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Russian Language Studies

Editor-in-Chief: Viktor M. Shaklein, Doctor of Philology, Professor.

Indexation: Russian Science Citation Index (, Google Scholar, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, WorldCat, East View, Cyberleninka, Dimensions, DOAJ

Open Access: Open Access. Publication frequency: quarterly.

Peer-Review: double blind. APC: no article processing charge.

ISSN: 2618-8163 (Print) ISSN: 2618-8171 (Online)  

PUBLISHER: Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)


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The journal is focused on methods of teaching Russian as a foreign, non-native, and native language in Russian, closely related and unrelated linguistic environment.

The journal presents a platform for Russian and foreign scientists, reflects not only linguistic, but also cultural, historical, social aspects of learning and teaching Russian.

The journal aims at giving actual information on the position of the Russian language in the multipolar world.

The aim of the journal is to create a scientific, research, educational and information space for presenting the achievements of Russian and foreign scientists in Russian language studies and methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language.

The targets of the journal are:

  • Delivering the achievements of Russian and foreign scientists in Russian language studies and methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language, the results of scientific centres in developing and keeping Russian language in the multipolar world;
  • Presenting Russian national policy in Russian language and methods of its teaching;
  • Characterizing scientific articles on Russian language functioning in Russia and abroad;
  • Pointing out essential problems in methods of teaching Russian as a foreign, non-native, and native language;
  • Analyzing modern trends in school and university Russian language studies;
  • Reflecting problems of learning and teaching Russian as a foreign language and keeping Russian language in diasporas;
  • Assessing media-didactic and electronic means of teaching Russian.

The journal publishes scientific articles (theoretical, academic and research, methodical), review articles, book reviews, annotations, scientific reports about Russian and foreign scientists.

The journal is reviewed by Higher Attestation Commission of the Russian Federation. The preference is given to articles written by doctoral postgraduates and doctors of science. Starting investigators are published on the “Page of a young scientist”. The journal publishes articles on the following fields of study: Linguistics – Russian Language, Theory and Methods of Teaching and Training (in different spheres and levels of education).

The journal has an international status proved by editorial board and reviewers including outstanding scientists from Russia, the United States, Belarus, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Finland, Germany, Great Britain.

The journal is published every three months with 4 issues a year. Readers can subscribe in post-offices of the Russian Federation. The index of the journal in subscription editions catalogue “Rospechat” is 36433.



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Current Issue

Vol 17, No 3 (2019)

Scientific Discourse: Scientist's Opinion
Contemporary Russian linguists: bibliometric analysis of publication activity and citation rate
Budaev E.V., Chudinov A.P.
Russian Language Studies. 2019;17(3):267-275
Review article
Word-building science in Russia in the XXI century
Ratsiburskaya L.V.
Russian Language Studies. 2019;17(3):276-299
Actual Problems of Russian Language Studies
The Russian language legal discourse: offences сommitted verbally
Lavitski A.A.
Russian Language Studies. 2019;17(3):300-314
Russian speech and its real initial units
Filatova E.V.
Russian Language Studies. 2019;17(3):315-325
Methods of teaching russian as a foreign language
Psychological and pedagogical course of teaching Russian as a foreign language: the stage of speech adaptation
Bozhenkova N.A., Bozhenkova R.K., Shulgina N.P.
Russian Language Studies. 2019;17(3):326-365
Theoretical and methodological landmarks of an educational linguoculturological dictionary for foreign philologists
Vasileva G.M.
Russian Language Studies. 2019;17(3):366-381
On the term “generalized personality” in a scientific text: linguodidactic approach
Tarasova N.I.
Russian Language Studies. 2019;17(3):382-396
Review of the textbook Ferro M.C., Guseva N. “Affare fatto! La mediazione russo-italiano in ambito commerciale”. Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, 2017. 196 p
Cifariello A.
Russian Language Studies. 2019;17(3):397-400