Rules of representations of manuscripts in the mineralogy journal


1. General Provisions. The editorial board of the scientific journal "Mineralogy" is guided by international ethical rules of scientific publications, including: decency, confidentiality, taking into account possible conflicts of interest, etc. In its activities, the Editorial Board follows the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics and authoritative international magazines and publishers.

The editors set the procedure for reviewing materials submitted for publication. The editors guarantee an independent review of materials in a way that ensures the honesty and objectivity of the statement regarding the scientific value of the proposed article.

The journal Mineralogy publishes original articles, brief reports, reviews, discussions, reviews, chronicles of current events (exhibitions, conferences, anniversaries, etc.) relating to different areas of mineralogy. The journal follows the terminology and nomenclature of minerals adopted by the International Mineralogical Association (MMA). Articles describing new minerals should be tested at the Commission on New Minerals and MMA Mineral Names.

2. The volume of the article (including references, figures and tables) - up to 1 pec. sheet (up to 22 pages, at the rate of 1800 characters per page, including figures at the rate of 1 figure 10 × 15 cm = 1000 characters). Reviews up to 2 pecs. sheets. Brief messages - up to 0.5 pecs. sheet. Articles submitted to the Editorial Board are reviewed. At the conclusion of the Reviewer, the article may be accepted, rejected or sent to the authors for revision. The editors may recommend reducing the volume of the article, as well as, if necessary, subject to literary editing. The date of receipt of the article in the journal is considered to be in its final form. The layout of the accepted article is sent to the authors for verification (only minor corrections are allowed compared to the layout).

Articles should be sent to the editors by e-mail: An examination certificate is attached to the article (PDF file).

3. Requirements for the design of the text. The article is presented in MS Word for Windows editor (.doc, not .docx), Times New Roman font, 12 pt, 1.5 spacing, justified alignment, no hyphenation, paragraph indent 0.63 cm. At the beginning of the article UDC indices are indicated. The title of the article, the names of the authors, abstract, captions to the pictures, the names of the tables and notes are given in Russian and English (the title of the article is in capital letters in bold, the authors are in lowercase bold, in organizations - in italics). It is recommended to structure the article with possible subtitles (introduction, materials and research methods, geology of a district or a site, associations and characteristics of minerals, discussion of results and conclusions); subheadings are bold and centered. References to figures and tables are given in parentheses: (Fig. 1), (Table 3), and to literary ones - by the name of the first author (Ivanov et al., 2015). Foreign surnames mentioned in the text are given in Russian transcription: "... according to R. Herman et al. (Herman et al., 2016)". The letter "e" should not be replaced by "e".

For mineral formulas, the calculation method is indicated (O = 6, or Si = 4, or others). In the text, for the coefficients of atoms in the formulas, the abbreviation KF (f.u.). When typing formulas, you can use the Microsoft Equation editor. Symbols of chemical elements and formulas of minerals are typed in straight type, in italics - letter symbols of point symmetry classes.

Decimal fractions are given with a dot (0.98; 1.45, etc.). To indicate negative indices, inversion axes and center of inversion, the bar over the symbol from the Microsoft Equation editor is used. All abbreviations must be decoded at the first mention. It is not allowed to abbreviate words in the text, except commonly used (wt.%; Fig. 1; Table. 2; An. 5; measures of length and weight).

4. Requirements for illustrations. Illustrations are presented in the form of separate files in Tiff or Jpeg format (SMYK for color images, Grayscale for black and white) or Corel Draw no higher than version 14, with a resolution of 300 dpi (no more than 18 × 24 cm). Objects of research it is desirable to show on maps-schemes with an indication of geographical coordinates. The illustrations indicate the linear scale (km, m, cm, mm, μm). The size of the samples on the photo is indicated in the caption. All the inscriptions in the figures are in Times New Roman (for minerals - Latin, for example: Q, Ab, Px, etc.). The individual frames in the group pattern are marked in Cyrillic in italics (a, b, c, d); the text indicates (Fig. 1a, etc.) References and photos taken from the Internet should be accompanied by an indication of the source of citation

5. Registration of tables. Tables are attached in a separate file. The format of tables is no more than 18 × 24 cm (including Notes), font 10 pt. “Not detected” - a dash, “not determined” - an empty cell (for the main components - CO2, H2O - it is necessary to give a calculation). Recalculation of analyzes of minerals is preferably given in the form of formulas; if only the coefficients of the formulas are given, including the calculated O, OH, H2O, CO3, then it is necessary to group them by positions (A, B, C, etc.)

6. The used literature is arranged in alphabetical order. After the names of all authors (in bold) the year is indicated (in parentheses), the title of the article, the source (in italics), the volume or issue, the number (in parentheses), and the page in numbers (see the example below).

Due to the necessity of entering the journal into the SCOPUS database, starting from the 2nd number of 2017, all Russian-language literature is accompanied by transliteration (References): authors, year (in parentheses), translation of the title of the article into English [in square brackets], name of the Russian-language source ( transliteration), [translation of the source name into English] [in oblique square brackets], output data with notation in English, indication of the language of the article (in Russian).

Examples of the list of references:


Almeev R.R., Ariskin A.A., Ozerov A.A., Kononkova N.N. (2002) Problems of stoichiometry and thermobarometry of magmatic amphiboles (on the example of hornblende from andesite of the Nameless volcano, Eastern Kamchatka). Geochemistry, 40 (8), 803–819.

Amelandov A.S. (1937) Review of the Ural mica deposits / Mica of the USSR. L. – M .: ONTI – NKTP, 238–257.

Berzon R.O. (1983) Gold hyperbasites. M .: VIEMS, 72 p.

Lozhechkin M.P. (1939) New data on the chemical composition of copper gold. Reports of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, 24 (5), 454–457.

Murzin V.V., Varlamov D.A. (2010) Mineral composition and staging of the formation of gold-bearing rodingites of the Karabash massif in the South Urals. Yearbook 2009. Tr. IGG UB RAS, (157). Ekaterinburg: IGG Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 229–233.

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