About the journal

Founder and publisher – Vologda Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (VolRC RAS).

The journal Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast was founded in 2008. Publication frequency since 2011 – once every two months (six times a year).

The printed version of the journal is registered with the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Registration Certificate number FS 77-71361 dated October 26, 2017) and with the ISSN International Center (number 1998-0698). The ISSN for the Russian online version of the journal is 2312-9816.

The English version of the journal has been published since 2009. It is registered with the ISSN International Center (number 2307-0331). The ISSN for the English online version of the journal is 2312-9824.

According to the Decision of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the journal Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast is on the List of peer-reviewed scientific journals and editions that are authorized to publish principal research findings of doctor of sciences and candidate of sciences dissertations in the following scientific specialties:

5.2.1. Economic Theory (Economic)

5.2.2. Mathematical, statistical and instrumental methods in economics (Economic)

5.2.3. Regional and Sectoral economy (Economic)

5.2.4. Finance (Economic)

5.2.5. World Economy (Economic)

5.4.1. Theory, Methodology and History of Sociology (Sociological)

5.4.2. Economic Sociology (Sociological)

5.4.3. Demography (Sociological)

5.4.4. Social Structure, Social Institutions and Processes (Sociological)

5.4.5. Political Sociology (Sociological)

5.4.6. Sociology of Culture (Sociological)

5.4.7. Sociology of Management (Sociological)

Coverage and indexing of the journal in Russian and foreign databases

The journal is covered in the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). Further information is available here.
  • ProQuest: ProQuest Natural Sciences Journals; ProQuest SciTech Journals; ProQuest Sustainability Science Collection; ProQuest Illustrata: Natural Science
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory
  • EBSCOhost
  • Google Scholar
  • Index Copernicus
  • RePEc, OCLC WorldCat, ROAR, BASE, OpenAIRE
  • Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI)
  • Socionet, CyberLeninka

In May 2016, the journal Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast received a Certificate of Quality that confirms its compliance with international standards and criteria of Elsevier’s abstract and citation database Scopus

The journal is a media partner of the Management International Conference (MIC-2018).

The journal publishes articles devoted to the analysis and forecast of changes in the economy and social sphere in different countries, regions, and local areas. The main purpose of the journal is to provide the scientific community and practitioners with an opportunity to review the research findings in the sphere of scientific support of the economy of territories, and to participate in the discussion of these issues.

The editorial board of the journal Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast includes 26 authoritative Russian and foreign scientists, of them 23 Doctors of Sciences and 1 Candidate of Sciences; the editorial staff – 13 scientists, of them 5 Doctors of Sciences and 8 Candidates of Sciences.

The journal is published according to the decision adopted by the leadership of the following economic institutions under the Russian Academy of Sciences: institutions situated in the Northwestern Federal District: the Institute of Economics of Karelian Scientific Center of RAS (Karelia Republic), G.P. Luzin Institute of Economic Problems of Kola Scientific Center of RAS (Murmansk Oblast), the Institute of Socio-Economic Development of Territories of RAS (Vologda Oblast); institutions situated in other federal districts of the Russian Federation: the Institute of Social and Economic Research of Ufa Science Center of RAS (Bashkortostan Republic), the Institute of Economics of the Ural Branch of RAS (Sverdlovsk Oblast), Saint Petersburg State University of Economics, and Cherepovets State University (Vologda Oblast).

Address of the founder, publisher and printing office: VolRC RAS, 56A, Gorky Street, Vologda, 160014, Russian Federation. Phone: 8 (8172) 59-78-03, fax: 8 (8172) 59-78-02, E-mail: