Instructions for authors

Aims and Scope

The University of Belgrade, Technical Faculty in Bor, has been publishing the journal called Journal of Mining and Metallurgy since 1965 and in 1997 it was divided into two independent journals dealing with mining and metallurgy separately. Since the 2009 Journal of Mining and Metallurgy, Section B: Metallurgy has been accepted in the Science Citation Index Expanded.

Journal of Mining and Metallurgy, Section B: Metallurgy (in further text: JMMB) presents an international medium for the publication of contributions to original research which reflect the new progress in the theory and practice of metallurgy. The Journal covers the latest research in all aspects of metallurgy including hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, electrometallurgy, transport phenomena, process control, solidification, mechanical working, solid-state reactions, materials processing, surface treatment, and relationships among processing, structure, and properties of materials.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Manuscript preparation

* Language:
Papers will be published in English.

* Estimation of length:
– for original research works: less than 15 pages together with tables and figures
– for review articles: up to 20 pages
– for short notices and letters: up to 5 pages   
– for book reviews: up to 2 pages
– for conference announcements: up to 2 pages

* Keywords:
A maximum of six words should be indicated below the abstract.

* Text composition:
The article should be prepared using Microsoft Office Word with simple fonts Times New Roman, size 12 pt, with single line spacing.
The title of the manuscript together with the FULL names of ALL authors should be given at the beginning of the text.
Affiliation for all authors should be given (first enter the name of the University, then the name of the faculty, the City, and Country) and the e-mail address of ALL authors (corresponding author e-mail address must be underlined).
The paper should be organized into the following sections: Abstract (100–200 words), Introduction, Experimental, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgments, Authors contributions, Data availability, Conflict of interest, and References.

* Figures:
Illustrations and figures are placed within the text at the appropriate points. A separate list of figures captions should be provided in numerical order on a separate page at the end of the manuscript.
All figures should be submitted in TIFF or JPG form (300 DPI resolution) as separate files.

 * Tables:
Tables are part of the text and should be placed within the text at the appropriate points. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numbers. Quantities should be separated from units by a slash (/). Footnotes to tables, font size 10 pt, are to be indicated consecutively (line-by-line) in superscript letters. Tables should be prepared with the aid of the WORD table function, without vertical lines. The minimum size of the font in the tables should be 10 pt. Table columns must not be formatted using multiple spaces. Table rows must not be formatted using Carriage returns (enter key). Tables should not be incorporated as graphical objects.
A separate list of table captions should be provided in numerical order on a separate page at the end of the manuscript.

* Reference list:
It should be given at the end of the paper and prepared for different types of references, as follows:
1. A. Author, B. Author, C. Author, Paper title, Journal full name, volume (issue) (year) pages from-to.
2. C. Author, The name of the Book, Publisher, City, 1997, p.123.
3. D. Author, in Handbook (E. Editor), Publisher, City, 1997, p.123-125.
4. E. Author, Paper title, Proc. V International Symposium of Zinc, Date, City, Country, 1997, p. 567-570.

The reference number should be given through the text in brackets [#]. References in not-English languages should be given in the original language in which the papers are written, and behind them in parentheses should be given a translation into English, and not just any, but one that is given in the “official” abstract or summary of the manuscript. At the end of the reference the original language has to be mentioned in brackets (in Serbian), i.e.

The articles should be submitted using our online submission system available at JMMB-online submission.

Reviewing procedure

The articles submitted to the JMMB for possible publication will be the first subject to the Editor-in-Chief’s evaluation. As we receive more manuscripts than we can publish, we are forced to select those we believe will interest the broadest possible section of our readership and represent a significant breakthrough of general interest to the community.
All new manuscripts are first evaluated against criteria that include: compliance with the mission statement of the journal, perceived quality, and novelty of the work, and potential interest to the readership of JMMB.
As a result of this screening, we decline about 70% of submissions without further review. The authors will receive the results of this screening quickly after submission (after one week).
After the Editor-in-Chief’s evaluation (screening), the articles undergo a peer-review process (single-blind peer review) by at least three reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper. Referees will be invited to review each submission. The choice of reviewers is at the Editors’ discretion. All of the reviewers of a manuscript remain anonymous to the authors before, during, and after the evaluation process. All of the reviewers of a paper act independently and they are not aware of each other’s identities.
The reviewers’ evaluation form contains a checklist in order to help referees cover all aspects that can decide the fate of a submission. In the final section of the evaluation form, the reviewers must include observations, suggestions, and required modifications aimed to improve the submitted manuscript. The reviewers’ evaluation forms are sent to authors, without the names of the reviewers with the final decision considering the papers’ acceptability for publication in the JMMB.
The articles that have passed the reviewing process and are accepted will be published in one of the following issues. However, Editor-in-Chief has the last word concerning the issue in which each paper will be published. Also, Editor-in-Chief can, at his sole discretion, decide not to publish a paper. Authors of the papers will have to sign a copyright agreement before the proofs of the papers become available online.

