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Themes

Conference Themes:

  • Best practice in plant operations
  • Operating updates / newly commissioned plants
  • Geometallurgy
  • Pre concentration
  • Comminution circuit operation and optimisation
  • Flotation circuit operation and optimisation
  • Gravity circuits operation
  • Hydrometallurgical operations
  • Emerging technologies
  • Dewatering
  • Automation

For further information, please contact:
Mia Wotherspoon, Coordinator, Publishing
Telephone: +61 3 9658 6104
Email: mwotherspoon@ausimm.com.au

Online Abstract Submission

Papers that are accepted by the conference will be subject to peer review.  The selection criteria includes relevance to the conference theme, accuracy and originality of ideas, significance of the contribution and quality of presentation. All accepted papers 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 papers.

Deadline abstract submission 13 November 2017
Notification to authors December 2017
First draft paper submission 29 January 2018
Final paper and copyright submission 7 May 2018
Conference Dates 29-31 August 2018

Download the AusIMM Guide to authors.
Click here to view the guide to writing an abstract.

Review Process

Stage 1: Abstract selection

All abstracts will be reviewed by the organising committee. Authors of approved abstracts will be invited to submit a full-length (maximum 8000 words) 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 program. Papers must pass through the peer review stage before final approval can be granted.

By submitting your abstract you hereby agree to the terms and conditions of The AusIMM that if your final paper is selected into the technical program, at least one author of the paper will register and pay the discounted author registration fee with the full intention of presenting the paper at the conference. Papers of authors who fail to register and pay by the nominated deadline will be automatically withdrawn from the proceedings and program.

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 inclusion in the oral program and for publication in the proceedings. Papers that require extensive editing to correct English usage or those that are not written in accordance with the established format and style requirements of the  Guide to Authors will not be accepted for review and will be returned to authors for further editing or may be refused. The AusIMM recommends that authors for whom English is a second language seek the assistance of an English-language editorial service prior to submitting their paper for peer review. More information can be found here.

Stage 3: Final paper approval

Papers will be reviewed by the AusIMM Publishing team to ensure that all modifications have been made as per the technical reviewers' comments at stage 2. At this stage, final papers will be confirmed for presentation and publication. Final papers approved for publication will be published in the conference proceedings.

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 per paper is registered and has paid the discounted author rate. Papers of authors who are not registered by the deadline will be automatically withdrawn from the proceedings and program.

Author registration will be due late July 2018 and you will be notified when this is released.

WIMNet Conference Grants

As an initiative to increase the number of female presenters at AusIMM conferences, a WIMnet Conference Grant is available for each AusIMM conference which may be awarded to a female presenter based on merit and need. The grants cover the cost of conference registration, but do not include travel or accommodation. Successful applicants need not be AusIMM members, although preference will be given to members.  Successful applicants must first have their abstract accepted by the conference organising committee. Following the conclusion of the conference, grant recipients are asked to provide a short (less than one page) article for publication in the WIMnet newsletter.

Women interested in applying for the complimentary conference pass should submit their application via email to the WIMnet secretariat, Donna Edwards <link to email to: dedwards@ausimm.com.au > who will forward it to the WIMnet subcommittee responsible for the selection process. Applications should be no more than 300 words and should explain how the applicant meets the selection criteria (merit and need) and why they are applying.

In addition, WIMnet have a number of members experienced in conference presentations who are available to offer advice on presentation skills should an applicant be interested in their assistance.

Terms and conditions

Download the AusIMM Author Terms & Conditions.

By submitting your abstract you hereby agree to the terms and conditions of The AusIMM that if your final paper is selected for the technical program, at least one author of the paper will register and pay the discounted author registration fee with the full intention of presenting the paper at the conference.

Abstracts of authors who fail to register and pay by the nominated deadline will be automatically withdrawn from the proceedings and program.

By submitting an abstract to this AusIMM conference you hereby agree to the following Terms & Conditions

  • An abstract that contains information that relates to, or reports on, a particular company or organisation, must have the appropriate level of approval prior to submitting.
  • Papers submitted are of original quality (not previously published).
  • Submissions of abstracts are loaded electronically via the conference Speakers’ Portal with minimal formatting.
  • Papers submitted are in accordance with the Guide to Authors and should not exceed 300 words (less a word equivalent for tables and figures).
  • The paper does not infringe on the copyright of any other third party and copyright for said paper will be assigned to The AusIMM.
  • The paper adheres to the guidelines as presented in The AusIMM Guide to Authors.
  • Authors with accepted final papers agree to register, pay and attend the conference. At least one author/presenter must be registered and paid by the nominated deadline in order for the paper to be published and presented. Any author not registered and paid up will be automatically removed from the proceedings and program.
  • Late withdrawals of final papers will incur penalties if withdrawn by the author at any time following the final submission date:
    • Authors will incur a A$400 desktop publishing fee.
    • The paper will be removed from the published proceedings and technical program
    • In the instance that the author is not available to present the paper a suitable replacement may be found to present the paper and pay the registration fee.