The editorial staff of the "Geology and Mineral Resources of Siberia" specifies the following requirements to manuscripts to be submitted to the journal.
1) They need to refer to one of the following topics:
– regional geology, stratigraphy, tectonics;
– lithology, petrography, mineralogy, geochemistry;
– petroleum geology;
– minerageny, ore and non-metallic deposits;
– geophysics, geophysical industry;
– geohydrology, geoecology, and monitoring of geologic environment;
– prospecting and exploration;
– mineral resource base: current state and development prospects;
– economics of subsurface use and management of subsurface resources and reserves;
– geoinformatics and mathematical methods in geology;
– historical sketches of the world and Russian geology and geological exploration.
It should be noted that the papers about geological structure of specific subsurface blocks, perspectivity forecasts, and exploration and development results must refer to Siberia.
2) The manuscripts must cover relevant topics and meet the requirement of scientific novelty and validity (including debatable data).
3) The manuscript must conform to the following:
1. The expert opinion on the possibility to publish must be attached, drawn up in accordance with the established practice.
2. The manuscript must be in soft copy and submitted directly to the editorial office (67 Krasny Prospekt St, room 205, Novosibirsk, 630091, Russia) or sent by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
3. The volume must be one printed sheet, including tables, graphics, abstract and references (one printed sheet equals to 40 thousand printed characters including spaces).
4. The text must be in the Word format (doc or docх), set up in any standard font (times, arial), with font size 14 and line spacing 1.5, with paper margins 2 cm from above, from below, and on the right and 3 cm on the left (one printed sheet corresponds to about 24 pages A4 without graphics). Bolding or italisising is acceptable, unlike text wrapping made manually. There must be one-type quotation marks (guillemets).
• Formulas in text must be entered by the standard Microsoft Equation editor.
• Figures must not be included in text.
• Tables must be included in text. If a table exceeds the text format or is landscape-oriented, it must be attached as a separate file with a corresponding name.
– vector images need to be in cdr (CorelDraw.14 or previous versions);
– raster images (pictures) need to be in a format compatible with CorelDraw (tif, bmp, jpg) with a resolution of 300 dpi or above (if resolution is below 300 dpi, the printing quality worsens).
THE MAXIMUM FIGURE SEZE IS 175×250 mm.
Figures must not be generated in Word or other text processors.
The image-related text, including legends, must be either placed in the end of the paper (preferred), or attached as a separate file with a corresponding name.
Graphics must be directly connected to the text and further its contraction.
REFERENCES IN THE TEXT ARE OBLIGATORY.
The design and content of illustrations must ensure its readability after possible size loss.
The figures must be scalable.
Slides, reversed images, or scanned photocopies are not accepted.
Figures and tables are to be numbered in the succession corresponding to their mention in the text.
The preferred number of figures per paper is not more than 7–10.
6. References (preferably according to GOST 7.1-2003) must be listed alphabetically and numbered. All works that are referred to in the text need to bear references (in square brackets). The preferred number of items in the list of references is not more than12–15. Foreign references are placed after Russian. Only published works need to be included in the references.
7. The paper must be supplemented by an abstract (about 100-200 words, preferably not less) and keywords (not more than 5–7). The abstract needs not to be translated into English.
8. The following information about the authors must be attached to the article:
– family name, first name, patronymic (in full);
– place of employment, position, academic degree; and
– work address, telephone number, е-mail.
9. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
10. Plagiarism detection
"Geology and mineral resources of Siberia" use native russian-language plagiarism detection software Antiplagiat to screen the submissions. If plagiarism is identified, the COPE guidelines on plagiarism will be followed.
11. Preprint and postprint Policy
Prior to acceptance and publication in "Geology and mineral resources of Siberia", authors may make their submissions available as preprints on personal or public websites.
As part of submission process, authors are required to confirm that the submission has not been previously published, nor has been submitted. After a manuscript has been published in "Geology and mineral resources of Siberia" we suggest that the link to the article on journal's website is used when the article is shared on personal or public websites.
12. Royalties are not paid. The authors are not charged for being published (including postgraduates).
13. The decision on publication of a paper is taken after the positive evaluation of a research reviewer. A manuscript can be returned to the authors to be reworked. The editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not meet the specified requirements.
14. The manuscripts submitted to the editorial office cannot be returned.