March 2019
Volume 71    Issue 3

Time to take advantage of SME’s newest member benefit


Use this month wisely — go online and take advantage of your new member benefit. As an SME member, you can read and download for free all of the full-text papers of the Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (MME) journal, including the 22 papers in the launch Special Issue on Mineral and Metallurgical Processing in Honor of Professor Emeritus Douglas W. Fuerstenau as well as the archived articles of Minerals & Metallurgical Processing (MMP), all the way back to Vol. 1, No. 1. Just follow the instructions on this page.

   MME is a continuation of the journal that SME has been publishing since 1984, Minerals & Metallurgical Processing, with the scope widened to provide a balanced insight into the fields of mining, mineral/metallurgical processing and geology, and an avenue for cross-linkings among these fields. It is published in partnership with Springer Nature, one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers. In the following section, we feature six special extended abstracts of the papers published in the special issue. They are summaries of the papers distilled into 1,000 words, starting with a description of the key takeaway of the paper: Why is it important? How can it be used if applied in real life? You can skim through them in minutes, then stop and browse those that interest you, and as an SME member, you can read the full text of any or all of the papers for free, and even download free PDFs for your personal use. And when it’s time to tell others about your own work, what better avenue is there than MME?


Follow these easy steps if you are an SME member:
  • Go to . Sign in with your email address and password.
  • Hover your mouse over “Publications and Resources” in the top banner. Click on “Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (MME) Journal” in the pull-down menu.
  • Scroll down and click on the “Read the MME Journal Online” button, which will take you to the Springer site as an SME member who is eligible for free access. (To see published papers on the Springer site, click on “Browse Volumes & Issues” in the blue banner.)
If you are not an SME member, go to for paid access. Or join SME at