Strategy of an Academic Journal: Success Factors for Foresight and STI Governance
The Foresight and STI Governance academic journal (http://foresight-journal.hse.ru/en/) has been published by the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) at the Higher School of Economics since 2007. The journal’s success was gradually expressed in a series of domestic and international evaluation exercises which resulted in getting included into the Scopus database (2013), receiving a grant from the program intended to support leading national academic journals administered by the Ministry for Education and Science of the Russian Federation (2014), and obtaining a stronger ranking position within the Scopus Q2 segment (2015). A growing inflow of articles from a more and more diversified spectrum of countries, increasing downloads and citations are also critical signs of the journal’s progress. What factors have contributed to this success?