Archives of Mining Sciences

The Journal of Committee of Mining of Polish Academy of Sciences

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Archives of Mining Sciences (AMS) publish research results of wide interest in all fields of mining sciences which include: rock mechanics, mining engineering, mineral processing, geotechnical engineering and tunnelling, mining and engineering geology, mining geodesy and geophysics, ventilation systems, environmental protection in mining and economical aspects in mining.

The journal established by the Polish Academy of Sciences, has been regularly issued since 1956. It enable collaboration and exchange of ideas between researchers from different countries as well as provides forum for the publication of high quality papers.

Archives of Mining Sciences (AMS) is concerned with original research, new developments and case studies in all fields of mining sciences. The journal provides an international forum for the publication of high quality research results in:

- mining technologies,
- stability of mine workings,
- mineral processing,
- mining machine science,
- ventilation systems,
- rock mechanics,
- mining and engineering geology,
- geotechnical engineering and tunnelling,
- mining geodesy,
- mining geophysics,
- environmental protection in mining,
- economical aspects in mining.

Papers are welcomed on all relevant topics and especially on theoretical developments, analytical methods, numerical methods, rock testing, site investigation, and case studies.

Archives of Mining Sciences is peer-reviewed and published quarterly in English. AMS publishes research and review articles, technical notes.

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Editor-in-Chief
Professor Antoni Tajduś, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland

Associate Editor
Professor Stanisław Knothe, Strata Mechanics Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, Poland

Secretary
Professor Jerzy Krawczyk, Strata Mechanics Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, Poland
Dr inż.Katarzyna Cyran, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland

Editorial Board Members
Professor Stanisław Cierpisz, The Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
Professor Józef Dubiński, Central Mining Institute, Katowice, Poland
Professor Wacław Dziurzyński, Strata Mechanics Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, Poland
Dr Marek Kwaśniewski, The Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
Professor Janusz Roszkowski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland
Professor Wacław Trutwin, Strata Mechanics Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, Poland
Professor Andrew K. Wojtanowicz, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

International Advisory Board
Chairman
Professor Antoni Kidybiński, Central Mining Institute, Katowice, Poland

Members
Professor K.S. Baśniev, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Professor Liu Baoshen, Changsha Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Changsha, Hunan, China
Professor Jakub Bodziony, Strata Mechanics Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, Poland
Professor M. Dolipski, The Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
Dr Abraham Tativ Faga, C-FER Technologies, Edmonton, Canada
Dr Stewart Gillies, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, USA
Professor A. Kaltayev, al-Frabi Kazakh State University, Almaty Kazachstan
Professor P. Konečny, (Institute of Geonics, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic
Professor E.I. Križanivskij, (National Oil and Gas University of Ukraine, Ivanofrankovsk, Ukraine
Dr Ian Lowndes,
Professor Stanisław Miska, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, USA
Professor D.C. Panigrahi, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India
ProfessorJ. Pinka TechnicalUniversity of Kosice, Kosice, Slovakia
ProfessorG.G. Pivnyak NationalMining University of Ukraine, Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine
Professor L.A. Puchkov, MoscowState Mining University, Moscow, Russia
Professor G. Pusch, TU Clausthal, Gemany
Professor T. Rozgonyi,Colorado School of Mines, Mining Engineering Department, USA
Professor P. Särkkä,Helsinki University of Technology Helsinki, Finland
Professor R.N. Singh,University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
Professor Anton Sroka,TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany
Professor S. Stryczek, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
Professor Antoni Tajduś, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
Professor D.D. Tannant,University of Alberta, Canada
Professor V. Ulmanu,University Petroleum-Gas of Ploiesti, Romania
Professor Kot F. Unrug, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
Professor Xingshen Wang, China University of Mining and Technology Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China
Professor Andrew Wala, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
Professor J. Vasyuchkov, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Professor K. Yost, GeoRef Information System American Geological Institute

Contact
Strata Mechanics Research Institute
Reymonta Str. 30-059 Kraków, Poland,
Phone: +48 12 637 62 00 w.58
Email: ams@img-pan.krakow.pl; amsc@agh.edu.pl

