The International Journal of Coal Science & Technology is a peer-reviewed open access journal. 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.

  • 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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Editors-in-Chief
  • Suping Peng,
  • Shimin Liu
Managing Editor
  • Wanjie Wang
Associate Editors
  • Bo Hyun Kim,
  • Dongjie Xue,
  • Pedram Roghanchi,
  • Wu Xiao,
  • Zhiqiang Wu
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2198-7823
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2095-8293
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