The Journal Sections
The Journal features scientific articles, as well as research and information materials in Science Studies.
The journal consists of two blocks. The first block contains scientific articles with the main research results on issues of public administration in science, technology, innovation, education, and the regulation of these spheres. The second block contains research and information materials on monitoring various aspects of the state and development of Science and Technology and Russia’s National Innovation System. In addition, the second block includes thematically related materials that cover various events of scientific life (including those involving RIEPL staff).
The first block is the conceptual core of the journal, where a significant portion of its intellectual potential is concentrated. The purpose of this section is to familiarize a broad audience of readers with domestic research in science, technology, innovation and education, as well as contribute to the development of Russian science. The section’s scope covers all aspects of:
- basic research
- functional science (the economics of science, sociology of science, S&T policy),
- socio-structural research (the theory of scientific forecasting, planning and managing scientific research, strategies of scientific development, science as a productive force),
- research infrastructure (scientometrics, scientific work management, the psychology of scientific activity, the legal basis of scientific activity),
- innovation and
A brief description of the block sections.
The Research and Innovation Market: Theories, Facts and Issues section contains scientific articles on a wide range of issues, from the analysis of external and internal factors of scientific and innovative development, research of the structure of science and technology and its relationship with various social institutions, to methods of increasing the economic efficiency of innovative processes, and research on concepts and theories in scientific and innovative development.
The Regulation of Scientific, Educational and Innovative Activities section features articles covering the most pressing aspects of the creation and implementation of S&T policy, issues and objectives of legal regulations regarding relations in science, education and innovation; related law enforcement practices, as well as works containing suggestions for developing legal mechanisms of support and stimulation of research and development.
The Instrumental Methods of Diagnostics in Science and Innovation section includes publications focused on modern approaches and methods in scientometrics, as well as articles containing scientometric analysis results regarding the state and development of science and innovation in Russia and abroad.
The Information Environment of Science, Education and Innovation section features research on the anthropogenic aspect of the space for interactions and self-organization of subjects and objects of information processes supported by the information infrastructure and associated with the search for, processing and storage of information and knowledge. Analysis issues include the search for, consolidation and reproduction of information and knowledge, conditions and convenience of information exchange, quality of information resources, and issues regarding the use of modern information technology.
The second block of the journal consists of two sections.
The materials published in the first section are analytical reviews prepared by RIEPL staff using the latest data from the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia and information from other exclusive sources (the Federal Monitoring System of Scientific Organizations; the databases of Core Facilities and Large Research Facilities, Web of Science, Scopus, etc.). The purpose of this section is to inform the general public on the state and development of Russia's scientific and technological complex and national innovation system on the basis of competent assessments.
The second section contains materials closely related to the thematic profile of the journal. The purpose of the section is to expand the reader's views on the issues discussed in the journal. The section includes reviews of scientific events with the participation of RIEPL staff.