.:Bulletin of the North-East Science Center – About the Journal:.

Following the initiative from the administration of the North-East Science Center of the Far East Branch of RAS, in 2005, the Presidium of FEB RAS arranged the periodical (quarterly) journal, the Bulletin of the North-East Science Center FEB RAS. The journal is basically aimed at a timely presentation of up-to-date research results obtained in different areas: geology, geophysics and geodynamics within the continent-ocean transition zone; regularities in distribution, geology, and genesis of mineral deposits; history and archeology; biological diversity, scientific foundations of protection, reproduction, and rational management of biological resources; social, economic, and environmental challenges; medical and biological aspects of the human life and activities in Russia’s North-East.

The journal also presents information on scientific events (conferences, symposia, meetings, etc.), published monographs and collected works as well as on memorable dates and anniversaries in the research community.

The necessity of arranging and developing our academic journal with such broad topicality in Magadan was historically determined – in particular, by the multidisciplinarity of the first research institu-tion in the region, the North-East Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Institute of the Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences (established in 1960), whose founding Director was Academician N. A. Shilo. Back then the basic fundamental studies were started and later successfully developed not only scientifically but also organizationally: in 1972, on the basis of the NEISRI Department of Biology, the present-day Institute of Biological Problems of the North of FEB RAS, which, in turn, became the basis for the current Arktika Scientific Center arranged in 1991.

The vast territory of Russia’s North-East, close scientific, historical, economical, and social links among its parts and adjacent areas of Russia’s Far East determine the geography of the Bulletin… publications, embracing the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Magadan Oblast, Sakhalin, and Amur Oblast, Kamchatka and Khabarovsk Krai. About 50 percent of annual publications in our journal come from outside Magadan Oblast, namely from Vladivostok, Blagoveshchensk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, and other regions. We also publish articles from industrial research institutions and universi-ties. We are happy to offer a chance to publish research results to other scientific organizations in Siberia and European Russia in case they contain new information on Russia’s North-East and adjacent territories.

The Editorial Council and the Editorial Board of the journal include famous scholars from various re-search institutions. One of the Bulletin advantages is the mandatory abstracting and reviewing articles by leading experts in the corresponding research areas, which permits to keep the high scientific level of the journal. This resulted in listing it in the Journal Register of the Federal Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles in two areas: Geology and Mineralogy (1.6.1 General and Regional Geology; 1.6.2 Paleontology and Stratigraphy; 1.6.3 Petrology and Volcanology, 1.6.4 Mineralogy, Crystallography. Geochemistry, Geochemical Methods of Mineral Prospecting; 1.6.7 Engineering Geology, Permafrost Studies, and Soil Studies; 1.6.10 Mineral Geology, Survey and Prospecting, Minerageny) and Biology (1.5.9 Botany; 1.5.12 Zoology; 1.5.13 Ichthyology; 1.5.16 Hydrobiology).

The Bulletin has its formal registration with the Federal Supervisory Agency for Communication Me-dia and Cultural Legacy Protection. Its circulation covers Russia, CIS, and other foreign countries.

We hope that our Bulletin is of interest and use for a wide circle of readers whom we invite to collaboration; we will highly appreciate reasonable criticism and ideas concerning any possible improvement of the journal quality and scientific content. We believe that our active joint work will support the journal as a real scholarly leader in the North-East of Russia.