Journal of Mining Science

ISSN: 1062-7391 (Print) 1573-8736 (Online)


The Journal of Mining Science publishes papers on geomechanics and information geoscience, creation of resource-saving underground and open-pit mining technologies, strength and stability of mine workings, investigation into the wave processes in rock mass and flow of hydrocarbons in the strata, mineral dressing, mining machine science, and ventilation systems in underground workings.

Journal of Mining Science, covers all areas of mining engineering, including papers on the mechanical properties, pressure distribution, brittleness, drillability, and blast behavior of rock in mines, new drilling machinery, techniques of ventilation, and more.

The Journal of Mining Science is a translation of the peer reviewed journal Fiziko-Tekhnicheskie Problemy Razrabotki Poleznykh Iskopaemykh, a publication of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia.


Journal of Mining Science is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes over 100 reviewers, both internal and external (75%)? from 15 countries. The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 15 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 90 days.  The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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