The Journal is published since 1959. Before 1984 it was issued as a series “Social sciences” of “Izvestia SO AN SSSR” (“Bulletin of the Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences”), in 1984-1993 – as a series “History, philology, philosophy”. In 1994 it got a new title “Gumanitarnye Nauki v Sibiri” (“Humanitarian Sciences in Siberia”). In 1994-2009 it specialized in publishing materials on history, archeology, ethnography, philology and philosophy. In 2010 according to the resolution of the United Scientific Council of Humanitarian Sciences of SB RAS the Journal profile was changed from a wide range of social sciences to the following specialties: “Russian history”, “Archaeology”, “Ethnography, Ethnology and Anthropology”, “Historiography, Source Studies and Methods of Historical Research”.
The edition co-founders are the Siberian Branch of RAS and the Institute of History SB RAS (history.nsc.ru). The Publishing House of SB RAS implements professional editorial preparation and a full cycle of printing services.
The Journal publishes results of original researches, review articles on the most topical problems of Russian history, archeology, ethnography, source studies, historiography, book culture, materials of ethnographical, archaeological expeditions, sociological surveys, previously unknown archival documents and gives information about new publications, scientific congresses, conferences, seminars. The Journal periodicity is 4 issues a year. All incoming materials are subject to a strict pre-review process in academic institutions with a relevant expertise.
Publications are free of charge.
The Journal is included in the List of the leading reviewed scientific journals and editions issued in the Russian Federation, where main results of doctoral theses should be published; in the Russian Index of Scientific Citation; in the Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory; in the EBSCO; mailing list of the international company «East View Information Services, Inc.».
The full text versions of Journal issues can be viewed in section “Archive of issues” on the website of the Scientific electronic library eLIBRARY.RU.