For Authors

Instructions for authors

Please use Microsoft Word for preparing manuscripts for submission.

Manuscript should be prepared in accordance with these instructions or by using the official journal template for article preparation using Microsoft Word – Download RJM MS Word Template.

All manuscripts should fulfil the following criteria:

  • The manuscript should fulfil the format requirements
  • The manuscript should fulfil the plagiarism requirements
  • The manuscript should be written in accordance with the scope of JMR
  • The title should be interesting and adequate
  • The references should be up-to-date
  • The manuscript should be up-to-date
  • The manuscript should be understandable
  • There should be presented new results in the manuscript
  • The manuscript should have a potential to stimulate further research

The editors have the right to reject any manuscripts without justification if it does not fit into the policy of JMR.

General

Prepare your article by using Microsoft Word 97-2003 or higher. The minimal length of an article is 6 pages of A4 format and total length of an article, including illustrations and tables to be inserted in the text, should not exceed 15 pages of A4 format. The editorial board reserves the right of publishing more extensive articles. The journal language is English. Either British or American English can be used, but be consistent within the manuscript. Authors should check for consistent spelling of names, terms, and abbreviations, including in tables and figure captions. If you are not a native English speaker, we strongly recommend that you have your manuscript professionally edited before submission or read by a native English-speaking colleague. The author’s declaration should include the name and surname, academic degrees, and the organisation address(es) of the author(s). For a general visual appearance of the article, take a look at the recent issues of the journal.

Text

Type the text with the single-line spacing. The typeface should be Times New Roman, size 12 points. The article should usually contain an introduction, analysis (state) of the problems, methods, results, discussion, conclusion and references. First-level headings and second-level headings should start from the left margin. Use at most four levels of headings.

Illustrations

Illustrations must be of high quality (JPG or PNG files recommended). Black-and-white photographs should be sharp, and contrast and their reduction minimally to one-half of original size can be desirable. A reference to each illustration should be made in the text. Each illustration should be identified by its number and the name(s) of the author(s) or its corresponding reference source. Captions of the illustrations should be written using font Times New Roman, font size 12 pt, in normal. Colour illustrations are acceptable. However, try printing your article in grayscale to verify that the readers will not miss the information from your illustrations if they have only monochrome prints.

Tables

Tables should be given on a separate sheet or incorporated in the text. Titles and possibly an explanatory description of the separate tables should be written on a separate page or should accompany the tables in the text. For captions use Times New Roman, size 12 pt, normal.

Equations

Please use either the Microsoft Equation Editor or the MathType add-on in your manuscript to insert equations and/or corresponding symbols into the text. Equations should be editable by the editorial office and not appear in a picture format.

References

Only the author-date system of references style (Harvard or APA style) is acceptable. References should be listed alphabetically. In the reference list, names of all authors should be given. Do NOT use “et al.” in the list of references! For the author-date style, do not number the references in the reference list, and in the text refer to the author’s name (without initials), followed by the year of publication ( both in parenthesis), e.g. “… the previous study (Michalko 1993)…” or “…Michalko (1993) considered…“. If a reference is made in the text to a publication written by more than two authors, the name of the first author should be used, followed by “et al.“. References should have a range of at least 20-30 positions, covering important previous works realized in the given area of interest on an international scale. References covered by major citation databases are preferred (Scopus, Web of Science).

Abstract

The abstract should contain a concise description of the contents and main results of the article. It should be about 200 words (approx. 10 rows). The abstract should be placed between the title of the article and the name(s) of author(s). The font is Times New Roman, size 12 points.

Keywords

A list of up to five keywords or key expressions should be provided.

Submitting your article

Receive article submissions by e-mail attachment, in Microsoft Word; we cannot accept a PDF file. Articles should be submitted by e-mail to journal@miningresearch.org.

Suggesting Reviewers

During the submission process, authors are pre encouraged to list five names of potential reviewers with the appropriate expertise to review the manuscript. The editorial board retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used. Please provide detailed contact information (address, homepage, phone, e-mail address). The proposed referees should neither be current collaborators of the co-authors nor have published with any of the co-authors of the manuscript within the last five years. Proposed reviewers should be from different institutions to the authors.

Review Process

The Research Journal of Mining uses blind peer review process prior to publication of new submitted manuscripts. The whole publication process may take from 1 to 3 months, however, the final date of publication is dependent on the number of manuscripts that are already waiting for publishing.