Introduction

Founded in 1949, sponsored by China Nonferrous Metal Industry Association and BGRIMM Technology Group, published by the Information Research Center of Mining and Metallurgy Group, <Nonferrous Metals Engineering>(NME, formerly known as <Nonferrous Metals>, ISSN 2095-1744, CN10-1004 TF) is an authoritative academic journal that is published both at home and abroad. The aim of the journal is to build a platform for the exchange of scientific and technological achievements in the industry, pay attention to the latest technology development of nonferrous metals industry, promote technological innovation and independent innovation in the industry, and to build a resource-saving and environment-friendly harmonious society. It covers nonferrous metals (light, heavy, rare, expensive) materials, geology, mining, mineral processing, extractive metallurgy, environmental protection, etc., focusing on academic progress in nonferrous metals materials, intelligent mines, green mining and metallurgy, environmental protection, etc., especially focusing on hot spots such as non-ferrous materials.

How to submit / Submission online

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted via NME's Paper Submission System (PSS) at http://ysjsgc.bgrimm.cn or http://ysjsgc.bgrimm.cn/ysjsgcen/ch/ Please follow the instructions given on this site.Our online submission system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files. The system converts your article files to a single WORD file used in the peer-review process. Editable files (e.g., Word) are required to typeset your article for final publication. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, is sent by e-mail.

Submission checklist

You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review. Please check the relevant section in this Guide for Authors for more details.

Ensure that the following items are present:

1.         Title and signature. Includes Chinese and English titles. The title should be concise and should not exceed 20 words. All author names, units, addresses (city, county) and postal code should be stated.

2.         Content requirements. The content strives for novelty, originality, clear perspective, and substantial material. The full text should not exceed 6,000 words (including figures, tables, references and English abstracts), generally within 4 000 words.

3.         Abstract. The manuscript should contain a Chinese and English abstract. The abstract should contain four contents: purpose, method, result, conclusion and 3-8 keywords. English abstracts must ensure the accuracy of professional nouns and grammatical structures.

4.         Chart. Charts are used to highlight or interpret important arguments or conclusions, rather than retelling the text. The chart should be discharged with the text, and the chart provided by the paper should leave enough space in the relevant section in the article. The Chinese and English topics of the chart must be provided.

5.         Quantity, unit and symbol. Please use the quantity, unit and symbol in accordance with the "Standard Measurement Unit of the People's Republic of China". The unit symbol uses the international symbol. Do not use quantities, units, and symbols that have been abandoned.

6.         References. References use sequential coding. Mark the citation in the order in which the citation appears in the article, and place the code in the upper right corner of the citation with [ ].

7.         Fund project, if the article is funded, please list the detailed project name and number.

8.         Author brief introduction. At the end of the article, please indicate the first author's profile, including name, date of birth, gender, title, degree, major, main research direction and email.

Submission Policy:

Papers submitted to Nonferrous Metals Engineering Publishing must contain original material. The submitted paper, or any translation of it, must neither be published, nor be submitted for publication elsewhere. Violations of these rules will normally result in an immediate rejection of the submission without further review.

 

Contributions should be written in Chinese and include a 300-500 words abstract. Our journals usually welcome the following types of contributions:

 

• Original research articles

• Review articles, providing a comprehensive review on a scientific topic

Peer review

In short, all manuscripts submitted for publication in our journals are strictly and thoroughly peer-reviewed. The review process is single blind. If the manuscript is accepted for full review, it will be reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers.

 

Submitted manuscripts will undergo a detailed initial check including a Plagiarism Check in the Editorial Office. An Editor – usually the Editor-in-Chief – together with the Editorial Office takes charge of the peer-review process. It starts with a Preliminary Review by the Editor (finished no more than 45 days after manuscript submission).

 

After a manuscript is accepted for full review, the Editor will collect at least two review comments and prepare a decision letter based on the comments of the reviewers (finished no more than 45 days after preliminary review). The decision letter is sent to the Corresponding Author to request an adequate revision (peer-reviewed again whenever necessary). The author will be asked to format the manuscript according to NME's template before it goes into typesetting and proofreading with the publisher. The author will receive the paper in PDF produced by NME for checking before it is published online.