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Author guidelines eng

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  • The journal “New Mineral Data” publishes original articles (including short messages in the Mineralogical Notes section), reviews, historical materials, discussions, reviews, personalities and chronicles of current events (exhibitions, conferences, anniversaries, etc.), relating to mineralogy, crystallography, crystal chemistry, as well as museology and mineralogical collections.
  • It publishes materials submitted by graduate students, applicants, doctoral students, specialists and experts in this field of research.
  • Article submission and editorial processing is free of charge.
  • Articles received by the editors are submitted for review. At the request of the reviewer, the article may be rejected or sent to the authors for revision. In the latter case, the authors must return the corrected version of the article, taking into account all the comments of the reviewer.
  • Author rights are protected as per the relevant international rules.
  • Articles published in Russian and English.


  • This manuscript has not been published earlier in any other journal.
  • This manuscript is not under consideration in another journal.
  • Its co-authors have agreed to publish the current version of the manuscript.
  • The new minerals described in the article must pass a preliminary approbation in the Commission on new minerals and mineral names.


  • To the Editor to send a paper copy of the article, signed by all authors, e-copy (required) and approximate layout of electronic paper.
  • The manuscript volume shall not exceed 40,000 characters (including spaces), excluding tables, references and illustrations/figures. Short communications: maximum length - 10,000–12,000 characters (including spaces), plus a list of references.
  • Page numbers in the lower right corner.
  • A manuscript shall contain the following:

Article title - The title of the article should be written in lowercase and bold letters, in italics.
Authors surnames and initials
Affiliation - Complete official name of the organization, and complete postal address, including zip code, city and country. The author shall indicate all affiliations related to the study. For contact with the authors also indicate email address. Summary - (100-180 words) to build so that readers without going to the full text of received ideas about the subject and level of published results.
Keywords - up to 7 words.
Text of the article - without figures and tables.
Bibliographic references
Funding - It is required to specify all sources of funding for the study.

Tables (each on a separate page)
Figures (each on a separate page)
Figure captions (on a separate page)


  • Text

Text page set-up: A4, Microsoft Word, double interval spacing, Times New Roman (Size 12), 2 cm margins all round, justified alignment. Each paragraph shall be indented by 1.25 cm. No hyphenation. Page numbers in the lower right corner.
No abbreviations are allowable in the text, except the standard ones complying with the International System of Units. Decimal separator: period (i.e. point, or dot).
Mathematical formulas: Microsoft Word (depending on the version).
You can use subheadings to structure your article. They stand out in bold and lowercase letters. Subtitle Separated from Text spaces, no dot at the end of the subtitle.

  • Tables

Tables shall be in the editable text format (not as a scan or a drawing). Large tables shall be given in separate pages in the text format.
A table header shall include its number and name, no dot at the end of the table header. Notes and footnotes to tables should be printed directly below them (Times New Roman (size 8-10 pt).
Tables shall be numbered in Arabic numerals through the text. If the text contains only one table, this table shall not be assigned any number. References to the tables: e.g., «Table 1 gives…», «It is noted that ... (see Table 2)».

  • Illustrations

Each figure should be in good quality and needs to have a figure caption. Full-colour illustrations, as well as extended explanations for the figures (as part of the figure captions) are welcome.
Vector graphics: CorelDRAW. Submit in CorelDRAW or InDesign formats etc.
Raster graphics (photographs, scanned materials): TIFF or JPEG format (JPEG format of maximum or high quality). Resolution: min 600 dpi for black-and-white figures (Bitmap); min 300 dpi for photos. The scale and direction of the "top-bottom" should be indicated on the photographs.
Required elements of a figure caption: figure number and its title. Figure numbers should be Arabic. If the manuscript contains only one figure, no number should be assigned to this figure. References to the figures: «Figure 3 shows that… «; «It is indicated that ... (fig. 3)».

  • References

References to the cited literature shall be given in the text in brackets: e.g. one author – (Smith, 1999), two authors - (Smith, Jones, 1999), more than two authors - (Smith et al., 1999).
A list of references shall be compiled in the alphabetical order. It shall be separated from the text by a blank line. Names of all the authors shall be given and printed in italics. Full names of journals cited shall be given.
References in the text shall strictly correspond to the list of references. Should the authors fail to meet this requirement, the Editorial Board reserves the right to correct references in the text and, if required, delete a reference from the list.
Journals Nekrylov, N. A., Popov, D. V., Plechov, P. Y., Shcherbakov, V. D., Danyushevsky, L. V., and Dirksen, O. V., 2018, Garnet-Pyroxenite-Derived End-Member Magma Type in Kamchatka: Evidence from Composition of Olivine and Olivine-Hosted Melt Inclusions in Holocene Rocks of Kekuknaisky Volcano. Petrology, v. 26, p. 329-350.
Books Magnus Wangen, 2010. Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analysis. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 527 p.
Articles/chapters in books Sun S.S., McDonough W.F., 1989. Chemical and isotopic systematics of oceanic basalts: implications for mantle composition and processes. In: A.D. Sounders, M.J. Norry (Eds), Magmatism in the ocean basins. Geological Society Special Publication, vol. 42, p. 313–345.
Electronic resources/sources: International Seismological Centre, On-line Bulletin, 2012. Available from: http://www.isc.ac.uk (last accessed 27.08.2012).

Register article in edition only carried out subject to the rules for authors. In case of a substantial revision of Article date of its receipt is the date of the submission of a corrected version. According to the actual content of materials, precision bibliographic references, quotations, writing geographical names and proper names liable authors of the manuscript.

Editorial office: 119071 Moscow, Leninsky Prospekt 18, Building 2, tel. +7(495)952-0067, mineral@fmm.ru.