Questions about Lists of HSE Journals and Other Lists
By default, the Lists of HSE journals are available only to HSE staff and graduate students. Students do not have access to the List of journals and publishers which we are not evaluated and recommended by HSE. If you are an employee or graduate student of HSE, try logging in.
The Lists of journals, publishers, and conferences of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (A, ACONF , AP, B, C, D and the List of journals and publishers which we are not evaluated and recommended by HSE) can be found at the link. Summary information on Lists A-D is available here. In this section you can search for scientific journals by title, ISSN, subject categories and List levels. You can also use our telegram-bot (link) to search for scientific journals and publishing houses in the HSE Lists.
1. According to the current Regulations (link), the HSE Lists A and B are updated every three years. The final dates of the campaign to update the lists are approved by order of the Vice-Rector coordinating fundumental academic activities at HSE University (clause 1.6). The criteria for the current Lists in 2024-2026 can be found here.
Adding journals outside the campaigns is not provided. If there are mistakes made during the last campaign to update the Lists, the members of the Scientific Foundation
2. List C is updated automatically by the Scientific Foundation Council upon the proposal of the Scientometrics Centre based on data on the indexing of publications in international databases.
- At the same time, the Scientometrics Centre may conduct an additional examination of publications when forming HSE Lists and recommend to the Scientific Foundation Council not to include individual publications in the HSE Lists.
3. The procedure for updating List D is regulated by clause 8 of the Regulations (link). List D is formed by the Scientific Foundation Council at the suggestion of HSE employees when filling out a form on the website of the Scientometrics Centre, and based on the results of the examination of the Scientometrics Centre, as well as on the proposal of the Scientometrics Centre.
- The Council of the Scientific Foundation approves the results of the Scientometrics Centre's examination of nominated publications annually no later than July 20. The Scientific Foundation Council may also decide on an extraordinary update of List D upon the proposal of the Scientometrics Centre.
The general conditions for changes HSE Lists are set by the current Regulations (link). After approval of the nomination criteria by the members of the Scientific Foundation Council, all information about the minimum requirements will be posted on the website of the Scientometrics Сentre.
Each such case, which becomes known, is considered individually within the framework of an extraordinary examination by the Scientometrics Centre. The decision on the publication after the examination and approval of its results by the members of the Scientific Foundation Council is published on our website.
Inclusion of new imprints in the List AP is possible without reference to the deadlines for other HSE Lists. The inclusion procedure is described in this regulation (link; clause 5.2).
Questions about the Research Productivity Assessment and allowances
This information is reflected in the current Research Productivity Assessment regulations (link).
In 2024, 18 points will be awarded for publications in List A journals, 7 points for List B, 6 points for List C, and 5 points for List D.
Journals from List of journals and publishers which we are not evaluated and recommended by HSE and publications in journals not included in the HSE Lists are not counted in the Research Productivity Assessment (Isaac Robot will score such articles with 0 points).
The HSE has now abandoned quartiles for academic allowances and has switched to the HSE Lists. Only publications from the A-List are taken into account when assigning academic allowances at Level A, publications from B-list at Level B. You can read the current rules for assigning allowances here. There you will also find detailed information about the amounts of allowances and can use the academic allowance calculator (link).
When granting mega-allowances 3.1.1 and 3.1.2 of the current Regulations (link), publications in publications from the A+ List or publications that meet the criteria for the Level A academic allowance (List A publications) and have been selected by the AreaWorking Group (AWG) for their contribution to the international scientific reputation of HSE, within the quota for the referral are taken into account.
According to сlause 9.5 of the current Regulations (link), the change of List of journals and publishers which we are not evaluated and recommended by HSE by the decision of the Scientific Foundation Board is not tied to the terms of updating other Lists. By default, all publications published before the date of inclusion of the publication in the above-mentioned List are no longer accounted for in the Research Productivity Assessment automatically, unless a different decision is made. Note that all publications included in List of journals and publishers which we are not evaluated and recommended by HSE undergo an extraordinary review by the Scientometrics Centre, according to the results of which the Council of the Scientific Foundation and the Scientometrics Centre find sufficient grounds to include the journal in specified List for its editorial policy of recent years.
Questions about affiliation
It is obligatory for all full-time employees of the Higher School of Economics to indicate affiliation with the Higher School of Economics when publishing scientific research. The recommended variants allow to simplify considerably the process of indicating affiliations by employees and their accounting by various automated means of collecting information on the publication activity of HSE employees.
The updated English version of affiliation (HSE University) is obligatory when taking into account publications for which academic bonuses can be assigned. The former affiliation option (National Research University Higher School of Economics) continues to be taken into account in HSE procedures, but is no longer preferable.
If possible, we advise to focus on the following option:
HSE University, Saint Petersburg, Russia (primary affiliation + comma separated city + comma separated country).
Given the multiplicity of quartiles in the same journal, you should clarify your query before the metric by which the quartile is calculated. You can read about the main ones in our online guide (link). If you have any questions, we will be happy to help you by emailing you back from our mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The HSE Lists are primarily used for internal procedures aimed at HSE employees. Journals from the Lists must be taken into account by default by dissertation councils as well, but each of them may have their own accounting rules. You can familiarize yourself with them by contacting the dissertation council directly.