The Volga River Region Archaeology Journal Included in the RSCI

On May 26, 2021 the scientific journal The Volga River Region Archaeology, published by the Institute of Archaeology named after A. Kh. Khalikov of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences together with the Mari State University was included in the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) on the Web of Science platform.

The decision to include the journal in the RSCI was made by the Working Group for Quality Assessment and Selection of Journals for the RSCI database in accordance with the conclusions of thematic expert councils obtained on the basis of an analysis of the bibliometric indicators of the publication, and a public expertise assessment carried out by the leading Russian scientists and experts.

The objective of the RSCI project is to select the best Russian journals for the RSCI and place them on the Web of Science platform as a separate Russian Science Citation Index database. Indexing in this database contributes to the identification of mutual citations between publications in the Web of Science and RSCI, which significantly improves the visibility of Russian scientific journals in the international information space. The new list of RSCI (887 journals) has been posted on the websites of the Russian Academy of Sciences (in the Scientific Publishing section), NEB (eLIBRARY.RU), Lomonosov Moscow State University, Higher School of Economics University, and Association of State Research Centers.

The Volga River Region Archaeology is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to issues of archaeology and related disciplines. The journal is quarterly published in Russian and English since 2012 by the Institute of Archaeology named after A. Kh. Khalikov of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan together with the Mari State University.

The journal provides an opportunity for publications and discussions for a wide range of specialists in the field of archaeology, history, ethnology, including interdisciplinary studies.

The journal’s research activities focus on the reconstruction and interpretation of cultural and historical processes in the vast areas of the Volga region, the Urals and the North Caspian region, which in different time periods represented not only a geographical, but also a civilizational junction of Europe and Asia, which was a source of major changes in the most remote geographical areas. The growing international attention to this unique macro-region of ancient Eurasia allows The Volga River Region Archaeology journal to be an authoritative forum for the exchange of opinions and ideas by experts from different countries – from Finland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova to Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Mongolia.

The Volga River Region Archaeology journal is a peer-reviewed scientific publication of the Higher Attestation Commission (decision of the Higher Attestation Commission dated December 01, 2015) and SCOPUS (since December 27, 2017).

The Volga River Region Archaeology supports the dissemination of scientific knowledge using an open access model and provides free access to published materials in electronic form. Currently, the journal is included in the following databases and electronic scientific libraries:

Scopus, RSCI, Ulrichsweb, Google Academy, CNKIscholar, ResearchBib, CyberLeninka, Sindexs, Erih Plus, WorldCat, Road, DOAJ, BASE, MIAR, CiteFactor.

Subscribe to the printed version of The Volga River Region Archaeology in the Russian Post electronic catalog using the following subscription index – ПП753.