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). Articles describing new minerals should first be approved by the Commission on New Minerals and Names of Minerals of the MMA.

All manuscripts should include the following essential elements: Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Analytical Methods, Results, Conclusions, Acknowledgments, Funding, Conflict of Interest and References.

Text (Microsoft Word, width alignment, 12 sizes, Times New Roman) must be in 1.5 spacing. Figures and tables and their captions should not be embedded in the text. Authors should provide an e-mail address of one corresponding author, who will be responsible for the correspondence during editorial processes.

According to the reviewer’s decision, the articles can be accepted in present form, revised or rejected. The articles are subject to style or language editing following recommendations of the Editorial Board.

The Journal makes articles available online as soon as possible after their 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 is 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 the manuscript:

max 22 pages including the list of references, figures and tables. Preferred fonts: Times New Roman or Arial. Decimal fractions should be given with a dot (0.98; 1.45, etc.).

– for mineral formulas, indicate the calculation method (O atoms = 6 or Si atoms = 4 or other). The abbreviation a.p.f.u. (atoms per formula unit) is recommended. The Microsoft Equation editor can be used when typing formulas.

– TIFF or JPEG for color (SMYK) or grayscale (for black and white) images (halftones), minimum of 300 dpi, maximum of up to 18 × 24 cm; Corel Draw for vector drawings. Linear scale (km, m, cm, mm, μm) in figures is preferred. The geological maps must contain geographic coordinates.

– Figure captions and tables are given in parentheses: (Fig. 1), (Table 3).

The tables are attached in separate files. The format of tables shall not exceed 18 × 24 cm (including Notes), font 10 pt.

Manuscripts are archived in one file and sent via e-mail or a download link.

References in text appear as (Ivanov, 2000; Ivanov et al., 2001; Ivanov and Petrov, 2005; Geology…, 2006). The list of references follows an alphabetic order:

Ayupova N.R., Melekestseva I.Yu., Maslennikov V.V., Tseluyko A.S., Belogub E.V. (2019) Accumulation of uranium in fossil and modern Fe-oxyhydroxide sediments of massive sulfide deposits. Proceedings of the 15th Biennial SGA Meeting on Mineral Deposit Research. Glasgow, pp. 315–319. – for abstracts

Craig J.R., Vaughan D.J. (1994) Ore microscopy and ore petrography. 2nd ed., Hoboken, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 424 p.– for books

Melekestseva I.Yu., Maslennikov V.V., Tret’yakov G.A., Nimis P., Beltenev V.E., Rozhdestvenskaya I.I., Maslennikova S.P., Belogu bE.V., Danyushevsky L., Large R., Yuminov A.M., Sadykov S.A. (2017) Gold- and silver-rich massive sulfides from the Semenov-2 hydrothermal field, 13°31.13´ N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge: A case of magmatic contribution? Econ. Geol., 112, 741–773.– for journals