Focus and Scope

The mission of the Journal is a broad exchange of scientific information, and of the results of theoretical and empirical studies of the researchers from different fields of sociology: history of sociology, sociology of management, political sociology, economic sociology, sociology of culture, etc., philosophy, political science, demography – both in Russia and abroad.

The articles of the Journal are grouped under ‘floating’ rubrics (chosen specially to structure the main themes of each issue), with the following rubrics as basic:

  • Theory, Methodology and History of Sociological Research
  • Contemporary Society: The Urgent Issues and Prospects for Development
  • Surveys, Experiments, Case Studies
  • Sociology of Organizations
  • Sociology of Management
  • Sociological Lectures.

The titles of the rubrics are generally broadly formulated so that, despite the obvious theoretical focus of most articles (this is the principal distinguishing feature of the Series forming the image of the scientific journal), in each section we can publish articles differing substantially in their area of study and subject matter, conceptual focus, methodological tools of empirical research, the country of origin and disciplinary affiliation.

The target audience of the Journal consists of researchers who study various sociological problems at the theoretical and empirical levels, lecturers in sociology and other social sciences and humanities, graduate and postgraduate students. The Journal can be useful for the experts of sociological, information and analytical departments of the government, political and public organizations, and commercial structures.

RUDN Journal of Sociology publishes articles in both Russian and English, which reflects the key orientation of the Editorial Board at strong international cooperation, promotion and further strengthening of the positions and achievements of sociological knowledge.

 

 

Section Policies

Theory, Methodology and History of Sociological Research

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Contemporary society: the urgent issues and prospects for development

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Surveys, experiments, case studies

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Sociology of management

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Sociological lectures

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Reviews

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Scientific life

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Sociology of Organizations

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Peer Review Process

The reviewing of all articles published in the Journal is an obligatory procedure. The reviewing allows to comply with the ethical standards adopted by the international scientific community and to prevent any violations of these rules in personal work as well as in relations with all participants of the science publication process. A double-blind peer review method is mandatory for processing of all scientific manuscripts submitted to the editorial stuff of the journal. This implies that neither the reviewer is aware of the authorship of the manuscript, nor the author maintains any contact with the reviewer.
  1. Members of the editorial board and leading global experts in corresponding areas of sciences, invited as independent readers, perform peer reviews. Editor-in-chief, deputy editor-in-chief or science editor choose readers for peer review. We aim to limit the review process to 2-4 weeks, though in some cases the schedule may be adjusted at the reviewer’s request.
  2. Reviewer has an option to abnegate the assessment should any conflict of interests arise that may affect perception or interpretation of the manuscript. Upon the scrutiny, the reviewer is expected to present the editorial board with one of the following recommendations:
    • to accept the paper in its present state;
    • to invited the author to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before final decision is reached;
    • that final decision be reached following further reviewing by another specialist;
    • to reject the manuscript outright.
  3. If the reviewer has recommended any refinements, the editorial staff would suggest the author either to implement the corrections, or to dispute them reasonably. Authors are kindly required to limit their revision to 3 months and resubmit the adapted manuscript within this period for final evaluation.
  4. We politely request that the editor be notified verbally or in writing should the author decide to refuse from publishing the manuscript. In case the author fails to do so within 3 months since receiving a copy of the initial review, the editorial board takes the manuscript off the register and notifies the author accordingly.
  5. If author and reviewers meet insoluble contradictions regarding revision of the manuscript, the editor-in-chief resolves the conflict by his own authority.
  6. The editorial board reaches final decision to reject a manuscript on the hearing according to reviewers’ recommendations, and duly notifies the authors of their decision via e-mail. The board does not accept previously rejected manuscripts for re-evaluation.
  7. Upon the decision to accept the manuscript for publishing, the editorial staff notifies the authors of the scheduled date of publication.
  8. Kindly note that positive review does not guarantee the acceptance, as final decision in all cases lies with the editorial board. By his authority, editor-in-chief rules final solution of every conflict.
  9. Original reviews of submitted manuscripts remain deposited permanently (not less than 5 years).
  10. Manuscript reviews are not published. Reviews can be sent to the Ministry of Education and Sciense of Russian Federation in case of query.

 

Publication Frequency

The journal is a quarterly publication. The articles are grouped under ‘floating’ rubrics (chosen specially to structure the main themes of each issue), with the following rubrics as basic: “Theory and Methodology of Sociological Research”, “Contemporary Society: The Urgent Issues and Prospects for Development”, “Surveys, Experiments, Case Studies”, “Sociology of Organizations”, “Sociology of Management” and “Sociological Lectures”. Circulation is 500 copies.

 

Open Access Policy

«RUDN Journal of Sociology» is an open access journal. All articles are made freely available to readers immediately upon publication. Our open access policy is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition - it means that articles have free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. For more information please read BOAI statement.    

