Editorial Policy of the “Energy Law Forum” Journal

The purpose of the Journal is to provide a scientific and practical discussion platform for leading lawyers working in various sectors of energy, representatives of the scientific community, representatives of government agencies, courts, graduate students and doctoral students who study the problems of energy law, to discuss and publish the results of their research.

The mission of the Journal is to cover theoretical and applied problems in the field of energy law.

Objectives of the Journal "Energy Law Forum":

  • publication of articles containing the results of research (fundamental and applied) works of scientific-pedagogical staff, teaching staff, leading and young scientists, specialists of fuel and energy complex, practicing lawyers, specialists at universities and scientific organizations of Russia and countries of the near and far abroad;
  • сreating an atmosphere of open scientific debate, which would contribute to the further improvement of the quality and efficiency of research and to the improvement of expert examination of scientific papers;
  • ensuring transparency of the process and results of various research teams, scientific schools and the maximum possibility of familiarizing Russian and foreign scientists with them;
  • promotion of scientific achievements in the field of jurisprudence in Russia and abroad;
  • to generate constant, sustainable interest among scientific and scientific-pedagogical community, as well as among young and novice scientists and practitioners to the journal, its relevance in professional circles of lawyers in different regions of Russia and abroad.

The journal is published in print and electronic form in Russian and English.

No publication fee is charged to authors.

The Journal publishes:

  • original research articles;
  • book reviews;
  • surveys.

Main Sections

  • Fundamental problems of the energy law;
  • Legal provision of energy security in the Russian Federation and abroad;
  • Legal ensuring of balance of interests of suppliers and consumers of energy resources;
  • Legal regime of energy resources;
  • Legal regime of energy objects;
  • Legal status of subjects of the energy markets;
  • Contractual regulation in the sphere of energy;
  • Public-legal regulation in the sphere of energy;
  • International legal regulation in the field of energy;
  • Trends in gas law development;
  • Trends in development of oil law;
  • Trends in development of nuclear law;
  • Trends in development of electric power law;
  • Problems of legal regulation in specific areas of power industry;
  • Legal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions reduction, implementation of climate change projects;
  • Legal regulation of exchange trade in energy resources;
  • Problematic aspects of judicial practice in settling disputes with energy market participants.

Founder of the Journal

Autonomous non-profit organization "Musin Energy Law and Modern Legal Science Center"

Publisher of the Journal

Autonomous non-profit organization "Musin Energy Law and Modern Legal Science Center"

Address: 123112, Moscow, Presnenskaya Naberezhnaya, 12, office 5012


Phone numbers: 8 (800) 600-36-43; +7 (495) 150-75-69

Web site: https://musinlc.ru/


Russian Scientific Citation Index

Recommended by the Higher Attestation Commission under the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation for publication of basic results of PhD and doctor theses.

Open Access Policy

The Editorial Office guarantees open access to publications on the Journal websitehttps://mlcjournal.ru/ and in the scientific electronic library eLIBRARY.RU.

Commitment to Ethical Principles

The editorial office, editorial board, and editor-in-chief of the Journal "Energy Law Forum" are guided in their activities by the ethical principles for scientific publications, based on the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics a worldwide nonprofit organization that aims to support publishers and editors in achieving high standards of publication ethics, and recommendations for principles that should underlie statements on publication ethics and global best practices in the field of scientific publications ethics, such asthe recommendations on countering unfair publishing practices (PEMS), as well as Russian legislation regulating copyright and mass communications, and require all participants in the publishing process to comply with them.


The editorial office, editorial council, editorial board and editor-in-chief of the journal " Energy Law Forum" are guided in their activities by the Russian legislation regulating copyright, and do not allow copyright infringement in the journal.

Editor-in-chief of the Journal is responsible for making decisions on the publication of articles sent to the editorial office, and is guided by the relevant provisions of the current Russian legislation regarding copyright infringement and plagiarism.

The authors undertake to comply with the norms of Russian legislation regulating copyright and mass communications.

Regulations for processing appeals from authors and readers

If you have any questions about the Journal "Energy Law Forum", please contact the editorial board by e-mail musinlc@musinlc.ru. Messages are handled promptly and confidentially.