Assigned International Standard Serial Number (ISSN): 2313-6715. The certificate of registration is issued on 30.03.2016.

Periodicity: 4 times per year (March, June, September, December).

Type of edition: journal.

Presentation: online.

Founder: Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education «All-Russian State University of Justice»  (Azovskaya st., 2/1, Moscow, 117638).

The Founder Address: Azovskaya st., 2/1, Moscow, 117638.

Publisher: Irkutsk Institute (Branch) of the All-Russian State University of Justice.

The Publisher Address: 4 Nekrasova St., Irkutsk, 664011, Russia.


Tel.: +7(3952)79-88-99

 Countries: Russia, Foreign countries.

 First year of edition: 2013.


May 24, 2013 – the issue of the certificate to the journal «Prologue» (ПИ № ФС77-54217). The journal was published in the printed version 2013-2014 – 8 issues of the journal were published. In 2015 the journal was not published.

February 2, 2016 – the name of the journal was changed to «Prologue: Law Journal», and became a network edition, and got the certificate of registration № ФС77-64776.

Included in the catalogue of peer-reviewed scientific publications, which should publish basic scientific results of dissertations for the degree of Candidate of Sciences, for the degree of Doctor of Sciences on the scientific specialties12.00.01, 12.00.02, 12.00.03, 12.00.08, 12.00.15 (date of inclusion – December 9, 2020); on the scientific specialties 5.1.1., 5.1.2., 5.1.3., 5.1.4 (date of inclusion – July 20, 2022).

Type of content:  scientific.

Topics: theory and history of state and law; constitutional law; civil law; environmental law; young scientists` researches; criminal law and criminology; criminal procedure; international law; civil and arbitration procedure; administrative law and others.

The description of the journal: Prologue: Law Journal» is a specialized law electronic journal, which contains a publicity available informational field for sharing of scientific knowledge and practice in the juridical sphere. The journal is opened for all persons and organizations who want to publish scientific articles, analyses, reviews, reports on scientific events or conferences, information about printing companies and dissertation councils. The journal targets a broad readership.

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Language: Russian or English for articles; Russian and English for abstracts.

There is no number of pages.

Abbreviated name: PLJ

Editor-in-chief: Irina M. Sereda  – Dr. Sci. (Law), Professor, Head of the Criminal Law and Criminology Department, Irkutsk Institute (Branch), All-Russian State University of Justice (Irkutsk, Russia).

Deputy Chief Editor: Yulia N. Rumyantseva – Ph.D. in Law, Ph.D. in Economics, Head of the Department of State and Municipal Management and Business Law, Senior Researcher of the Research Department, Irkutsk Institute (Branch), All-Russian State University of Justice (Irkutsk, Russia).

Publication of materials in the journal is free, paid services are not provided.

The Editorial board reviews all incoming manuscripts in accordance with the established review procedure. On the basis of the review, the Editorial Board may accept the material for publication, recommend the author to finalize the article or reject it. The Editorial board reserves the right to make cuts and editorial changes to the manuscript. Manuscripts are not returned.

The authors are responsible for the factual materials and data presented in the articles.

The author’s fee for the publication of articles is not charged.

Reprinting, placement or distribution of materials published and / or posted on the official website without the prior written consent of the editorial Board is not allowed. Violation of the editorial Board’s exclusive rights to use materials submitted for publication and processed by the Editorial board is prosecuted.

Articles of the journal are placed in open access:

  • at the Scientific electronic library elibrary (agreement No. 166-03 / 2016 dated March 25, 2016)
  • at the Federal State Budgetary Institution Scientific and Technical Center «Informregister»
  • at the electronic library of Cyberleninka, website (license agreement 33335-01 dated April 6, 2017)

Contacts: e-mail –; phone of the publisher (editorial office) – +7 (3952) 79-88-99; +7 (3952) 24-30-49. Contact person – Yulia Nikolaevna Rumyantseva.