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GUIDE FOR AUTHORS

The European Journal of Mineral Processing and Environmental Protection publishes significant research results in all areas of Mineral Processing, Extractive Metallurgy and Environmental Protection. Papers are refereed by recognised high qualification specialists in the appropriate field.

PAPER FORMS

A paper can be of three forms:

  • A standard paper of 10000 words maximum, describing advances in experimental studies and reporting new analytical or numerical solutions directly related to mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and environmental protection problems.

  • An invited review paper, covering the background, state of art and critical reviews of the previous approaches to the solution of to mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and environmental protection problems.

  • A letter to the editor, not exceeding 1000 words, commenting on previously published papers.

LANGUAGE

Manuscripts must be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are recommended to seek the advice of a colleague who has English as his / her mother-tongue before submitting their manuscript.

SUBMISSION

Three copies of the manuscript should be submitted to the European Journal of Mineral Processing and Environmental Protection, Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Mining Engineering, Mineral Processing Division, 32260 Isparta, Turkey. In order to expedite prompt publication the full postal address of the authors responsible for checking proofs, along with telephone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses where possible, should be given.

Copyright Release Form (from web page or copy from the journal), which can be found in any issue, must be signed by all authors and co-authors and must accompany all papers submitted.

FORMAT

Manuscripts should be organised in the following order:

  • Title

  • Name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliations and facsimile number(s) and       e-mail address(es). Facsimile and e-mail address(es) should be placed as footnotes. In the case of more than one author please indicate to whom the correspondence should be addressed.

  • Abstract

  • Keywords

  • Introduction

  • Area descriptions, methods and material studied

  • Results and analyses

  • Discussion and conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References

  • Tables

  • Figure captions

  • Figures

  • Appendices

The title should be brief, typed on a separate sheet and the author's name should be typed on the line below the title; the affiliation and address should follow on the next line. In the case of co-authors, respective addresses should be clearly indicated. Correspondence and proofs for correction will be sent to the first named author, unless otherwise indicated.

The abstract should be a concise summary of the paper stating the methods used, the main results and the conclusions in a way that does not require reference to the body of the paper; it should not be longer than 500 words. Authors must supply up to five key words following the abstract.

Manuscripts should be typed, double spaced, on one side of the page, using A4 size white paper.

SYMBOLS

Numbers that identify mathematical expressions should be enclosed in parentheses. Refer to equations in the text as "Eq. (1), "etc. or "Equation (1), "etc. at the beginning of a sentence.

Formulae

  1. All formulae should be presented consistently and clearly with regard to the meaning of each symbol and its correct location. Formulae must be typed throughout.

  2. All unusual symbols must be collected in a separate list in the appendix, giving a clear explanation of each symbol.

  3. Please try to keep the notation as simple as possible, and avoid ambiguities. Do not use special type fonts if there is no urgent need to do so.

  4. Different formulae should be clearly separated in the manuscript, at least by punctuation marks, if not by words. Avoid breaking formulae if this is not necessary (i.e., if the equation is less than one typed line). Never let a sentence consist of formulae alone (i.e., without any connection with the preceding text).

  5. Do not use complicated just a positions of symbols. Also, try to avoid complicated subscripts and superscripts; third-order indices especially present difficulties as to their size and position, and fourth-order indices are taboo.

  6. The manuscript must show a clear distinction between similar symbols, (e.g., between zero (0) and the letter O, between one (1) and the letter l, and between multiplication (x) and the letter (x).

  7. Important formulae (e.g. definitions) must be displayed. All formulae which are to be referred to later on must be displayed and numbered consecutively throughout the paper; the number should appear on the right-hand side of the page.

  8. In chemical formulae the valence of ions must be given as, for example, Ca2+ and CO32- rather than as Ca++ and CO3--.

  9. Isotope numbers should precede the symbols (e.g., 18O).


Illustrations

  • All illustrations must be presented separate from the manuscript, unfolded, and as originals. Each illustration must be sharp and draughted at high density on bright white paper, on glossy paper or on drawing film. Authors are reminded to provide copies of all illustrations with the originals.

  • Photographs and micrographs, etc. must be sharp and exhibit good contrast (black & white). Original glossy prints (e.g., from negatives) are required.

  • All illustrations must be numbered consecutively and referred to in the text.

