Russian Review begins longlisting papers for 2nd issue


A competition for papers to get published in the 2nd issue of Russian Review, the scientific journal established by the Safe Internet League, had been announced by its editorial board. The English-language publication is selectively distributed in print form among the most authoritative international scholars.

The 2nd issue is scheduled for publication in the second half of 2016. The editorial board is issuing a call for papers in sociology, economics, and jurisprudence that deal with issues of developing and providing online security and involve Internet in their research process to compete for publication. The papers must possess distinct originality and novelty and be aimed for academic readership. All papers submitted for the competition will be peer-reviewed. No publication fee is charged.

The best papers will be translated into English and published in the print (English-language) version of the journal, to be distributed among the international Academia. All positively reviewed papers will be published in the Russian-language online version of the journal.
Peer review assessment criteria:
• Does the study have a valid aim? (pass/fail)
• Is there a convincing rationale for the study? (pass/fail)
• Does the study feature a comprehensive review of literature on the subject? (pass/fail)
• How well is the purpose of the study achieved? (0-10 points)
• How original and novel are the study’s conclusions? (0-30 points)
• How well founded are the study’s conclusions? (0-30 points)
• How likely is the study to be referenced by others in future? (0-30 points)

The maximum number of points a paper under review can score is 100, with a fail mark constituting grounds for it to be rejected.

The structure of a paper must obey standard international requirements:
• Abstract (a summary of the study’s key findings, as short and articulate as possible);
• Keywords;
• JEL classification codes;
• Introduction (a rationale for choosing the subject of the study);
• Review of literature (an account of prior studies’ findings as the benchmark for an original study’s methods);
• Core (methods, procedures, and justification);
• Conclusions (the study’s findings and discussion);
• References (only the research actually referenced in the study);
• Appendices (if any).

Papers whose structure does not follow international practice will be rejected.

Papers (in Russian only) are to be submitted as PDF files at through December 31, 2015. All papers are subject to anti-plagiarism screening. The results of the competition are to be announced early February, 2016. All participants of the competition will be informed of its results.

About Russian Review

Russian Review is an academic journal instituted by the Safe Internet League to advance and popularize research by Russian scientists among their international colleagues. Published in English, the journal is selectively distributed in print form among the most authoritative international scholars. Since April 2015 issues of Russian Review are featured on the largest Russian online scientific library The cooperation provided the journal’s authors with a wide academic readership both in Russia and abroad. Issues of Russian Review get indexed by the Russian Science Citation Index database. Russian Review is available online at the journal’s official website