Manuscript Submission

Manuscript Submission

Accepted authors should submit their manuscript no later than November 1, 2019.

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION CLOSED

Please contact authors@smenet.org for inquiries.


Congratulations, your paper has been accepted for inclusion in preprint proceedings USB. It is optional to submit a manuscript. The following information is critical for your successful completion and submission of your manuscript.

If your paper is prepared only for the Preprint USB—and you are not requesting peer review, follow the preprint format.

Preprint Format

Please use the Instructions & Guide for Preprint Manuscript Preparation as your primary reference in formatting your paper. It is neither SME's objective nor obligation to attempt consistency in the appearance of multi-author papers. Manuscripts will retain their characteristics (i.e., bullet lists, numeric outlines, quotations, etc.) as a result of each author's preference in the use of words and graphics. However, following the manuscript styles and guidelines will help in publishing proceedings in the most cost-effective and timely manner possible.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Have you included a title?
  • Have you numbered all pages beginning with page 1?
  • Have you checked for errors and typos on all pages and figures?
  • Have you secured clearance for presentation and publication from organizations involved in the work being reported?
  • Are figures, formulas, references, graphics and tables easy to read, and the arrangement of tables well-thought and condensed?
  • Is the paper formatted in accordance with official instructions and specifications provided in the SME template?
  • Has "space-and-a-half" indexing been used for comfortable placement of typed equations?
  • Are measuring units in accordance with SI units?
  • Does the subject of the paper match your submitted abstract?
  • Does the paper present innovative topics or topics that are state-of-the art in mining/minerals?
  • Is the paper readable, interesting and timely?
  • Does the paper demonstrate the application of the techniques described using either simulated or real problems?
  • Does the conclusion of the paper comprise logical results that are following from other chapters of the paper?

Papers Requesting a Peer Review

If you wish to have your conference paper appear on the preprint USB and also to submit a journal paper for peer review in the new SME journal, you can submit your conference paper to the proceedings USB and then write a more substantial, rigorous paper for submission to the journal. This is because the new SME journal cannot publish conference papers.

To prepare your journal paper, we recommend that you:

  1. Add 30-40% more material into your journal paper.
  2. Include relevant feedback that you received during the conference.
  3. Title your journal paper differently from your conference paper.
  4. Clearly reference your conference paper to prevent confusion, and add a note of transparency to indicate that your journal paper is based on earlier work.
  5. Use different wording in your journal paper than in your conference paper to prevent excessive similarity flags when your paper is run through iThenticate.

For guidelines on how to prepare your journal paper, you can get a copy of the Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (MME) journal’s “Instructions for Authors” by going to  https://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/42461 and clicking on “Submission guidelines” in the right-hand column. When your journal paper is ready, click on “Submit manuscript” to submit your paper.

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE NOVEMBER 1, 2019.

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION CLOSED

Please contact authors@smenet.org for inquiries.