About the Journal

Dear authors! We inform you that since April 19, 2019, the name of the scientific peer-reviewed journal "Vestnik of the Omsk Law Academy" has changed. The new name in accordance with the record of registration of the media - "Siberian Law Review". 

The scientific journal “Siberian Law Review” is included:  in the List of peer-reviewed scientific journals, in which the main scientific results of dissertations for the degrees of candidate of sciences and doctor of science must be published.

Frequency – quarterly.  ISSN (print): 2658-7602, ISSN (online): 2658-7610.

Founder, Journal Sponsorship

Editorial Board


Journal History

Founder, Journal Sponsorship

Private educational institution of higher education “Siberian Law University”.

Editorial board

Chair of editorial board, editor-in-chief – Yu. P. Solovey, Doctor of Law, Professor, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation (Omsk, Siberian Law University);

Deputy editor-in-chief –  I. V. Popov, Doctor of Law, Associate-professor (Omsk, Siberian Law University);

Deputy editor-in-chief – D. T. Karamanukyan, Candidate of Law Sciences, Associate-professor (Omsk, Siberian Law University);

Yu. V. Derishev, Doctor of Law, Professor, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation (Omsk, Siberian Law University);

Yu. V. Anokhin, Doctor of Law, Associate-professor (Barnaul, Barnaul Law Institute of the Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation);

V. V. Baburin, Doctor of Law, Professor (Omsk, Omsk Academy of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs);

O. I. Beketov, Doctor of Law, Professor, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation (Omsk, Omsk Academy of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs);

Mr Rajeev Gundur, Lecturer - Centre for Crime Policy and Research, Flinders University South Australia; PhD, Criminology: Cardiff University; Publons J-3456-2012; ORCID 0000-0003-4241-8811;

Yu. V. Gerasimenko, Doctor of Law, Professor, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation (Omsk, Business Rights Commissioner of the Omsk Region, Siberian Law University);

M. A. Kozhevina,  Doctor of Law, Associate-professor (Omsk, Omsk Academy of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs);

P. I. Kononov - Doctor of Law, Professor (Kirov, Judge of the Second Commercial Court of Appeal);

I. D. Kuzmina, Doctor of Law, Associate-professor (Krasnoyarsk, Siberian Federal University);

V. F. Lugovik, Doctor of Law, Professor; Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation (Omsk, Omsk Academy of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs);

R. D. Sharapov, Doctor of Law, Professor (St. Petersburg, University of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation);

N. N. Tsukanov, Doctor of Law, Associate-professor (Krasnoyarsk, Siberian Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia);

V. V. Chernikov – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation (Nizhny Novgorod, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod);

I. G. Ragozina, Candidate of Law Sciences, Associate-professor (Executive secretary) (Omsk, Siberian Law University).

Aims and Scope

The modern stage of legal development in the Russian Federation is characterized by constant changes in legislation which demands the operational exchange of domestic and foreign experience. Through accumulation of new knowledge in the sphere of jurisprudence the journal “Siberian Law Review” is a kind of a plot where scientists and practitioners can not only tell about the achievements and results of their research work but also acquaint  themselves  with the experience of their colleagues  and exchange the most perspective proposals concerning  legal science and practice. Among our authors there are scientists, workers of law-enforcement system, of state agencies and functionaries interested in the proper ensuring of legal rights and interests of  a person. It makes the journal to be urgent in the international scientific area. The journal elucidates the most problematic and disputable legal branches and it causes the increased  interest of the scientific  world in  the papers published. Thus the aim of  the journal is the formation of the united scientific  world, exchange the results of scientific achievements in the sphere of jurisprudence and law-enforcement practice.

Achieving the declared aims and performing the magazine mission is associated with the tasks set for it:

  • promotion of the fundamental and applied scientific research results, that expand and deepen the understanding of the most important topics in jurisprudence;
  • providing for the efficient communication between the authors and the readers for satisfying their need for information and for their achieving the maximum results in professional activities;
  • the analysis of the achievements of international and domestic experience in the field of jurisprudence and law enforcement practice;
  • coverage of the most interesting, relevant and breakthrough results of scientific creativity of academic lawyers;
  • formation of professional legal awareness and human resources in Russia and abroad;
  • continuity of knowledge through the exchange of experience between top-level scientists and young scientists.

We hope that the scientific journal "Siberian Law Review" will contribute to the development of Russian science, will enable the consolidation of world experience in the field of law and will contribute to the formation of a single legal space.

