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Special Issue——Frontiers in Coal-related Resources
Call for papers on Special Issue of Frontiers of Earth Science
Frontiers in Coal-related Resources

Coal-related resources including coalbed methane, coal measure gases, coal-associated rare earth resources, nonmetallic minerals in coal are of great importance in maintaining sustainable developments of sustainable development and efficient utilization of coal-related resources in the carbon neutral context. It is vital to understand mechanisms of concentration, occurrence and exploitation of coal-related resources, which may enhance our knowledge helping making informed decisions about issues related to coal-related resources activities. In view of these considerations, it is relevant to analyze to what extent coal-related resources can contribute to the future of the low carbon energy and critical products supply for social development, and highlight the challenges this may involve. 
This special issue is to present newest researches on the coal-related resources’ science and technology issues especially in the coalbed methane, coal measure gases, coal-associated rare earth resources, nonmetallic minerals in coal reflecting frontiers of the researches in coal-related resources’ fields. We invite prospective authors to submit original research articles, as well as review articles on various topics, including, but not limited to, coalbed methane, coal measure gases, coal-associated rare earth resources, nonmetallic mineral resources in coal measures.
Potential topics of this special issue will include, but are not limited to: 
1) Depositional, mineralogical, coalification, and other geological characteristics of coal-related resources;
2) Generation, accumulation, storage, and other geological processes of coal-related resources; 
3) Quantitative characterization of geophysical, petrophysical and geomechanical aspects associated with coal-related resources;
4) Novel methods or technologies for enhanced coal-related resources recovery from coal measures.
The contributions should be original and have not been published or submitted elsewhere. Papers published or submitted for conference publications may be considered subject to significant extension to their original version. Substantive research and relevant-for-practice papers will be preferred. Review articles around the topics are also encouraged.
Guest Editors:
Prof. Dameng Liu
School of Energy Resources
China University of Geosciences Beijing, China
dmliu@cugb.edu.cn

Prof. Jian Shen
School of Resources and Geosciences
China University of Mining and Technology, China
jianshen@cumt.edu.cn

Prof. Hongfei Cheng
School of Water and Environment
Chang’an University, China
h.cheng@chd.edu.cn

Prof. Yidong Cai
School of Energy Resources
China University of Geosciences Beijing, China
yidong.cai@cugb.edu.cn

Dr. Guangyao Si
School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering
The University of New South Wales, Australia
g.si@unsw.edu.au

Time Line for the Special Issue
1. Announcement circulation: September 1st, 2021
2. Paper submission open: September 1st, 2021 to April 1st, 2022
3. Papers due: April 1st, 2022
4. Reviews back to authors: May 15th, 2022
5. Paper revisions due: June 15th, 2022
6. Notification of final acceptance: July 15th, 2022
7. Publication in Issue 3, 2022

Online Submission
https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/fesci 




Pubdate: 2021-08-17    Viewed: 945