A fundamental condition of this journal is that no manuscript submitted will be published elsewhere and that the scientific results presented are essentially new. All papers are subject to international peer review and acceptance is based on quality alone.
There are three types of submission: regular manuscripts for publication as Articles and short fast track manuscripts for publication as Letters or Notes.
Regular Articles should present detailed scientific studies of the geology, mineralogy, and geochemistry of mineral deposits.
Letters are intended for fast publication of exciting new scientific results in economic geology that will be of broad interest.
Notes are intended for fast publication of short accounts of new discoveries that have not reached the maturity to warrant publications as a full Article, and brief descriptions of new deposits, camps or prospects.
Manuscripts will normally be written in English. Authors are urged to ensure that the English is of the highest standards before manuscript submission in order to facilitate the reviewing process.
The author(s) guarantee(s) that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holders, that the rights of third parties will not be violated, and that the publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
Manuscripts must be accompanied by the “Copyright Transfer Statement“. The form is regularly published in the journal or can be obtained from http://link.springer.de. Please see page A4 in MINERALIUM DEPOSITA for details relating to copyright.
Manuscripts are submitted online. Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall publication times. Upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen of the Editorial Manager.
Manuscripts which are returned to the authors for revision should be sent back within 6 months; otherwise they will be considered withdrawn.
Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).
Manuscripts with mathematical content can also be submitted in LaTeX.
LaTeX macro package (zip, 182 kB)
Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.
Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables.
Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols.
Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.
- The name(s) of the author(s) - A concise and informative title - The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s) - The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the communicating author
Each paper must be preceded by an abstract presenting the most important results and conclusions.Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
Three to five key words should be supplied after the Abstract for indexing purposes.
The Introduction should state the purpose of the investigation and give a short review of the pertinent literature.
The Materials and methods section should follow the Introduction and should provide enough information to permit repetition of the experimental work.
The Results section should describe the outcome of the study. Data should be presented as concisely as possible, if appropriate in the form of tables or figures, although very large tables should be avoided.
The Discussion should be an interpretation of the results and their significance with reference to work by other authors.
Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:
Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Thompson 1990).
This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman (1996).
This effect has been widely studied (Abbott 1991; Barakat et al. 1995; Kelso and Smith 1998; Medvec et al. 1999).
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.
Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.
Gamelin FX, Baquet G, Berthoin S, Thevenet D, Nourry C, Nottin S, Bosquet L (2009) Effect of high intensity intermittent training on heart rate variability in prepubescent children. Eur J Appl Physiol 105:731-738. doi: 10.1007/s00421-008-0955-8
Ideally, the names of all authors should be provided, but the usage of “et al” in long author lists will also be accepted:
Smith J, Jones M Jr, Houghton L et al (1999) Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med 965:325–329
Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. doi:10.1007/s001090000086
South J, Blass B (2001) The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London
Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York, pp 230-257
Cartwright J (2007) Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb.physicsweb.org/articles/news/11/6/16/1. Accessed 26 June 2007
Trent JW (1975) Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California
Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal’s name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations, see
For authors using EndNote, Springer provides an output style that supports the formatting of in-text citations and reference list.
EndNote style (zip, 3 kB)
Please note that the official abbreviation of Mineralium Deposita is "Miner Deposita".
All figures (photographs, graphs or diagrams) and tables should be cited in the text, and each numbered consecutively throughout.
For the best quality final product, you must submit all of your artwork – photographs, line drawings, etc. – in an electronic format. Your art will then be produced to the highest standards with the greatest accuracy to detail. The published work will directly reflect the quality of the artwork provided.
Supply all figures electronically.
Indicate what graphics program was used to create the artwork.
For vector graphics, the preferred format is EPS; for halftones, please use TIFF format. PDF versions of the figures are permitted. MS Office files are also acceptable.
Vector graphics containing fonts must have the fonts embedded in the files.
Name your figure files with "Fig" and the figure number, e.g., Fig1.eps.
Half-tone illustrations (black and white and color).
Plates. Several figures or figure parts should be grouped in a plate on one page.
Size of figures. The figures should either match the width of the column (8.6 cm) or page (17.6 cm)
Figure legends must be brief, self-sufficient explanations of the illustrations. The legends should be placed at the end of the text.
Springer accepts electronic multimedia files (animations, movies, audio, etc.) and other supplementary files to be published online along with an article or a book chapter. This feature can add dimension to the author's article, as certain information cannot be printed or is more convenient in electronic form.
Always use MPEG-1 (.mpg) format.
Specialized format such as .pdb (chemical), .wrl (VRML), .nb (Mathematica notebook), and .tex can also be supplied.
It is possible to collect multiple files in a .zip or .gz file.
For each supplementary material, please supply a concise caption describing the content of the file.
Electronic supplementary material will be published as received from the author without any conversion, editing, or reformatting.
In order to give people of all abilities and disabilities access to the content of your supplementary files, please make sure that
Manuscripts that are accepted for publication will be checked by our copy editors for spelling and formal style. This may not be sufficient if English is not your native language and substantial editing would be required. In that case, you may want to have your manuscript edited by a native speaker prior to submission. A clear and concise language will help editors and reviewers concentrate on the scientific content of your paper and thus smooth the peer review process.
The following editing service provides language editing for scientific articles in all areas Springer publishes in.
Use of an editing service is neither a requirement nor a guarantee of acceptance for publication.
Please contact the editing service directly to make arrangements for editing and payment.
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Upon acceptance of your article you will receive a link to the special Author Query Application at Springer’s web page where you can sign the Copyright Transfer Statement online and indicate whether you wish to order OpenChoice and offprints.
Once the Author Query Application has been completed, your article will be processed and you will receive the proofs.
In addition to the normal publication process (whereby an article is submitted to the journal and access to that article is granted to customers who have purchased a subscription), Springer now provides an alternative publishing option: Springer Open Choice. A Springer Open Choice article receives all the benefits of a regular subscription-based article, but in addition is made available publicly through Springer’s online platform SpringerLink.
Authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher (or grant the Publisher exclusive publication and dissemination rights). This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.
Open Choice articles do not require transfer of copyright as the copyright remains with the author. In opting for open access, the author(s) agree to publish the article under the Creative Commons Attribution License.
Offprints can be ordered by the corresponding author.
Publication of color illustrations is free of charge.
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After online publication, further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article.
The article will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs. This is the official first publication citable with the DOI. After release of the printed version, the paper can also be cited by issue and page numbers.
Electronic archiving of data enables readers to replicate, verify and build upon the conclusions published in papers in the journal. It is recommended that all data which are not directly attached to a publication as electronic supplementary data (ESM) be deposited in the data library PANGAEA. Data is archived by an editor in standard format(s) in machine readable form and made available via Open Access. After processing, the author receives a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) which provides a link to the supplement to allow it to be proof-read. Data can be referenced in the publication to facilitate linking between the journal article and the data. Please send data with a description to firstname.lastname@example.org.