Acta Montanistica Slovaca is an international scientific journal published jointly by the Union of Metallurgy, Mining Industry and Geology of Slovak Republic, the Slovak Mining Society, the Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnologies (FBERG) of the Technical University of Kosice (Slovakia), and the Faculty of Mining and Geology (HGF) of the VSB Technical University of Ostrava (Czech Republic).
Scope of the journal
Acta Montanistica Slovaca publishes high quality articles on basic and applied research in the following fields:
- geology and geological survey
- Earth resources
- underground engineering and geotechnics
- mining mechanization, mining transport, deep hole drilling
- ecotechnology and mineralurgy
- process control, automation and applied informatics in raw materials extraction, utilization and processing
- other similar fields.
Acta Montanistica Slovaca is the only scientific journal of this kind in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe.
The submitted manuscripts should contribute significantly to the international literature, even if the focus can be regional. Manuscripts should cite the extant and relevant international literature, should clearly state what the wider contribution is (e.g. a novel discovery, application of a new technique or methodology, application of an existing methodology to a new problem), and should discuss the importance of the work in the international context.
Founded in 1996, Acta Montanistica Slovaca is published quarterly, four issues each year. Starting from 2004 it is freely available on-line, including all issues since 1996. Starting with January 2009, the official language of the journal is English. In special issues on local Central European topics articles in Czech and Slovak may appear.
The Acta Montanistica Slovaca journal uses the double blind peer review process prior to publication of new submitted manuscripts. All submissions are initially assessed by the Editorial Board for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editorial Board is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editorial Board's decision is final. The whole publication process may take from 4 to 6 months, however, the final date of publication is dependent on the number of manuscripts that are already waiting for publishing.
The individual steps of the publication process can be found here: Review Process.
Article publication and submitting fee
There are no Article submission charge or Article processing charge (APC, publication fee) for the author - publishing is free of charge.
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
Plagiarism, multiple and simultaneous submission
The journal publishes original research results, not submitted to any other publication. If particular sections overlap with already published or submitted content, author are obliged to acknowledge and cite those sources. Author should provide editor a copy of any submitted manuscript that might contain overlapping or closely related content. The journal will not consider for publication contributions having clear signs of any form of plagiarism, duplicate, multiple, or simultaneous submission. In practice journal refuses:
- manuscripts submitted to more journals simultaneously, as well as multiple manuscripts based on the same research,
- author reuses substantial parts of his or her own already published, including paraphrasing, known as self-plagiarism and duplication
- author submits manuscript with small amount of additional research results to previously published paper
- author submits manuscript already published in different language without notification of editor and relevant explanation
- author attempts to publish work of someone else, known as plagiarism.
All submitted manuscripts are screened for plagiarism by Grammarly plagiarism tool.
The authors are required to sing the Authors Statement with the AMS journal before publication of their manuscript. By signing the statement, the authors assigns, conveys and otherwise transfers all rights, title, interest, and copyright ownership in this manuscript to the AMS when the AMS accepts it for publication. All accepted manuscripts become the AMSs property and may not be published elsewhere. Authors may use parts of the manuscript in subsequent works without asking the AMSs permission, provided proper citation.
The sample Authors Statement can be found here: Authors Statement