Call for papers for Special Issue of International Journal of Coal Geology

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Call for papers for Special Issue “Critical Elements in Coal and Coal Ash and their Recovery” of International Journal of Coal Geology

Elements including rare earth elements (REE) and other critical elements such as Ge, Ga, Nb, V, Mo, U, etc. play an important role in many aspects of 21st-century life. Shortages of these critical elements have elevated interest in rare metals in coal and coal combustion products from being a mere curiosity to investigations of the feasibility of the use of coals and coal products as sources of these metals.

We wish to invite you to contribute a manuscript to a special issue of the International Journal of Coal Geology devoted to the geology and chemistry of rare earth elements (including scandium and yttrium) and other critical elements, in coal and coal-bearing rocks; the REE+Y+Sc chemistry of coal combustion and gasification products; and methods and products of the processing and extraction of the latter materials. Guest editors for "Critical Elements in Coal and Coal Ash and their Recovery" will be Athanasios Karamalidis (Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University), Allan Kolker (U.S. Geological Survey), and Jim Hower (Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky).

In preparing your manuscript, please follow the journal guidelines.

Manuscripts will be published shortly after acceptance and all manuscripts will be linked by Elsevier’s Virtual Special Issue (VSI) function. In this manner, individual papers could be spread across several published issues (rather than waiting for all to be ready and publishing in a single issue), and individual articles for the VSI have an identifier that connects them to the special issue.

Please submit your manuscript by 31 December, 2017 on the journal’s EVISE site. In the submission process, you will be prompted to select the special issue.

Thank you in advance for your contribution to "Critical Elements in Coal and Coal Ash and their Recovery",

Athanasios Karamalidis, Allan Kolker, and Jim Hower

Guest Editors

Shifeng Dai