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Notice to Authors and Subscribers:

We are pleased to let you know that in 2019 SME will be consolidating all of its peer-reviewed technical papers into one all-SME journal called Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (MME). MME will be the new name of Minerals & Metallurgical Processing (M&MP) as of Vol. 36, No. 1 (2019), and SME Transactions and the “Technical Papers” section of Mining Engineering will be merged into MME, to form a journal that covers the breadth of SME’s fields of interest. MME will be published in partnership with Springer Nature and will be freely accessible online by SME members through Springer Link. In addition, through the extensive Springer network, MME papers can reach up to 7,000 libraries and institutions and 20 million desktops worldwide. Importantly, MME will retain the Journal Impact Factor from M&MP and will continue to be included in the Journal Citation Reports, as well as abstracted and indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded, Current Contents-Engineering, Computing & Technology, Scopus, EBSCO and Proquest. All papers published in MME will also have their abstracts published in Mining Engineering magazine. MME will have an increased frequency of six issues a year, and it will have no restrictions on number of article pages, figures or tables.

Paper submission has been transferred from Scholar One to Springer’s Editorial Manager as of August 6, 2018. To submit a paper, please go to the Springer website: Click on “Instructions for Authors” to print or save the instructions for manuscript subscription, and click on “Submit Online” to submit your paper.

For additional information, please visit our SME website:,-metallurgy-exploration-(mme). Please do not hesitate to email Chee Theng at if you have any questions or need any help.

Transactions is an annual publication that includes all peer-reviewed papers published in a calendar year by SME publications, including the technical papers in Mining Engineering and all papers in Minerals & Metallurgical Processing . In addition, it includes a section of 15 or more longer papers that are published only in Transactions . 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 , visit our Online Peer Review page. Papers are generally published within six months of acceptance.

A peer-reviewed paper is more likely to be recommended for Transactions if it is long (6,000 words or more, or numerous tables/ figures), of interest to a narrow readership and/or has excessively complex figures.

Here are the complete guidelines on how to format your paper for Transactions . Be aware that Transactions uses metric units only, with English units in parentheses only if the original measurement was in English units. Authors are requested to make their own conversions.

CrossCheck 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 CrossCheck? visit

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