The academic journal PIFK (Problems of  History, Philology and Culture, Journal of Historical, Philological and Cultural Studies)  is one of the leading Russian academic periodicals which publishes results of studies in fields of the history.

Founded in 1994, the PIFK has been regularly published by Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University jointly with the Institute of Archaeology of RAS and Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch of RAS.

The Editorial Board consists of renowned Russian and foreign specialists.

All publications are free of charge.

Aims and Scope

The Journal’s publications are theoretical works in archaeology, general history (ancient and medieval history) and art history, field research materials of archaeologists, ethnographers, museum and archival materials, source translations, academic chronicles, conference materials and round table discussions as well as critical articles and reviews of articles addressing the issues related to the academic fields covered by the Journal.

Journal Sections:

  • Publications
  • Ancient Civilization: New Discoveries
  • From the World's Museum Collections
  • From Science History
  • Discussions of controversial issues
  • Personalia
  • Scholarly life Supplement: commented editions and translations of ancient texts

The Journal has an electronic version which is available on the website after the printed version of an issue is released.


Editor-in-chief: Mikhail Abramzon

ISSN: 1992-0431

Periodicity: quarterly

Pages per issue: 300 to 450.

Rospechat subscription index: 36800

Open Access Policy

This is open access journal, which means that all its content is freely available without charge to the user or download, distribute, copy, print, search or link to the full text of the papers, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of Open Access.

The Journal into the international information analitical system of scientific quoting "European Reference Index for the Humanities" (ERIH PLUS), i.e. the European Science Foundation database, which is running by means of Norwegian Social Science Data Services (Norway), Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI) is a full-text database of open-access scientific journals.