The Russian Law Journal is now being indexed by Scopus and Web of Science

Research and Innovations 28 December 2015

The Russian Law Journal became the only legal publication indexed in the prestigious international bibliographic databases Scopus and Web of Science. On December 19, 2015 the international selection committee Scopus (CSAB1) gave its approval for the inclusion of the journal into the databases.

In the autumn of 2015, experts of the Web of Science included the Russian Law Journal into the specialized Emerging Science Citation Index.

The task of integrating Russian scientific journals in the database Scopus and Web of Science was set by the presidential decree "On measures to implement the state policy in the field of education and science" No.599 issued on May 7, 2012. The Russian Law Journal is the only legal paper representing the Russian scientific periodical press with regard to the two indices mentioned.

This is a breakthrough for the Russian legal science. A Russian legal publication now ranks among the "elite" academic journals. This was made possible largely thanks to the coordinated effort made by a team of professional editors, editorial board and reviewers, who managed to create high-quality scientific journal, now recognized at the international level.

Of particular importance has been the state support of the magazine by the Ministry of Education in the framework of an open competition on state programmes of development of Russian scientific journals, aimed at their promotion to the international level and inclusion into the global information resources.

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The Russian Law Journal (RLJ) is published since November 2013. It is one of the first English-language academic journals on legal issues to have been regularly published in Russia. It constitutes the All-Russia inter-university platform aimed at promoting national scientific legal studies abroad. The magazine targets Russian and foreign readership, including the world's major law libraries, academics and legal practitioners.

The international editorial board and the board of reviewers are represented by professors with leading world centers of legal education and science (Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, Sorbonne), as well as scientists with Russian law schools. RLJ has been recognized by the international academic community, being the only Russian magazine to have been included in the HeinOnline database that has around 40 thousand subscribers across 175 countries.

The journal has also received recognition of the Russian academic community. The journal serves as a supporting pillar for a consortium of 12 leading Russian law schools in accordance with multilateral agreements on strategic cooperation signed by them. The editor-in-chief is a professor with Moscow State University and the Higher School of Economics D. Maleshin.


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