The editorial policy of the scientific-practical journal “Penitentiary science” is to create conditions for an open publication with subsequent discussion on its pages of research materials by russian and foreign authors on urgent problems of the appointment and execution of criminal penalties and other criminal law measures , crime prevention, development and activities of the penal system and other law enforcement agencies of Russia and foreign countries, including on topical problems of criminal, penal  law and criminology, criminal procedure, judicial, prosecutorial, human rights and law enforcement activity, criminalistics, operative-search work, psychology and pedagogy.

The purpose of the journal is to expand the communication and information field for the publication, discussion and formation of an expert evaluation of the results of scientific researches and best practices in these areas of knowledge.

Tasks of the journal:

providing the scientific community, professional communities with the opportunity to publish the results of their research;

acquaint readers with the advanced russian and world experience in the implementation of scientific achievements in these fields of knowledge;

achievement the international level of scientific publications;

attraction to the journal of authoritative domestic and foreign authors, who are specialists of the highest level;

providing an exchange of views between researchers from different regions of Russia and other countries;

expansion of the editorial board and reviewers with the involvement of well-known Russian and foreign specialists;

increasing the culture of reviewing and annotating the published materials, adherence to editorial ethics;

increase the accessibility and openness of the journal in Russia and abroad;

inclusion in international databases;

increasing the impact factor of the journal.

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