineering and related areas.


* Language:

Papers are published in English.

* Estimation of length:

– for original research papers: less then 15 pages including tables and figures
– for review articles: up to 20 pages
– for short notices and letters: up to 5 pages
– for technical notes: up to 6 pages
– for conference announcements: up to 2 pages

* Keywords:

A maximum of six words should be indicated below the abstract.

* Text composition:

The article should be prepared using Microsoft Office Word in Times New Roman size 12 pt with single line spacing.
The title of the manuscript together with names of authors should be given at the beginning of the text. Affiliation for all authors should be given (first enter the name of the University, then the name of the faculty, the City and Country) and e-mail address (corresponding author must be underlined).
Paper should be organized into the following sections: Abstract (100-200 words), Introduction, Experimental, Results, Discussion, Conclusions and References.

* Figures:

Illustrations and figures are placed within the text at appropriate places, rather than at the end. Mark the position of figures in the text. Each figure must have a caption below the figure. A separate list of figure captions, which makes the figures comprehensible without reference to the text, should be provided in numerical order on a separate page at the end of the manuscript.
All figures should be included in TIFF or JPG form (300 DPI resolutions) as separate files.

* Tables:

Tables are part of the text and should be placed within the text at the appropriate places, but must also be given on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. Each table must have a caption above the table. The tables should be numbered consequently in Arabic numbers. Quantities should be separated from units by a slash (/). Footnotes to tables, font size 10 pt, are to be indicated consequently (line by-line) in superscript letters.
Tables should be prepared with the aid of the WORD table function, without vertical lines. The minimum size of the font in the tables should be 10 pt. Table columns must not be formatted using multiple spaces. Table rows must not be formatted using Carriage returns (enter key).
Tables should not be incorporated as graphical objects.
A separate list of table captions, which makes the tables comprehensible without reference to the text, should be provided in numerical order on a separate page at the end of the manuscript.

* Acknowledgements:

Include acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references.

* Reference list:

It should be given at the end of the paper and prepared for different types of references, as follows:

1. Author, A., Author, B. (2009) Article title. Journal title, 48 (1): 10-20. DOI. No.
2. Author, C. (2010) Book title. No. Edition, Publisher, City.
3. Author, D. (2011) Chapter title. In: Book title (E. Editor), Publisher, City, 21-25.
4. Author, E. (2012) Article title. In: The name of the Conference. City, Country, Proceedings, 26-35.

All citations in the text should be given through the text in brackets [ ] and should refer to:

1. Single author: the author’s name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication;
2. Two authors: both authors’ names and the year of publication;
3. Three or more authors: first author’s name followed by ‘et al.’ and the year of publication. \

References should be listed and arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters ‘a’, ‘b’, etc., placed after the year of publication.
The reference list shall only include references which are cited in the text. References shall be cited in the language in which they were published. Also, references in non-English languages should be cited in the language in which they were published, whereby translation of the title should be given in English in brackets.
Papers which have been accepted for publication should be included in the list of references with the name of the journal and the specification „in press“.
Authors must follow the instructions for authors strictly, failing which the manuscripts would be rejected without review.


By submitting a manuscript authors warrant that their contribution to the Journal is their original work, that it has not been published before, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work was carried out.
Authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions, the validity of the experimental results and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the data public.
Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
Authors must make sure that all only contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors and, conversely, that all contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors.
Authors should submit their manuscripts to the Editorial Office to e-mail:
Manuscripts are pre-evaluated at the Editorial Office in order to check whether they meet the basic publishing requirements and quality standards. They are also screened for plagiarism.
Only the articles which are prepared according to the instructions to authors and fall within the scope of Journal of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Mining will be further proceeded to the reviewing process.
Authors will be notified by email upon receiving their submission. Only those contributions which conform to the following instructions can be accepted for peer-review. Otherwise, the manuscripts shall be returned to the authors with observations, comments and annotations.

Article processing charge:

Journal of Mining and Metallurgy A: Mining does not charge authors or any third party for publication. Both manuscript submission and processing services and article publishing services are free of charge
The authors will be provided with a .pdf file containing the paper, via e-mail, free of charge. All papers published are available in .pdf format, free of charge, at

Copyright & Licensing:

The published articles will be distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0 International license (CC BY-SA) (