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Author Guidelines

General information

It is essential for us that authors write and prepare their manuscripts according to the instructions and specifications listed below. Therefore, authors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing a manuscript for submission.

Archives of Mining Sciences (AMS) is concerned with original research, new developments and case studies in all fields of mining sciences which include:
- mining technologies,
- stability of mine workings,
- mineral processing,
- mining machine science,
- ventilation systems,
- rock mechanics,
- mining and engineering geology,
- geotechnical engineering and tunnelling,
- mining geodesy,
- mining geophysics,
- environmental protection in mining,
- economical aspects in mining.

Papers are welcomed on all relevant topics and especially on theoretical developments, analytical methods, numerical methods, rock testing, site investigation, and case studies.

AMS publishes research and review articles, technical notes.

Papers suitable for publication in AMS are those which:
- contain original work - the main result is not published elsewhere neither by the authors nor somebody else, and is not currently under consideration for publication in any other journal,
- are focused on the core aims and scope of the journal,
- are clearly and correctly written in English.

Authors are required to contribute to the cost of publication – publication charge 1000 PLN or 250 Euro. There is no submission charge.

Electronic submission:
All submissions must be made electronically via Open Journal System

The papers should be written in English.

Length of paper
The research and review articles may not exceed 16 typewritten pages, technical notes -10 pages, format A4 including figures and tables.

The initial submission should be sent as Microsoft World (Time New Roman, 12 points, line spacing - 1,5) or pdf file with all drawings, pictures and tables placed in the text.
Please note that pdf format is not allowed for accepted papers.

Layout of the manuscript
First and last name(s) of the author(s), title of the article, abstract, keywords, methodology and introduction to the topics, results, conclusions, acknowledgements and references. The subtitles should conform to the decimal system of numbering.
Paper should be divided into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc.

The abstract should briefly summarize the most important results reported in the paper (up to 300 words).

Keywords.4-6 keywords

Formulae should be prepared with Microsoft Equation (formulae width no greater than 12.0 cm), written clearly with distinct notation of upper and lower indices and parentheses, maintaining an uniform numbering.

Tables should be prepared as separate file in Microsoft World format.

If possible, the figures should be prepared with a vector graphics software (cdr, wmf, al or dxf formats) or as eps, jpg, bmp (figures width no greater than 13.5 cm), resolution 300 dpi. Use Arial font for the comments on drawings in size 6-10 points. The photographs should be converted to high resolution scans in *.jpg or *.tiff format.

A bibliography without numbering, arranged alphabetically according to the author’s last name, should include all positions referring in the text. In case of more than one article from the same year, the articles should be differentiated as follows: 1985a, 1985b, etc. The following order is required: last name and initials of all co-authors, year, title, type of publications, (journal, conference material, collection of monograph articles, unpublished texts) with the page numbers used.

Quoting references
Name(s) of the author(s) should be provided in parentheses. e.g.: (Brandt, 1993), (Crosdale & Beamish, 1994; Morse & MacKenzie, 1990; Polanski, 1988). (Dziurzynski et al., 1990) in the case of one, two or more than two authors, respectively. If the name(s) of the author(s) is included in the text, then the reference should be cited as follows e.g.: „According to Brandt (1993)...”

Example of bibliography

Brandt J., 1993. Neuere Erkentnisse auf dem Gebiet der Gasausbruchprognose. Glückauf Forschungshefte 54, 5, 228-233.

Crosdale P. J., Beamish B.B., 1994. Methane sorption studies at South Bulli (NSW) & Central (QLD) collieries using a high-pressure microbalance. 28 Newcastle Symposium on „Advances in the study of Sydney Basin”, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, 15-17 April, 118-125.

Dziurzynski W., Trutwin W., Tracz J., 1990. Symulacja komputerowa przepływu powietrza i gazów powyrzutowych w sieci wentylacyjnej kopalni. J. Litwiniszyn (Ed.), Górotwór jako ośrodek wielofazowy; Wyrzuty skalno-gazowe. Wydawnictwo AGH, Kraków, 2, 743-758.

Grant J.L., 2003. Foundation of economic value added. John Willey & Sons, New Jersey, USA.

Nekrasovski Ya.E., 1951. Razrabotka plastov podverzhennykh vnezapnym vybrosam ugla i gaza. Ugletekhizdat, Moskva.



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  2. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines
  3. Signed author statement, scanned, ready to attach during submission process
  4. List of 3-5 potential reviewers (name, surename, e-mail and institution) appropriate for the paper
    Please suggest in your cover letter 3–5 reviewers appropriate for your paper. - See more at:

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2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

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