The editorial policy is based on the general principles of publication ethics developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) - for publishers, reviewers and authors and is built upon the standards of the International Sociological Association (ISA).

The publisher uses a science-based approach and is guided by the principles objectivity, professionalism and impartibility.

The journal`s mission statement is to create an open platform for the exchange of data, results of fundamental and applied studies conducted by academic experts and analysts who work in different areas such as public opinion studies, economy, political science and demography in Russia and abroad and use sociological method and interdisciplinary approach.

The journal  

  • aims to develop active and effective communication within Russian professional scientific community, to create a platform for open discussion  and free expression of opinion raising the quality of scientific work;
  • facilitate the rapprochement of science and practice seeking opportunities to use the results of scientific research in managerial activities and tackling social problems;
  • is oriented towards raising awareness about modern foreign theories and developments in sociology and public opinion research, delivering up-to-date top-quality information to the scientific community;
  • strives to strengthen international cooperation, promotion of the Russian science and to facilitate the dissemination of the Russian scientific research results  in the international professional community;
  • ensures geographical diversity of the experts as well as the authors.


The papers submitted for consideration:

  • go through primary selection and are studied according to eligibility criteria:
    • a) general content requirements and reference style 
    • b) fitting within the scope of journal;
  • are checked for plagiarism (Antiplagiat system);
  • are subject to double-blind peer review.

To be qualified for publication, the manuscript`s percentage of novelty should be at least 75%.

The publisher is responsible for preparing the article for publication, checking it against plagiarism and ensuring fair review; the publisher is not responsible for the reliability of data and the validity of bibliographic citations provided by the authors. 

Manuscripts which are contrary to norms of the constitutional law cannot be published. 

Decision to accept or to reject the papers is taken by the editorial board in accordance with the peer review regulations.

The editorial board retains the right to make changes, cut or reject those manuscripts which do not conform to the journal scope and style while simultaneously maintaining ethical standards.

Manuscripts that were rejected because of non-compliance with the style guidelines are not peer reviewed.

The author submitting the manuscript to the editorial board gives the publisher rights to publish it in The Monitoring of Public Opinion: Economic and Social Changes and to transfer the manuscript to third parties (double-blind review is mandatory).