About the edition

About the edition

  1. Basic data
  2. Thematic profile of the Yearbook Japan
  3. Publishing schedule, copyright, archiving and access information
  4. Founders and publishers

Basic data

URL: http://yearbookjapan.ru

ISSN 0235-8182 Print (outdated, including 2019)
ISSN 2687-1432 Print
ISSN 2687-1440 Online

ПИ № ФС 77 - 61497

Included in Russian Scientific Digital Library “eLibrary.ru” and Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI).

Included in Russian Scientific Digital Library “CyberLeninka.ru”.

Included in DOAJ.


Thematic profile of the Yearbook Japan

The Yearbook Japan is the core annual edition of Russian academic community specializing in the sphere Japanese studies. The decision to publish it was taken on February 26, 1971 at a meeting of the Japanese studies section of the Scientific Council for the Coordination of Research Works in Oriental Studies of the Presidium of the USSR Academy of Sciences. The publication of the yearbook, launched in 1972 by the initiative group of Soviet Japanologists, has not been interrupted ever since.

The concept of the yearbook assumes coverage of the widest range of scientific problems of Japanese studies, including issues of domestic and foreign policy of Japan, its economy and society, history, literature and linguistics, culture and religion. The Yearbook Japan contains articles rubricated in the sections of foreign and domestic politics, economics and society, history, and culture. The yearbook provides with analytical materials over the economic, political, social and cultural processes occurring in Japan.


Publishing schedule, copyright, archiving and access information

The Yearbook is published annually. Each edition has paper and electronic versions of equivalent content. The Yearbook’s full archive is available in open access on the Yearbook’s website. The Yearbook is archived in Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI).

By 'open access' we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.

The authors of the articles published in Yearbook Japan retain their copyright and publishing rights without restrictions. All articles published by the Yearbook are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This permits anyone to copy, redistribute, remix, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.

In compliance with the principle of full transparency all information including authors’ guidelines, papers’ submission requirements, the review process description and list of editorial board members is available on the Yearbook’s website.


Founders and publishers

The founder of the Yearbook Japan is the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

In the Soviet period, the Yearbook, considered to be the organ of the Japanese studies section of the USSR Academy of Sciences, was published by the Nauka Publishing House with the support of two academic institutions: the Institute of Oriental Studies and the Institute of the Far East.

Since 1994, Yearboook Japan has been affiliated with the Association of Japanologists and the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Yearbook Japan is published by the Nauka Publishing House.

The yearbook receives financial support from the Japan Foundation and the International Chodiev Foundation.