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Academic journals: selection methods for public support in Russia

Issue: 45(1) February 2019. Original articles Pages 6 – 10

Olga V Kirillova
Association of Science Editors and Publishers (ASEP), Moscow, Russia; [email protected]; ORCID: http://orcid. org/0000-0002-0785-6181

Marina M Zeldina
National Electronic Information Consortium, Moscow, Russia; [email protected];

Mikhail E Shvartsman
National Electronic Information Consortium, Moscow, Russia; Head of Department of Computer System Studies, Russian State Library, Moscow, Russia; [email protected];


We have developed an evaluation procedure and performed an expert evaluation of the Russian academic journals to select promising journals under the “Support of Development Programmes for Academic Journals to Be Indexed in International Scientometric Databases” project. The aim of the article is to describe in detail the methods of the selection process for the project and its primary results. Selection of the journals falls into four stages: development of the preliminary list of journals (2,856 journals in the long list), evaluation of the journals from the preliminary list, evaluation of journal strategic plans and the final selection for financial support. As a result, 100 journals have been selected to be supported financially.


Note that this article was first published with the incorrect authorship. The authors apologise for this error. The authorship was corrected on 1st March 2019.

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