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International scientific journal "Sustainable development of mountain territories" covers fundamental and applied regional, national and international research and provides a platform to publish original full papers and related reviews in the following areas: engineering science, Earth science, economic science in the field of sustainable development of mountain territories.

Main objectives of international scientific journal "Sustainable development of mountain territories" are:

  • raising the level of professional scientific workers, teachers of higher educational institutions and scientific organizations;
  • presentation of research results in the field of sustainable development of mountain areas on the technical aspects and Earth sciences, informing readers about the results of Russian and international scientific forums;
  • improved review and editing of the articles submitted for publication;
  • ensuring wide dissemination for the published articles in the international academic environment;
  • encouraging dissemination and indexing of scientific works in various foreign key citation databases.

International scientific journal as part of the Russian and international scientific information system is involved in the following tasks solution:

  • reflection of the results of research, scientific-practical and experimental activity of specialists, postgraduate students, dealing with urgent problems of sustainable development in general, and mountain areas in particular;
  • formation of the scientific component of the University environment and promotion of the achievements of science in sustainable development of mountain territories;
  • revealing scientific potential for implementation of advanced scientific achievements in mountainous regions of the world;
  • organization of open scientific debate, contributing to the quality of dissertation research, efficiency of scientific works examination;
  • providing publicity and openness in reflection of scientific issues of international research groups in the field of sustainable development of mountain territories.

Scientific journal "Sustainable development of mountain territories" is included in the list of Higher Attestation Commission under the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation.

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. Currently the journal is passing the final stage of the procedure of its inclusion in Scopus bibliographic database.

The journal is included in Russian index of scientific citing. All published journal articles are given a digital object identifier (DOI).

In accordance with the decision of the Presidium of HAC of Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation from 19.12.2014 No. 47/307 2015 articles for publication in the journal "Sustainable development of mountain territories" are taken in the following branches and groups of sciences:

25.00.00 Earth sciences;

05.00.00 Engineering sciences (three groups of the branch):

     05.05.00  Transport, mining and construction machinery

     05.13.00 Computer science, computer engineering and management

     05.14.00 Energy physics;

08.00.00 Economic science.

In accordance with the gradation of sciences, accepted in the international systems of citation Scopus and Web of Science articles for publication in the journal "Sustainable development of mountain territories" are taken in the following branches and groups of sciences:

  Engineering sciences;

Earth and Planetary sciences;

Environmental science. 

The editors request the authors to be guided by the rules set forth below while preparing manuscripts.

Manuscripts prepared without following these guidelines, will not be considered by the editors.


Authors who publish articles in this journal agree to the following terms:

1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.

2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual agreements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g. to post it in an institutional repository or to publish it in a book), with the reference to its initial publication in this journal.

3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) before or during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges as well as earlier and greater citation of  published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

Ethics of publications

Articles adopted to the publication in the "Sustainable Development of Mountain Territories" magazine have to state the most essential, the finished and still earlier unpublished results of scientific research, according to "Ethics of scientific publications".


Requirements for the journal “Sustainable development of mountain territories”

1. Regularity of issues (confirmation of periodicity by download on the journal website; required mailshot to subscribers).

2. All the works published in the journal must meet the challenges of sustainable development in general and mountainous areas in particular.

3. Submitted manuscripts undergo stages of preliminary and final review and, if necessary, are sent to the authors for correction and revision.

4. Manuscripts and abstracts are published both in Russian and English.

5. Received materials will not be returned to the authors.

6. The editorial board reserves the right to make reductions and editorial changes to the text of the article. Corrections in the text and illustrations the authors can make only at the stage of preparation to printing. Proofreading is not sent to the authors for revision.

 7. The number of authors of the article should not exceed three people from one organization or four – from two or more organizations. Preference is given to articles with a foreign co-author.

8. The number of articles published by the author alone or in coauthorship should not exceed one in the issue, two - within a year.

9.The availability of the Institute of review, consisting of highly qualified specialists in the field of sustainable development of mountain territories.

10. Double-blind peer review – the reviewer and the author don’t know each other’s names; availability of three or more reviewers for all the articles of every issue is required.

11. Only original articles are published in the journal. The author is fully responsible for compliance with this requirement. The originality of the article should not be less than 80% (verified by Antiplagiat software).

12. Availability of an abstract of the article, consisting of 250-300 words and outlining the main content of the article.

13. Availability of key words (not more than 7 words).

14. After the conclusions all the articles must contain the list of literature (references). The list of references must be drawn up in order of their appearance in the text. The list of references should include at least 20-30 items, 30% of which must be from English-language sources published over the last 5 years. Inclusion in the list of 2 or more own works is not allowed. There must be reference to the journal "Sustainable development of mountain territories" in the bibliography.

15. The presence of a journal section devoted to the publishing and publication ethics, the recognition version of the compliance-ethics of scientific publications and statements about the absence of malpractice.

16. Failure to follow the rules of manuscript preparation leads to a delay in publication or rejection of the manuscript.

17. The conditions of publication of advertising and commemorative materials are coordinated by mutual agreement. Congratulations on the anniversaries from companies and organizations should be submitted to the editors not later than 3 months before the date of publication. The editorial board is not responsible for the content of advertising material submitted for publication in the journal "Sustainable development of mountain territories".

18. Reprint of published in the journal materials is allowed only with the permission of the publisher and with reference to the journal "Sustainable development of mountain territories".

19. Publication of articles is free for authors, honoraria are not paid.



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