Aims & Scope

An online research journal "The Unknown Dostoevsky" is aimed at revealing new possibilities in studying of the biography and works of the brilliant Russian writer, at ensuring an access of readers and researchers from the different countries to unpublished archives and little-known sources of Dostoevsky’s works. The Journal was established upon an initiative of the members of the Board of the International Dostoevsky Society. Leading scholars from different countries of the world form a part of the Editorial Board. Readers are offered  unique archival materials, letters and manuscripts of Dostoevsky and his acquaintances, new facts and hypotheses, biographical and textological researches, forgotten and unknown recollections about the writer, critical articles from newspapers and magazines of the 19th and the first half of the 20th centuries, attributions of anonymous and pseudonymous articles in the magazines Time (1861-1863) and Epoch (1864-1865), in the weekly Grazhdanin  (1873–1874).

The articles present various points of view, debates, pros et cons, criticism of critical reviews and myths, as well as new original researches about Dostoevsky's life and  work.



The magazine is issued in the Russian and English languages quarterly, 4 times a year.

All articles submitted to the editorial office, reviewed.

All articles submitted to the journal, tested using the "Anti-plagiarism" software.

The publication of articles is free for authors. The magazine is in open access without any restrictions. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, to print full exile texts of articles of the magazine without preliminary permission from the publisher and the author – in the information, scientific, educational or cultural purposes on condition of the obligatory indication of a source (Art. 1273, 1274, 1286 of the p. IV of the Civil code of the Russian Federation).

Activity of editorial office of the magazine is carried out on the basis of the Charter.

The Journal is published in accordance with the Federal law on the media, registered in the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) - registration number of the PI number FS 77-73142.

February 12, 2019 the journal The Unknown Dostoevsky 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


The Journal is included in the international databases of scientific citing:


All research articles are included in Crossref database. Each research article is assigned a digital object identifier DOI (digital object identifier).

The journal is registered in the Russian Science Citation Index ( and in  Academic Electronic Library "CYBERLENINKA" (, information on published scientific articles is provided within one month after the date of release of the next issue.


Postal address: 185910, Russia, Republic of Karelia, Petrozavodsk, Petrozavodsk State University, offices 301, 302 (the main building).

Phone: 8-8142-719603

Fax: 8-8142-711000




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