The scholarly journal, “The New Historical Bulletin,” was founded in 2000 by Sergey Ippolitov (publisher) and Sergey Karpenko (editor-in-chief) both graduates of the Institute for History and Archives. Journal issues are prepared for publication under the auspices of the Institute for History and Archives of the Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow).
The journal specializes in the publication of scholarly articles and popular essays on Medieval, Imperial, Modern, and Contemporary Russian history that utilize previously overlooked or newly discovered archival documents.
In 2003 the journal was included in the list of leading peer-reviewed scientific journals approved by the Russian Higher Attestation Commission (VAK).
In 2006 it was included in the bibliographic database of scientific publications, the Russian Science Citation Index (RINTs).
Since 2009 it has been published quarterly.
In 2012 it was included in the abstract and citation database Scopus.
In 2014 it was included in the Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI).
Since 2014 OAJI and KiberLeninka have provided Open Access for articles published in the journal.
In 2015 it was included in the bibliographic database Russian Science Citation Index on the Web of Science platform (RSCI).
In 2017 it was included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS).
Sergey V. Karpenko – Candidate of History,
Professor, Department of Contemporary Russian History, Institute for History and Archives,
Russian State University for the Humanities, Member of the Union of Russian Writers (Moscow,
Oleg G. Bukhovets – Doctor of History, Professor, Department of Political Science, Institute of Social and Humanitarian Education, Belarus State Economic University (Minsk, Republic of Belarus); firstname.lastname@example.org
Lubomír Cech – Doctor of History, Associate
Professor, Head of the Department of International Political Relations, Faculty of International
Relations, University of Economics in Bratislava (Bratislava, Slovak Republic);
Natalia T. Eregina – Doctor of History,
Senior lecturer, Head of the Department of History and Philosophy, Yaroslavl State Medical
University (Yaroslavl, Russia);
Donald Filtzer – Emeritus Professor of Russian History,
Department of Social Sciences & Social Work, University of East London (London, United
Wendy Z. Goldman – Professor, Department of History,
University (Pittsburgh, USA);
Vitaliy G. Karnialiuk – Candidate of History, Senior Lecturer, Department of Tourism and Cultural Heritage, Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (Grodno, Republic of Belarus); email@example.com
Natalia G. Kulinich – Doctor of History, Professor,
Department of Philosophy and Culturology, Pacific State University (Khabarovsk, Russia);
Alexander M. Pashkov – Doctor of History, Professor,
Department of Domestic History, Petrozavodsk State University (Petrozavodsk, Russia);
Anatoliy A. Simonov – Candidate of History, Senior Lecturer,
Department of Domestic History and Historiography, Institute of History and International
Relations, Saratov National Research State University (Saratov, Russia);
Vladimir L. Uspenskiy – Doctor of History, Professor,
Department of Mongolian Studies and Tibetology, Faculty of Asian and African Studies,
Saint-Petersburg State University (St. Petersburg, Russia);
Vasiliy P. Zinovev – Doctor of History, Professor, Head of
the Department of Domestic History, National Research Tomsk State University (Tomsk, Russia);
First of all, we kindly call your attention to the fact that “The New Historical Bulletin” was set up at the Institute for the History and Archives of the Russian State University for the Humanities. In full accordance with the institution’s tradition the requirements for submitted articles call for the novelty of a studied subject, originality of research problems and methods applied, the first-hand introduction of archival documents never used in previous research, and scientifically valuable conclusions.
Style and language is another basic requirement: articles should be written in standard literary
Articles which do not meet these requirements will not be accepted for reviewing.
Also, an article will not be eligible for reviewing if
1) it is written in the co-authorship “ a doctoral candidate plus another doctoral candidate”;
2) it is written in the co-authorship “ a PhD student (candidate) plus his/her research adviser” or in the tandem “post-doctoral candidate - research adviser” ;
3) its major part is already published in another journal or placed on the Internet (under another title, in another edition or in a co-authorship);
4) its format follows requirements different from those of our journal;
5) it has spelling, grammar, punctuation and stylistic mistakes;
6) it contains incorrect descriptions of secondary sources (articles and books) and other published materials (memoirs, document collections etc.);
7) it has more than two co-authors.
To review articles is a prerogative of the journal’s editorial board.
This means that an author should not send any reviews; otherwise, they will not be considered. Articles are reviewed by editorial board members or, if necessary, by external experts requested by the editorial board. Reviewing is strictly based on the principle of anonymity (double-blind peer review): both the reviewer and author identities are concealed. The reviews made by the board members or by external experts are not sent to the author; likewise, the editorial board does not discuss an article with its author as to its strengths and weaknesses. Normally, reviewing process takes three months to complete, followed by the board’s decision to either publish it (with or without revision) or to decline it. The editor-in-chief informs the author about the decision sending him by e-mail a concluding statement about the article. Recommendations (if any) for improving the article are obligatory for the author to fulfill; unless it is done the article will not be published.
The author’s references to his own works made to the end of automatic raising his/her impact-factor according to the Russian Science Citation Index (RINTs) will be removed during the editing process.
Editorial ethics are based on the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (Chapter 70
“Copyright”), the Law of the Russian Federation “On Mass Media” and the Code of
Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE),
We consider it important to emphasize that violation of copy and related rights will incur civil, administrative and penal liability. If the reviewing, “checking for plagiarism” and editing processes reveal instances of plagiarism or false references, the article will be rejected for reviewing, nor will this author’s other articles be accepted for further reviewing.
The editorial board provides open access to the released volumes of the journal. The electronic texts of published articles are accessible in full and free of charge for all users of our journal’s site and the Russian scientific electronic library “CyberLeninka”.
Articles published in the journal are designed for historians, history teachers, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students.