Call for Papers

Online Abstract Submission

Abstracts that are accepted will be subject to peer review. The selection criteria include relevance to the conference theme, accuracy and originality of ideas, significance of the contribution and quality of presentation. All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings and presented at conference technical sessions. All presenting authors are required to pay and attend the conference to present their abstracts.

Abstract Submission

Recognition of high-quality technical papers – Best Paper and Best Presentation

During the event, a small panel will agree on the Best Paper and Best Presentation and these will be awarded in the Closing Session of the Conference.

After this event, selected high-quality papers may be submitted for publication in one of the prestigious AusIMM/IOM3 Transactions journals: Mining Technology, Applied Earth Science, or Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy. These papers will also qualify for consideration for The AusIMM Best Paper Prize, which is awarded annually at The AusIMM Awards Dinner.

Innovation Award

During the conference, there will be the presentation of the inaugural RUSSELL MINERAL EQUIPMENT (RME) / AusIMM Innovation Award.This award will be presented to the paper judged as demonstrating particularly innovative thought leadership. Both RME and the AusIMM recognise the technical, inventive and process improvement contributions that individuals, teams and METS companies provide to operations and other customers and this Award serves to highlight and celebrate this thought leadership in our industry


Key Dates

  • Call for abstracts closes – 30 October 2018
  • Notification to authors of abstract acceptance – 30 November 2018
  • First draft papers due – 20 December 2018
  • Notification of paper acceptance – 5 January 2019
  • Registration, final papers and copyrights due – 31 May 2018
  • MetPlant 2019 – 9-10 September 2019

Abstract Submission

Review Process

All submitted abstracts must go through all stages of the review process in order to be approved for publication in the proceedings and presentation at the conference.

Stage 1: Abstract Selection

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Convenor and Committee, and authors of approved abstracts will be invited to submit a full-length (8000 words or less) paper. Approval of an abstract at this stage does not guarantee that the full paper will automatically be accepted and included in the proceedings and the program. Papers must pass through further reviewing stages for final approval.

By submitting your abstract, you hereby agree to the terms and conditions of The AusIMM as outlined below.

Stage 2: Paper Selection

Papers that fully comply with the format requirements will be peer-reviewed, and authors of approved papers will be requested to submit a final paper. At this stage, papers will be recommended for a presentation and publication in the proceedings. Papers that have severe language flaws or those that are not written in accordance with the established format and style requirements of the MetPlant Guide to Authors 2019 will not be accepted for review and will be returned to authors for further editing.

Stage 3: Final Paper Approval

Papers will be reviewed by the Convenor and Committee to ensure that all modifications have been made as per the peer-reviewers’ comments identified during Stage 2. At this stage, final papers will be confirmed for a presentation and publication. Final papers approved for publication will be published in the conference proceedings.

Stage 4: Presentation submission

Papers approved for presentation and publication must be accompanied with the Powerpoint presentation that will be delivered at the conference. The Powerpoint must follow the “presentation guidelines” (see attached) and be submitted in line with the presentation timetable for peer-review and comment. Presentations may be returned to authors for further editing before final approval.

Author Registration

Published proceedings will only contain papers from authors/presenters attending the conference. To confirm publication of a paper, as well as inclusion in the technical program of the conference, authors must ensure that at least one author/presenter per paper is registered. Papers of authors who are not registered by the deadline will be automatically withdrawn from the proceedings and the program.

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