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Active policy as a key to success for an International Economic Periodical


  • KUKLIN, Alexander A.

    (Institute of Economics of the Ural Branch of RAS)

  • BALYAKINA, Evgeniya A.

    (Institute of Economics of the Ural Branch of RAS)


A growing number of Russian periodicals indexed in the international databases intensify competition in the publishing industry. While selecting a journal for publication from a large number of proposals, researchers are often motivated by citation indexes as they remain the most simple and understandable tool for evaluating the quality of scientific periodicals. How can a Russian academic journal indexed in international databases strengthen its positions in order to promote current Russian studies among the global academic community? In our opinion, active policy regarding all publishing activities of the journal is the key to success. We discuss realisation of this policy and consider ways to address it using the example of the journal “Economy of Region”. The work of the editorial staff should make the publishing process as transparent and clear as possible for all the participants. Peer review of all papers and their screening for originality contribute to a higher quality of the content. Membership of prominent Russian and foreign scientists in the editorial board enhance the credibility of the scientific periodical. It is impossible to meet the international standards of publication without constant training of the editorial team and studying trends and practices in the academic publishing industry. Editors can make the journal accessible to the international academic community by submitting to international citation databases and online libraries. The results obtained during the last three years have validated this direction as necessary. The experience described in the paper can be applied by any periodical promoting itself into the international arena.

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  • KUKLIN, Alexander A. & BALYAKINA, Evgeniya A., 2017. "Active policy as a key to success for an International Economic Periodical," Economic Policy, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, vol. 6, pages 160-177, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:rnp:ecopol:ep1767

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    scientific publication; international standards of publication; international citation index; publication ethics; Scopus; Web of Science.;

    JEL classification:

    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • A30 - General Economics and Teaching - - Multisubject Collective Works - - - General
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness


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