Moscow University Geology Bulletin

ISSN: 0145-8752 (Print) 1934-8436 (Online)


The Moscow University Geology Bulletin covers all geological disciplines and all periods of Earth history, across the former Soviet Union. The Bulletin publishes articles on research conducted by some of Russia's most prominent geologists among the faculty of Geology at Lomonosov Moscow State University, the largest educational and scientific geological center in Russia.

The broad scope of coverage includes dynamic geology; geology and geochemistry of mineral and fuel resources; lithology and marine geology; petrology and mineralogy; crystallography and crystallochemistry; hydrogeology; engineering and ecological geology; geocryology; neotectonics, fault tectonics and movements; geophysical exploration methods and more.

The journal is especially focused on research in geocryology, geological environmental protection, evolutionary petrology, marine geology and nonlinear petroleum-gas geology.


Moscow University Geology Bulletin is a peer reviewed journal. We use a open and/or a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes both internal and external (50%). The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 60 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 10 days. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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