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International Journal of Coal Science & Technology

International Journal of Coal Science & Technology

Editor-in-Chief: Suping Peng

ISSN: 2095-8293 (print version)
ISSN: 2198-7823 (electronic version)

Journal no. 40789


An Open Access journal offers an international perspective on scientific research into coal and mining development

  • A forum for new research findings, case studies and discussion of important challenges in coal science and mining development
  • Offers an international perspective on coal mining, processing, engineering, safety, economics, pollution and more
  • Published with the China Coal Society

International Journal of Coal Science & Technology is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. It focuses on key topics of coal scientific research and mining development, serving as a forum for scientists to present research findings and discuss challenging issues.

Coverage includes original research articles, new developments, case studies and critical reviews in all aspects of scientific and engineering research on coal, coal utilizations and coal mining. Among the broad topics receiving attention are coal processing, utilization and conversion; coal mining theory, technology and engineering; coal geology, geochemistry, geophysics, mineralogy, and petrology; mine health and safety, mine rehabilitation, coal economics, mine management, post-combustion pollution control, waste disposal, CO2 mineralization and utilization and more. Published with the China Coal Society.

The open access fees (article-processing charges) for this journal are kindly sponsored by the China Coal Society. Authors can publish in the journal without any additional charges.

Related subjects » Environmental Science & Engineering - Fossil Fuels

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    The International Journal of Coal Science & Technology is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal focusing on key topics of coal scientific research and mining development. It will serve as an international forum for scientists to present their research findings, and to discuss new developments and challenging issues in the field.


     The scope of coverage is broad, extending to such topics as:

    l  Coal geology, geochemistry, geophysics, mineralogy and petrology – coal basin and coal seam formation and evolution; petrophysics of coal; organic matter-rich shales, including mineralogy, formation, transport and storage of gases in coal and shales; unconventional energy systems (e.g. oil shales, shale gas, and other carbon-based fuels); ore deposits of materials and rare metals in coal and coal-bearing strata; groundwater management

    l  Coal mining theory, technology and engineering – coal-measure rocks/ground behavior; mine construction; drift excavation; grouting; support technology; tunnels; mining disaster prevention; green mining; top coal caving; systematic mining technology for super-thick or thin seams; CBM management

    l  Coal processing, utilization and conversion – coal chemistry; beneficiation; liquefaction; gasification; coal water slurry; coal power plant; combustion; coking; by and end products of coal utilization; clean coal technology; low carbon technology; IGCC

    l  Other key topics relating to coal science and technology – mine health and safety; coal mine environmental concerns; mine rehabilitation; coal economics; mine management; post-combustion pollution control; waste disposal; CCUS; CO2 mineralization and utilization etc.    

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