Announcing New Editorial Board Member from SMG, NU – January 2024

Announcing New Editorial Board Member from SMG, NU – January 2024

Professor Ata Akcil as Editorial Board Member has joined to International Journal of Mining Science and Technology (Online ISSN: 2589-062X; Print ISSN: 2095-2686). The journal at the highest level around the world in the fields of mining is being added to the most competitive journal indexes, such as Web of Science and Scopus for a long time. It was founded in 1990 and publishes original and innovative research papers and high-quality reviews covering the latest advances on theories, methodologies, and applications in the fields of mining sciences and technologies. It also provides an international exchange forum for the readers and authors all over the world engaging in mining sciences and technologies. The journal welcomes article submissions dealing with: Mining Engineering, Mine Safety Science and Technology, Mineral Processing, Geomechanics and Geoengineering, Geological Engineering, Mining Environment and Sustainable Development. The journal impact factor in 2022 is 11.8, ranking 1st out of 20 journals in Mining and Mineral Processing Category (JCR Q1). The CiteScore 2022 in Scopus of the journal is 15.3, ranking 1st out of 211 journals in Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology and 1st out of 140 journals in Geochemistry and Petrology of Earth and Planetary Sciences Category (99th percentile).

Biography of Professor Ata Akcil

Professor Ata Akcil is a registered mining engineer with 33 years of experience in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy engineering, research, teaching, and consulting. He had a full-professor position in 2010 at SDU, Turkey. He is also senior expert for critical&strategic raw materials and resource recovery, and he is globally experienced and trained in mineral processing and hydrometallurgy. He has authored or co-authored numerous papers and presentations (200 peer-reviewed and 75 proceedings) with 11,780 citations and 48 h-index (Google Scholar). He has directed research for more than 60 graduate students and post-docs. He has taught mineral processing, mining and environment, extractive metallurgy, critical raw materials, and university courses for the past 33 years. He is active in many reputed journals as associate editor and editorial board member (International Journal of Mining Science and Technology; Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration-SME; Waste Management; Hydrometallurgy). He has been an adjunct professor at the Beijing University of Chemical Technology since Sept. 2023. He has received 25 awards and honors in his research areas.


  • Honored in the List of World's Top 2% Scientists (prepared by the Stanford University scientists). A publicly available database of over 200,000 top-scientists within 7 million scientists. World Ranking (in the discipline of Mining and Metallurgy): 3 out of 205 in 2021; 7 out of 658 in 2020; 5 out of 606 in 2019
  • Published a Nature paper on critical raw materials in Nov 2020 (Impact Factor: 69) and it is the most requested article in the past 3 years.
  • Have a consultancy position with Canadian, American, South African, and Turkish gold mining and environmental companies (Eldorado, Centerra, Newmont, Ramboll, SRL etc.) for 20 years.
  • Experienced with Kazak Universities and Governmental Associations (Al-Farabi, Satbayev, IMOB, KAZMEKHANOBR, JSC-National Centre of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan) for 10 years.