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Educational Studies Moscow Journal Strengthens Its International Standing

Educational Studies Moscow Journal Strengthens Its International Standing

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Educational Studies Moscow journal, which is published by HSE University, is now included in the second quartile (Q2) of the Scopus international scientometric database. This reflects the high level of citation and demand for the journal within the academic community, thus confirming its status as the best Russian publication in the field of education.

In June, the Scopus scientometric database published updated data for 2019, whereby Educational Studies Moscow is now indexed in the second quartile (Q2). Quartiles reflect the level of citation, that is, a measure of the impact factor of the journal—its relevance for the scientific community. There are four quartiles: from Q1 (highest) to Q4 (lowest).

To determine the quartile of a journal on the basis of the Scopus database, the SCIMagoJournalRank (SJR) is used—an indicator that takes into account, along with citations, the prestige of journals that cite a given journal, the proximity of their subject matter, and the likelihood of citations in a particular field. The SJR rating is publicly available. It is updated and published annually on the Scimago Journal & Country Rank online platform. At present, for Educational Studies Moscow, Scopus covers issues from 2012 to 2019. The SJR Index for 2019 is 0.481.

Isak Frumin, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Educational Studies Moscow and Head of the HSE Institute of Education

Isak Frumin, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Educational Studies Moscow and Head of the HSE Institute of Education

Having joined the second quartile of Scopus, our journal not only confirmed its position as the best publication in Russia in the field of education, but also significantly strengthened its international standing. This success was possible thanks to the efforts of the journal’s editorial board, headed by HSE University Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov, and the high expert level of our authors.

Established in 2004, Voprosy obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow is an academic journal published every quarter by HSE University. 

The mission of the journal is to provide a medium for professional discussion on a wide range of educational issues. The journal publishes original research and perceptive essays from Russian and foreign experts on education, development and policy. Voprosy obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow thrives for a multidisciplinary approach, covering traditional pedagogy as well as the sociology, economics and philosophy of education.

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