The International Scientific Journal "Sustainable Development of Mountain Territories" was founded in 2007.
Founder – Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "North Caucasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (State Technological University)".
Journal is published in accordance with the applicable law of the mass media of the Russian Federation, the Charter NCIMM (STU), the Regulation of the International Scientific Journal "Sustainable Development of Mountain Territories" and the Charter of the Journal "Sustainable Development of Mountain Territories".
Journal is registered as mass media of the Federal Service for Supervision of Legislation in Mass Communications and Cultural Heritage Protection (Registration Certificate PI № FS 77-27831 dated April 19, 2007).
Journal has the International Standard Serial Number.
Journal is published in a hard-copy form with periodicity 4 issues per year and has an electronic version, which is identical to the content of the hard-copy form and appears on the Internet after the release of the hard-copy version of the publication.
The first issue came out in 2009. During the period from 2009 to 2015 twenty five issues were published. The authors of the journal publications were a prominent Russian and foreign scientists and experts. The subjects covered in the journal publications comprised important aspects of sustainable development of mountain territories.
By the decision of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation dated July 5, 2014 the International Scientific Journal "Sustainable Development of Mountain Territories" was included in The list of Russian Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journals.
Aiming to upgrade the international status, the journal of NCIMM (STU) was included to the international association "PILA", and each article is assigned a digital identifier DOI.
The authors are not charged with the additional fee for the assignment of a DOI index.
The journal "Sustainable development of mountain territories" has the certificate of quality confirmation of its compliance with international standards and criteria of the information system Scopus. Evaluation has been conducted by experts from Scopus CSAB and Russian CSAB during the work of the Exhibition of scientific journals by the 5-th International scientific-practical conference "Scientific publication of international level in 2016: meeting the challenges of publishing ethics, peer review and publications" (May 17-20, 2016, RANEPA, Moscow). The certificate is a recommendation to apply to the Scopus database. In July 2016 the application for inclusion of the journal into the international system of citation was sent to Scopus.
Research articles are accepted for publication in the journal only in strict accordance with Scopus requirements exclusively on the problems of sustainable development of mountain territories.
The materials of the journal website are formed according to the materials of the largest international scientific literature publishers "Elsevier".
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Editor in Chief, Professor Yuri V. Dmitrak