Spring Issue of Higher Education in Russia and Beyond Now Available
The 11th issue of Higher Education in Russia and Beyond, a journal aimed at bringing current Russian, Central Asian and Eastern European educational trends to the attention of the global academic community, is now available. This issue’s main focus is ‘National Academic Journals: between Survival and Prosperity’.
The new issue expands our view of trends and challenges in academic publishing in the context of ongoing globalization. Globalization has not only pushed universities towards fiercer competition, but also impacted the entire academic publishing industry. National publishers in Eastern Europe and Central Asia now find themselves under new demands and challenges as they are recognized by authors, universities and policy-makers as ‘aggregators’ of academic residues. In this regard, the authors spell out different visions and strategies for academic publishing and their potential effects at the global and local levels.
Furthermore, the issue’s section ‘Communication and Miscommunication in Academic Publishing’ describes various contemporary developments in the world of academic publishing. Authors share their concerns about challenges in contemporary academic publishing, paying special attention to the national contexts in which many journals find themselves.
The second part is devoted to three specific cases in regards to academic publishing — Kazakhstan, Slovenia, and Russia. Finally, the last part of this issue presents examples of national academic journals, which are focused on becoming internationally recognized. The editors of leading Russian journals in three fields of study share their experience and reflections on this important and pressing problem.
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The recipients of the annual Web of Science Awards are the most influential scientists, scientific organizations and publications of the year. The Moscow Mathematical Journal has made it into the top quartile in the subject area of mathematics and was announced by jury members to be the most influential Russian scientific journal of 2017.
In recent discussion on internationalisation, the role of international students as main drivers has been rightly reconsidered. The 12th issue of Higher Education and Beyond addresses the importance of international students for higher educational institutions and the change they bring.
The new academic journal is entitled ‘Urban Studies and Practices’. The first issue came out this September. Now a call for papers for special issue on Migrants and the City has been announced. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2017.
Higher Education in Russia and Beyond (HERB) team presents the 8th issue of a journal aimed at bringing current Russian, Central Asian and Eastern European educational trends to the attention of the international research community. This issue covers the transformation of higher education in former Soviet republics.
The beauty of the modern pool of ideas in the field of education lies in its multiple approaches, as well as diverse and occasionally conflicting opinions. As the leading Russian journal on education, Voprosy obrazovaniya/Educational Studies offers a space for the professional community worldwide to engage in rich discussion.
The new issue of Higher Education in Russia and Beyond is now available. The topic of this issue is the already famous principle ‘publish or perish’, which is spreading fast across university systems all over the world.
The Russian Science Citation Index project has been officially launched. The best Russian academic journals are now compiled in a separate database on the Web of Science platform. The goal of the project is to integrate Russian academic journals into international networks for scientific information exchange. 649 journals have been included in the RSCI list based on bibliometric indicators and expert assessments.
The sixth issue of HERB dedicated to mathematics is now available. There are three sections in the issue. The first section is devoted to the analysis of mathematical education in the USSR and modern Russia, the second one features the career opportunities for those, who received mathematical education in Russia, and the third section describes the current situation with mathematics in universities.
Integrating Russia’s academic community into the larger international community, internationalizing Russian academic journals, and improving the quality of publications and research – these are the ultimate priorities of a new project the HSE is participating in called the Russian Science Citation Index. The project is being carried out on Web of Science, a leading global search engine for academic publications. By the end of next year, a national database is to be created that comprises the best Russian journals and publications from the last ten years. The database will undoubtedly become a part of the international publication space.
On May 21, 2014, the Higher School of Economics published the first issue of a new informational newsletter – ‘Higher Education in Russia and Beyond’ (HERB), which aims to present current Russian, Central Asian and Eastern European educational trends to the international higher education research community.