«The Journal Lives, Like All Russian People, Anticipating Serious Changes in the Life of the Country...» (interview with Zh.T. Toshchenko)
Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Scientific Director and Head of Chair of Theory and History of Sociology, Russian State University for the Humanities; Chief Researcher, Institute of Sociology FCTAS RAS, Moscow, Russia firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Fellow, State Academic University for the Humanities, executive secretary (editor) of the journal «Sociological Studies» (email@example.com), Moscow, Russia firstname.lastname@example.org
In an interview with Zh.T. Toshchenko, editor-in-chief of the «Sociological Studies» journal (1995–2017) recalls key moments of his editor’s work: outstanding scholars whose contributions to the journal have been prime sources for its successful take-off, how the meetings of the Editorial Board were held, how relations with the authors were arranged, as well as arrangements with the journal’s founder (USSR Academy of Sciences), what were its editorial policies. He also reflects on the role of sociology in society, priority topics, problems faced by scholars and teachers of sociology, as well as «weak points» of Russian sociology. Arguably, rules that Zh.T. Toshchenko was guided by in steering the journal and which he briefly retells, may serve as an example of top-grade editor’s work.