Submission Preparation Checklist
As a part of the submission process, authors are required to check their submission's compliance with the journal requirements; articles that do not adhere to these guidelines will be rejected
- The article is in line with the topics of journal sections: geology, geotechnics and engineering geology, economics of resource-based industries, energy industry
- The article is presented in a template and accompanied by a cover letter
- The text complies with all the requirements for scholarly articles, described in the Author's Guide
- The material of the article is original, it has not been previously publishedе, nor has it been submitted for consideration and publication in other journals.
- The article does not contain plagiarism or an overwhelming share of self-citations.
- The latest literary sources from the databases Scopus / Web of Science have been analyzed in the process of working on the article.
- The references are formatted in accordance with the requirements with DOIs provided, where available.
- Authors of the article have academic degrees
Text Design Regulations for Publication in the Journal of Mining Institute
Articles sent to the editorial board must be in line with the scope of the Journal of Mining Institute, contain original scientific results (at least 85% of originality) and be formatted according to the journal rules. Articles must have no more than three authors with academic degrees. It is also necessary to specify the contribution of each author to the study. Articles should have no more than three authors with an academic degree. The co-authors of the article may be postgraduate students. The journal does not publish articles co-authored by students, including masters.
In the cover letter, it is necessary to indicate the contribution of each author to the work on the article. The authors are people who have made a significant contribution to the research and/or writing of the article. People who helped in the work, but did not make a significant contribution, can be indicated in the "Acknowledgements" of the article.
Simultaneously the editors can review up to two articles by the same author/group of authors, which in case of acceptance will be published with an interval of three or more volumes.
The article’s authors must adhere to publishing ethics and are responsible for the absence of plagiarism (improper citations) and falsification of research results in their manuscript; they also ensure research authenticity and result reproducibility according to the methods described in the article. The authors guarantee that the article materials have not been submitted for publication in other journals (neither in Russian nor in English).
In addition to the article, the authors must attach an expert's evaluation (permission) from an affiliated organization, which confirms that the material may be published in an open access journal.
An agreement with the authors is concluded after a positive decision about publication of their article (the template is provided by the editorial board).
The article, the cover letter and other documents should be submitted to the editorial board via an online form on the website of the journal. If case of any problems do not hesitate to contact the editorial board.
We suggest that you pay attention to the Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English, prepared by the European Association of Science Editors EASE
It is recommended to use the article template for proper formatting of the article.
Articles should be submitted in Microsoft Word text editor.
Content of the article
The title should be informative, give a comprehensive idea about the content of the article, be concise and search-optimized
The title should be descriptive and accurately convey its point
Only generally accepted abbreviations are allowed
Author information contains full name (including patronymic and family names), academic degree, position, name of the organization, city, country, email and ORCID
The abstract should contain no more than 200-250 words and convey the main factual information and conclusions of the article. The abstract should reflect the author's awareness of the scientific problem, the goals and objectives of the study, as well as its main conclusions
5-10 words and phrases that convey the main statements, achievements and results of the article. The use of extremely specialized words is not allowed
Adherence to a clear structure of the article helps to maintain focus
The volume of the manuscript, including figures and tables in the text, must be between 3,400 and 8,000 words
The introduction contains a brief overview of the global state of knowledge on the problem, goals and objectives of the study and formulation of the problem. The length of the introduction should not exceed 500 words
Description of specific research methods, identification of participants, materials and the procedure of research, data analysis
Authors' opinion and the research itself. Why have these results been obtained? How do they fit into the science context?
The conclusion should not be too long; it must contain the main findings of the study, indicate its practical significance and outline directions for future research
Expression of gratitude to the individuals who assisted the author(s) or indication of funding sources that supported the study
- The reference block represents a separate unit of the manuscript. Source descriptions (printed and electronic) are arranged by reference
- In case the work contains a Digital Object Identifier (DOI, www.doi.org), it should be indicated in the references
- The number of references should be no less than 35 and no more than 50 – for review articles. A recommended share of self-citation should not exceed 20%
- At least 40% of the references should be from foreign (non-Russian) sources
- The majority of literary sources should not be older than 5 years
- References to textbooks, study guides, handbooks and dissertations (with the exception of extended abstracts) are not allowed. Normative documents (GOST, SNiP, etc.) can only be referenced in the text, not in the reference block
- In the text, references should be given in square brackets 
- Abbreviations of source titles (journals, publishers) are not allowed
- In the description, it is mandatory to include all the authors without reducing them to three, four, etc.
