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Sravnitel’noe konstitutsionnoe obozrenie (Comparative Constitutional Review) is a scientific journal publishing research papers in the field of constitutional studies.

To our readers, or what you will find here

On this site you will find the tables of contents of the journal issues for 2016–2023, as well as the abstracts of individual articles. The site search feature will help you find the article you need. You have free access to full issues 1992–2015 as well as materials published between 2016 and 2019.

The journal is distributed in print and electronic format. For more information, see the Subscription page.

To our authors, or some words about our editorial policy

We presume that the Constitution is the main tool to use when it comes to the finding of solutions for the most important problems that society faces. The Constitution, of course, cannot answer all of our questions, but it does set the framework and procedures that help us find those answers.

The Constitution by its nature and the way it affects the society is primarily a legal act, therefore of constitutional research is primarily conducted by legal scholars. However, due to the fact that the influence of the constitution can potentially manifest itself in relation to any area of society, as also due to its regulatory weight, it is inevitable and necessary to turn to other disciplines as well, especially political science, sociology, philosophy, psychology and economics. Our journal is interdisciplinary in nature and that is  why we encourage submissions not only  from lawyers, but also from scholars  in other disciplines, whose research addresses various problems of constitutional regulation.

Another important aspect of our editorial policy is the active use of the comparative method. We believe that despite all the variety of external manifestations, the list of problems that arise in society is finite. Therefore, the study and comparison of functionally identical approaches and institutions used in different countries and in different eras can provide significant assistance in the finding of optimal constitutional solutions.

The journal is included in the List of leading peer-reviewed scientific journals and publications in which the main scientific results of dissertations for the degree of doctor and candidate of Sciences should be published. In addition, it is included in the database of Russian Science Citation Index journals on the Web of Science platform, which is supported by the Scientific Electronic Library elibrary.ru.