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Print ISSN 0016-7894
Online ISSN 2587-8263

Editor-in-Chief: A.I. Varlamov

Deputy editor-in-chief: V.I. Petersilie, P.N. Melnikov, A.V. Solov’ev

The journal “Geologiya Nefti I Gaza” (“Russian Oil And Gas Geology”) is included by the Higher Attestation Commission in the list of leading scientific journals and publications where the main scientific results of dissertations (for the degree of candidate and doctor of sciences) should be published in the following scientific specialties of geological and mineralogical sciences:

1.6.4. Mineralogy, crystallography. Geochemistry, geochemical methods of mineral exploration
1.6.9. Geophysics
1.6.11. Geology, prospecting and exploration of oil and gas fields.

Aims and Scope 

Mission of “Geologiya Nefti i Gaza” (“Russian Oil and Gas Geology”): publishing new scientific findings and practical results of fundamental investigations and applied research on topical problems of oil and gas geology, and extending information sharing between petroleum geologists of various agencies and authorities — the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology, Rosnedra, the Russian Academy of Sciences, geological universities and faculties, subsoil user and service companies, and other Russian and foreign organizations of other forms of ownership.

Objectives of the journal: collection, systematization, and publishing of the up-to-date materials covering all the stages of petroleum exploration — theoretical works, regional exploration activities and also prospecting affairs, and to a limited extent — oil and gas field operation issues; publishing special issues devoted to the major problems of fundamental investigations in the following areas: prediction of oil and gas occurrence with substantiation of new trends in oil and gas exploration, stratigraphy, lithofacies zoning and sedimentology modelling of petroleum paleobasins, tectonic zoning, updating of quantitative and geoeconomic assessment of resource potential, methodological aspects of geological, geophysical, and geochemical works; systematization and publishing the reasonable papers on new geological concepts and methodologies, unconventional hydrocarbon sources and difficult-to-recover hydrocarbon resources, which cover not only Russian, but also foreign achievements, especially in the cases where it is interesting to adopt the successful innovations; assistance in promotion of investigations of topical interest, and publishing papers of young talented authors.

Publication Frequency
6 issues per year. Published since 1957.

Delayed Open Access
The contents of this Journal will be available in an open access format 12 month(s) after an issue is published.


Russian State Library (RSL)
Research e-library (


Single-blind peer-review is carried out in accordance with the Procedure for consideration of manuscripts submitted and Peer-Review


Articles in “Geologiya Nefti I Gaza” (“Russian Oil And Gas Geology”) are indexed by several systems:

Russian Scientific Index (RSCI) — a database, accumulating information on papers by Russian scientists, published in native and foreign titles. The RSCI project is under development since 2005 by “Electronic Scientific Library” foundation (
Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) supported by Web of Science — database of the best Russian scientific journals
Google Scholar – is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. The Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe and America’s largest scholarly publishers, plus scholarly books and other non-peer reviewed journals.
Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory
Library of Congress

Publishing Ethics

Geologiya Nefti I Gaza” (“Russian Oil And Gas Geology”) hold to the proceedings of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). See Publishing ethics.


Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Federal Agency for Subsoil Use
All-Russian Research Geological Oil Institute

All-Russian Research Geological Oil Institute

Author fees
Publication in “Geologiya Nefti I Gaza” (“Russian Oil And Gas Geology”) is free of charge for all the authors. The Journal doesn’t have any Arcticle processing charges. The Journal doesn’t have any Article submission charges.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Plagiarism detection

Geologiya Nefti I Gaza” (“Russian Oil And Gas Geology”) use native russian-language plagiarism detection software Antiplagiat to screen the submissions. If plagiarism is identified, the COPE guidelines on plagiarism will be followed.

Names and email addresses entered on this Journal’s site will be used only for the purposes identified by this Journal and will not be used for any other purposes or provided to other individuals or organizations.

Copyright Notice
The author grants the Publisher of the “Geologiya Nefti I Gaza” (“Russian Oil And Gas Geology”) Journal (All-Russian Research Geological Oil Institute) the right to use their article in the journal, as well as to include the text of the abstract, the full text of the article and information about authors in the “Russian Science Citation Index” (RSCI).

The author agrees to the processing of personal data.
The right to use the journal as a whole belongs to the Publisher and acts indefinitely on the territory of the Russian Federation and beyond in accordance with cl. 1260 of the Russian Federation Civil Code.
There is no author’s fee paid for providing the above rights by the author.
The author of the article included in the journal retains the exclusive right to it, regardless of the Publisher’s right to use the journal as a whole:
a. Authors retain copyright and grant the Journal right of first publication, with the work 12 months after publication 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.
b. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and 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).
Submission of an article by the author implies that they agree for it to be used by the Publisher on the above conditions and to be included in the RSCI system. It also implicates that the author is aware of the terms of its use.
The editorial board posts the full text of the article in an open access format at Journal website 12 months after publication.

Preprint and postprint Policy

As part of submission process, authors are required to confirm that the submission has not been previously published, nor has been submitted. After a manuscript has been published in “Russian Oil and gas geology” we suggest that the link to the article on journal’s website is used when the article is shared on personal or public websites.
When referring to an article published in the “Geologiya Nefti I Gaza” (“Russian Oil And Gas Geology”), the publisher asks to place the article DOI listed on the Journal’s website. Please note, the correct writing of the Journal in References is Geologiya nefti i gaza.
The Journal is distributed by subscription or direct mailing in Russia, CIS and non-CIS countries and at conferences, seminars and exhibitions. Circulation is 400 copies. The possibility of purchasing the Journal in print form and/or accessing electronic form can be found in Subscription.