Guide for Authors

The Journal publishes original research papers, short reports, reviews, discussions, chronicles of current events (exhibitions, conferences, anniversaries, etc.) related to different areas of mineralogy. The journal follows the terminology and mineral nomenclature adopted by the International Mineralogical Association (IMA). Papers describing new minerals should be approved by the Commission on New Minerals and Names of Minerals of the MMA.
All manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript: Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions, Acknowledgments, Funding and References. Such elements as Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions can contain subdivisions. Text (Microsoft Word, width alignment, 12 size, Times New Roman) must be in 1.5 spacing. Figures and tables and their captions must not be embedded in the text. For papers in Russian, the title, the authors’ names, affiliations and addresses, the abstract and keywords are provided in Russian and English. Authors should provide an e-mail address of one corresponding author, who will be responsible for the correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. The papers to the Journal are submitted by e-mail: According to the reviewer’s decision, the paper can be accepted in present form, revised or rejected. The papers are subject to style or language editing following recommendations of Editorial Board.
The Journal makes articles available online as soon as possible after acceptance. This concerns the Journal Pre-proofs in PDF format, which have undergone enhancements after acceptance, such as the addition of a cover page and metadata, and formatting for readability, but are not yet the definitive versions of record. A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is allocated, thereby making it fully citable and searchable by title, author name(s) and the full text. The article’s PDF also carries a disclaimer stating that it is an unedited article. Subsequent production stages will simply replace this version. The authors’ proof corrections should be submitted within two working days. Instructions for proofing will be given in the e-mail for the corresponding author, including alternative methods to the online version and PDF.
Use the following principles of formatting of artwork:
– TIFF or JPEG for color (SMYK) or grayscale (for black and white) photographs (halftones): always use a minimum of 300 dpi, maximum up to 18×24 cm.
– Corel Draw (no later than version 14) for vector drawings.
– Preferred fonts: Times New Roman or Arial.
– Latin letters for mineral symbols.
– linear scale (km, m, cm, mm, μm) instead of indicated size in the figure caption.
– geographic coordinates on maps.

References in text should appear as (Ivanov, 2000; Ivanov et al., 2001; Ivanov and Petrov, 2005; Geology…, 2006). The list of references follows an alphabetic order. For papers in Russian, the authors provide two reference lists: in Russian and English. References in English should contain translation of the title of the publication into English [in square brackets], name of the Russian source (transliteration), [translation of the source name into English] [in square brackets], publisher data in English, and the language of the publication (in Russian). English versions of papers published by Nauka/Interperiodika Publishing House (since 1996) should be provided according to the translated versions as they appear in Springer website.

Examples of References
Almeev R.R., Ariskin A.A., Ozerov A.A., Kononkova N.N. (2002) Problems of the stoichiometry and thermobarometry of magmatic amphiboles: an example of hornblende from the andesites of Bezymyanny volcano, Eastern Kamchatka. Geochemistry International, 40(8), 723–738 – for journals in English (including translated versions)
Amelandov A.S. (1937) [Review of the mica deposits of the Urals]. In: Study SSSR [Mica of USSR]. Leningrad–Moscow: ONTI–NKTP, 238–257. (in Russian) – for articles in collective monographs
Berzon R.O. (1983) [Gold resource potential of ultramafics]. Moscow, VIEMS, 72 p. (in Russian) – for books
Lozhechkin M.P. (1939) [New data on the chemical composition of copper gold]. Doklady Academii Nauk SSSR [Doklady Academy of Sciences USSR], 24(5), 454–457 (in Russian) – for journals in Russian
Murzin V.V., Varlamov D.A. (2010) [Mineral composition and staging of formation of gold-bearing rodingit of the Karabash massif on Southern Urals]. Ezhegodnik-2009. Trudy IGG UrO RAN [Yearbook-2009. Proceedings of Institute of Geology and Geochemistry UB RAS], (157), 229–233 (in Russian) – for collections and abstracts in Russian

Example of article text layout
UДК 579.33
Natalia P. Safina1,2, Larisa Ya. Kabanova1,2, Dmitry А. Kuznetsov2, Ivan А. Blinov1
1South-Urals Federal Research Center of Mineralogy and Geoecology UB RAS, Miass;
2South Urals State University, Miass
Abstract. Text of the abstract.
Keywords: keyword1, keyword2, keyword3, ….