Foresight-Russia: Call for Papers
The scientific journal Foresight-Russia is issuing a call for papers. The editors invite all types of empirical or analytical studies, simulations or modeling exercises, conceptional papers, case studies (e.g. foremost foresight exercises in other countries).
The scientific journal Foresight-Russia, established in 2007, is a high quality peer reviewed journal published by the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), the largest research unit at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow (HSE).
The journal’s mission is to enable knowledge flow and expertise exchange between all types of actors, but especially in the triangle of academia, practitioners and policy makers.
The journal targets high quality contributions of both researchers and practitioners in a broad area, including the following fields:
- Foresight methodologies and best practices
- Advanced practices of Foresight studies
- Long-term socio-economic priorities for strategic planning and policy making
- Studies of future trends and Grand Challenges
- Development of National Innovation Systems
- S&T and innovation trends and indicators
- S&T and innovation policies
- Strategic programmes of innovation development at national, regional, sectoral and corporate levels.
The editors invite all types of empirical or analytical studies, simulations or modeling exercises, conceptional papers, case studies (e.g. foremost foresight exercises in other countries).
Foresight-Russia ranks among the highest impact academic journals in Russia and is indexed and referenced in Scopus, SSRN, RePEc, EBSCO, etc. Its reviewers are leading scientists in different disciplines both from Russia and worldwide.
The journal publishes quarterly and has an ever increasing number of readers in Russia, the countries of the former USSR and the world.
The journal’s excellent base of reviewers allows for a fast review and publication process. Submission is accepted both in English and Russian. English contributions will be translated and edited at no cost to the authors.http://foresight-journal.hse.ru/en
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