SCIENTIFIC MINING JOURNAL
GUIDE FOR AUTHORS AND MANUSCRIPT FORMATTING RULES
1. ARTICLE TYPES
The journal covers theoretical, experimental, and applied research articles, which reflects the findings and results of an original research in the field of Mining Engineering; review articles, which assess, evaluates, and interprets the findings of a comprehensive review of sufficient number of scientific articles and summarize them at present information and technology level; technical notes, which may be defined as a short article that describes a novel methodology or technique; case studies, which are based on real professional practices and involves systematic data collection and analysis.
2. SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Submission of manuscripts to Scientific Mining Journal can only be from the journal’s internet site at http://www.mining.org.tr. You have to submit your manuscripts prepared in accordance with the following instructions as a "Microsoft Word Document" with "doc" or "docx" extension.
Manuscripts submitted for publication must not have been published elsewhere, either in whole or in part or under a different title or different authorship, and it must not concurrently be under review for publication elsewhere. Complying with the research and publication ethics is considered an indisputable precondition to be published.
3. MANUSCRIPT FORMAT GUIDELINES
You can download the template from here to edit your manuscript.
3.2. Manuscript Length
The total length of the manuscript should not exceed 14 pages.
3.3. Page Layout
Text area on Microsoft Word page should be set to A4 paper size (21.0 x 29.7 cm); top margin 2.5 cm, bottom margin 2.5 cm, left margin 2.5 cm, right margin 2.5 cm.
Manuscripts should be written in Microsoft Word with Arial 10 font. Arial 12 fonts should be used only in the title of manuscript. Bold texts should not be used except headings. The entire document should be single-spaced and 6 pt spacing will be left after paragraphs.
3.5. Front Page
In the front page, the title of the manuscript, author names, affiliations, e-mail addresses and ORCID numbers, an abstract with keywords should be written. The title of the manuscript must be in lowercase and should be chosen to be short and to best reflect the subject.
3.6. Authors and Affiliations
All author names are listed together and separated by commas. Affiliations should be keyed to the author's name with superscript words (a, b, c, etc.) just below the names. E-mail addresses and ORCID numbers should be keyed to the corresponding and other author’s name with superscript asteriks at the bottom of the front page.
Example: First Authora,*, Second Authora,**, Third Authorb,***
a Author Affiliation, City, Country
b Author Affiliation, City, Country
At the bottom of the front page (please use Arial 9 font in this section):
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org • https://orcid.org/0000-0000-0000-0000
** email@example.com • https://orcid.org/0000-0000-0000-0000
*** firstname.lastname@example.org • https://orcid.org/0000-0000-0000-0000
The authors who have contributed equally should be marked with a symbol (†) in the author list of the manuscript uploaded at submission.
Example: First Authora,*,†, Second Authora,**,†, Third Authorb,***,†
† These authors have contributed equally to this work and share first authorship.
The abstract should briefly and concisely convey the purpose, content and the results of the study, not exceeding 175 words in length. In the abstract, minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references, figures or tables.
All article types require a maximum of 5 keywords.
3.9. Main Text
The main text of the manuscript should be written as one column. The text should be fully justified. All pages, including the front page, must be numbered.
For Original Research articles, it is recommended to organize your manuscript in the following sections or their equivalents:
INTRODUCTION (with no subheadings)
MATERIALS AND METHODS
All headings should be written in bold and lowercase, with the characters beginning with the leftmost of the text area. Headings of each section (except Introduction, Acknowledgements and References sections) should be numbered according to the numerical system, such as 1., 2., etc.
Subheadings should be written in lowercase, beginning from the left most of the text area. They also should be numbered according to numerical system such as 1.1., 1.2., 3.1.1., 3.1.2., etc. You may insert up to 4 subheading levels into your manuscript.
This is a short text to acknowledge the contributions of specific colleagues, institutions, or agencies that aided the efforts of the authors.
3.12. Table, Figure and Image Guidelines
Tables, figures and images should be referred in the text just before they placed.
