Journal MINERALOGY covers a wide spectrum of mineralogical sciences including global and regional mineralogy and minerageny, mineralogy of mineral deposits, technological mineralogy, ontogenesis of minerals and topomineralogy, eco- and biomineralogy and archeological mineralogy. The journal inherits the traditions of the Uralian Mineralogical Collection, which has been published at the Institute of Mineralogy UB RAS in the 1990s–2000s.
▲Founder: South Urals Federal Research Center of Mineralogy and Geoecology, Urals Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences.
In 2019, the Journal was included in the list of the Higher Attestation Commission under the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. The materials of the Journal are available under the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 CC-BY license
▲ISSN 2313-545X (print)
ISSN 2782-2044 (online)
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Since March 26, 2019, the journal has been included in the list of the Higher Attestation Commission (Higher Attestation Commission) under the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. Each article (starting from the 2nd issue of 2019) published in the Journal is assigned a digital identifier DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
Materials in the Journal are available under license Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 CC-BY, which allows unlimited use of the work, subject to attribution.
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▲Periodicity : 4 issues per year.
Official languages: Russian and English.
▲Impact factorRSCI 2021 – 0.460
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Maslennikov V.V., corresponding member RAS, Institute of Mineralogy, Ural Branch of RAS, Miass, Chelyabinsk Region. More
The main scientific achievement of V.V. Maslennikov is the creation of a unified theory of lithogenesis and pyrite formation, showing the interaction of the processes of sedimentogenesis, halmirolysis, diagenesis and biogenesis during the formation of deposits of pyritiferous paleohydrothermal fields. For the first time, the similarity of the Ural pyritic deposits with modern submarine sulfide structures has been substantiated.
As a professor at the Department of Mineralogy and Geochemistry of the South Ural State University, he developed the course “Genetic types of mineral deposits”.
Laureate of the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology (2004).
Author and co-author of 368 scientific publications, including 5 monographs. Author of 60 articles in peer-reviewed Russian and international journals.
Hirsch index in databases: Scopus – 28;RSCI – 34.
Deputy chief editor:
Belogub E.V., Doctor of Geological and Mathematical Sciences, Institute of Mineralogy, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Miass, Chelyabinsk Region. More
E.V. Belogub created the basis for the development of the theory of hypergenesis of sulfide deposits using the example of the Southern Urals. The regularities of the formation of selenides in the hypergenic profile were identified and thermodynamically justified, and data on the distribution of sulfates in the Urals were systematized. As a professor at the Department of Mineralogy and Geochemistry, South Ural State University, E.V. The Belogub course was prepared “Mineralogy” and “Technological Mineralogy”.
The author and co-author of the discovery of 7 new minerals. Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Chief Researcher.
E.V. Belogub is the author of more than 300 published works (including 31 in WebofScience), the author of 3 monographs.
Hirsch index in databases: Scopus –13; RSCI – 19.
The main scientific achievement of V.A. The doctrine developed by him on the paragenesis of the forms of crystals of minerals is populated. He established the series of corresponding forms of crystals of minerals, developed the morphological theory of recrystallization of minerals and the formation of structures of mineral aggregates.
Co-author of the international discovery in the field of crystallomorphology “The regularity of crystallomorphological evolution in mineral-forming processes” (No. 270 of the USSR State Register).
Author and co-author of the discovery of 11 new minerals.
Author of more than 470 scientific papers (including 13 articles in the WebofScience database) and 18 monographs.
Hirsch index in databases: Scopus – 7; RSCI – 12.
The composition of the editorial board: Anfilogov V.N., corresponding member. RAS, Institute of Mineralogy, Ural Branch of RAS, Miass, Chelyabinsk Region More The author of the discovery of more than 40 new minerals (for 2017). Researcher of the mineralogy of the alkaline massif Dara-i-Pioz (Tajikistan), skarn deposits of the ridge. Inylchek (Kyrgyzstan) and the pegmatites of the Ilmensky mountains (South Urals). IN AND. Popova is a leading specialist in the study of pegmatites, gold and copper deposits of the Urals, tin ore deposits of the Far East.
V.N. Anfilogov developed the theory of co-crystallization of isomorphic impurities in open systems, anionic equilibria, viscosity and electrical conductivity of melts. He substantiated the theory of polymer equilibria and methods for calculating the physicochemical properties of silicate melts. Founder and leader of the scientific school “Structure and properties of magmatic melts.” Ch. Commission on experimental petrography of the World Mineralogical Organization, member Scientific Council on Thermodynamics of Geochemical Processes at the Department of Chemical Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation (2000).
