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Peer Review Paper Submission

Mining Engineering publishes up to three technical, peer-reviewed papers every issue. These papers are selected from a larger pool of peer-reviewed papers submitted to ScholarOne, SME’s online peer-review service. All papers submitted through this service are assessed by a panel of associate editors. If the paper is deemed provisionally acceptable, it is assigned to two to four expert reviewers in the relevant field. These reviewers determine whether the paper is acceptable as is or with minor revisions, whether it needs major revisions, or whether it should be rejected. They also recommend the paper for publication in Mining Engineering or Transactions . For more information on the peer review process, or to submit a paper through ScholarOne, click here . Papers are generally published within six months of acceptance.

A peer-reviewed paper is more likely to be recommended for Mining Engineering if it is short (generally about 3,000 words with up to seven figures and tables combined), appeals to a broad readership, and has high-quality figures. Papers that are longer or more narrowly targeted to a specific audience are likely to be recommended for publication in Transactions .

For complete guidelines on how to format your paper for Mining Engineering , click here . In general, papers submitted to Mining Engineering and Transactions adhere to a similar format. The main difference is that Mining Engineering papers always include English units in parentheses after measurements in metric units, while Transactions uses metric units only. An exception to this rule is if the English unit would be too small—nanometers, for example, have no real English equivalent. Authors are requested to make their own conversions.

Please contact SME technical papers editor Chee Theng (303-948-4240) for questions about content, paper scheduling or related editorial matters. Contact Georgene Renner (303-948-4254) for information about how to navigate ScholarOne.

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Similarity Check is a multi-publisher initiative to screen published and submitted content for originality. SME uses the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. To find out more about Similarity Check visit

Peer Review Editorial Board - Jurgen Brune, Editor-in-Chief.
Associate Editors - Bharath Belle, Sekhar Bhattacharyya, Andrea Brickey, Catherine Dreesbach, Rajive Ganguli, Gerrit Goodman, John Grubb, Rossen Halatchev, Kirk McDaniel?, Hugh Miller, Helmut Mischo, Pierre Mousset-Jones, Jamal Rostami, Biswajit Samanta, Purushotham Tukkarajam, Nikhil Trivedi, Erik Westman, and Kelvin Wu.