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Gospodarka Surowcami Mineralnymi – Mineral Resources Management

Editor-in-Chief: Eugeniusz Mokrzycki, DSc(Eng), Professor
ISSN 0860-0953 | ISSN (WERSJA ELEKTRONICZNA) 2299-2324

Gospodarka Surowcami Mineralnymi – Mineral Resources Management is a journal of the MEERI PAS and the Committee for Sustainable Mineral Resources Management of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The journal has been published continuously since 1985. It is one of the leading journals in the Polish market, publishing original scientific papers by Polish and foreign authors in the field broadly understood as the management of mineral resources. Articles are published in English. All articles are reviewed by at least two independent reviewers (the Editorial Board selects articles according to the “double-blind review” principle).


The subject matter of the articles published in Mineral Resources Management covers issues related to minerals and raw materials, as well as mineral deposits, with particular emphasis on:


  • The scientific basis for mineral resources management,
  • The strategy and methodology of prospecting and exploration of mineral deposits,
  • Methods of rational management and use of deposits,
  • The rational exploitation of deposits and the reduction in the loss of raw materials,
  • Mineral resources management in processing technologies,
  • Environmental protection in the mining industry,
  • Optimization of mineral deposits and mineral resources management,
  • The rational use of mineral resources,
  • The economics of mineral resources,
  • The raw materials market,
  • Raw materials policy,
  • The use of accompanying minerals,
  • The use of secondary raw materials and waste,
  • Raw material recycling,
  • The management of waste from the mining industry.

Indexing bases

Mineral Resources Management is indexed and abstracted in:

  • BazTech
  • Celdes
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) – SciFinder
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • GeoArchive
  • GeoRef
  • Google Scholar
  • Inspec
  • J-Gate
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest – ABI/INFORM
  • ProQuest – Earth Science Journals
  • ProQuest – Education Journals
  • ProQuest – Environmental Science Journals
  • ProQuest – Illustrata: Natural Sciences
  • ProQuest – Natural Sciences Journals
  • ProQuest – SciTech Journals
  • RePEc (EconPapers)
  • TDOne (TDNet)
  • Thomson Reuters – Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Thomson Reuters – Science Citation Index Expanded
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Editorial Board and Advisory Board

Editorial Board

  • Editor-in-Chief: Eugeniusz Mokrzycki
  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Ryszard Uberman (section: mining)
  • Editorial Secretary: Krzysztof Galos (section: mineralogy)
  • Deputy Editorial Secretary: Lidia Gawlik (section: mineral and energy economy)
  • Deputy Editorial Secretary: Beata Klojzy-Karczmarczyk (section: environmental engineering in mining)
  • Statistical Editor: Jacek Mucha

Advisory Board

  • Mattias Bäckström, Associate Professor, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden
  • Jan Butra, Professor, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wrocław, Poland
  • Dennis L. Buchanan, Professor, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom
  • Michal Cehlár, Professor, Technical University of Košice, Slovak Republic
  • Józef Dubiński, Professor, The Central Mining Institute, Katowice, Poland
  • Magnus Ericsson, Professor, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
  • Jakub Jirasek, Associate Professor, The Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Roman Magda, Professor, The AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland
  • Antonio Mateus, Professor, Universidade de Lisboa, Lizbona, Portugal
  • Jacek Motyka, Professor, The AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland
  • Marek Nieć, DSc(Eng), Professor, The MEERI PAS, Kraków, Poland
  • James Otto, Professor, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, USA
  • Anton Sroka, Professor, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, University of Resources, Freiberg, Germany
  • Krzysztof Szamałek, Professor, The University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  • Günter Tiess, Assistant Professor, MinPol GmbH, Dreistetten, Austria

Publishing Committee

Publishing Editors:

  • Emilia Rydzewska, linguistic editor (Polish)
  • Michelle Atallah: linguistic editor (English)

Technical Editor: Barbara Sudoł

Address for correspondence

  • MEERI PAS, J. Wybickiego 7A, 31-261 Kraków,
  • Phone: (+48) 12 632 33-00, Fax: +48 12 632 35-24,
  • Email:

Instructions for authors

The Editorial Board accepts unpublished and original articles within the scope of the journal that are not under review in any other journals.

Prior to publication, the authors are asked to sign a copyright transfer agreement by which they transfer the copyright of their paper to the MEERI PAS and pay the publishing charge for the article.

Original manuscripts must be submitted to the Editorial Board of Mineral Resources Management via the editorial system (the system provides appropriate instructions for completing the whole process of uploading the manuscript and attaching relevant files).

