Friday, 27 August 2010

MEI-SAIMM alliance enhances publication options for MEI Conference authors

There is even more incentive now to present papers at MEI Conferences after MEI and the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) forged an alliance for publication of final papers.

All papers presented at MEI Conferences are published in draft form in unrefereed Proceedings, available on CD. Copyright on these papers belongs to the individual authors, and not to MEI.

Authors are also invited to submit final papers after the conference, edited as a result of discussions at the event.

Authors now have two options:

Submission to Minerals Engineering, the world's number 1 journal in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy, with the highest impact factor, and rated a maximum A* by the Australian Research Council. These papers are refereed, and, if accepted, published in special issues of the journal.

Submission to the Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM). The Journal is a recognized Department of Higher Education and Training accredited journal, with ABC accreditation by the Audit Bureau of Circulation of South Africa. The content of the Journal comprises Transactional and Journal papers. Transactional papers are of a very technical nature and are subject to stringent reviewing procedures while journal papers are of a more general and practical nature and go through a less severe reviewing process.

These publishing options come into force with the 3 MEI Conferences in Cape Town in November.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on this initiative. The JSAIMM has been short on mineral processing papers for a long while. It has a proud history of publishing milestone reference works by Krige and by Sichel, for example, and now followed my Minnitt and Assibey-Bonsu, all in the field of geostats and sampling, but the earlier visibility of its mineral processing papers has faded. I believe that this partnership with the MEI (given that many of the MEI conferences are held in South Africa) will offer new energy to the journal in this respect.


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