Cites 2016
Guide for authors
Guide for authors

Submitted papers must be clearly written in excellent English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Those whose English is not native language should ask a competent person for language verification. The authors will be asked to provide either a certificate or name of the company/linguistic editor who was responsible for English language verification.

The manuscript should be submitted through the Editorial System available at http://www.editorialsystem.com/ppmp. The online submission system will guide you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files.

Manuscripts must contain only original work which has not been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. In case a paper has been already presented at a conference, it should be extended by at least 30% new technical contributions, before submission. Authors are requested to attach to the submitted paper their relevant, previously published article and summary explaining the improvements made in the journal version. The difference in contributions between the two versions should also be stated in the submitted article.

In addition, a statement must accompany that the submitted manuscript clearly describes the novelty of the submitted manuscript and the contribution that it makes to the existing literature.

Copyright transfer agreement
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher (Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and Geology, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology). All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher.

Authors are requested to submit the names, full affiliation (department, institution, city and country) and email addresses of five potential Referees. Appropriate Referees should have no close connection with any of the authors. In addition, Referees should be from institutions (and preferably countries) other than those of any of the Authors.

The submitted manuscripts should adhere to the general principles of the Physicochemical Problems of Mineral Processing articles. The Authors are recommended to use MSWord to prepare their manuscript. Papers should not exceed 12 pages (one-column, at least 1.2-spacing, at least 12 pt fonts, with margins of at least 1.5 cm on all sides) including figures, tables, references etc. The pages should be consecutively numbered throughout the paper.
  • Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  • Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Type your first (given) name in small characters while your last name (family name) in capital. Author from countries in which such system does not exist must choose what in their opinion is the first and the last name. Consulting your passport can be helpful. Please do not use other than Latin characters in your names. Use, for instance u instead of ű, z instead of ż, y instead of ỳ, etc. On request we can print your name with the diacritical marks in the affiliation section
    Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a superscript star (e.g. *, **) immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address and e-mail address of the corresponding author.
  • Abstract. A concise and factual abstract with no more than 250 words is required. The abstract should state briefly the research purpose, principal results and major conclusions. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, formulae and references in the abstract.
  • Keywords. Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords.
  • Article structure. Divide your article into clearly defined sections. Subsections may be either numbered or given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

    Introduction. State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
    Material and methods. Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.
    Results and discussion. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Results should be clear and concise. Discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work.
    Acknowledgements. Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise.
  • Units. Use only the international system of units (SI). If for any reason you have to use a non-SI unit, give its equivalent in SI. Do not use ml but cm3, not tonne but Mg, not 1 million tonne but Tg (that is teragram) etc.
  • Tables. Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables should be placed next to the relevant text in the article. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units in SI must be included.
  • Figures. Should be placed next to the relevant text in the article. Number figures consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. A short descriptive title should appear below each figure with a clear legend. All units in SI must be included. Figures must be of high quality, black and white (in very rare cases other colors are acceptable). Pasting figures from a drawing software is recommended through the paste special function. Do not use outer frames for your figures, fancy backgrounds, grid lines, etc. Keep your figure as simple as possible.
  • Formulae (mathematical, chemical reactions etc). Paste you formulas into the text as editable text and not as images. It is recommended to use Microsoft Equation 3.0. Type symbols of parameters in italic mode while constants, function, and symbols of chemical elements in upright mode.
  • References. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. In the text use (last name, year) or when there are two authors type (last name and last name, year). In the case of three authors write (last name of the first author et al., year). When citing in the text more than one papers, separate the references with symbol ; . In the text show the cited references in the chronological order. In the References section show the cited publication in alphabetical order without numbers in the front. Show all the authors. Follow the examples:

    BROZEK, M., MLYNARCZYKOWSKA, A., 2010, Probability of Detachment of Particle Determined According to the Stochastic Model of Flotation Kinetics, Physicochem. Probl. Miner. Process. 44, 23-34.
    HUANG, X., EVANGELOU, V. P., 1994. Suppression of pyrite oxidation rate by phosphate addition, in : Environmental Geochemistry of Sulfide Oxidation, ACS Symposium Series 550, 562-573.
    BEWERSDORFF, J., 2006. Galois Theory for Beginners: A Historical Perspective. American Mathematical Society, Providence, Chap. 2.

    A DOI can be used to cite and link to electronic articles where an article is in-press and full citation details are not yet known, but the article is available online. A DOI is guaranteed never to change, so you can use it as a permanent link to any electronic article. An example of a citation using DOI for an article not yet in an issue is:

    GUNGOREN, C., OZDEMIR, O., GOKHAN OZKAN, S., 2017, Effects of temperature during ultrasonic conditioning in quartz-amine flotation, Physicochem. Probl. Miner. Process., http://dx.doi.org/10.5277/ppmp170201.

    Please note the format of such citations should be in the same style as all other references in the paper.

    Web references. As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references should be listed in the reference list.