- For all books, monographs and articles it is mandatory to specify the place of publication, publisher and year of publication
- Electronic sources should be described similar to printed ones with the indication of access URL and date of reference
- It is mandatory to specify the number of pages in the reference source
See examples below
Formulas should be typed in the MathType or Microsoft Equation formula editor. It is not allowed to insert formulas as graphic elements (pictures) into the text
Simple inline formulas or individual symbols should not be typed in a formula editor. Latin letters should be typed using the keyboard, letters of Greek and some mathematical symbols should be taken from the Insert → Symbols menu
Latin letters to denote values (symbols) are typed in italics; Russian and Greek letters (both in the formula itself and in the indices) are typed in direct font; abbreviated mathematical terms (sin, cos, lg, lim, max, etc.) are typed in direct font
All figures, diagrams and charts included in the text should be submitted as separate files in the formats in which they were made, for example: JPG; TIFF; PNG; EPS; CDR, etc. (GIFs can be provided for posting in the html version on the journal’s website). EPS/CDR formats should be duplicated in JPG or PNG. Infographics created with Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) should also be submitted as a source
Figures should be clear (resolution not less than 300 dpi), and inscriptions, symbols and signs on them should be easily legible
It is desirable to provide diagrams and drawings with translated captions
Figures should be submitted ready for print. Image editor should be compatible with Microsoft Word text editor. Figures can be either black-and-white or colored; all of them must have captions. All the figures must be referenced in the text (Fig.1). The maximum number of figures is 7
In the HTML version of the article it is possible to place additional graphic and animation materials: - results of simulations performed in a special program - video recordings of the experiments. Parameters for the material: 640x480 in .webm format; volume 0.3-0.5 MB. The printed version of the article will indicate the presence of additional media files
Tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals. Each table must have a title and be referenced in the text (Table 1). The maximum number of tables is 7
Physical units and designations
Physical units and designations should comply with the International System of Units in the given field of science. For designation of chemical compounds, it is recommended to use the IUPAC terminology
Examples of reference formatting
Examples of referencing a journal/collections article
Article by one author:
Rogov E.A. Study of the well near-bottomhole zone permeability during treatment by process fluids. Journal of Mining Institute. 2020. Vol. 242, p. 169-173. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2020.2.169
Article by two, three or four authors:
Alekseev V.I., Barakhtin B.K., Zhukov A.S., Ivanov A.A. Chemical heterogeneity as a factor of improving the strength of steels manufactured by selective laser melting technology. Journal of Mining university. 2020. Vol. 242, p.191-196. DOI:10.31897/PMI.2020.2.191
Article by five or more authors:
Kashnikov Yu.A., Ashikhmin S.G., Kukhtinskii A.E. et al. The relationship of fracture toughness coefficients and geophysical characteristics of rocks of hydrocarbon deposits. Journal of Mining Institute. 2020. Vol. 241, p. 83-90. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2020.1.83
Example of referencing a patent:
Patent N 2431696 RF. Goldobina L.A., Gusev V.P., Orlov A.P., Shkrabak V.S. A method of alloying of steel with aluminum. Opubl. 20.10.2011. Byul. N 29.
Example of referencing an extended abstract of a dissertation:
Kulinich O.V. Fiziko-khimicheskie osnovy gidrokhimicheskoi pererabotki otkhodov, soderzhashchikh alyuminii (Physico-chemical fundamentals of hydrochemical processing of waste containing aluminumtions). Avtoref. dis. … kand. tekhn. nauk. St. Petersburg: Sankt-Peterburgskii tekhnologicheskii institut. 1998, 21 p. steel with aluminum. Opubl. 20.10.2011. Byul. N 29.
Example of referencing an Internet source:
BP: Statistical Review of World Energy – 2019 edition. URL: https://nangs.org/analytics/bp-statistical-review-of-world-energy (date of reference: 2020.02.12).
Terms of Publishing
In the first week upon submission, the material undergoes a check of conformity with the formatting guidelines, originality (plagiarism) and primary expert evaluation.
The author has 3-7 days to address editors' comments. Upon the receipt of the corrected version that conforms to the journal requirements, the article is considered by the editorial board and assigned to peer reviewers.
The review takes up to 2 weeks (in summer time this period is extended).
Upon receipt of minimum two reviews, the editorial board makes a decision about publication or rejection of the article.
The author is informed about each stage of this process through the account of the article on the journal website.
On the average, an overall period of publishing an article in the journal takes 4-10 months.
Since 2023 the Regulations on the scientific journal "Journal of Mining Institute" have changed:
- The editorial board peer-reviews, edits, prints, and publishes articles on the journal's website and in the information databases, and assigns DOI free of charge;
- Authors provide a quality technical translation of the article into the Russian language after the editing and approval of the final layout.
Reasons for Rejecting an Article
- Originality below 85%
- Content of the article is not in line with the scope of the journal
- Failure to comply with 5 or more journal requirements
- Authors do not respond to letters from the editors for more than one month
- Authors of the article do not have an academic degree
- The list of references is not complete and does not reflect global experience on the research topic
- Negative reviews
- Decision of the editorial board