Author of over 300 publications and 6 monographs.
Hirsch index in databases: Scopus – 6; RSCI – 12.
Askhabov A.A. laid the foundations of a new evolutionary direction in crystallography and crystallogenesis. He established patterns of growth of artificial crystals at the stage of regeneration. He proposed new methods of rational use of natural crystalline raw materials, crystal synthesis and regulation of their properties. He made a contribution to the problem of a genetic interpretation of the characteristics of crystal growth, to the discovery of the laws and conditions of natural crystal formation, and he developed new morphological, crystallophysical, and anatomical indicators of the genesis of diamond, beryl, quartz, and other minerals.
He has published more than 200 scientific papers (25 in foreign publications), including 15 monographs.
Hirsch index in the database. Scopus –6; RSCI – 14.
Voitekhovsky Yu.L., Doctor of Geological and Mathematical Sciences, Geological Institute of the Kola Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Apatity More
The main scientific achievements are the creation of three scientific fields at the intersection of the natural and mathematical sciences: systematic combinatorial geometric analysis of polyhedral structures, including fullerenes and their analogues; systematic combinatorial geometrical analysis of real crystallographic simple forms in connection with the principle of P. Curie dissymmetry; structural analysis of crystalline rock as a space with various topologies and non-Euclidean metrics.
The author of more than 300 scientific papers, including 5 monographs.
Hirsch index in the RSCI database – 13; Scopus – 6.
Votyakov SL, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geology and Geochemistry, Yekaterinburg More
He contributed to the development of modern concepts of mineral matter, to the development of spectroscopy of minerals. He obtained a number of original results in the study of point defects in the structure of minerals, he traced the dynamics of changes in structural defects under various thermodynamic and radiation influences in natural and model conditions, proposed mechanisms for the formation and transformation of defects, and established their relationship with the physicochemical properties and formation medium of minerals.
The author (co-author) of more than 350 scientific papers, including 8 monographs. Publications in WebofScience44.
Hirsch index in databases: Scopus – 10;RSCI – 18.
Galuskina I.O., University of Silesia, Sosnowiec (Poland) More
Author and co-author of the discovery of 15 new minerals.
Hirsch index in databases: Scopus – 20.
Krivovichev V.G., Professor, St. Petersburg State University (St. Petersburg State University), St. Petersburg More
Creator of the concept of mineral systems and its applications to the study of the evolution of mineral diversity.
V.G. Krivovichev prepared the courses “Mineralogy”, “Physicochemical Mineralogy”, “Introduction to Gemology”, etc .; textbook for universities “General Mineralogy” (co-authored, 2008). Editor of the Mineralogy section in the three-volume edition of Geological Dictionary (2010, 2011, 2012).
Author and co-author of more than 300 publications (20 in WebofScience), of which over 25 monographs and textbooks.
Hirsch index in databases: Scopus – 15; RSCI – 18.
Makagonov E.P., Ph.D., Institute of Mineralogy, Ural Branch of RAS, Miass More
The main theme of his work is associated with the creation of a meaningful axiomatic theory of the structure of intergrowths and transformations of minerals. The foundations of the theory of intergrowth symmetry are presented in the monograph “Symmetry of intergrowths of mineral individuals”. He developed the theory of symmetry of intergrowths of mineral individuals, the theory of affine homology of crystals. The fundamentals of the theory of homology are published in the monograph “Affine homology of crystals”.
The author of more than 100 scientific papers.
Hirsch index in the RSCI database –5, Scopus – 5.
Melekestseva I.Yu., Ph.D., Institute of Mineralogy, Ural Branch of RAS, Miass More
I.Yu. The features of the structure and mineral composition of the South Ural cobalt-copper-sulphide deposits were determined, and the key role of diagenesis in the transformation of sulfide breccias, the magmatic contribution to the formation of copper-zinc ores enriched in gold and silver, enrichment with secondary sulfide impurities and the similarity of lithogenesis were established. Paleozoic and Cenozoic barite-containing pyrite ores of hydrothermal fields of the MAR.
He is the author of more than 70 scientific papers in peer-reviewed Russian and foreign publications, co-author of 5 monographs.
Hirsch index in databases: Scopus – 11; RSCI – 14.
