Research and Publication Ethics Authors should observe high standards with respect to publication ethics. The Journal follows the guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with in accordance with the COPE guidelines ( All work submitted to The Journal of Mining and Earth Sciences should be novel, rigorous and substantial, and the Editors may make plagiarism checks at any time after submission.

The corresponding author agrees by submission of a manuscript that:
1) the work is free of plagiarism and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere,
2) all authors have agreed to publication in The Journal of Mining and Earth Sciences,
3) all those contributing substantial ideas and work have been appropriately acknowledged or given co-authorship,
4) all addresses and institutional affiliations are complete and correct,
5) all national laws relating to the research have been complied with;
6) funding sources and conflicts of interest have been appropriately acknowledged,
7) authorization to publish all parts of the submission from employers, intellectual property or copyright holders, funders, and others is given,
8) if the manuscript describes experiments using animals, the permission of the national or local authorities (giving the permission or the accreditation number of the laboratory and of the investigator) should be stated.

Note: A published paper subsequently found not to have fulfilled all of these criteria may be retracted or, at the journal's sole discretion, a correction may be published. We reserve the right to charge authors the full original cost of publishing any subsequently retracted paper, or the cost of publishing any correction.