Sravnitel’noe konstitutsionnoe obozrenie (Comparative Constitutional Review) is a scientific journal publishing research papers in the area 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 2015–2021, as well as the abstracts of individual articles. The site search feature will help you find the article you need.
You can also buy the full issues or individual articles in electronic form with payment by card. Some materials are available for free. These are issues published until the end of 2018, as well as collections of constitutional news and reviews of judgments of the Russian Constitutional Court, that are published in every issue, and articles marked explicitly as free.
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 assume that the Constitution is the main tool for an organized solving of the most important problems that society faces. The Constitution cannot answer all the questions, but it sets the framework and procedures for finding answers.
The Constitution by its nature and the way it affects society is primarily a legal act, so the main part of constitutional research is conducted by legal science. However, due to the fact that the influence of the constitution can potentially manifest itself in relation to any area of society, as well as due to its regulatory weight, it is inevitable and necessary to appeal also to other disciplines, especially political science, sociology, philosophy, psychology and economics. Our journal is interdisciplinary in nature and we invite to submit papers not only lawyers, but also researchers in other fields of science, whose studies touch on various issues 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 finding 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.