 

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Indexing

Articles have been published in this journal are indexed by several systems:

 

Publishing Ethics

The journal's publisher, RUDN University, is a co-founder and a member of the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers (ASEP), Russia, and supports the ASEP Declaration on the Ethical Principles of Scientific Publications http://rasep.ru

The ethic policy of this journal is based on recomendations from international committees:

 

 

    

 

Editorial responsibilities

Editors have sole responsibility for acceptance or rejection of a manuscript. The manuscript may be rejected by the editor on the stage prior to peer-review for a solid reason (inappropriate topic for journal, clearly of poor scientific quality, the article was previously published elsewhere, essential contradiction to ethical principles of the Journal was detected). Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain. Editors should guarantee that the quality of the papers conforms to internationally accepted scientific and publication ethical guidelines. If there is conflict of interest of the editor with the author of the article, the article should be transmitted to another editor.

The editor transmits all the submitted manuscripts, which were not rejected according to the reasons stated below, for peer-review. The editor chooses the reviewers out of the most competent specialists on the topic of the article.

Editors should preserve anonymity of reviewers and should not tell the reviewers the names of the authors.

Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record and be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

Reporting standarts

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial opinion works should be clearly identified as such.

Advertising Policies

The editorial board adheres to ethical standards in its work and, above all, defending the right to editorial independence. Placement of promotional materials and sponsorship can not influence in any way on editorial decisions and editorial content. The journal does not publish materials to accompany the advertising and does not sell advertising for specific articles. Advertising and information materials is not mixed with the editorial content.

All decisions on advertising placement are only accepted by the publisher. The editors reserve the right not to accept advertising materials, placement does not meet the publication policy.

Data Access and Retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

Plagiarism takes many forms, from passing off another paper as the author(s) own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another(s) paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

The Editorial Board considers the following to be the forms plagiarism:

  • Use (word for word citing) of any materials in any value without indicating the source;
  • use of images, pictures, photographs, tables, diagrams, schemes or any other forms of graphical information presentation without indicating the source;
  • use of images, pictures, photographs, tables, diagrams, schemes or any other forms of graphical information presentation published in scientific and popular issues without approving by copyright holder;
  • use of the materials without written permission, the authors or copyright holders of which don’t permit use of their materials without special approvement.

The Editorial Board considers the following to be the forms of incorrect borrowing:

  • Absence of graphical highlighting of literal text citation when there are references to the source;
  • incorrect references (incomplete bibliographic description of the sources, which prevents their identification;
  • reference not to the first source of the borrowed text without clear indication of this fact (mistake in primary source determination);
  • absence of references from the text to the sources enumerated in the list below the article;
  • excessive citation (in case there are references to the sources and graphical highlighting of the cited text), the volume of which is not justified by the genre and aims of the article.

Only original works are acceptable for publication in journal. The journal does not allow any forms of plagiarism.

If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

The journal is using "ANTIPLAGIAT" software for plagiarism detection in all Russian-language manuscripts. The Google Scholar is used for English-language manuscripts. Papers will be rejected from any stage of the publication process (even if the article was published already) if plagiarism will be fined.

Papers will be rejected from any stage of the publication process (even if the article were published already) if plagiarism will be fined.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (eg, clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human Subjects

Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Statement of Human Rights

When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 and 2008. If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the authors obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learn from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Retraction guidelines

In some cases the Editorial Board may consider retracting a publication.

The reasons for retraction may be the following:

  • it constitutes plagiarism, including borrowed pictures, tables, diagrams, etc. If plagiarism was detected after publication (see Plagiarism Policy);
  • third party expresses claims concerning copyrights for the article or its parts;
  • the findings have previously been published elsewhere before the date of its publication in the journal.

The published article has serious errors, which place its scientific value in question.

In such cases the Editor should initiate the revision, after which the article may be retracted. The Act on retraction is complied, which is signed by the editor-in-chief. The copy of the Act is being sent to the author of the article.

In this case the article is not physically withdrawn from the published edition and the file of the issue on web site. The Editorial Office publishes the notification on retraction of the article on the corresponding page of the issue content on the official site of the Journal. The Editorial Office should attentively consider issuing an expression of concern about the revealed problems in the published materials.

The Editorial Board considers it a responsibility of authors and reviewers to promptly inform about the missed mistakes and breaches revealed after the publication of the article.

Privacy Statement

Information about the authors (surname, name, family name, affiliation, e-mail, contact number), which is provided by them for publication in the journal, is becoming available for indefinite range of persons, for which the authors give their permission by providing his article in the online system on the website of the journal.

The following data is published for the convenience of the authors with the aim of the full and correct account of publications and their citation by the corresponding bibliography companies and providing the possibility of contacting the authors ans the scientific society.

Personal information provided by the authors in addition to the enumerated below include additional e-mails and phones. These will be used only for contacting the authors in the process of preparing the publication. The Editorial Board may not transmit this information to the third party, who can use in for some other purposes.

 

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Publication Fee

Publication process in this journal is free for all authors.

The journal charge no publication fees for authors - including those of peer-review management, manuscript processing, journal production, Open-Access, online hosting and archiving.

The journal asks no article processing charge in any forms.

