Scope

Mongolian Geoscientist (Mong. Geosci.) is a peer-reviewed open-access online journal published by the School of Geology and Mining Engineering, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, with support from the Geological Society of Mongolia. We have ISSN 2220-0622 since 1996 and received eISSN 2663-5151 in 2019.

 The journal accepts the high-quality original articles, scientific communication, review paper and news categories dealing with all subjects of Earth sciences relevant technology.

The journal focuses on new data and discussion of any aspect of geology, including tectonics, paleontology, geochemistry, petrology, mineralogy, ore deposit studies, mineral resources, geophysics, exploration drilling, permafrost, hydrogeology, engineering geology, geo-ecology, environmental issues, laboratory and experimental studies and their results. Each contribution is a subject to review by at least two independent reviewers, typically at least one member of the Editorial Board. The Mongolian Geoscientist publishes two English volumes per year.

We aim the journal of Mongolian Geoscientist to be international peer-reviewed, high quality, an open-access journal.

Article Processing charge 

Mongolian Geoscientist does NOT charge authors article submission fees and it does NOT charge article processing fees.

Peer Review Process

Mong. Geosci. uses DOUBLE BLIND peer-review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. All submitted manuscripts are subjected to an intensive peer review in consultation with members of the journal’s editorial board and independent external referees (usually 2-3 reviewers).

Reviewers are asked to evaluate a manuscript for:

  • Relevance to Aim and Scope of the journal;
  • Originality, novelty and applicability;
  • Scientific approach;
  • Relative importance
  • Technical strength and accuracy;
  • How appropriate are figures,  tables and references;
  • English presentation and scientific writing;
  • Discussion and conclusions are relevant with result and content of the  manuscript;

All manuscripts are assessed within a suitable time and the decision based on all the peer reviewers’ comments, taken by the journal’s Editor-in-Chief.

Submissions from the Editor-in-Chief will undergo independent peer-review and will be submitted to another editor for a decision on acceptance.

The average duration of manuscript processing from submission to the final decision is 9-10 weeks.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published two volumes per year.

Exemption of responsibility

MGS assumes no responsibility for all contents of the published articles.

Abstracted and Indexed

The Mongolian Geoscientist is included in the following databases 

Open Access Policy

We support open access publishing as part of our commitment to the widest possible dissemination of research outputs.

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Publication Ethics

Publishing ethics of the MGS is based on those by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) code of conduct guidelines available at www.publicationethnics.org

Sources of Support

Mongolian Geological Society

Journal History

The first issue of Mongolian Geoscientist was published in October 1996. Firstly, Mongolian Geoscientist was published to show the reports, lectures, and topics of the technical transfer programs of the “Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources” project by JICA. Publications of this journal were expected to accelerate the technical transfer and the exchange of information within the project.  

 After finishing the JICA project in 1999, Mongolian Geoscientist journal organized by different geological organizations in Mongolia such as Mineral Resources Authority of Mongolia, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Geological Investigation Center, Institute of Geology and Mineral resources, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, and The Geological Society of Mongolia.

Since 2008, the Mongolian Geoscientist became the Bulletin of Mongolian Geological Society. The Mongolian Geological Society was going to cover regional and global information of Earth science and relevant technology in East Eurasia. A role of Mongolian Geoscientist was to be as a journal for all persons who are interested in Mongolian geology. Mongolian Geoscientist focuses on all subjects of earth science and relevant technology. However, the journal was inactive during 2010-2012.

 In 2013, Mongolian Geological Society is renewing the editorial board and main management of the journal is carried out by School of Geology and Petroleum Engineering, Mongolian University of Science and Technology. At that stage, Mongolian Geoscientist level up the purpose and renewing requirements of publication. From 2013 to 2018, the journal published one Mongolian and one English volume annually.

 Since 2018, Science, Innovation, and Technology Transfer department of MUST requested to organize the Mongolian Geoscientist journal to be international peer-reviewed, open-access journal. In March 2018, Mongolian Geoscientist joined MongolianJOL and made arrangements to be an open-access journal. At this stage copyright and intellectual property issues, editorial board, managing team, quality of journal, journal design, and article design. eISSN registration and rules on how to resolve disputes, etc. newly handled.

 As of 2018, volumes are internationally peer-reviewed, qualified requirements of JPPS standard, and the articles with DOI numbers and qualified for cross-reference and published online in MongoliaJOL platform. As an online journal, eISSN 2663-5151 has been indexed in specialized search engines like Google Scholar and Dimensions, and its quality is regularly assessed by the International Journal Publishing Practices and Standards (JPPS). According to this assessment, the Mongolian Geoscientist journal was rated by One-star journal from JPPS in 2019