Tatiana Ershova, editor-in-chief of the magazine, writes in her address to readers:
“In the heading of my first address this year to our authors, readers and reviewers, I took out a piece of Bashkir wisdom: “Let hope be ahead, and support behind.” We have a really powerful support: our journal has been published for 33 years, and behind us is a huge experience and support of well-known and respected people, some of whom are members of the editorial board of the journal, while others write or comment on articles for it.
Unfortunately, sometimes our true friends leave us. Last year, two wonderful people passed away who had been by our side for many years, gave us advice, shared their invaluable experience and knowledge, and supported us in difficult times.
Yasen Nikolaevich Zasursky, the patriarch of Russian journalism, died on August 1, 2021. His life was closely connected with the Faculty of Journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 1999, when the Institute of the Information Society, together with the Russian Academy of Engineering, took over the publication of the Information Society journal, Professor Zasursky joined its editorial board because he was very interested in this topic. Yasen Nikolaevich took an active part in the work of the council and largely influenced the formation of our editorial policy and criteria for assessing the quality of articles.
Dmitry Semenovich Chereshkin, widely known in Russia and in the world as a major specialist in the field of system analysis of information processes, left us on December 17, 2021. Dmitry Semenovich has also been a member of the editorial board of the journal since 1999, and was one of its most productive authors and reviewers. His recommendations helped to achieve a high quality of publications, expand our geographical and thematic range, and strengthen the prestige of the journal.
Both Yasen Nikolaevich and Dmitry Semenovich lived a long life, having crossed the 90-year mark. We will forever keep the bright memory of these wonderful people and outstanding figures of the Russian and global information society, who left a bright mark on it. We express our deepest condolences to their families, relatives, friends and colleagues.
Following the advice of our older friends who have always kept up with the times, in 2020 we switched to the digital format of the publication of the journal, which made the editorial process much more efficient. We are trying to achieve a high culture of publishing scientific and expert materials at the international level, demanding from the authors the most responsible attitude to the content and design of their articles.
All materials, with the exception of the works of members of the Editorial Board, go through peer review, for which we involve highly respected experts from various subject areas. On behalf of the editors, I sincerely thank all the reviewers for their gratuitous noble work for the benefit of science.
Since 2021, we have begun assigning digital identifiers to articles, which helps scientists find the necessary publications and simplifies reporting for employees of scientific and educational organizations.”
All content of the issue is available on the journal’s digital platform.