Structuring Political Science and International Relations Article in View of Science Information Quality


Raitskaya L.K.,

Adviser to the Rector, Professor, Department of Pedagogy and Psychology, MGIMO University, raitskaya.l.k@inno.mgimo.ru

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DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2019.01.12
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Raitskaya L.K. Structuring Political Science and International Relations Article in View of Science Information Quality. – Polis. Political Studies. 2019. No. 1. P. 167-181. (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.17976/jpps/2019.01.12



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Abstract

The successful promotion of Russia’s social science and humanities journals indexed with international scientometric databases is based on the revised understanding of the quality of scientific publications in view of diverse and comprehensive criteria, with highly structured information as a frontrunner. Thoroughly formatted publication requirements are determined by excessive information flows and information overload in modern society and considered as a primary information-selection criterion highlighting adequate quality levels. The author conducted a study to single out prevailing types of publications among highly cited papers published in reputed journals specialized in international relations and political science. The research also aimed to find out what structuring and formats are typical of such journals and publications. Within the research, the author selected the top 100 most quoted papers in the field of international relations and political science in Scopus database brought out from 2013 to 2018 as well as another 70 articles published in 22 Scopus-indexed journals ranking Q1. The publications empirically proved that the most popular types of journal papers in the field cover original articles (encompassing both conceptual and research articles), and literature reviews. Analyzing 170 papers, the author singled out the typical formats for theoretical and empirical articles, defining the components that historically tend to lack from Russian scientific articles. Their absence often prevents Russian submissions to international established journals from being accepted, as they are required for international readership to rightly percept information. The recommendations by the author may be of use in encouraging Russian journals in the field of international relations and other social sciences to get adapted to the international standards of scientific publications and successfully evolve in pursuit of higher international journal rankings. 

Keywords
political science, international relations, structure, IMRAD, methodology of science, article, journal, theoretical article, conceptual article, empirical article, research article, original article.


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