The Russian Academic Journal is one of the fundamental scientific publications on the territory of South of Russia, Greater Caucasus, Central Asia, Ukraine and Indochina, which are conducting an important mission on spreading in the international academic community works of Russian, Ukrainian, Caucasian and Asian scientists relating to regional range of problems; annually this journal publishes more than 120 scientific articles in Russian and English languages concerned with economy, management, political science, philosophy, philology, mathematics, informatics, chemistry, biology, geosciences. Authors of these articles are famous scientists from China, Ukraine, the USA, India, Afghanistan, Great Britain, Russia and other countries. Members of editorial team of the journal are working in three continents: Europe, North America and Asia, in six countries: Russia, Ukraine, India, Great Britain, the USA and Afghanistan.
In accordance with the resolution of the members of the editorial board, which has been drawn up on the meeting in the George Washington University (Washington, DC), starting January, 2014, the regional subjects make the domain of problems of the Russian Academic Journal. By general repute of the editorial board members, the international community fairly well understood any global processes, but as regards local, especially regional processes, there are considerable gaps. So, international members of the editorial board of the Russian Academic Journal are waiting from their authors any qualitative actual data relating to processes and events in their regions which are unavailable in any other scientific publications or in the Internet.
The general partner of the Russian Academic Journal is the South Federal University (Russia, Rostov-on-Don), and community of those universities which rectors are members of the Union of the South Russia Rectors. Publisher of the journal is the Research Institute “Institute for Political and Media Metric Research” with its DOI prefix (10.15535).
The Russian Academic Journal is in the catalogue of the Library of Congress and in the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) of the National Digital Library of the Russian Federation, and this provides a possibility to publish in the journal the main scientific results of doctoral and candidate's thesis.
The Russian Academic Journal represents a new generation of academic journals acting on the grounds of the principle of open access. As the scientific articles should be maximally wide spread, the Russian Academic Journal does not apply the copyright law for to restrict access and use of published material. On the contrary, the copyright law and any other legal instruments are applying for to achieve a continuous open access of journal audience to all articles published by the journal.
On its site the Russian Academic Journal uses a Canadian IT technologies development– the all-powerful content management system in the Internet, integrated into the Library System for North America and in the Index system of North American Universities – Open Journal System (OJS). Switch of the journal at a totally new level made it possible to enter into several international databases of scientific citing.
The Russian Academic Journal is one of those few journals in the south regions of Russia, which is assigning to each article of each author the international identifier of scientific article, DOI.