Rules for submitting manuscripts to the journal «MINERALOGY»

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1.General provisions
2.Volume of article
3.Text requirements
4.Illustration requirements
5.Table design

1. General provisions. The editorial board of the scientific journal Mineralogy is guided by international ethical rules for scientific publications, including: decency, confidentiality, consideration of possible conflicts of interest, etc. In its work, the Editorial Board follows the recommendations of the Committee for the Ethics of Scientific Publications (CommitteeonPublicationEthics), and also draws on the experience of authoritative international journals and publishers.

The editors establish the procedure for reviewing the 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 article proposed for publication.

Mineralogy magazine publishes original articles, short reports, reviews, discussions, reviews, chronicles of current events (exhibitions, conferences, anniversaries, etc.) related 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 by the Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names MMA.

2. Volume of article (including reference list, figures and tables) – up to 1 print. sheet (up to 22 pages, at the rate of 1800 characters per page, including drawings at the rate of 1 figure 10 × 15 cm = 1000 characters). Reviews up to 2 pech. sheets. Short messages – up to 0.5 pech. sheet. Articles submitted to the Editorial Board are reviewed. At the conclusion of the Reviewer, the article can be accepted, rejected or sent to the authors for revision. The editors may recommend reducing the volume of the article, and also, if necessary, subject to literary editing. The date of receipt of the article in the journal is considered to be its receipt 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 Editorial Office by e-mail: An act of examination (PDF file) is attached to the article. Article materials must be archived in a single file or provided with a download link.

3. Text requirements. The article is presented in the MS WordforWindows editor (.doc, not .docx), font TimesNewRoman, 12 size, 1.5 intervals, justified, without hyphenation, paragraph indent 0.63 cm. UDC indexes are indicated at the beginning of the article. The title of the article, the names of the authors, abstract, captions to the figures, the names of tables and notes are given in Russian and English (the title of the article in capital letters in bold, the authors in lowercase bold, organizations in lowercase italics). Structuring of the article with possible subheadings is recommended (introduction, materials and research methods, geology of a district or site, associations and characteristics of minerals, discussion of results and conclusions); subtitles are bold and centered. References to the figures and tables are given in parentheses: (Fig. 1), (Table 3), and on literature – 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. (Hermanetal., 2016).”

For mineral formulas, a calculation method is indicated (O = 6, or Si = 4, or others). In the text, the abbreviation (f.u.). When typing formulas, you can use the Microsoft Equation editor. Symbols of chemical elements and formulas of minerals are typed in direct font, and in italics are alphabetic symbols of point symmetry classes.

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

4. Illustration requirements. Illustrations are presented as 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). It is advisable to show the objects of research on maps, indicating the geographical coordinates. The illustrations show a linear scale (km, m, cm, mm, μm). The size of the samples in the photo is indicated in the signature to the figure. All inscriptions in the figures are given in Arial or Times New Roman font (for minerals – in Latin letters, for example: Q, Ab, Px, etc.). Individual frames in the group picture are marked in italics in italics (a, b, c, d); it is indicated in the text (Fig. 1a, etc.) Links and photographs taken from the Internet should be accompanied by an indication of the source of citation.

5. Table design. The tables are attached in a separate file. The format of the tables is no more than 18 × 24 cm (including Notes), font 10 pt. “Not detected” – dash, “not detected” – empty cell (for the main components – CO2, H2O – it is necessary to give a calculation). Recalculation of analyzes of minerals should preferably be 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. References executed in alphabetical order. After the names of all authors (in bold), indicate the year (in parentheses), title of the article, source (in italics), part or release, number (in parentheses), pages in numbers (see example below).

Due to the need for the magazine to be included in the SCOPUS database, starting from the 2nd issue of 2017, all Russian-language literature is accompanied by transliteration (References): the authors, year (in parentheses), translation of the title of the article into English [in square brackets], name of a Russian-language source (transliteration), [translation of the source name into English] [in oblique square brackets], output with designations in English, an indication of the language of the article (in Russian).

In transliteration, for the purpose of uniformity, the following spelling of the Cyrillic letters is proposed: ё – e, ж – zh, й – y , х – kh , ц – ts, ч – ch, ш – sh, щ – shch, ъ, ь – ′, э – e, ю – yu, я – ya.

The translation of articles and their output data published in the translated journals of the Nauka publishing house (since 1996) are given in exact accordance with the translated version.
Examples bibliography:


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 andesites of the Bezymyanny volcano, Eastern Kamchatka). Geochemistry, 40(8), 803–819.

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

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

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

Murzin V.V., Varlamov D.A. (2010) The mineral composition and staging of the formation of gold-bearing rhodite of the Karabash massif in the South Urals. Yearbook 2009. Tr. IGG UB RAS , (157). Yekaterinburg: IGG UB RAS, 229–233.


Al′meev 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 magazines with translated versions

Amelandov A.S. (1937) [Review of the mica deposits of the Urals]. In: Sludy 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 chemical composition of copper gold]. Doklady Academii Nauk SSSR [Doklady Academy of Sciences USSR], 24(5), 454–457 (in Russian) – for magazines 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 typography of the article:

УДК 579.33


Н.П. Сафина1,2, Л.Я. Кабанова1,2, Д.А. Кузнецов2, И.А. Блинов1

1Институт минералогии УрО РАН, г. Миасс,

2Южно-Уральский государственный университет, филиал в г. Миассе


N.P. Safina1,2, L.Ya. Kabanova1,2, D.A. Kuznetsov2, I.A. Blinov1

1Institute of Mineralogy UB RAS, Miass;

2South Ural State University, Miass

Краткая аннотация на русском языке

Илл…. Табл…. Библ…

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Краткая аннотация на английском языке

Figures… Tables…. References…..

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Введение (текст статьи с рубрикацией)