Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1817-7115 (Print)
ISSN 2541-898X (Online)

About Journal



The Journal  Izvestiya of Saratov University. Philology. Journalism is a scientific periodical.


Short title: Izv. Sarat. Univ. Philology. Journalism.  


The founder and the publisher of the journal is Saratov State University

The Journal has been published since 2005.


Since 2010 the Journal is on the List of reviewed scientific publications in which the main scientific results of Candidate and Doctoral Degree dissertations are to be published (State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles Catalogue, last updated on 27.04.2022), According to the rating results (2023) it belongs to category K2.


Impact-factor of the Russian Science Citation Index: elibrary.ru/title_profile.asp?id=26684


The journal is registered in the Federal Service for the Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor).

Registration PI № FS77-76639 of 26 August, 2019.


Electronic version of the journal is Open Access. The journal is registered in the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).

 All manuscripts are published in the Journal on the terms and conditions of the license Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0) 


The journal subscription index is 36011. The subscription is available in online catalogue Ural-Press Group of  Companies (ural-press.ru). The price is not fixed.


The Journal is issued quarterly.


Languages of publication are Russian and English.



Publications are free of charge.



Journal history

Jounal Izvestiya of Saratov University. New Series. Series: Philology. Journalism was separated into a stand-alone edition in 2005. Its predecessors were Izvestiya of Saratov University. New Series (2001–2004), Ucheniye Zapiski (Scientific Notes)  (1923–1962), Izvestiya Imperatorskogo Nikolayevskogo Universiteta (News of the Emperor Nikolay University) (1910–1918).


Subject-matter of the Journal: language theory, comparative and historic linguistics, speech communication, discursive practices, the Russian language and speech culture, Russian as a foreign language, Romance and Germanic languages and translation studies, dialectology, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, theory of literature, folklore, history of the Russian and foreign (British-American and French) literature, modern literary process, text studies, poetics, comparative literary studies, literary criticism, literary studies of local lore, history and theory of journalism, mass communications in information society, language of mass media.


Correspondence of the Journal sections to the List of scientific disciplines in which Candidate and Doctorate academic degrees are conferred:

5.9.1. Russian literature and literatures of the peoples of the Russian Federation (philological sciences),
5.9.2. World Literature (philological sciences),
5.9.5. The Russian language. Languages of the peoples of Russia (philological sciences),
5.9.6. Foreign Languages (Germanic and Romance languages) (philological sciences),
5.9.8. Theoretical, applied, comparative and contrastive linguistics (philological sciences),
5.9.9. Media communications and journalism (philological sciences).


The archive list of qualifications available until 16 October 2022:

10.01.01 – Russian literature
10.01.03 – Literature of the people of foreign countries (English, American, French, German)
10.01.10 – Journalism
10.02.01 – Russian language
10.02.04 – Germanic languages
10.02.05 – Romance languages
10.02.19 – Language theory.


Aims and Scope

The Journal’s main aim is to promptly inform the humanitarian community of the results of current research in the spheres of linguistics, literary studies and journalism, which promote the development of science and education.


Journal’s objectives are:

  • to publish authentic scientific papers in theoretic and applied linguistics, Russian, Germanic and Romance languages, history and theory of literature, media studies and media didactics;
  • to discuss current issues of the philological science;
  • to unify the research efforts aimed at a complex exploration of relevant issues of general humanities;
  • to address up-to-date controversial issues of higher philological and journalist education;
  • to promptly inform about significant scientific events and philologically-targeted publications.


The Journal targets specialists in linguistics, literary studies, journalism and other humanities’ scientists (researchers, university teachers, graduate students, students).


Procedure for manuscript selection and publication. Manuscripts containing original material are accepted for publication unless they have been previously published elsewhere or have been accepted for consideration by other journals, in the spheres of Linguistics, Literary Studies, Journalism, as well as materials for the sections Issues of the higher school, The Book Review, Chronicles of scientific life.

Articles should be in accordance with the Guidelines for Authors of the Journal.

The manuscripts received by the editorial office are checked for plagiarism in the system of text matching content Antiplagiat. VUZ and are reviewed (see Peer review procedure).


After the editorial board come to a positive decision about the publication of the manuscript, the author and the Journal publisher have to sign the Copyright Transfer Agreement.