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‘Educational Studies Moscow’ Makes It into Q2 in Scopus

‘Educational Studies Moscow’ Makes It into Q2 in Scopus

The ‘Educational Studies Moscow’ journal, a quarterly international publication by HSE University, now places in Q2 of the Scopus international academic abstracting and indexing database. This reflects the growing citation rates and impact of the journal on a global scale, while further confirming its status as the leading Russian publication in the field of education.

The latest update of journal rankings by Scopus, which was released earlier this June and is based on performance data for 2019, now lists ‘Educational Studies Moscow’ in the second quartile (Q2) of the database. 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).

Scopus’s ranking procedure is built on a comprehensive measurement methodology, the SCImagoJournalRank (SJR). SJR adopts various metrics that factor in, along with citations, the prestige of journals that cite a given journal, the proximity of their subject area, and the likelihood of citations in a particular field. The SJR rankings are updated annually and published in open access on the SCImago Journal & Country Rank online platform. The 2019 SJR Index for ‘Educational Studies Moscow’ is 0.481.

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. 

Isak Froumin 
Deputy Editor-in-Chief of ‘Educational Studies Moscow’ and Head of the HSE Institute of Education

Established in 2004, Voprosy obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow is an international academic journal that HSE University releases every quarter.

The mission of the journal is to provide a venue for meaningful and invigorating discussion across the domains of education. The journal publishes original research and perceptive essays from Russian and foreign experts on education, development and policy. Voprosy obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow embraces a multidisciplinary approach, covering traditional pedagogy as well as the sociology, economics and philosophy of education.