Sections of the Journal

  1. Theory and History of Law and State, History of Law and State Studies. This section considers and examines the key points of forming and developing state and law theory, the influence individual legal acts have on further development of state and law theory, suggests new approaches and proposals to solve current problems of the modern theory of state and law.
  2. Constitutional Law, Constitutional Judicial Proceedings, Municipal Law. The section presents research and proposals for the improvement of constitutional law and norms of municipal law, the study of their sources and states, the legality in this field. We consider the federal legislation of the Russian Federation, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the constitutional legislation of foreign countries, the laws of local governments of the Russian Federation and foreign countries.
  3. Civil Law, Business Law, Family Law, International Private Law. The section publishes articles and analytical materials on material and procedural aspects of private legal relations: comments on the current legislation, characteristics of law implementation practice, assessment of arbitration courts’ activity, general jurisdiction courts’ activity and notary offices’ activity.
  4. Labour Law, Social Security Law. The section covers issues of the protection of labour rights, legal regulation of labour, social security, current issues of legislative regulation, law enforcement activities and judicial practice in the field of labour relations.
  5. Land Law, Natural Resources Law, Ecological Law, Agricultural Law. The section publishes studies of legislation and relations regulated by it in the sphere of determining the legal status of natural resources, the legal status of the persons using them. An analysis of the federal legislation of the Russian Federation and the legislation of the subjects (regions) of the Russian Federation is given along with proposals for their improvement, the norms of international law and the practice of international organizations and judicial bodies on the settlement of environmental legal relations, the legislation of foreign countries; legal regulation of land relations, legal relations in the acquiring, holding, trading and protection of land, the legal status of the subjects of these legal relations, types of land rights, grounds for the emergence and termination of these legal relations, protection of land rights.
  6. Corporate Law, Energy Law. The section presents studies of organizational, property and other public relations related to participation in corporate organizations and their management, as well as property relations on the production and use of energy resources, as well as relations on the distribution and management of energy capacities.
  7. Criminal Law and Criminology, Penitentiary Law. The section comprises the comments on current laws, analyses the problems of classifying crimes, contemporary criminal law policy and measures for counteracting crime.
  8. Criminal Procedure. The section reviews current problems of theory of criminal procedural law, forensics and crime detection. It covers the analysis and review of prosecutors’, investigative and judicial practice, interprets the Russian Constitutional and Russian Supreme Court view on criminal trial proceedings. 
  9. Judicial Activity, Prosecutorial Activities, Human Rights and Law Enforcement Activities. The section presents studies of the fundamentals of the law enforcement mechanism, issues of the organization of the court and the judicial system, the prosecutor’s office and other law enforcement agencies, the organization of the activities of the legal profession, the delimitation of competence and interaction between them and other state and non-state structures.
  10. Criminalistics, Forensic Activity, Operational and Investigative Activities. The section publishes studies on the use of modern capabilities of forensic science and their implementation in the practice of solving and investigating crimes, as well as resolving cases in court; patterns of formation and development of forensic examinations of various classes, genera and species, the typification of their objects, tasks, research methods, as well as situations and forms of using these opportunities in legal proceedings; problems of the theory and practice of operational-search activities for the detection, prevention and detection of crimes, operational-search support for the investigation and trial of criminal cases, the suppression and neutralization of criminal counteraction to criminal proceedings.
  11. Administrative Law, Administrative Process. This section deals with different aspects of current regulation by administrative law, administrative procedures in different spheres and administrative responsibility.
  12. Civil Process, Arbitration Process. The section discusses social relations arising in the field of civil and arbitration proceedings, enforcement proceedings, both in the Russian Federation and in foreign countries, their legal regulation in historical development, current state and prospects for regulation; protection of rights, freedoms and legally protected interests related to civil proceedings in the field of law enforcement activities of the state and forms alternative to state judicial proceedings.
  13. Tribune of Young Scientists.



Open Access Policy

"Siberian Law Review" is an open access journal. All articles are made freely available to readers immediatly upon publication. Our open access policy is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition - it means that articles have 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.

For more information please read BOAI statement.


