Vostochnyi Kurier / Oriental Courier: About the Journal

The “Oriental Courier / Vostochnyi Kurier” (VK) Journal was founded in January 2019 by the Oriental Faculty of the State Academic University for the Humanities (GAUGN) and the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IOS RAS). The Journal is published four times a year in two double issues.

The Journal is registered as a mass medium in the Roskomnadzor (Registration certificate ЭЛ № ФС 77 – 77287, issued 25.11.2019) and in the ISSN National Centre for the Russian Federation (ISSN: 2686-8431). Articles are indexed by the Russian Scientific Citation Index and receive a unique DOI (Digital Object Identifier) code in accordance with the international standards for academic peer-reviewed periodicals. All materials submitted to the editorial office undergo double anonymous review.

The “VK” publishes articles on the following specialties of the Higher Attestation Commission (VAK): 

07.00.00 Historical Sciences and Archeology
07.00.03 General History (of the corresponding period)
07.00.06 Archeology
07.00.09 Historiography, Source Studies and Methods of Historical Research
07.00.15 History of International Relations and Foreign Policy 

23.00.00 Political Sciences
23.00.01 Theory and Philosophy of Politics, History and Methodology of Political Science
23.00.02 Political Institutions, Processes and Technologies
23.00.04 Political Problems of International Relations, Globaland Regional Development
23.00.05 Political Regional Studies. Ethnic Policy
23.00.06 Conflictology 

24.00.01 Theory and History of Culture
05.23.20 Theory and History of Architecture, Restoration and Reconstruction of Historical and Architectural Heritage
17.00.01 Theater Arts
17.00.02 Musical Art
17.00.04 Fine and Decorative-Applied Arts and Architecture
17.00.09 Theory and History of Art
24.00.03 Museology, Conservation and Restoration of Historical and Cultural Objects

The Journal is indexed in the Russian Scientific Citation Index.

The Mission of the Journal is the publication of relevant and original academic Oriental papers and materials in three main areas — History, Political Science and Cultural Studies of the East — to stimulate further study of the disciplines of the humanitarian cycle related to the countries of the East, as well as the development of cooperation of Asiatic scholars in academic and university circles. The authors of the published materials are both Russian Federation domestic and foreign academics, specialists in various fields of knowledge of the East.

Oriental Courier is a platform for discussing problems of a wide range of politics, economics, practical oriental studies, field research, ‘academic travel’, cultural studies, art history, philology, history of the East, and the history of Oriental studies. Compliance with the academic approach to texts and the emphasis on the full color and expressiveness of the illustrative series distinguish the publication from a number of familiar academic journals. The sphere of interests of the Oriental Courier includes the entire history of Asia and Africa from archaic times to the present.

Submitted articles must comply with the Ethics of publications and the Rules for the Authors and RSCI. The editorial board of the Journal reserves the right to reject the material in the event of discrepancies or return it to the author for revision.