Scientific Journals

GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes the original papers as well as reviews, scientific meetings announcements and reports and other scientific information within a broad range of geophysical and related problems. The goals are to disseminate the information regarding the modern scientific studies and results, to discuss the relevant problems in geophysics and related disciplines, to inform the society about the important scientific events, to pursue the interchange of ideas between the “academic’ and ”exploration” geophysics. The discussion of the complex problems at the verge of science and practice, laboratory, field and computational experiments is specifically encouraged.

The major scientific directions of the Journal are: 
• Theory and methods of regional and local geophysical studies (including seismology, seismic risk assessment and seismic risk mapping); 
• Theory, methods and algorithms of geophysical data processing and interpretation, the mathematical aspects of the geophysical fields and processes simulation, problems of the effective computation in geophysics, geophysical software; 
• Methodological and metrological aspects of the field and observatory geophysical measurements and their results; 
• Laboratory experiment, petrophysics; 
• Geomagnetism, paleomagnetism and petromagnetism studies; 
• Studies of the external geospheres (atmosphere, ionosphere and magnitosphere) and their interaction with the solid Earth; 
• Geophysical exploration methods; 
• Engineering and ecological geophysics; 
• Geophysical monitoring of the natural and technical objects; 
• Physics of the mining and other underground excavation processes, their geophysical monitoring; 
• Geoinformatics: databases and knowledge bases in Earth sciences, network technologies in geophysical observations, information exchange and computations. 

PROBLEMS OF ENGINEERING SEISMOLOGY is founded in 1958. This is a peer-reviewed science journal. The papers related to assessment and mitigation of seismic hazard are published in the Journal. The topics are covered by the Journal are the following:

• description of strong recent and historical earthquakes, study of their impact and source parameters; • study of ground motion produced by earthquakes; • dependence of ground motion parameters on distance, magnitude, ground conditions and other factors, theoretical background of such empirical relationships; • methods of seismic zoning at different scales and experience got through their applications; • probabilistic analysis of seismic hazard, building models of earthquake scenario; • impact of engineering conditions on the ground shaking, seismic microzoning, geological factors of seismic hazard; • building of earthquake source models, media models and waveform models, which can be used in seismic loading assessments; • macroseismic studies: development of scales, methods of analysis, historical earthquake catalogues; • construction response on seismic loading, aseismic design of constructions; • seismic risk analysis, economic aspects of seismic safety. 

Unique descriptions of strong earthquakes over huge territory of Northern Eurasia together with research works in engineering seismology carried by scientists worldwide are published in the Journal. The Journal representatives in Italy, India and Kazakhstan support the Journal activity.

The Journal is illustrated with colour pictures. The English version is published by Allerton Press Inc.

HISTORY OF THE EARTH SCIENCES is a new refereed international journal devoted to the study of the history of developments of ideas in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, mining, geography, etc. The journal is guided by international cooperation in geosciences and aimed at the history of ideas as well as practice. Biographical articles about prominent geoscientists are included. The journal is well illustrated, mostly by original photographs. A special section includes archival data. Publications are mainly on the history of science in Russia but papers by foreign contributors are welcomed.

 GEOPHYSICAL PROCESSES AND BIOSPHERE is founded in 2002. This is an international science journal that publishes peer-reviewed papers reporting on research and development in the new branch of knowledge originated at a boundary between geophysics, medicine and biology. Its focus is on the impact of various natural and anthropogenic processes on the biosphere. The journal scope encompasses methods and results of interdisciplinary studies with impact on human beings, animals and natural and artificial environments. Meteorological and cosmic processes and biospheric associations with solar, geomagnetic, tectonic and seismic activity are within the journals scope. Dynamics of biological, medical and social phenomena as they relate to geophysical processes and changes in the environment are pertinent. We are especially interested in papers of an interdisciplinary nature. We also welcome papers dealing with the rhythmic structure of processes in different geospheres and beyond.

The journal welcomes papers written in Russian or English by scholars from all over the world. The main version of the journal is published in Russian. Hence, the papers submitted in English are translated into Russian by the editorial staff. Thereafter, the papers originally submitted in English and those submitted in Russian and translated into English will be printed in the journal English version. Translations of papers, publication of the English version and its distribution throughout the world are carried on by cooperation of MAIK Nauka/Interperiodika, Pleiades Publishing Inc. and Springer.

 SEISMIC INSTRUMENTS is founded in 1961 and devoted to the description of geophysical instruments used in seismic research. In addition to covering the actual instruments for registering seismic waves, great care is devoted to solving instrumental-methodological problems of geophysical monitoring applying various methods, which are used to search for earthquake precursors, to study earthquake preparation processes and to monitor natural and technogenous processes. The description of the construction, working elements and technical characteristics of the instruments, as well as some results of implementation of the instruments and interpretation of the results obtained are given. Great attention is paid to papers with description and interpretation of the results of application of various instruments in seismological research, the analysis of quality of seismic networks and earthquake catalogs.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary science journal. The journal scope encompasses methods and results from a wide diversity of different fields in basic and applied science. Development and application of new technologies, problems in education and science management, bibliometrics and scientometrics, cultural, educational and many other aspects of the modern society life are discussed in the journal.