Tables should not be added as images. Only horizontal lines should be used on the tables. Individual tables or figures should not be longer than one page.
All text and numbers in tables and figures must be in Arial 10 font.
Table captions should be in sentence case and numbered at the top of the table. Figure captions should be in sentence case, and also numbered just below of them. Captions should be of Arial Narrow 10 font and italic. Figure panels are referred to by bold capital letters in brackets: (A), (B), (C), (D), etc.
If a table or figure is quoted as it is from any reference, the cited reference should be indicated in parentheses at the end of the relevant captions.
3.12.2. Image Size and Resolution Requirements
Figures and images can be inserted in color, but resolution should be set to at least 300 dpi. The text in the figures should be legible and of high quality. The smallest visible text should be no less than 8 points in height when viewed at actual size. Solid lines should not be broken up. Any lines in the graphic should be no smaller than 2 points wide.
3.12.3 Licenses for the Figures, Tables, and Images
It is the responsibility of the authors to acquire the licenses for all figures, tables, and images in the manuscripts.
Equations should be inserted in editable format from the equation editor. The equations should start from the paragraph beginning line. Symbols used in equations should be explained together with their units. Each equation should be numbered and displayed on the rightmost edge of the writing area, and this number should be referred in the text.
h = x + y - z/10 (1)
The symbols in the equations should be shown in the form of "symbol: description, unit". Sample:
h: height, m
The use of abbreviations should be kept to a minimum. Non-standard abbreviations should be avoided unless they appear at least four times, and defined upon first use in the main text.
Abbreviations should be written as uppercase characters in parentheses within their first appearance in the text and no space between the characters (e.g., Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (UCTEA)).
3.15. Decimal Numbers
The decimal numbers should be separated by "." while "," should be used for the thousand digits.
We encourage the use of Standard International Units in all manuscripts.
3.17. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
There are a few simple ways to maximize your article’s discoverability. We recommend the following steps below to improve search results of your article:
include a few of your article's keywords in the title of the article,
pick keywords using a mix of generic and more specific terms on the article subject(s),
use the maximum amount of keywords in the first 2 sentences of the abstract,
use some of the keywords in level 1 headings.
All references cited in the manuscript should be listed under the title "REFERENCES" at the end of the text. Arial 9 fonts should be used. References should be written in alphabetical order by author surnames. The DOI should be provided if available.
4.1. In-text Citations
All citations in the text, figures or tables must be in the reference list and vice-versa.
Citation to any reference within the text should be made in author surname and year format.
For works by a single author, include the surname, followed by the year,
For works by two authors, include both surnames, followed by the year,
For works by more than two authors, include only the surname of the first author followed by et al., followed by the year.
Examples of citation to references in the text:
(Gaudin and Fuerstenau, 1955)
(Watson et al., 1997)
(Watson et al., 1998; Madrigal, 1998)
“Smith et al. (2006) showed that in their study that…”
Any inclusion of verbatim text must be contained in quotation marks and clearly reference the original source.
4.2. Reference List
Article in a print journal:
Smith, R., John, S. 2021. Principles of copper processing. Scientific Mining Journal. 59(2), 163-172.
Article in an online journal:
Smith, R., John, Y., Sam, D.D. 2021. Principles of copper processing. Scientific Mining Journal. 58(1). doi: 10.1000/fendo.2021.00001.
Article or chapter in a book:
Smith, R., John, J.C. 2021. Copper processing. Robertson, S. L. (Ed.). Principles of Copper Processing, Academic Press. London, 375-405.
Smith, R., John, T.M., Sam, S.L. 2021. Principles of Copper Processing. New York: Oxford University Press.
World Bank, 2021. Total natural resources rents. https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.TOTL.RT.ZS [Accessed April 20, 2021].
Theses and dissertations:
Smith, R. 2021. Principles of copper processing. [dissertation/master’s thesis]. [Ankara]: University of Ankara.
Smith, R. 2021. Principles of copper processing. Preprint repository name [Preprint]. Available at: https://persistent-url (Accessed April 10, 2021).