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About the Journal “Russia in Global Affairs”

Russia in Global Affairs offers an international platform for publication in English and Russian of the results of individual and collective research in political science and materials discussing social, historical, economic, cultural and military issues related to international relations.

Russia in Global Affairs is published in English quarterly since November 2002.

The Russian-language edition of the journal is published bimonthly. Since its inception in 2002 it maintains partner relations with the Foreign Affairs magazine.

Russia in Global Affairs was founded by the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (SVOP), Russian International Affairs Council, Higher School of Economics – National Research University.

Since 2006 the journal has been published by Foreign Policy Research Foundation.

Since its inception, the journal’s Editor-in-Chief has been Fyodor Lukyanov, Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy. The Editorial Board is headed by Sergei Karaganov, Honorary Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy.

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Research Bases

Scopus

Russia in Global Affairs is indexed in the Scopus database since 2018.

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RSCI

The Russian-language edition of the journal is included in eLIBRARY.RU database (a scientific electronic library integrated with the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) since 2005. The English-language edition of the journal entered the database in 2006.

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Editorial Policies (for the Journal “Russia in Global Affairs”)

Ethics Statement

Russia in Global Affairs is committed to following fair and professional practices in all aspects of its operation. The goal of the journal is to facilitate exchange of scientific knowledge across borders and across disciplines in political sciences and foreign relations; we aim to publish original research based on both empirical, rational and theoretical studies that is of interest and value to the international intellectual community. The editors of the journal adhere to codes of ethical conduct accepted by international academic publishers and expect similar from its authors and reviewers.

The following are basic rules and standards for the journal’s editors, authors, and reviewers.

Editors

  • ensure fair, confidential, timely review process
  • make unbiased editorial decisions based strictly on academic merits of submitted materials regardless of commercial, ideological, or personal interests
  • pursue and publicize author and reviewer misconduct
  • are cognizant of potential conflicts of interest

Authors

  • submit original work that has not been published by or submitted for publication to another print or electronic journal or book
  • do not engage in plagiarism or any inappropriate data fabrication and manipulation
  • guarantee their research was conducted in ethically and responsibly, without hazard to their subjects
  • appropriately acknowledge contribution of everyone who participated in production of research and its reporting
  • disclose relevant sources of funding and any conflicts of interest
  • clearly and fully describe their methodologies and, whenever possible, retain data and pertinent documentation so that their findings can be confirmed by others

Reviewers

  • disclose any potential conflict of interest, including knowledge of manuscript’s authorship
  • promptly, confidentially, and objectively review article manuscripts
  • respect the proprietary rights of authors on their research (even if it remains unpublished)

Submission Guide

General recommendations for the authors

Russia in Global Affairs accepts for publication articles in English and Russian on topics pertaining to political science, international relations and world politics; as well as articles discussing sociology, history, economic, cultural and military issues related to international relations.

When submitting an article to the Editorial Board for consideration an author/authors should guarantee that this is his/her own original work, free of plagiarism and other elements that go against research ethics. All co-authors and persons involved in the research that resulted in the submitted article should be properly mentioned in it.

The size of an article (preferably)

Research article — no more than 40,000 characters with spaces (excluding references);

Review article — no more than 20,000 characters with spaces (excluding references);

Interview — no more than 30,000 characters with spaces

The structure of a research article

It is crucial that the submitted research article be academic in form and substance.

The structure of a submitted research article should meet the IMRAD requirements and include:

  • Introduction — Why was the research conducted? What were the subject matter and purpose of the research? What hypothesis/hypotheses was/were tested?
  • Methods — When, where and how was the research conducted? What material and methods of analysis were used?
  • Results — Has/have the hypothesis/hypotheses proved right?
  • Discussion — Why are the results of the study significant? How do they match with the findings made by other researchers? What are the prospects for future research?
  • Conclusion(s)

The points above may or may not be used as titles for the article’s sections.

The title page should contain the following

The article’s title and subtitle;

  • The author’s (authors’) name(s), including patronymic (for example, Fyodor A. Lukyanov); academic affiliation; academic identifiers (ORCID, ResearcherID, etc.); contact information (postal address, tel., e-mail);
  • Abstract (100-150 words) complying with the IMRAD requirements;
  • Keywords (5–9 words).