 

Digital archiving policy and article metrics

The information about all the articles published (article’s full text too) is archived in Russian Electronic Scientific Library (eLIBRARY.ru). The direct URL to the journal issues: http://elibrary.ru/title_about.asp?id=3140 . You can search through article metadata (title, author, keywords, abstract etc.) on eLIBRARY.ru. The URL to article’s full text is available on the article’s page on eLIBRARY.ru. The articles’ full texts are stored on the journal’s server and can be accessed through this page (http://journals.rudn.ru/sociology/issue/archive) or from each article's individual page on eLIBRARY.ru.

 

Editorial Board

Honorary Editor

Haerpfer C., D.Sc. (Political Science), Professor.

Professor University of Vienna(Austria), Director of the Institute for Comparative Survey Research “Eurasia Barometer”, President of the World Values Survey Association (Stockholm, Sweden), Research Director of the International Political Science Association - IPSA Chair of IPSA Research Committee No.17 'Comparative Public Opinion' Member of Executive Committee of IPSA (Montreal, Canada), Professor of Social and Political Sciences University of Almeria (Spain).

e-mail: c.w.haerpfer@gmail.com

Editor-in-Chief

Narbut N.P.,  D.Sc. (Sociology), Professor.

 Head of Sociology Chair of PFUR Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Russia) 

e-mail: narbut_np@rudn.university

Executive Secretary

Trotsuk I.V.,  D.Sc. (Sociology).

 Associate Professor of Sociology Chair of PFUR Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Russia)

e-mail: trotsuk_iv@rudn.university

Editorial Board

Puzanova Zh.V.,  D.Sc. (Sociology), Professor. Deputy Chief Editor

 Head of Sociological Laboratory of PFUR Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Russia)

e-mail: puzanovz_zhv@rudn.university

 

Bakirov V.S., D.Sc. (Sociology).

 Professor, Rector of the Kharkiv National University named after V.N.Karazin, academician of National Academy of Sceinces of Ukraine, President of the Ukrainian Sociological Association (Ukraine)

e-mail: rektor@karazin.ua

 

Gasparishvili А.Т., Ph.D. in Philosophy.

 Associate Professor, Head of Center for Sociological Studies of Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)

e-mail: gasparishvili@gmail.com

 

Golenkova Z.T., D.Sc. (Philosophy).

 Professor, Deputy Head of Institute of Sociology of Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)

e-mail: golenko@isras.ru

 

Díez Nicolás J., D.Sc. (Political Sciences).

 Professor of Department of Sociology II (Human Ecology and Population) of School of Political Sciences and Sociology of Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)

e-mail: 100613.2721@compuserve.com

 

Hagendoorn L., M.A. (Sociology), Ph.D. (Social Psychology), Professor.

Professor, Chair of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Utrecht University, Professor Emeritus, Utrecht University (2008),Honorary Professor, ELTE University of Budapest (2007),Professor, European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER)

e-mail: louk.hagendoorn@gmail.com

 

Ivanov V.N., D.Sc. (Philosophy).

 Professor, Corresponding Member and Advisor of Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)

e-mail: vilen.ivanov@yandex.ru

 

Marković D., D.Sc. (Philosophy).

 Professor of Belgrade State University (Serbia)

e-mail: dacamarkovic@yahoo.com

 

Nazarova I. B., D.Sc. (Economics).

Head of the Analytical center of the National research University "Higher school of Economics" (HSE) (Russia)

e-mail: nazarova@hse.ru 

 

Pan D., D.Sc. (Sociology), Professor.

 Head of Sociology Institute of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (China)

e-mail: pandw29@hotmail.com

 

Podvoiskiy D.G., Ph.D. in Philosophy.

 Associate Professor of Sociology Chair of PFUR Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Russia)

e-mail: dpodvoiski@yandex.ru

 

Rotman D.G., D.Sc. (Sociology), Professor.

 Head of Center for Sociological and Political Research of Belorussian State University (Belorussia)

e-mail: dgrotman@rambler.ru

 

Shcherbina V. V., D.Sc. (Sociology), Professor.

Senior Researcher, Center for Sociology of Management and Social Technologies, Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)

 e-mail: sherbina.vyacheslav@mail.ru   

 

Szafraniec K., D.Sc. (Sociology), Professor.

Professor at the Institute of Sociology of the University Nicolaus Copernicus (Poland)

e-mail: krystyna.szafraniec@umk.pl 

 

Tatarova G.G., D.Sc. (Sociology), Professor.

 Senior Researcher of Institute of Sociology of Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)

e-mail: tatarova@isras.ru

 

Čambáliková M., Ph.D. in Sociology, Professor.

 Researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Head of Sociology and Social Psychology Chair of Higher School Danubius (Slovakia)

e-mail: monika.cambalikova@savba.sk

 

Šubrt J., Ph.D. in Sociology, Professor.

 Head of Historical Sociology Chair of Faculty of Humanities of Charles University (Czech Republic) 

 e-mail: jiri.subrt@ff.cuni.cz

 

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