From 1947 to 1975 Petrozavodsk State University issued a journal. Its title was quite academic. At first it was Proceedings of Karelo-Finnish University and then it was changed to Proceedings of Petrozavodsk O.V. Kuusinen State University. In 2008 the journal was relaunched and got its traditional title Proceedings of Petrozavodsk State University.


Karelia's Petrozavodsk State University is one of the leading knowledge and research centers in the European North of Russia and one of the 33 government-supported flagship regional universities of the Russian Federation. The University is constantly intensifying its scientific research activities in order to successfully implement its Strategic Development Program, strengthen its research capacity, and reinforce its leading positions in this sector. Scientific publications help to disseminate research findings and best practices. It has become the key mission of the journal and one of the main reasons for its revival. The Russian Republic of Karelia borders Finland, and therefore the European Union, so Petrozavodsk State University focuses its research extensively on the humanitarian dimensions of international relations, with their growing importance in today's world. Primary attention is given to enhancing cooperation with the Nordic countries, Hungary, Greece and China. Therefore, the journal serves as a platform for presenting and discussing the international cooperation results.

The journal Proceedings of Petrozavodsk State University has been included in the new List of peer-reviewed scientific journals and other publications recommended by the Higher Attestation Commission of Russia's Ministry of Education and Science for publishing the results of thesis research papers, which is effective as of January 10, 2019

Since January 10, 2019, three series of the journal Proceedings of Petrozavodsk State University – Historical Sciences and Archeology, Literary Studies, and Linguistics – have been indexed in the List of peer-reviewed scientific journals recommended by the Higher Attestation Commission of Russia's Ministry of Education and Science.

The journal was provided with new ISSN 2541-1077 (Print) и ISSN 1994-5973(Online).

The publisher of the journal is FBSEI “Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU)”.

The frequency of the journal is twice a quarter.


Registration certificate ПИ № ФС77-69487 was issued on Аpril 25, 2017 by the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (ROSKOMNADZOR).

The Journal is presented in

  • Scientific Electronic Library (elibrary.ru) and included in bibliographic database of scientific publications the Russian Science Citation Index;
  • Google Scholar;
  • the standard library directory and database Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory (USA).

Both of the series are sent to the Russian Book Chamber, the Library of Congress (USA), the University of Joensuu and the Institute for Russia and Eastern Europe (Finland). The journal is delivered to over 30 Russian institutions of higher learning, the Karazin Kharkiv National University (Ukraine) and the Belarusian State University (Minsk).


The journal is ready and willing to collaborate with faculty members, degree holders and graduate students from Petrozavodsk State University and scientists and scholars from other Russian and foreign institutions of higher learning.