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  1. Manuscripts are admitted only if all the requirements given at the journal website and in the journal’s current issues are met. Manuscripts formatted improperly are neither considered nor returned.
  2. All scientific articles submitted to the editorial are subject to revision. "Siberian Law Review" use native russian-language plagiarism detection software Antiplagiat to screen the submissions. If plagiarism is identified, the COPE guidelines on plagiarism will be followed.  
  3. The editor-in-chief determines if the article complies with the journal’s themes, requirements for formatting and submits it for reviewing.
  4. All the articles which are in accordance with the journal’s themes and requirements are subject to revision.  
  5. Authoritative scholars (Doctors and Candidates of sciences) working in the field the article covers as well as invited specialists can review the articles.
  6. The reviewer examines the submitted article and sends to the editorial (by e-mail, post, personally) the review or motivated rejection to review the article.
  7. The review shall estimate:
    • relevance of the theme, science level, terminology, structure of the manuscript;
    • readiness of the manuscript to be submitted for publishing with regard to language and style, conformity of the content of the article with its title and requirements for formatting;
    • scientific character of explaining the material, conformity of the author’s methods, recommendations and research results with the current achievements in science and practice;
    • logics in describing the material and structuring of the submitted article.
  8. In his statement the reviewer makes a general conclusion: to recommend the article for publishing; to recommend the article for publishing after elaborating it with page proofs considered; not to recommend the article for publishing. If after the article has been elaborated, with page proofs being considered, the reviewer does not recommend it or does not recommend it from the very beginning, the review should contain the reasons for making such a decision.
  9. The reviewer reserves the right to persuade the author to change and detail the manuscript which is further sent (via the journal’s editorial) to the author for elaboration. In this case the date of receiving the article by the editorial is the date of submitting the article after enhancement. The improved article is submitted for review for the second time.
  10. The reviewers are not allowed to make copies of the manuscripts for their purposes without the author’s prior permission.
  11. After receiving the review the successive meeting of the editorial board considers the received reviews and makes a final decision on publishing or rejecting the articles.
  12. The authors whose manuscripts have been rejected receive reasonable motives.
  13. If the author disagrees with the reviewer, the editorial board can submit the manuscript for additional review.
  14. If required in a written form, the review is returned to the author and to the Higher Attestation Commission (VAK) of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science.
  15. The editorial neither keeps nor returns the manuscripts not accepted for publishing.

Journal’s Indexing

The scientific journal “Siberian Law Review” is included:
– in the List of peer-reviewed scientific journals, in which the main scientific results of dissertations for the degrees of candidate of sciences and doctor of science must be published;
– the database “Russian science citation index” (www.elibrary.ru);
– Digital Object Identifier system (DOI) – standard designation of information about the object in the “Internet” information and telecommunications network, adopted in the English-speaking academic environment (www.crossref.org);
– Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory is an authoritative database that contains bibliographic information about scientific periodicals of the world (www.ulrichsweb.com);
– Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) (www.doaj.org);
– legal information database “GARANT System”;
– legal information database "ConsultantPlus";
– scientific electronic library “CyberLeninka” (Cyberleninka.ru).

Publishing Ethics

The Editorial Board, the Editor-in-Chief and the Publisher of Scientific reviewed journal “Siberian Law Review” espouse certain ethical principles, which they believe also makes for high quality and intellectual continuity of The Scientific Journal’s content. These principles are as follows.

In authorship ethics

1. Originality.

No author shall submit a paper that has already been published or submitted for publication as essentially the same content to another publisher.

2. No plagiarism.

Any text or verbal pronouncement by an extraneous author must be properly referenced, with the help of a list of references or otherwise, in accordance with the publication rules followed by The Scientific Journal “Siberian Law Review”. Compiling or paraphrasing texts or verbal pronouncements by extraneous authors without making appropriate references is inadmissible.

3. Fair authorship.

An article’s list of authors must consist only of the names of researchers who contributed to the article. No researcher who made a significant contribution shall be crossed out of the list. Any change to the list, including crossing out, is subject to approval by every author in the list to be changed.

4. Confirmation of sources.

No entry in an article’s list of references shall contain any uncertainty or ambiguity concerning bibliographic or other details of its cited source. No reference made in the main body of an article shall come without its entry in the list of references. No article shall contain information or data obtained from private sources such as private correspondence or private verbal communication.

5. Honesty about conflict of interest in reviewing.

To make for impartiality in evaluating a submitted article, its author(s) must notify The Scientific Journal of possible conflicts of interest in the evaluation process.