Publisher
DE GRUYTER OPEN
Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

It is essential for us that authors write and prepare their manuscripts according to the instructions and specifications listed below. Therefore, authors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing a manuscript for submission.
Archives of Mining Sciences (AMS) is concerned with original research, new developments and case studies in all fields of mining sciences which include:
- mining technologies,
- stability of mine workings,
- mineral processing,
- mining machine science,
- ventilation systems,
- rock mechanics,
- mining and engineering geology,
- geotechnical engineering and tunnelling,
- mining geodesy,
- mining geophysics,
- environmental protection in mining,
- economical aspects in mining.
Papers are welcomed on all relevant topics and especially on theoretical developments, analytical methods, numerical methods, rock testing, site investigation, and case studies.
AMS publishes research and review articles, technical notes.
Papers suitable for publication in AMS are those which:
- contain original work - the main result is not published elsewhere neither by the authors nor somebody else, and is not currently under consideration for publication in any other journal,
- are focused on the core aims and scope of the journal,
- are clearly and correctly written in English.
Authors are required to contribute to the cost of publication – publication charge 1000 PLN or 250 Euro. There is no submission charge.

Electronic submission:
All submissions must be made electronically via Editorial System https://www.editorialsystem.com/amsc/

Language
The papers should be written in English.

Length of paper
The research and review articles may not exceed 16 typewritten pages, technical notes -10 pages, format A4 including figures and tables.

Format
The initial submission should be sent as Microsoft World (Time New Roman, 12 points, line spacing - 1,5) or pdf file with all drawings, pictures and tables placed in the text. Please note that pdf format is not allowed for accepted papers.

Layout of the manuscript
First and last name(s) of the author(s), title of the article, abstract, keywords, methodology and introduction to the topics, results, conclusions, acknowledgements and references. The subtitles should conform to the decimal system of numbering.
Paper should be divided into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc.

Abstracts
The abstract should briefly summarize the most important results reported in the paper (up to 300 words).

Keywords
4-6 keywords

Formulae
Formulae should be prepared with Microsoft Equation (formulae width no greater than 12.0 cm), written clearly with distinct notation of upper and lower indices and parentheses, maintaining an uniform numbering.

Tables
Tables should be prepared as separate file in Microsoft World format.

Figures
If possible, the figures should be prepared with a vector graphics software (cdr, wmf, al or dxf formats) or as eps, jpg, bmp (figures width no greater than 13.5 cm), resolution 300 dpi. Use Arial font for the comments on drawings in size 6-10 points. The photographs should be converted to high resolution scans in *.jpg or *.tiff format.

References
A bibliography without numbering, arranged alphabetically according to the author’s last name, should include all positions referring in the text. In case of more than one article from the same year, the articles should be differentiated as follows: 1985a, 1985b, etc. The following order is required: last name and initials of all co-authors, year, title, type of publications, (journal, conference material, collection of monograph articles, unpublished texts) with the page numbers used.

Quoting references
Name(s) of the author(s) should be provided in parentheses. e.g.: (Brandt, 1993), (Crosdale & Beamish, 1994; Morse & MacKenzie, 1990; Polanski, 1988). (Dziurzynski et al., 1990) in the case of one, two or more than two authors, respectively. If the name(s) of the author(s) is included in the text, then the reference should be cited as follows e.g.: „According to Brandt (1993)...”

Example of bibliography
Brandt J., 1993. Neuere Erkentnisse auf dem Gebiet der Gasausbruchprognose. Glückauf Forschungshefte 54, 5, 228-233.
Crosdale P. J., Beamish B.B., 1994. Methane sorption studies at South Bulli (NSW) & Central (QLD) collieries using a high-pressure microbalance. 28 Newcastle Symposium on „Advances in the study of Sydney Basin”, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, 15-17 April, 118-125.
Dziurzynski W., Trutwin W., Tracz J., 1990. Symulacja komputerowa przepływu powietrza i gazów powyrzutowych w sieci wentylacyjnej kopalni. J. Litwiniszyn (Ed.), Górotwór jako ośrodek wielofazowy; Wyrzuty skalno-gazowe. Wydawnictwo AGH, Kraków, 2, 743-758.
Grant J.L., 2003. Foundation of economic value added. John Willey & Sons, New Jersey, USA.
Nekrasovski Ya.E., 1951. Razrabotka plastov podverzhennykh vnezapnym vybrosam ugla i gaza. Ugletekhizdat, Moskva.

Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
2. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines
3. Signed author statement, scanned, ready to attach during submission process
4. List of 5 potential reviewers (name, surename, e-mail and institution) appropriate for the paper

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Journal Information


IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 0.550
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.610

CiteScore 2016: 0.72

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.320
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.950

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