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Friday, June 19, 2015

Academic Publishing in Russia

Russia's 'Untapped Potential' for Publishers Carries Risks

Martyn Lawrence | June 4, 2015

The banks of the Volga in February are cold. Make no bones about it (and my bones were making plenty of complaints as the temperature dropped below -20c), off-season travelling in central Russia requires major determination, writes Martyn Lawrence.
I was in Russia on behalf of Emerald Group Publishing, travelling with colleagues to visit libraries in St Petersburg, Moscow and Kazan.  If St Petersburg looks west and Moscow is the fabled heartland, Kazan is ancient eastern border country. Capital of the Republic of Tartarstan, the city lies 800km east of Moscow, an anxious 12 hours drive along the frozen M7 motorway (although a relatively painless flight with Aeroflot). Our intention was to learn more about the Russian higher education market for social science publishers.

<more at; related link: (Five Predictions for Academic Publishing in 2015) and (MGMIO Hosts International Round Table on Academic Publishing)>

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