About the Journal

Russkij jazyk v nauchnom osveshchenii (Russian Language and Linguistic Theory) is an international open-accessed semi-annual peer-reviewed journal, established in 2001 and published by the Vinogradov Russian Language Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Aims & Scope

The journal is focusing on current research in Russian language, providing an academic platform for leading Russian and foreign scholars and researchers to contribute innovative work in the field and to make quality information available to a broader public of readers and internet users. It is fully committed to publishing evidence-based, data-driven original studies of highest quality. The journal publishes works on the theory and history of the Russian language, discussions on controversial issues in Russian linguistics, documental sources and materials on the history of the Russian language, chronicles of current events and reviews of the most interesting domestic and foreign research works. Papers dealing with Russian phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, semantics, etymology, dialectology, corpus linguistics, and gesture language are presented. Articles are published in Russian, English, or German. Editorial quality is assured by a peer-review process conducted by linguists from a variety of theoretical orientations, geographic focuses, and institutional affiliations.

The journal operates on a no-fee open access basis: the journal does not charge any publication fees, all publications are freely available to the reader on the journal's website immediately after publication.

All content of the journal is published under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.

Indexing and Abstracting

  • Russian Scientific Citation Index (RSCI) – a database, accumulating information on papers by Russian scientists, published in native and foreign titles. The RSCI project is under development since 2005 by “Electronic Scientific Library” foundation (elibrary.ru).
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals, a database providing detailed information on journals and book series that cover literature, literary theory, dramatic arts, folklore, language, linguistics, pedagogy, rhetoric and composition, and the history of printing and publishing.
  • Slavic Humanities Index, a research database in the field of Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern European Studies. It provides access to publications on history, literature, philosophy, language, linguistics, ethnology, theatre and film studies, cultural studies, borderland studies, and regional studies.