The Editorial Board accepts the submission of manuscripts once it has received the full text of the article prepared in accordance with the guidelines for authors, as set out below.

 Guidelines for author(s)

  • The copyright transfer agreement signed by the author. A scan of the statement should be uploaded in the editorial system:

 Copyright Transfer Agreement

The submitted manuscripts must be written in English (either British English or US English). If English is not the first language of the author(s) it is strongly suggested that an English proofreading service is used.

In addition to the full English version, Polish authors should upload the title, abstract, keywords, figures and tables captions in Polish (marked as “optional” in the editorial system).

The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject a manuscript if:

  • The topic is not within the scope of the journal,
  • The manuscript failed to receive two positive reviews,
  • The manuscript is incomplete or the figures are insufficiently legible,
  • The manuscript does not comply with the editorial guidelines,
  • The publishing charge has not been paid.

Publishing charges for authors from outside Poland:

  • 250 EURO + 23% VAT (if applicable)1) for a standard manuscript (volume up to 20 pages) including figures and tables
  • 25 EURO + 23% VAT (if applicable)1) for each additional page (no more than 10 pages)

1) VAT is applicable if the fee is paid by physical person (e.g. author) from his/her private account; if paid by institution – VAT = 0%

Payment must be made after receiving confirmation that the Editorial Board has accepted the article for publication. The article will be directed to the publishing and printing depot after receiving the payment. Payment details are provided in the editorial system.

Notes for reviewers

To be published, an article must receive two positive reviews (double-blind review process). The reviewers are chosen by the Editorial Board and receive (via the editorial system) the full manuscript without authors’ names.

The editorial system provides appropriate instructions on how to the entire review process, including how to upload files.

 Manuscript Review Form

The Editorial Board kindly asks reviewers to complete their reviews within one month and to submit them to Editor-in-Chief or to the Secretary or of the Publishing House.

Principles followed by the editorial board

The editors respects the principles of publication ethics in accordance with the recommendations of the COPE  – Committee on Publication Ethics (

In particular:

  1. Reliability in science is one of the cornerstones of quality. The Authors of a publication should be transparent and honest, and fairly present the results of their work; regardless of whether they are the direct authors or they used the help of a specialized entity (natural or legal person).
  2. The evidence of a scientist’s ethical attitude and of high editorial standards is the disclosure of information on entities which have contributed to the publication (the contribution of knowledge, factual or financial input, etc.). It is a manifestation not only of good manners, but also of social responsibility.
  3. To prevent cases of ghostwriting (a substantial contribution to the creation of a publication without disclosing the participation of one of the authors, and without mentioning this role in the acknowledgments of the publication) and cases of guest authorship (the author’s role is scarce or nonexistent, yet he is mentioned as the author or co-author of a publication), the editors apply appropriate procedures, namely:
    • The Editors require from Authors the following:
      • the list of Authors should correspond to the actual contributions in the creation of a publication,
      • persons who contributed to the final form of the publication, if not listed as authors, should be honored by acknowledgments,
      • the bibliography should include all publications and articles which inspired the creation of a publication,
      • the Authors should disclose the source of a publication’s financing.
    • Ghostwriting and guest authorship are signs of scientific misconduct; therefore, any detected cases will be exposed (notification of institutions employing the authors, scientific associations, etc.).
    • Editors will document all forms of scientific misconduct, particularly violations and infringement of the rules applied in science.
  4. Basic principles of a publication’s peer review:
    • For the evaluation of each publication, at least two independent reviewers are appointed,
    • Editors implement a model in which the Author / Authors and Reviewers do not know their identities (the so-called double-blind review process),
    • The article received for review must be treated as confidential and the information and ideas obtained from the review should not be used for any other purposes,
    • A person who has received a proposal to review a manuscript should refuse the review if she/he:
      • does not feel a specialist in its subject,
      • finds a conflict of interest in relation to the subject of the article or institutions and persons related to this article,
      • does not declare the performance of the review within the prescribed period.
    • The Reviewer should pay particular attention to the originality of the reviewed text, and signs of plagiarism should be described in the review, providing the basis for recommending rejection of the publication,

The names of the reviewers of particular articles are not disclosed. Once a year (latest issue), a list of all reviewers is published.

Statement of the Editor

The journal is published in print, which should be regarded as the original version. All versions appearing on-line are reproductions.

Gospodarka Surowcami Mineralnymi – Mineral Resources Management

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