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Russian Law Journalopen access


Russian Federation

Universities and research institutions in Russian Federation
Media Ranking in Russian Federation

Subject Area and Category


Supporting Academic Initiatives Foundation



Publication type



23098678, 23123605





How to publish in this journal


The Russian Law Journal is one of the first academic legal journals in English to be published in Russia. Our goal is to provide scholars worldwide with comparative papers on recent legal developments not only in Russia, but also in Eurasia, other jurisdictions and on the international level. The idea to establish this journal belongs to the following scholars of Moscow State Lomonosov University Law Faculty: Gleb Bogush, Nataliya Bocharova, Dmitry and Anastasia Maleshin and Sergei Tretyakov. We want to bring the Russian academic legal tradition closer to the international environment and make Russian legal scholarship more accessible to other scholars and well-known worldwide. Our editorial policy is governed by independent quality control. It is guaranteed by the Editorial Council and Editorial Board. We are proud to have such eminent scholars in our Editorial Council which is composed of professors from world-leading law schools: Yale, Harvard, Sorbonne, Cambridge, NYU, etc. Our Editorial Board is composed of scholars from leading Russian law schools (Moscow State Lomonosov University, Saint-Petersburg State University, Moscow State Kutafin Law University, Higher School of Economics, etc.). Join the conversation about this journal

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.


The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.083
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.109
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.149
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.270
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.239
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.279
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.311
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.083
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.109
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.149
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.291
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.178
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.349
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.368
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.083
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.109
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.160
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.400
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.155
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.228
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.340
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.367
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20130
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20164
Self Cites20178
Self Cites20184
Self Cites20197
Self Cites20202
Self Cites20216
Total Cites20130
Total Cites20141
Total Cites20156
Total Cites201613
Total Cites201730
Total Cites201816
Total Cites201918
Total Cites202029
Total Cites202128
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20130
External Cites per document20140.111
External Cites per document20150.098
External Cites per document20160.130
External Cites per document20170.265
External Cites per document20180.164
External Cites per document20190.164
External Cites per document20200.403
External Cites per document20210.333
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20140.083
Cites per document20150.109
Cites per document20160.149
Cites per document20170.291
Cites per document20180.178
Cites per document20190.212
Cites per document20200.349
Cites per document20210.368
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents201514
Non-citable documents201618
Non-citable documents201720
Non-citable documents201817
Non-citable documents201918
Non-citable documents202016
Non-citable documents202110
Citable documents20130
Citable documents20149
Citable documents201541
Citable documents201669
Citable documents201783
Citable documents201873
Citable documents201967
Citable documents202067
Citable documents202166
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20130
Uncited documents201411
Uncited documents201549
Uncited documents201677
Uncited documents201782
Uncited documents201877
Uncited documents201971
Uncited documents202063
Uncited documents202154
Cited documents20130
Cited documents20141
Cited documents20156
Cited documents201610
Cited documents201721
Cited documents201813
Cited documents201914
Cited documents202020
Cited documents202122
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