The publishing of a series of “Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedeniy” ("Proceedings of Higher Schools"), including the journal “Geologiya i Razvedka” ("Geology and Exploration") was originated in accordance with the Decree of the Ministry of Higher Education of the USSR on July 31, 1957. The first issue of “Geologiya i Razvedka” was published in January 1958.
Since September 18, 2014 the founder and publisher of the magazine is the Russian State Geological Prospecting University n.a. Sergo Ordzhonikidze (MGRI-RSGPU).
The magazine is issued 6 times per year; it has a circulation of 350 copies, printing format 60ˣ90/8, volume of 10-12 quires. The magazine has a contemporary design, and meets the requirements of the international standards.
The magazine has 17 sections for various fields of the Earth science and actual problems of the industry: geology; mineralogy; petrography; lithology; mineral resources and methods of prospecting and exploration of mineral resources; hydrogeology and engineering geology; geophysical methods of prospecting and exploration; engineering geological exploration; discussions; legal problems of mineral resources management; economics of mineral resources and geological exploration; geological ecology; history of science; issues of geological education; short reports; critical essays and bibliography; chronicle.
The Journal issues the articles which present the results of theoretical and experimental studies carried out at the universities and research institutions, exploration companies, as well as the personal initiative of the authors. The Journal publishes the review articles covering the current state of actual problems of geological science and mineral resources exploration practice, materials of conferences, workshops and meetings. The Journal promotes the advanced industrial and production experience. More than 14000 articles were published in the Journals since its foundation.
During 55 years of its existence the Journal "Geologiya I Razvedka" has established itself as one of the leading and reputable scientific periodicals of the country and the world in the field of Earth sciences. The Journal effectively participates in solving of scientific and technical problems, promoting the latest progresses and strengthens the authority of university and industry research in geology. It helps to improve the preparation of highly qualified engineers, scientists and teachers.
The Journal is included into the "List of leading reviewed scientific journals, where the main results of Dissertations for the degree of Doctor and Doctoral Candidate of Sciences should be published" by the Higher Attestation Commission (HAC) of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
All articles submitted to the journal are reviewed by highly qualified specialists from both the editorial board and the leading institutions, academic and industrial organizations.
On April 19, 2007, for the 50th anniversary of the journal the Russian Academy of Natural Science has awarded the Journal "Geologiya i Razvedka” with a high public non-state award – Order "For Merit to the Fatherland” named after V.N.Tatischev.
The Journal publishes the advertisements and communications relating to new developments and technology, publications in the fields of geology, exploration and mining.
Since January 2003 the journal "Geologiya i Razvedka" is in open public access in the Scientific Electronic Library elibrary.ru.
The Journal is included into the GeoRef database established by the American Geosciences Institute (www.americangeosciences.org).
Editorial board and the editorial staff of "Geology and Exploration" looks forward to the fruitful cooperation with all members of the MGRI-RSGPU team, members of the other institutions, academic and industrial organizations in the field of earth sciences for the benefit of our country.