A friend wrote today to draw my attention to a ranking obtained from Scopus of the 25 most cited article published since 2011 in Communist and Post-Communist Studies. My “Vigilante Justice,” an article I wrote after being intrigued by some disparate cases I stumbled upon almost accidentally, is the 20th. Not a small feat, in a list overwhelmed by titles about the former Soviet Union.

The ranking, which is available at http://www.journals.elsevier.com/communist-and-post-communist-studies/most-cited-articles, provides the following ranking in descending order, I presume:

Slovene commercial diplomacy in the Western Balkan countries

Boštjan Udovič

Marlène Laruelle

Janet Elise Johnson | Aino Saarinen

Jolanta Aidukaite

Mert Bilgin

Max Bader

Concetta Castiglione | Yulia Gorbunova | Davide Infante | Janna Smirnova

Protests and civil society in Russia: The struggle for the Khimki Forest

Alfred B. Evans

Tetiana Stepurko | Milena Pavlova | Irena Gryga | Wim Groot

Andrei P. Tsygankov

Czech extreme right parties an unsuccessful story

Miroslav Mareš

De facto states and democracy: The case of Nagorno-Karabakh

Pål Kolstø | Helge Blakkisrud

Kazakhstan: Oil endowment and oil empowerment

Enrique Palazuelos | Rafael Fernández

The sources of continuity and change of Ukraine’s incomplete state

Serhiy Kudelia

Taras Kuzio

Alenka Krašovec | Tim Haughton

The dynamics of electoral politics in Abkhazia

Donnacha Ó Beacháin

Vladimir Shlapentokh

Subversive institutions, informal governance, and contemporary Russian politics

Vladimir Gel’man

Vigilante justice in post-communist Europe

Lavinia Stan

John Ishiyama | Anna Batta

Tax morale, Eastern Europe and European enlargement

Benno Torgler

Russia under Putin: Titanic looking for its iceberg?

Lilia Shevtsova

Guido Tiemann

Andrew Foxall