Welcome to the scientific journals Portal of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia named after Patrice Lumumba (RUDN University).

There are sites of 29 journals published and co-published at the University at the present time and the projects of several new journals on the Portal.
Today RUDN University is one of the leading state higher educational institutions of Russia. It is the only university in the world every year uniting students from 145-150 countries. The University has a multiprofile structure of faculties and departments, typical for classical universities of the world. More than 77 thousand graduates of the University work in 170 countries, among them more than 5500 holders of PhD and Doctorate degrees. Specialists are prepared in 62 departments and lines of study. More than 29 thousand graduate and postgraduate students from 140 countries are currently studying at the university. They represent more than 450 nations and nationalities of the world.

RUDN University is one of the largest Russian publishers of peer-reviewed scientific journals, it holds the leading place in the number and variety of subjects of journals that are included in the List of VAK (The Higher Attestation Commission under the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation) and indexed at RINC (Russian Scientific Citation Index, Scientific Electronic Library), among university publishers.

The main objective of RUDN University publishing policy is improvement in the quality of published materials on the basis of adherence to international publishing and ethical standards of scientific publications.
We welcome potential authors from all regions of the world engaged in research in scientific disciplines relevant to the thematic focus of our journals.
All materials entering the editorial office are subject to compulsory peer review (double-blind) with the participation of external experts.

Policy of using the Portal. Open access to publications and all materials of the Portal. Financing

To access the published materials of the Journal's website (full-text content of issues, information about the Journal, members of the editorial board and editorial board, rules for authors and other sections of the site) for reading and copying, the User does not need to register. The User can register as a Reader only voluntarily.

The publisher of scientific journals Peoples' Friendship University of Russia named after Patrice Lumumba (RUDN University) provides direct open access to the publications in the journals based on the following principle of the Budapest Open Access Initiative: free open access to research results contributes to an increase in the global exchange of knowledge and the progress of science. At the same time, authors are not charged for the publication of articles. The journals are financed by the founder and publisher - Peoples' Friendship University of Russia named after Patrice Lumumba.

Journal content published since July 2022 is available to users (including authors of published works) under a Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 CC BY-NC 

(CC-BY-NC https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode Attribution - Non-Commercial Version 4.0 International) without registering users (readers) of the site and without paying for access to published materials.

Copying, translating, distributing, and otherwise using the content of journal websites for commercial purposes is possible only with the permission of the Publisher.

Under the terms of the public offer (an agreement between the author and the publisher), the authors remain the owners of exclusive rights to their works, and they can use the articles published in the journal on equal terms with all other users. Authors have the right to download from the journal's website and archive publications of their articles in institutional repositories, post them for non-commercial purposes in thematic full-text databases of scientific publications, provided that they link to the RUDN journal as the original source of the publication.

When quoting and any other use of the materials of the Portal of RUDN scientific journals, users are obliged to refer to the source (the publication, its authors, and the journal site on this Portal). For ease of use, we provide each publication in the journal with a recommendation for the design of the link.

When referring to an article from our journal, it is necessary to indicate the DOI assigned to it.

New issues of journals are posted on the site immediately after being signed for publishing, without embargo.


The article published in journal up to and including June 2022 are posted on the Portal adhere to the open access policy for readers (open license Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 CC-BY    Cc-by-icon.png) without registering users (readers) of the site and without paying for access to published materials.

Archiving. Self-archiving

The publisher of scientific journals Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) and our journals use the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) to digitally preserve all the published articles. The PKP PN is a part of LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) program offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content.

Full-text electronic content of the journals is archived in the RUDN University institutional repository https://repository.rudn.ru/ru/ included in the NORA project - National Aggregator of Open Repositories https://openrepository.ru/ (search for articles from RUDN journals by link), and registered in the Directory of Open Access Repositories - OpenDOAR http://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/repository/4669

The information about all the articles published is archived in Russian Electronic Scientific Library (eLIBRARY.ru). You can search through article metadata (title, author, keywords, abstract etc.) on eLIBRARY.ru. The URL to article’s full text is available on the article’s page on eLIBRARY.ru.

The articles’ full texts are stored on the journal’s server and can be accessed through the page of the "Archive" section on the journal's website on the Portal or from each article's individual page on the journal's website.

Electronic copies of the issues are transferred to the Cyberlenink online library  https://cyberleninka.ru/

Printed copies of the journal issues are transferred for permanent storage to the Russian Book Chamber, the Russian State Library and other leading libraries of the Russian Federation.

Publication Fee

Articles in journals established at Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) and posted on this Portal in full-text format are published free of charge for all authors. Authors in these journals do not pay for the publication of articles in the open access, peer review, preparation of the journal for publication, as well as the content of the site and electronic deposit of manuscripts.

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia named after Patrice Lumumba (RUDN University) finances the publication from its own funds.

The history of scientific journals of our university began with the publication of the "Bulletin of the Russian University of Peoples' Friendship", founded in 1993. In different years the Bulletin, in accordance with a wide range of studies conducted in the RUDN, the thematic series formed. Begining 2015 they became independent Journals officially registered as media.
Currently, 18 such series are being published. Another 3 journals reviewed their topics, registered new names and changed their status - they are not the series of "Bulletin of the Russian University of Peoples' Friendship": “Russian Language Studies”, “Polylinguality and Transcultural Practices”, “Discrete and Continuous Models and Applied Computational Science” (since 2019 the journal is published only in English).
Since 2005, the journal "Structural Mechanics of Engineering Constructions and Buildings" is published.
You can see the details of the subject, editorial policy, rules for authors and contact details of journals on their home pages (go to the appropriate journal link from the Journals Catalog).

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