Scientific electronic journal UNIVERSUM JURIS

The founder and publisher of the journal is the Urals State Law University (previously Academy). Certificate of registration EL № FS 77-56 480 issued by Roskomnadzor, December 24, 2013. ISSN 2588-0497. From September 2018 journal is in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

UNIVERSUM JURIS is a peer reviewed open access journal.

The journal is indexed in «Russian Index of Scientific Citation».

The main headings of the journal are: History of State and Law, Philosophy of Law, Comparative Law, International Law, Criminology.

Creating of a new journal pursue several aims. Firstly, to set the standard for legal research in the field of scientific periodicals. We are speaking of a lengthy articles that go through double-blind review by a representative group of reviewers. The second equally important goal – to provide information on the Russian legal research for foreign scientists. Initially, most of the materials are in Russian, but with an extensive summary in English and a bibliography in Roman letters, later we will add translations of the articles into English. One of the practical goals – is to achieve the inclusion of the journal in international library databases and citation systems (Scopus, Web of Science, EBSCO, and others.). Also editors intent to create a pool of qualified scientists in the field of law, offering them an open platform for scientific discussion.

Editors have vast experience in  successful preparation of two scientific journals: «Russian Juridical Journal» – scientific and theoretical information and practical journal with 20-year history, indexed by EBSCO Host, Ulrich's ™, ERIH PLUS, RISC; «Electronic Supplement to the "Russian Juridical Journal"» – electronic scientific periodical for young researchers and the platform for discussion of new scientific ideas, indexed by RISC. The new edition will help to realize ideas that could not  be achieved within the framework of existing projects.

All articles are published upon Open Access Statement, which means that all articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. Non-commercial use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited. OAS means also that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. For more information on OAS see: the Budapest Open Access Initiative and Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing. Current Language Policy of the journal: full text of articles is published in Russian, abstracts, key words and information about authors are published in Russian and English.