6. Readiness to acknowledge error in published material.

Having discovered an error or gaffe in any of his (her) already published articles, an author shall immediately notify The Scientific Journal of this and help it deal with the mishap. In case a person other than author discovers an error or gaffe in a published article and informs The Scientific Journal of this, the article’s author(s) must either supply The Scientific Journal with convincing evidence that his (her, their) original version is right, correct the discovered error or gaffe or formally disavow the article.

In reviewing ethics

1. Independence and impartiality.

Reviewing of submitted papers must be honest, impartial, unprejudiced and uninfluenced by any personal attitudes, likes or dislikes. Having discovered a conflict of interest in himself (herself) in connection with a paper forwarded to him (her) for reviewing, a reviewer must step down as such in everything that concerns this paper.

2. Confidentiality.

A paper forwarded for reviewing must be treated by the reviewer as confidential material. No part of the paper or the paper as a whole shall be used by the reviewer for any purpose without the consent of the author(s). The content of the paper is no matter for discussion with anybody outside The Scientific Journal.

3. Competence.

In case a reviewer finds that a paper forwarded to him (her) for reviewing is outside his (her) scope, he (she) must immediately inform The Scientific Journal of this and decline its request to review this paper.

4. Fairness in not forwarding material to reviewers.

The Scientific Journal reserves the right not to forward a submitted paper to reviewers, but only for invoking in instances when this paper does not meet formal requirements, defies fair authorship rules or fails to pass an anti-plagiarism check.

5. Compliance with rules of reviewing.

Reviewing of submitted papers must be carried out in strict compliance with the rules of reviewing adopted by The Scientific Journal.

In editing ethics

1. Openness concerning rules.

The wordings of The Scientific Journal’s requirements to submitted papers must be freely available to potential authors on the Internet. The Scientific Journal shall not require anything that goes beyond these avowed requirements.

2. Openness and promptness in exchanges with authors and reviewers.

The Scientific Journal expeditiously answers all questions it receives from authors and reviewers. It is always forthcoming to explain whatever is necessary concerning its work and that of its reviewers. It also reserves the right to seek clarifications from the author(s) and the reviewers of a submitted paper.

3. Avoidance of conflict of interest.

No editor shall take any decision concerning a submitted paper unless he (she) is in good faith about the absence of conflict of interest in him (her) in connection with this paper.

4. No change that is hidden from author.

The author(s) of a paper to be published shall not be kept in the dark as to any change, semantic or concerning content, that has been introduced to his (her, their) paper by The Scientific Journal’s editors in the course of pre-publication preparation work.

In publisher’s ethics

1. Equal treatment of all submitted papers.

In its selection policy, The Scientific Journal guarantees equal treatment of all submitted papers regardless of nationality, ethnicity, faith, occupation or position of their authors. No commercial interest shall be allowed to influence decisions taken by The Scientific Journal. The Scientific Journal’s publishing policy rests on respect of author’s rights, including copyright and other intellectual property rights.

2. Unbiased evaluation of submitted material.

In its work to evaluate submitted material The Scientific Journal is guided by the criteria of importance, scientific value, topicality, veracity, originality, comprehensiveness, literary quality and compliance with The Scientific Journal’s technical requirements to submitted papers.

3. High quality of reviewing.

The Scientific Journal guarantees that each and every submitted paper will be reviewed by highly competent and properly qualified experts in law and other relevant fields.

4. Openness about research funding.

The Scientific Journal is committed to full disclosure of information about funds and sponsors behind a published research article.

Author fees

Publication in "Siberian Law Review” is free of charge for all the authors.
The journal doesn't have any Arcticle processing charges.
The journal doesn't have any Article submission charges.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Plagiarism detection

“Siberian Law Review” use native russian-language plagiarism detection software Antiplagiat to screen the submissions. If plagiarism is identified, the COPE guidelines on plagiarism will be followed.

Preprint and postprint Policy

Prior to acceptance and publication in “Siberian Law Review”, authors may make their submissions available as preprints on personal or public websites.

As part of submission process, authors are required to confirm that the submission has not been previously published, nor has been submitted. After a manuscript has been published in “Siberian Law Review” we suggest that the link to the article on journal's website is used when the article is shared on personal or public websites.

Journal History

“Siberian Law Review” has been published since 2004.

The title of the journal was changed in 2019. The previous title of the journal was “Vestnik of the Omsk Law Academy” ISSN 2306-1340 (print), 2410-8812 (online).

The title of the journal was changed in 2012. The previous title of the journal was “Vestnik of the Omsk Law Institute” ISSN 2222-856X.

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