Citations and references

We kindly ask the authors to refrain from using endnotes/footnotes or not use them at all, if possible.

Citations and reference list should comply with the BSI standards.

Look up for the basic referencing guidelines at: http://www.citethisforme.com/harvard-referencing

The full description is available at: https://libweb.anglia.ac.uk/referencing/files/Harvard_referencing_201718.pdf

In short:

In-text citations are placed in the text body in brackets and follow this format: (Author, year, page); for example, (Lukyanov, 2018, p. 181). They refer to the list of citations located at the end of an article in a separate section called References.

Citations are listed in alphabetical order.

NB: Russian-language sources (or other languages except English) in the reference list should be Romanized (transliterated) and, if possible, TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH!

We recommend using Romanization guidelines proposed by the U.S. Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/romanization/russian.pdf); when Romanizing, the [ ⁀ ] sign should possibly be avoided/

We recommend using specialized referencing applications such as EndNote, Zotero and the like.

Language/style recommendations

We strongly urge Russian authors to write in Russian (articles will be translated into English by our professional staff) but in choosing the style of writing remember about the targeting of the publication — our target audience is mainly English-speaking readers with respective cultural background. 

Quotes from original English-language sources should be submitted/inserted in the Russian text body in English.

Reviewing

All submitted articles are subjected to “double blind reviewing” by recognized experts in respective fields. In order to ensure impartiality, each article is anonymized: the name of the author is removed from the article, including any reference to the author’s works, and replaced with the word “Author.” All titles of the author’s works and any other information that would allow one to identify the author are also removed.

Reviewing period – up to 1–1.5 month

Once reviewed, an article is returned to the author for considering the reviewer’s comments and criticism. The author may take them into account or ignore them. The final decision on the publication of an article rests with the Editorial Board.  

The Editorial Board reserves the right to ask the author to elaborate on the article in order to meet the abovementioned requirements.

Copyright Notice

The authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

a. The authors retain copyright and grant the journal the right of first publication, with the article simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to share the article with an acknowledgement of its authorship and initial publication in this journal.

b. The authors can enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the article (for example, post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

c. The authors are permitted and encouraged to post their articles online (for example, in institutional repositories or on their websites) prior to and during the submission process, as this may contribute to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and wider citation of the published article (see The Effect of Open Access).

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Editorial Policies (for the Journal “Rossiya v Globalnoi Politike”)

Rossiya v Globalnoi Politike (Russia in Global Affairs) is a Russian-language analytical academic and practical publication covering issues of world politics and international relations. The journal publishes papers from Russian and international authors composed in the manner of intellectual and academic journalism.

The journals aims to raise awareness of the processes in today’s changing world among the target audience — those engaged in international relations: policy-makers, international theorists, researchers, lecturers, journalists, undergraduate and graduate students of specialized universities, as well as ‘laymen’ interested in the international situation.

The journal is committed to an honest and professional approach in all aspects of its work, as well as codes of ethics adopted among international media and expects its authors and reviewers to behave in a similar manner.

Submission guidelines

We publish analytics and review articles, policy papers, interviews, essays, reviews of books on international relations. Our journal welcomes open discussions and eagerly provides a platform for the exchange of views, including critics.

The size of an article (preferably)

  • Research article, policy paper, review article, essay — no more 30,000 characters with spaces;
  • Interview — no more than 25,000 characters with spaces;
  • Book/article review — no more than 15,000 characters with spaces.

We kindly ask our authors to refrain from both in-text referencing and foot/endnotes. They will be removed from the text before publication.

Editors assure

  • fair, confidential, timely review process
  • unbiased editorial decisions based strictly on journalistic merits of submitted materials regardless of commercial, ideological, or personal interests
  • to pursue and publicize author and reviewer misconduct
  • to take into account potential conflicts of interest

Authors assure

  • to submit original work that has not been published by or submitted for publication to another print or electronic journal or book
  • do not engage in plagiarism or any inappropriate data fabrication and manipulation
  • appropriately acknowledge contribution of everyone who participated in the work
  • disclose relevant sources of funding and any conflicts of interest
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