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Исследователи и эксперты в научном журнале

Appeals to foster and more frequently publish papers focusing on distinctive features of Russian economy are not so much convincing in the context of the criteria characteristic of academic research per se but in view of the potential contribution of such works to a more rational economic policy-making. As a rule, however, for this contribution to be genuine and substantial, the outcomes of various studies should not only be summarized. They should be aggregated in a complex manner combining knowledge and intuition. This is achieved through specific intellectual practices, namely expert activities. Careful management of both expert activities and the interaction/ communications among experts and researchers are crucially important. The presence of expert contributions in academic journals can be a useful, although a minor aspect of such interaction. However at present, the integration (connection, mutual effect, integration) of research and expert papers on Russian economy is not regular and effective. Under these circumstances, academic journals can play relatively more significant role in the development of a common language, bringing closer the agendas and joining the efforts. Experience has shown that this task is difficult but not insurmountable.