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.

At present Petrozavodsk State University, one of the largest universities in Northwest Russia, performs extensive scientific work. Scientific schools in the field of plasma physics; mathematical modeling and information technology; microelectronics; history and theory of architecture; medicine; biology and ecology; philology; engineering; economics; political and social sciences have gained both domestic and international recognition. Without question, research results require publication. This is one of the main reasons of relaunching the journal and its objective as well. Another reason is the fact that Petrozavodsk State University, due to its location on the territory bordering on Finland and the European Union, devotes much of its research into economic, social, historical, language and cultural connections and phenomena within the zone of inter-influence in cross-border condition. Petrozavodsk State University is a member of the Russian-Finnish Cross-Border University consortium and the Northern European Open University consortium; these institutions comprise over thirty universities from both sides of the border. Apart from that, Petrozavodsk State University actively collaborates with higher educational institutions in the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Japan and other countries. The results of this international collaboration are reflected in the journal.

The scientific journal PROCEEDINGS OF PETROZAVODSK STATE UNIVERSITY is included into the new «List of Leading Peer-Reviewed Journals and Editions» with the right to publish the main scientific results of PhD and Doctoral theses. The List became effective on December 1, 2015 and includes rubrics on the following fields of study:

  • «Biological sciences» (specialties: «General Biology» and «Physico-сchemical Biology»
  • «Historical Sciences and Archeology»
  • «Philological Sciences» (specialties: «Literature Studies» and «Linguistic Research»


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.