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The 1st International Electronic Conference on Mineral Science

16–31 July 2018
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Welcome from the Chairs

You are cordially invited to participate in the 1st International Electronic Conference on Mineral Science, sponsored by the MDPI open access journal Minerals. This is a new initiative which offers the opportunity for researchers engaged in the study of mineral science to present their research and exchange ideas with their colleagues. We take full advantage of the Internet, removing the need to travel and participation expenses.

As this is the first conference in mineral science, the range of topics will be very general. The conference will cover the following broad themes:

This is a virtual conference held at is a platform developed and sponsored by MDPI to organize electronic conferences, and to provide our community with the technical support for hosting our digital conferences.

The participation is free of charge—both for authors and attendees. Accepted papers will be gathered in the Proceedings of the conference. Selected extended versions of the papers will be published in journal Minerals with a discount of 20% on the Article Processing Charge (ISSN ISSN 2075-163X; Impact Factor: 2.088 (2016); Minerals).

I am looking forward to participate in exciting discussions, hearing new ideas and perspectives in the field and welcoming all participants to the online conference.

Best regards,

Prof. Dr. Paul Sylvester

Chair of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Mineral Science
Editor-in-Chief, Minerals
Endowed Pevehouse Chair Professor, Department of Geosciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053, USA

Paul Sylvester has been the Endowed Pevehouse Chair Professor of Geosciences at Texas Tech University since 2014. He has held previous research and teaching positions at NASA Johnson Space Center, The University of Chicago, Australian National University and Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada). His research interests are focused on mineral geochemistry and geochronology, particularly as applied to understanding provenance, correlation and diagenesis of lithostratigraphic units. To support his research program, he has developed and operates a laser ablation – multicollector – magnetic sector – ICPMS laboratory at Texas Tech. Paul holds a BSc degree from Purdue University (Indiana, USA) and a PhD degree from Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri, USA). He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and Mineralogical Society of America.

Instructions for Authors


Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with, and using the "Start New Submission" function once logged into system.

    1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 200-250 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 31 May 2018.
    2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the 1st International Electronic Conference on Mineral Science. All authors will be notified by 15 June 2018 about the acceptance of their abstract.
    3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit the manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint and/or video presentation of his/her paper (only PDF), until the submission deadline of 30 June 2018.
    4. The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available on for discussion during the time of the conference 16–31 July 2018. Accepted papers will be published in the Journal Proceedings. After the conference, the authors are recommended to submit an extended version of the proceeding papers to the journal Minerals with 20% discount of the APC charges.
Proceedings Paper

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

First page:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.

Presentation Slides
Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.
Video Presentations
Besides their active participation within the forum, authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. If you are interested in submitting, please contact the conference organizer ([email protected]) to get to know more about the procedure. This is an unique way of presenting your paper and discuss it with peers from all over the world. Make a difference and join us for this project!
Presentation of Posters
Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. Like papers presented on the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters that are submitted without paper will not be included in the proceedings of the conference.
Submission of Manuscripts

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website.

Microsoft Word

Authors must use the Manuscript Template to prepare their manuscript. Using the template file will substantially shorten the time to complete copy-editing and publication of accepted manuscripts. Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.

Manuscript Preparation

  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).
  • Formatting / Style: Papers should be prepared following the style of IECMS2018 template. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  • Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
  • Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and a explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.

For further inquiries please contact the Conference Secretariat.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section. It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.


MDPI AG, the publisher of the platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI AG the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

List of accepted submissions (11)

Title Authors Poster
Nb-Ta-Ti oxides in topaz granites of the Geyer granite stock (Erzgebirge Mts., Germany)

Miloš René

Submitted: 16 Apr 2018

Abstract: Show Abstract
Miloš René Poster PDF Show Abstract
Two-stage SART process: A feasible alternative for gold cyanidation plants with high zinc and copper contents Humberto Estay Minghai Gim-Krumm Michelle Quilaqueo Poster PDF Show Abstract
First zunyite-bearing lithocap in Greece: The case of Konos Hill Mo-Re-Cu-Au porphyry system. Constantinos Mavrogonatos Panagiotis Voudouris Paul Spry Vasilios Melfos Stephan Klemme Jasper Berndt Robert Moritz Christos Kanellopoulos