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The journal "World Economy and International Relations" was founded in 1956 and has been published monthly since January 1957. (12 times a year). It is the leading reviewed academic edition in Russia and CIS on actual theoretical and scientific-practical problems of international policy, world economic relations, development of individual countries and regions. 

Founders: Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO); Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) 

Publisher: Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO)

ISSN 0131-2227 | Scopus | ESCI


The Journal is the main periodical of IMEMO – the leading research institution in the Russian Academy of Sciences (before 1991 – the USSR Academy of Sciences) in the field of international affairs. The Institute employs authoritative experts on practically all aspects of world politics and economics. In recent years the Institute has been actively promoting the journal in the international academic community and transforming it into a platform for discussion and scientific communication of experts and analysts from different regions of Russia and the world. In particular, the editorial board has undergone significant changes: it includes and cooperates with recognized foreign experts in international socio-economic and political issues, as well as experts from a number of domestic research organizations. The geographical and institutional composition of the journal's contributors continues to expand significantly, while maintaining the same high requirements for the quality of the scientific materials published. The format of published articles has changed significantly, which provides the basis for their promotion in the leading international databases and citation systems, primarily Scopus and Web of Science.


  • trends of world development at the beginning of the Millennium
  • theory and practice of the international relations
  • issues of the security and defense policies
  • globalization and its impact
  • integration processes
  • innovation, scientific and technological progress
  • economic and political problems of the particular countries and regions
  • international terrorism
  • environmental challenges
  • political and economic transformations in Russia in the light of international experience
  • situation in the post-Soviet space


  • international researchers: economists, political scientists, sociologists and culturologists, environmentalists
  • teachers, post-graduate students and students of higher education institutions
  • executives and staff of federal and regional state authorities
  • managers and analysts of banks, corporations, large enterprises


  •  the leading researchers of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • researchers from other Russian academic and non-academic think-tanks of international profile
  • industry analysts and banking experts
  • teachers of the universities and higher education institutions
  • post-graduate students
  • representatives of the legislative and executive bodies of the Russian Federation and the CIS countries
  • foreign researchers
  • top managers of the Russian industrial and financial companies

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Dear authors! Please note that in the VAK List of peer-reviewed scientific journals, in which the main scientific results of dissertations for the degree of candidate and doctor of sciences should be published for the “MEMO Journal” the following specialties are recorded:
economic sciences:
5.2.5. World Economy.
5.2.1. Economic Theory
5.2.3. Regional and Branch Economics
political sciences:
5.5.4. International Relations
5.5.1. History and Theory of Politics
5.5.2. Political Institutions, Processes, Technologies


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