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International Journal of Coal Science & Technology

International Journal of Coal Science & Technology

Editors-in-Chief: S.P. Peng; S.M. Liu
Managing Editor: Wanjie Wang

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

Journal no. 40789

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An Open Access journal that 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 geology, coal mining, technology and engineering, coal processing, utilization and conversion, coal mining environment and reclamation and more
  • Published with the China Coal Society

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The 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 geology, geochemistry, geophysics, mineralogy, and petrology; coal mining theory, technology and engineering; coal processing, utilization and conversion; coal mining environment and reclamation and related aspects.

The International Journal of Coal Science & Technology is published with China Coal Society, who also cover the publication costs so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

The journal operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.

All articles published are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found at https://www.springeropen.com/about/open-access.

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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:

      Coal geology, geochemistry, geophysics, mineralogy and petrology – coal basin and coal seam formation and evolution; petrology of coal; organic matter-rich shales, including mineralogy, geochemistry, 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; and groundwater management


      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 exploration and management


      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; CC(U)S; and IGCC


      Coal mining environment and reclamation – Waste management and waste minimization practices; coal mine site closure, decommissioning and reclamation; adverse effects of toxic elements during coal utilization and mining; post-combustion pollution control; waste disposal; and mine water drainage


      Other key topics relating to coal science and technology – mine survey; mine health and safety; CO2 mineralization and utilization etc.   

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