Authors’ responsibilities

Authors warrant that their manuscripts are their original works, that they have not been published before, and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Parallel submission of the same paper to another journal constitutes misconduct and eliminates the manuscript from further consideration. The work that has already been published elsewhere cannot be reprinted in the Journal of Mining and Metallurgy B: Metallurgy.
Authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions. The authors affirm that the article contains no unfounded or unlawful statements and does not violate the rights of third parties.
Authors must make sure that their author team listed in the manuscript includes all and only those authors who have significantly contributed to the submitted manuscript. If persons other than authors were involved in important aspects of the research project and the preparation of the manuscript, their contribution should be acknowledged in the Acknowledgments section.
It is the responsibility of the authors to specify the title and code label of the research project within which the work was created, as well as the full title of the funding institution. In case a submitted manuscript has been presented at a conference in the form of an oral presentation (under the same or similar title), detailed information about the conference shall be provided.
Authors are required to properly cite sources that have significantly influenced their research and their manuscript. Parts of the manuscript, including text, equations, pictures, and tables that are taken verbatim from other works must be clearly marked, e.g. by quotation marks accompanied by their location in the original document (page number), or, if more extensive, given in a separate paragraph.
Full references of each quotation (in-text citation) must be listed in a separate section (Literature or References) in a uniform manner, according to the citation style used by the journal. References section should list only quoted/cited, and not all sources used for the preparation of a manuscript.
When authors discover a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, it is their obligation to promptly notify the Editor-in-Chief and cooperate with him/her to retract or correct the paper.
Authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might have influenced the presented results or their interpretation.
By submitting a manuscript the authors agree to abide by the Editorial Policies of the Journal of Mining and Metallurgy Section B: Metallurgy.

Open access

Open access policy

Journal Journal of Mining and Metallurgy B: Metallurgy is published under an Open Access license. All its content is available free of charge. Users can read, download, copy, distribute, print, and search the full text of articles, as well as establish HTML links to them, without having to seek the consent of the author or publisher.
The right to use content without consent does not release the users from the obligation to give the credit to the journal and its content in a manner described under Licensing.

Archiving digital version

In accordance with the law, digital copies of all published volumes are archived in the legal deposit library of the National Library of Serbia and Matica Srpska and concurrently in the Repository of SCIndeks – The Serbian Citation Index as the primary full-text database.

Article processing charge

Journal Journal of Mining and Metallurgy B: Metallurgy does not charge authors or any third party for publication. Both manuscript submission and processing services, and article publishing services are free of charge. There are no hidden costs whatsoever.

Copyright & Licensing


Authors retain the copyright of the published papers and grant to the publisher the non-exclusive right to publish the article, to be cited as its original publisher in case of reuse, and to distribute it in all forms and media.


The published articles will be distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license (CC BY-SA). It is allowed to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and remix, transform, and build upon it for any purpose, even commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given to the original author(s), a link to the license is provided, it is indicated if changes were made and the new work is distributed under the same license as the original.
Users are required to provide a full bibliographic description of the original publication (authors, article title, journal title, volume, issue, pages), as well as its DOI code. In electronic publishing, users are also required to link the content with both the original article published in the Journal of Mining and Metallurgy B: Metallurgy and the license used.
Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.

Self-archiving policy

Authors are permitted to deposit the publisher’s version (PDF) of their work in an institutional repository, subject-based repository, author’s personal website (including social networking sites, such as ResearchGate,, etc.), and/or departmental website at any time after publication.
Full bibliographic information (authors, article title, journal title, volume, issue, pages) about the original publication must be provided and links must be made to the article’s DOI and the license.


The views expressed in the published works do not express the views of the Editors and the Editorial Staff. The authors take legal and moral responsibility for the ideas expressed in the articles. Publisher shall have no liability in the event of issuance of any claims for damages. The Publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Plagiarism Policy

Journal of Mining and Metallurgy B: Metallurgy does not publish plagiarised papers as defined in the Editorial Policies. By submitting a manuscript the authors agree to abide by the Editorial Policies of JMMB.

To prevent plagiarism the manuscripts are submitted to a plagiarism detection process using iThenticate/CrossRef within SCIndeks Assistant. The results obtained are verified by the Editorial Board in accordance with the guidelines and recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.