Murzin V.V., Doctor of Geological and Mathematical Sciences, Institute of Geology and Geochemistry (IGG UB RAS), Ekaterinburg More
He made a significant contribution to the creation of a model for the formation of gold deposits of non-traditional genotypes, including Svetlinsky type gold-sulfide mineralization, gold in rodingites, as well as to the development of a theory of the behavior of gold in weathering crusts.
The author of more than 90 scientific papers (22 of them in foreign publications).
Hirsch index in databases: Scopus – 9; RSCI – 20.
Nimis P., professor, University of Padua (Italy) More
He made a significant contribution to the study:
– thermobarometry of mafic and ultrabasic rocks and diamond inclusions, geochemistry of mantle rocks and their relationship with the diamond potential of kimberlites;
– volcanic sulfide deposits, taking into account their geodynamic conditions in comparison with modern mineralization of the seabed;
– metallogeny Cu of the Alpine folded region and its archeometry.
Author of over 300 publications, including 57 articles in the WebofSciences database. Hirsch index in databases: Scopus – 30.
Pautov L.A., Mineralogical Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences A.E. Fersman, Moscow More
The author of 48 publications in WebofScience.
Hirsch index in databases: WebofScience – 10; Scopus – 9; RSCI – 12.
Popova V.I., Ph.D., Institute of Mineralogy, Ural Branch of RAS, Miass, Chelyabinsk Region More
IN AND. Popova is the author of the development of the method of neutron activation radiography of large crystals of minerals after irradiation in a reactor, as well as electrolytic etching of large pyrite crystals. He is the author of the discovery of 6 new minerals.
IN AND. Popova published more than 280 scientific papers; including 7 monographs.
Hirsch index in databases: Scopus – 7; RSCI – 11.
Pekov I.V., Doctor of Geology and Mathematics, Professor, Moscow State University (Moscow State University), Moscow More
The main works are related to the study of complexes of alkaline rocks and granite pegmatites of the Kola Peninsula, the Middle and Southern Urals, Greenland, Canada, Germany, the fumarole fields of the volcanoes of Kamchatka, the oxidation zone of ore deposits in Altai, the Caucasus, the Urals, Greece, Chile, as well as experimental research of new zeolite-like materials based on silicates with heteropolyhedral skeleton and layered structures.
In 2016, he openly and thoroughly studied 202 new minerals, of which for 122 he is the leading author.
The author of 554 scientific publications, of which 429 are part of the WebofScience and Scopus databases.
Hirsch index in databases: Scopus – 24; RSCI – 25.
Tesalina S.G., Ph.D. – M.D., University of Curtin, Perth (Australia) More
Tesalina S.G. developed the Re-Os and Sm-Nd isotopic systematics for pyrite and gold deposits, which is used to increase the accuracy of geochronology and stratigraphy.
S.G. Tesalina leads the radiogenic isotope research department at the John de Laeter Research Center at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Her current project with WA Geological Survey is focused on developing Sm-Nd technology for isotope mapping of geological terranes.
Author of over 300 publications, including 42 articles in the WebofSciences database.
Hirsch index in databases: Scopus – 20.
Herrington R., Natural History Museum, London (UK) More
R. Herrington is the author of a broad analytical review of Ural mineral deposits.
Author of over 400 publications, including 68 articles in the WebofSciences database.
Hirsch index in databases: Scopus – 31.
Udachin V.N., Doctor of Geology and Mathematics, Institute of Mineralogy, Ural Branch of RAS, Miass, Chelyabinsk Region More
The main subject of V.N. Success is associated with the creation of a theory of ecogeochemistry of mining industrial technogenesis using the example of the Southern Urals. For the Karabash and Mednogorsk geotechnical systems, he established the laws of distribution and form of toxic elements in natural depositing media (soils, bottom sediments of lakes, peat bogs and living organisms).
Under his leadership, research was carried out for the section “Environmental Geochemistry” of the 5th and 7th framework scientific and technical programs of the European Union.
The author of more than 80 scientific papers.
Hirsch index in databases: Scopus – 13; RSCI – 11.
The author of the discovery of more than 40 new minerals (for 2017). Researcher of the mineralogy of the alkaline massif Dara-i-Pioz (Tajikistan), skarn deposits of the ridge. Inylchek (Kyrgyzstan) and the pegmatites of the Ilmensky mountains (South Urals).
IN AND. Popova is a leading specialist in the study of pegmatites, gold and copper deposits of the Urals, tin ore deposits of the Far East.
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