Rules for authors


ISSN 0536-1028 (Print)              ISSN 2686-9853 (Online)  

Articles are submitted to the editor in electronic form:

  1. Structured text text in Russian or English with tables, figures, bibliography, UDC code.
  2. Structured abstract of the article in the amount of 180–250 words in Russian and English.
  3. Keywords for the article (5-7) in Russian and English.
  4. Information about the authors: surname, name, patronymic; academic degree; academic title; position; place of work with the obligatory indication of the full address (in Russian and English); telephone number and electronic address, ORCID. The author who handles all correspondence with the editor on behalf of all the authors is indicated. 
  5. The recommendation of the relevant department of higher education (for example, in the form of an extract from the minutes of the department meeting) or a covering letter from the organization.
  6. Expert opinion on the possibility of publishing the article in the open press.
  7. The completed consent form with the signatures of all authors (the second page of the agreement can be scanned).

By submitting the manuscript to the editor, the authors guarantee that the article has not been published previously and is not being considered by editors of other journals.


1. The article should be no more than 5 authors. The remaining members of the group of authors participating in the work can be indicated in a footnote.

2. The title of the article should be as concise as possible and correspond exactly to its content, given in Russian and English.

3. The abstract of the article should adequately disclose its content and be clearly structured:

  • an introduction (research objective);
  • methodology (methods of research);
  • results and analysis; conclusions and/or application of research results.

4. The text of the article is typed in a Microsoft Word editor on A4 pages with 2.5 cm margins. The total size of the article, including abstract, references, tables and figures, should not exceed 14 pages in Times New Roman 14 font in 1.5 interval. The number of tables – no more than 4, figures – no more than 4. Pages are numbered.

5. Recommended structure of the article:

  • introduction (research objective);
  • methodology (methods of research;
  • results;
  • analysis and discussion;
  • conclusions and/or application of research results.

6. The article does not allow duplication of data figures or tables in the text. Only conventional abbreviations of words are used (for example, electromotive force - EMF). All shortened forms and abbreviations both in the text and in the tables or figures must be deciphered.

7. Figures and tables should have consecutive numbering. References to figures and tables are given after referring to them in text. Figure captions and table titles are presented in Russian and English.

8. Formulas should be typed in the Microsoft Equation (MathType) equation writer and numbered if the text refers to them. The decoding of formula symbols and formula fragments placed inside the text are typed in the Word editor. Physical units are given in the SI system.

9. Illustrations. Images created with graphic editors are submitted electronically along with the text of the article. Figures are written to graphic files with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. The figures should also be submitted in the format were made in (.dwg, .cdw, .xls, etc.). Technical figures, drawings, diagrams, schedules must meet the requirements of national and international standards. Figures should not contain elements that are not related to the content of the article. 

10. The references section is issued in accordance with GOST 7.0.5–2008 and placed at the end of the article. The references is constructed in the order of references in the text. In the text, references are given in square brackets. References to unpublished works are not allowed.

The references should contain the following information:

  • for a journal article – the surname and initials of the author (authors), the title of the article, the title of the journal, the year of publication, volume, number, pages of the beginning and end of the article;
  • for the book – the surname and initials of the author (authors), the title of the work, the place (city) of the publication, the publishing house, the year of publication, the number of pages in the book;
  • for the article in the collection – the surname and initials of the author (authors), the title of the article, the title of the collection, the issue number (volume), place of publication, the publishing house, page of the beginning and end of the article;
  • for electronic resources – author(authors), publication title, resource name, access mode, access date.

The References must contain at least 15 sources, including no more than three references to the author’s works (self-citation), no more than 3 references to an author, no more than three references to a journal; at least 30% of references to foreign sources; at least 5 references to modern sources (published within the last five years). 
References to state standards (GOST) construction rules and regulations (SNiP), safety rules, regulatory, legislative and other documents are to be given in the text of the article (in brackets), without listing in the references.

11. Library of Congress transliteration system for Russian is used in the Journal; Vancouver Style is used to prepare References in English.


No fees or charges are required for manuscript processing and/or publishing in the Journal. Publication in Izvestiya vysshikh uchebnykh zavedenii. Gornyi zhurnal = Minerals and Mining Engineering is free for all authors. No royalties are provided.

Failure to comply with the requirements for registration of materials of the article may serve as a basis for rejection to publish!  




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