Manuscript submission overview

Types of publications

The Journal has accepted manuscripts for publication in English, Kazakh, and Russian. Journal publishes manuscripts in various fields of Fundamental and Applied researches that cover, but are not limited to, the following areas:

- Architecture;

- Construction and building materials.

Journal has no restrictions on the maximal length of manuscripts, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Nevertheless, the recommended length of the manuscripts must be from 3000 words. Full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced.

Manuscripts submitted to Mining should neither be published previously nor be under consideration for publication in another journal. The main article types are as follows:

– Research manuscripts: Original research manuscripts. The journal considers all original research manuscripts provided that the work reports scientifically sound experiments and provides a substantial amount of new information. Authors should not unnecessarily divide their work into several related manuscripts. The quality and impact of the study will be considered during peer review.

– Review manuscripts: These provide concise and precise updates on the latest progress made in a given area of research.

Submission process

Manuscripts for the journal should be submitted online at Authors need to register before submitting, or if you are already registered, you can simply log in with your account and begin the five-step submission process. The submitting author, who is generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. The submitting author must ensure that all eligible co-authors have been included in the author list and that they have all read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript.

Accepted file formats

Authors must use the Microsoft Word template to prepare their manuscripts. Using the template file will substantially shorten the time to complete copy-editing and publication of accepted manuscripts. Please insert your graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) in the main text after the paragraph of its first citation.

Free-format submission

Journal accepts free-format submission:

We do not have strict formatting requirements, but all research manuscripts, as well as review manuscripts, must contain the required sections (please see manuscript preparation section).

Cover letter

A cover letter must be included with each manuscript submission. It should be concise and explain why the content of the paper is significant, placing the findings in the context of existing work. It should explain why the manuscript fits the scope of the journal. All cover letters are required to include the statements:

– We confirm that neither the manuscript nor any parts of its content are currently under consideration or published in another journal.

– All authors have approved the manuscript and agree with its submission to the Journal.

Manuscript preparation

Research manuscripts should comprise:

– Frontmatter: Title, Author list, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords;

– IMRaD structure: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions;

– Acknowledgments, References.

Review manuscripts should comprise:

– Frontmatter: Title, Author list, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords;

– Literature review sections (can be prepared using IMRaD structure but not strictly);

– Acknowledgments, References.


– Title: The title of your manuscript should be concise, specific, and relevant;

– Author List: Authors' full first and last names must be provided. The initials of any middle name can be added;

– Affiliations: Complete address information including city, zip code, state/province, and country. At least one author should be designated as the corresponding author, and his or her email address and other details should be included at the end of the affiliation section;

– Abstract: The abstract should be a total of about 200 words maximum. The abstract should be a single paragraph and should follow the style of structured abstracts, but without headings: Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusion (Originality and Practical implications). The abstract should be an objective representation of the article: it must not contain results that are not presented and substantiated in the main text and should not exaggerate the main conclusions;

– Keywords: Fife to ten pertinent keywords need to be added after the abstract. We recommend that the keywords are specific to the article, yet reasonably common within the subject discipline;

– Introduction: (Problem formulation, analysis of recent research and publications, highlighting the common parts of the problem that have not been solved earlier, formulating the research purpose, and setting the objectives). The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important. It should define the purpose of the work and its significance, including specific hypotheses being tested. The current state of the research field should be reviewed carefully and key publications cited. Finally, briefly mention the main aim of the work and highlight the main conclusions. Keep the introduction comprehensible to scientists working outside the topic of the paper;

– Materials and Methods: (Structure, consistent stages of research. The methods of the conducted research, and tools are described). They should be described with sufficient detail to allow others to replicate and build on published results. New methods and protocols should be described in detail while well-established methods can be briefly described and appropriately cited. Give the name and version of any software used and make clear whether computer code used is available;

– Results and Discussion: (Presentation of the achieved research results). Results and Discussion can be divided into two separate sections. Authors should provide a concise and precise description of the experimental results, their interpretation as well as the experimental conclusions that can be drawn. The authors should discuss the results and how they can be interpreted from the perspective of previous studies. The findings and their implications should be discussed in the broadest context possible and limitations of the work highlighted. Future research directions may also be mentioned;

– Conclusions: Conclusions should be presented in a summarized form, describing the most important research results, as well as the views of the author(s) on the practical application of the results;

– Acknowledgements: In this section, you can acknowledge any support to a grant; fund (name, number, type of project), scientists for advice. Names of organizations should be written in full. The case, when the research results are obtained without the support of any of the projects or funding, is also noteworthy. Your gratitude can also be expressed to the organization, laboratory, institution, etc., which are to some extent involved in the publication of your paper;

– References: References list must be executed in compliance with the APA reference style. There are no restrictions on the number of references. Self-reference should not exceed 20% of the total number. References must be numbered in order of appearance in the text and listed individually at the end of the manuscript. In the text, reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [1], [2]-[4].

Preparing Figures, Tables, Equations, etc.

Figures and Tables: Figures must be provided during submission in a sufficiently high resolution (minimum 1000 pixels width/height, or a resolution of 300 dpi or higher). EMF format is preferred. However, PNG, TIFF, and JPEG are accepted. All Figures and Tables should be inserted into the main text close to their first citation and must be numbered following their number of appearance (Figure 1, Table 1, etc.). All Figures and Tables should have a short explanatory title and caption. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. To facilitate the copy-editing of larger tables, smaller fonts may be used, but no less than 8 pt. in size. Authors should use the Table option of Microsoft Word to create tables. Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color (RGB).

Equations: Please use the MathType add-on. Equations should be editable by the editorial office and not appear in a picture format.

Acronyms/Abbreviations/Initialisms should be defined the first time they appear in each of three sections: the abstract; the main text; the first figure or table. When defined for the first time, the acronym/abbreviation/initialism should be added in parentheses after the written-out form.

SI Units (International System of Units) should be used. Imperial, US customary, and other units should be converted to SI units whenever possible.