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Current state of science editing and publishing in Russia

Issue: 39(4) November 2013. Original articles Pages 87 – 89

Sergey V Gorin
Russian Regional Chapter of EASE; Chief Editor, Journal of Economy and Entrepreneurship; Box 562, Moscow, 119619, Russia; intereconom@intereconom.com

Igor Yu Sklyarov
Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, Stavropol State Agrarian University, Stavropol, Russia; isklyarov@yandex.ru

Elena I Kostyukova
Faculty of Accounting and Finance, Department of Accounting Management Accounting, Stavropol State Agrarian University, Stavropol, Russia; elena-kostyukova@yandex.ru

Abstract

This paper analyses the current state of science editing in Russia. We describe the characteristics of science editing and the reputation of scholarly journals in Russia. We surveyed non-teaching staff, students and professionals in Moscow and analysed statistical information of the Scientific Electronic Library (Moscow, Russia). We present the main subject categories, number of published journals, major Russian publishers, research performance assessment, and problems encountered by authors and editors in Russia. Information distributed by Russian scholarly journals is credible. Better quality editorial work can improve the reputation of a Russian journal further. Cooperation with EASE could be instrumental in improving the quality of science editing

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