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 RMG Consulting.

  • 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 RMG Consulting, 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

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Magnus Ericsson,
  • Patrik Söderholm
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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85 days
Submission to first decision
180 days
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25,426 (2018)
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2191-2211
Print ISSN
2191-2203
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