A significant by world standards result was achieved by the editorial staff of the scientific journal “Unknown Dostoevsky” (editor-in-chief – Prof. V. N. Zakharov). Since April this year, the journal has been included in the Scopus database, owned by the Elsevier publishing corporation.
At present, this database is the largest in the world: it contains 24 thousand publications of leading international publishing houses, it has a huge number of abstract peer-reviewed materials, a large list of tools for analysis, monitoring and display of research. More than 2 thousand scientific publications from all over the world annually submit applications there, which are carefully considered by the Scopus Expert Council (CSAB) for 12 months, but only a quarter of them are included in the international database.
Representatives of any Russian publication would like it to be included in Scopus, since it is a “quality mark” indicating that it is very prestigious to be published in such a journal. To do this, the publication must meet strict criteria – such as: the presence of clear and relevant goals and objectives, an international editorial board, an authoritative and actively published editor-in-chief, a well-built review system, regular publication of issues, correctly designed and structured articles, high-quality and voluminous annotations in English, clear and functional website, etc.