Technical requirements for the articles

Technical requirements for the articles that are sending to the journals of "Ore and Metals" publishing house:


1. The article sending to the editorial board should be accompanied with the letter from the companywhere the authors (or at least the first author) are working.


2. Standard volume of the article is 8-10 printed pages and 3-4 pictures. The text should be printed with 1.5 intervals between lines and with Times New Roman 12 font. The article should be presented in electronic mode (CD, DVD, flash memory card etc) or sent to the editorial board of the corresponding edition by e-mail.


3. The article should be written briefly, without repetition of data of tables and pictures in the text. Mentioned bibliographic sources as well as tables and pictures should be noted in the text by reference marks. The article should be distinctly structured with the following sections: Introduction; Aim of investigation, Theoretical review; Description of experiments; Analysis of results; Discussion; Conclusions.The articles with mainly industrial features it is sufficient to have two sections: Aim of the work and Obtained results.

3.1. If the papers are devoted to the problems of operating works, it is recommended to supply the article with parameters characterizing the ecomomical efficiency of putting into practice the results of conducted researches or such recommendations as profitability rise, cost reduction, lowering of specific consumption rates (including power resources), quality improvement, increase of value added products, productivity elevation etc. Both actual or expected calculated efficiency parameters can be presented. If not available, their absence should be substantiated.

3.2. If there are theoretical papers in the field of economy, it is recommended to include in the article the expected (calculated) eonomical efficiency ased on used results of conducted investigations. If not available, their absence should be substantiated.

3.3. Lack of parameters mentioned in the clauses 3.1 and 3.2 decreases the sciantivia value of the articles and can be considered as an additional criterion for paer rejecting by the editorial staffs of the journals.

4. The articles in all journals should have no more than 4 authors. Other specialists participated in the work can be mentioned in a footnote. Information about each author should be supplied (company, occupation, academic degree and/or title) in Russian and English. Contact details such as mailing address, phone, e-mail can be presented only for the first or main author.


Each author can publish not more than two articles in each journal during the year.


5. The article should be certainly supplied with abstract (summary), key words and references (bibliographic list).


6. The abstract (summary), in accordance with requirements of the international data bases, should reflect content of the article rather completely. Its volume is in average not less than 15-17 lines (or 250-300 words). The abstract should be translated into English.


7. Key words should be contain more that 7-10 items average and should be translated into English.


8. References (bibliographic list) should meet the requirements of national standard GOST 7.1-2003 (and its later version of 2008) as well as requirements of the international data bases. It should include not less than 12 sources (not more than 3 of these sources can be references on the own author's publications). At least 5 references on publications later than 2012 and 4 references on recent foreign publications are strictly required.


Bibliographic list includes:


- referring to the journal article - surname and initials of the authors, full journal title, year of publication, volume (if available), issue number, pages of the beginning and end of the article;

- referring to the book - surname and initials of the authors, title of the book, place of publishing, publisher, year of publishing, total number of pages;

- referring to the article in collection - title of collection, number of issue or volume, place of publishing, publisher, pages of the beginning and end of the article;

- for web-links - titles of Internet resource and publication, access mode.


Number of every reference in the text of the article should be given in square brackets in corresponding place of the text.


When preparing the bibliographic list, it is recommended to use only reliable and verified sources, and avoid usage of references to public resources (like Wikipedia) that can't be confirmed by any respectable and reliable publications.


9. When writing down the article to the electronic memory device or when sending the article by e-mail, its text part should be saved or sent in separate file that can be opened by Word for Windows. The pictures should be saved or sent as separate graphic files in TIF, EPS or PSD mode with sufficient resolution (at least 300 dpi for scale 1:1).The full version of the article should be also presented as PDF file.


10. The pictures should be distinct and available for computer processing. Please don't overload the pictures with unimportant data not having direct relation to the article. It is advisable to supply coloured panoramic pictures with descriptive notes.


11. Physical units and designations should be presented in SI - International System of Units.


12. The authors have to check their articles using anti-plagiarism programs (e.g., to be sure that no fragments from other publications are included in this article.


13. If the article doesn't meet any of the a.m. requirements, it can be the cause of its rejection for publication.


14. Publication of scientific-technical articles, included those written by post-graduates, is free of charge when publishing on the first-turn basis (without any urgency).


15. Please pay attention, that since 2015 the articles published in "Gornyi Zhurnal", "Obogashchenie Rud" and "Tsvetnye Metally" journals are supplied by DOI (Digital Object Identifier) indexes, that are bought by "Ore and Metals" Publishing house in accordance with requirements of the international data bases. More detailed information about the order of DOI supplying can be received from editorial staff.