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Mineral Economics

Mineral Economics

Raw Materials Report

Editor-in-Chief: M. Ericsson; P. Söderholm

ISSN: 2191-2203 (print version)
ISSN: 2191-2211 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13563

Springer Open Access
  • International coverage of non-fuel minerals, metals and the mining industry, and its role in society
  • One of two journals in the growing field of mineral economics
  • Run in cooperation between the Raw Materials Group, a pioneering institute in mining research and analysis, and the Technical University of Luleå, one the leading mining universities in Europe
  • Interdisciplinary scope, focusing on the economic, social, environmental and political implications of natural resources
  • Platform for academics, industry practitioners and decision makers

Mineral Economics is an international, multidisciplinary journal focused on economics and policy issues in the minerals, metals and mining industries. The journal exists to improve the understanding of economic, social, environmental and political implications of natural resources. The main focus is on non-fuel minerals, metals and the mining industry, and its role in society.

Mineral Economics serves as a platform for academics, industry practitioners, decision makers and other experts who want to publish results of research and studies and to share perspectives and knowledge about natural resources.

Topics that are covered in the discipline of mineral economics include, among others; mineral market analysis, exploration and development, resource availability, market development, price formation, international trade, environmental policy, sustainability issues, competition issues.

Mineral Economics is a joint project of Luleå University of Technology and Raw Materials Group.

Related subjects » Environmental / Development / Agricultural Economics - Geology - Industrial Organization - Innovation - Technology Management - Production & Process Engineering

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    Mineral Economics is an international, multidisciplinary journal focused on economics and policy issues in the minerals, metals and mining industries. The journal wants to improve the understanding of economic, social, environmental and political implications of natural resources. The main focus is on non-fuel minerals, metals and the mining industry, and its role in society.

    Mineral Economics serves as a platform for academics, industry practitioners, decision makers and other experts that want to publish results of research and studies in order to share their perspectives and knowledge about natural resources. Discussion and exchange of views between all concerned is encouraged. Submissions that analyse issues of economics, business and public policy in the areas of mining, minerals and metals are welcome. Original and thoughtful contributions, set in a solid analytical framework, can help to improve our knowledge of minerals, metals and mining. All submissions are peer reviewed by experts in the relevant fields.

    Topics that are covered in the discipline of mineral economics include, among others; mineral market analysis, exploration and development, resource availability, market development, price formation, international trade, environmental policy, sustainability issues, competition issues.

    Submissions of full-length articles, comments, book-reviews and short papers are welcome. The journal also regularly publishes data from the unique database Raw Materials Data - the only database covering ownership and control in the global mining industry.

    Mineral Economics is a joint project between Luleå University of Technology and Raw Materials Group. Editor is Assistant Professor Linda Wårell from the Economics Unit at Luleå University of Technology. Senior Editors are Professor Patrik Söderholm, Luleå University of Technology, and Magnus Ericsson, Raw Materials Group and Luleå University of Technology.

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