Higher Education in Russia and Beyond 1(11) Sping 2017
National Academic Journals: between Survival and Prosperity
We are happy to present the 11th issue of Higher Education in Russia and Beyond, a journal that is aimed at bringing current Russian, Central Asian and Eastern European educational trends to the attention of the international higher education research community.
This new issue expands our vision of trends and challenges for academic publishing in the context of internationalization. The movement towards globalization has influenced not only universities competing in academic races but also academic publishing industry. National publishers in Eastern Europe and Central Asia find themselves under new demands and challenges as they are recognized by the authors, universities and policy makers as aggregators of academic residues. Authors provide different visions and strategies of academic publishing and their effects on the international and local level.
The part Communication and Miscommunication in Academic Publishing describes various contemporary phenomena of academic publishing. Authors share with readers their concerns about challenges in modern academic publishing, paying special attention to national contexts in which many journals are functioning.
The second part is devoted to the three country cases of academic publishing — Kazakhstan, Slovenia, and Russia. The last part of this issue presents the cases of national academic journals oriented towards becoming internationally recognized. Editors of leading Russian journals in three fields share their own experience and reflections on this topic.
We hope that this issue will provide our readers with interesting ideas and new information on internationalization, challenges and future prospects of academic publishing.