  • Illustrations must designed with the page format of the journal in mind. If necessary, they will be reduced to the proper format by the publisher. The lettering and other details must have dimensions that do not become illegible or unclear after the required reduction. Foldouts can only be accepted in exceptional cases. Design all figures in a way that uses all the available space, do not leave large areas blank. Remember that sharp, neat, well presented illustrations will be essential to the readers' appreciation of your paper.

  • Lettering must be drafted sharply and neatly. The lettering must be in the language of the manuscript. The same type of lettering should be used throughout.

  • Bar scales must be used rather than magnification factors that must be changed in cases of reduction. Do not forget to mention the units used in diagrams.

  • All maps must have north, latitude and longitude indicated.

  • Each illustration must have a caption. All figure captions should be typed on a separate sheet and be double spaced.

  • Explanations must be given in the typewritten caption. Text in the figures should be kept to a minimum.

Tables

  1. Authors should take note of the limitations set by the size and layout of the journal. A table should not exceed the printed area of the page. If this appears impossible, reversing columns and rows should be considered.

  2. Large tables should be avoided. Foldouts can only be accepted in exceptional cases. If many data are to be presented, an attempt should be made to divide these over two or more tables.

  3. Tables should be compiled on separate sheets and must be numbered according to their sequence in the text. The text must include references to all tables.

  4. Each table must have a brief and self-explanatory title. Column headings should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Units of measurement should be given in parentheses. Vertical lines must not be used to separate columns - leave extra space between the columns instead.

  5. Explanations that are necessary to the understanding of the table should be given as footnotes at the bottom of the table. A footnote should be indicated by a lower-case letter.

All illustrations excluding the tables (photographs, drawings, graphs etc.) should be labelled as "Figure". Tables should not repeat data available in illustrations. All tables and figures should be numbered consecutively (Table 1, Figure 1) and should have titles and captions. The proper position of each table and figure must be clearly indicated in the manuscript. Titles for tables and captions for figures should be typed double-spaced and included as the last page of the paper. Dimensions of tables and figures must not exceed 16x20 cm and should not be smaller than 8 cm in width.

Tables should be clearly typed, each on a separate sheet, and double-spaced. Original line drawings (not photocopies) should be submitted suitable for immediate reproduction. Lettering should be large enough to be clearly legible. Photographs of equipment or test specimens must be glossy prints and should be used sparingly.

UNITS

SI system of units is required.

SOFTWARE

Any author whose paper has been word-processed on a PC machine is asked to send in a copy of his/her disc after he/she has been notified that the paper is to be published. The word-processing program used is Microsoft Word. Contact Technical Editors for more information.

REFERENCES

References should be cited in the text by giving the last name of the author(s) and the year of publication of the reference: either "Recent work (Viskanta and Menguc, 1987)...." or "Recently Viskanta and Menguc (1987)....". With three or more names, use the form "George et al. (1995) in the text. When two or more references would have the same text identification, distinguish them by appending "a", "b", "etc., to the year of publication

References should be listed in alphabetical order, according to the last name of the first author, at the end of the paper. Some sample references are given below.

For Journals

Chen, H., Fu, C., and Zheng, D., Reduction leaching of manganese nodules by nickel matte in hydrochloric acid solution. Hydrometallurgy, 1992, 55(112), 269-275.

For Books, Proceedings, Reports

Habashi, F., A textbook of hydrometallurgy, 2nd edition, 1999, Métallurgie Extractive Québec, Québec, Canada, 750 pp.
Jason, G.J., The manganese leaching by metallurgical slags and industrial applications. Leaching and Applications'2000, ed. E. Andy and H. Barry. Pergamon, 2000, pp. 34-45.
Alcover Neto, A., Neumann, R. and Schneider, C.L., Back-scattered electron imaging of a lateritic iron ore and its application in process mineralogy. Proceedings of 21st IMPC, 2000, pp. 110-121, C1, Rome, Italy.

REFEREEING

Each paper is refeered by recognised high-level specialists in the appropriate field. Copies of the manuscript will be sent to two members of the Editorial Board or the Honorary Advisory Board for refereeing. If revision of the paper is recommended, copies of the referees' reports will be forwarded to the principal author. Revised manuscripts must be returned to the Editorial Office within 30 days, otherwise the paper will be regarded as a new submission.

EDITOR'S NOTE

After the acceptance of manuscript for publication the author is not allowed to make alterations except proof-reading. Otherwise, the paper is returned to the author for resubmission.

Important Notes!!!

  1. Before sending your paper for the revision, please enclose  The Copyright Release Form

  2. After the final revision,