Aims & Scope


The Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering is an international peer-reviewed journal for the publication of original research in the fields of characterization of the minerals, metals and materials and its applications to the processing of them. Characterization has become the foundation for the discovery of new materials, the determination of their properties, understanding the occurrences and structures of materials, investigating on the performances, trouble shooting of feedstock, processes and products, and providing solutions for the industrial operations. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for people to publish their findings in these subjects. In addition, the journal can be quite interdisciplinary for people researching in different fields being able to learn from each other and to broaden their perspectives and applications based on a common theme of characterization.

All manuscripts must be prepared in English and are subject to a rigorous and fair peer-review process. Generally, accepted papers will appear online within 3 weeks followed by printed hard copy. The journal publishes original research and review papers related to characterization in the areas of minerals, ceramics, metals, refractories, metallurgy, materials, energy, fillers, recycling and environmental issues. Specifics may include but not limited to the following fields:

  • · Aerosols
  • · Bio and Medical Minerals and Materials
  • · Ceramics
  • · Characterization Technologies
  • · Chemical and Physical Processing of Minerals, Energy and Resources
  • · Crystal Growth
  • · Electrochemical Processing
  • · Electromagnetic Field Interactions with Materials
  • · Emission Particulate Matters
  • · Environment
  • · Fillers and Polymers
  • · Fine Particulates
  • · Hydrometallurgical Processing
  • · Light and Wave Interactions with Materials
  • · Materials
  • · Metals
  • · Microscopic Investigations
  • · Microwave and Infrared Interactions with Materials
  • · Minerals, Energy and Natural Resources
  • · Mining
  • · Nanostructures
  • · Pyrometallurgical Processing
  • · Recycling
  • · Refractories
  • · Salt and Brines
  • · Separation and Extractive Processes
  • · Slag
  • · Sound Interactions with Materials
  • · Spectrometry
  • · Synthesis of Materials
  • · Thermal Characterizations
  • · Waste Processing

  • All manuscripts must be prepared in English, and are subject to a rigorous peer-review process. Accepted papers will immediately appear online followed by printed in hard copy.