Instructions for Authors

Mineralogia offers publications of the following formats:

  • original research (up to 15000 words),
  • review papers (up to 15000 words),
  • scientific communications (a short research paper, up to 3000 words),
  • short notes (a brief communication, e.g., a report of new interesting occurrences of minerals, new analytical methods, fieldwork discoveries; up to 1500 words),
  • book reviews,
  • letters to editors with comments on papers published in Mineralogia.

Authors of larger manuscripts are asked to contact the Editor-in-Chief before submission. The detailed instructions for the authors can be downloaded here:

Manuscripts should be submitted online through the Editorial Manager®.

Open Access Statement

The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to the entire content without any restrictions to all users.

Open Access License

This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons BY 4.0 license. Authors who publish with this journal retain the copyrights and agree to the terms of the above-mentioned CC BY 4.0 license.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

There are no Article Processing Charges or any other publication charges.


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Plagiarism Policy

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscript screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.


Authors should list all funding sources in the Acknowledgments section.


Mineralogia requires ORCID credentials.

Ethical considerations

This journal follows the basic principles of the publishing process as documented by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The COPE’s guidelines focus mainly on issues related to publication in the medical literature; thus, not all the points are relevant to the Mineralogia journal. Although the essential ethical concerns considered while publishing in Mineralogia align with the COPE guidelines, Mineralogia is not bound by their defined processes.

Scope of the Journal

The journal facilitates communication and promotes scientific research in the scope of:

  • descriptive mineralogy,
  • experimental mineralogy,
  • igneous petrology,
  • metamorphic petrology,
  • sedimentary petrology,
  • hard rock geochemistry,
  • geochronology and petrochronology,
  • environmental mineralogy and geochemistry,
  • and related disciplines.


Check the Editorial Board here

Jarek Majka

Jarosław Majka


AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland
Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden
jaroslaw.majka at

Tomasz Bajda

Associate Editor

AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland
bajda at

Abigail Barker

Associate Editor

Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
abigail.barker at

Silvio Ferrero

Associate Editor

University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy at

Iwona Klonowska

Assistant Editor

AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland
Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden
klonowska at

Karolina Kośmińska

Assistant Editor

AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland
karolina.kosminska at

Irena Brunarska

Assistant Editor

Jagiellonian University, Poland, Cracow
irena.brunarska at



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