The scientific journal “VESTNIK OF KOSTROMA STATE UNIVERSITY” appears since 1994. It is included in the List of leading peer-reviewed scientific journals and publications of the Higher Attestation Commission of the Russian Federation in which, the main scientific results of Doctoral and Candidate theses must be published.

The journal is listed in the Russian Science Citation Index on the platform of the scientific eLIBRARY.

Each article published in the journal is assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), with metadata transferred to the international CrossRef database.

Settlor and publisher: federal state budgetary educational institution of higher education "Kostroma State University".

The scientific journal publishes original investigations in social sciences and thehumanities in the following groups of scientific specialities:

5.6. Historical Sciences

5.6.1. Russian history (historical sciences)
5.6.2. World history
5.6.3. Archaeology
5.6.4. Ethnology, anthropology and ethnographics
5.6.5. Historiography, science of historical resources, historical research methods
5.6.6. History of science and technics
5.6.7. History of international relations and foreign policy

5.9. Philology

5.9.1. Russian literature and literatures of nationalities of the Russian Federation
5.9.2. World literature
5.9.3. Theory of literature (philological sciences),
5.9.4. Folkloristic (philological sciences)
5.9.5. Russian language. Languages of folks and nations within Russia
5.9.8. Theoretical, applied and comparative-contrastive linguistics

5.1. Law

5.1.1. Theoretico-historical legal sciences
5.1.2. Sciences on public (states’) rights
5.1.3. Sciences on private (civic) rights
5.1.4. Criminal law sciences

All articles are subject to mandatory reviewing.

The journal's editorial board selects the works most topical, significant from the point of view of modern science, interesting and grammatical.

The journal is registered by the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (AKA Roskomnadzor).

Deposit-receipt: ПИ № ФС 77-75265 as of 7th of March, 2019.

ISSN 1998-0817

Issue periodicity: 4 times a year.

Editor-in-chief: Vladislav V. Gruzdev, Doctor of Jural Sciences, prorector of science in Kostroma State University.

Articles in Russian, English, German and French.

The journal is an open access periodical – articles are published in the Open Access mode in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY) licence.

Deposit-receipt: the journal appears as printed matter, with electronic copies available on the journal's site.