The editorial board of the scientific journal «Russia and the contemporary world» provides a review of all incoming materials, relevant to the thematic profile and formal requirements. All reviewers are recognized experts in their subject area and have relevant publications in leading scientific journals.

Manuscript prepared for the journal «Russia and the contemporary world» and received by the official email of the journal ( or email form at our website has to be sent for anonymous review, on the basis of which the decision about publication has to be accepted.

We send manuscripts to the reviewer in printed or electronic form without the author's name (authors). Reviewing is carried out within four weeks. The expert makes a short review of the manuscript, which highlights the expediency or inexpediency of publication, the strengths and weaknesses of the article, the possibilities for its further development.

Manuscripts are evaluated on the following criteria: compliance to «Russia and the contemporary world» topics; professionalism; scientific significance; scientific novelty; reflection of modern scientific achievements; observance to submission guidelines; scientific style of presentation.

If the article requires revision, we send a letter to the author with recommendations for improvement based on the review. In case of rejection the editorial board sends the author a motivated refusal.

Reviews are kept in editorial office for at least 5 years, copies of reviews may be provided to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation upon the request.