About the journal
Online research journal Neizvestnyi Dostoevskii=The Unknown Dostoevsky was established on July 12, 2013 upon the initiative of executive board members of the International Dostoevsky Society (IDS): Deborah Martinsen (Columbia University, USA), William Mills Todd III (Harvard University, USA) and Vladimir Zakharov (Petrozavodsk State University, Russian Federation). The journal has been published since 2014. The editorial board and team consist of the leading scholars from different countries of the world, researchers of F. M. Dostoevsky’s works and biography.
Dostoevsky works have acquired global significance. Public intellectuals and great artists have compared him to Shakespeare. The entire world hails Dostoevsky as a novelist, psychologist, philosopher and preacher. A writer and prophet, critic and columnist, editor and journalist – he still stirs up disputes and contradictory judgments. His artistic credibility is still determined by literary myths, rather than persuasive assumptions. Today, there is no shortage of traditional and ingenious interpretations of his writings, concepts of his work, but the crisis of contemporary research is apparent: the critical essays are dominated by patchwork strategies, the question of textual criticism, archival sources and the reception of Dostoevsky’s legacy in journalism and critical studies in 1845-1931 are insufficiently studied. There is a persistent need to expand the source base for the research into Dostoevsky’s biography and work. The mission of Neizvestnyi Dostoevskii=The Unknown Dostoevsky research journal is to attract and support such research.
Aims and Scope
The journal aims to reveal new perspectives in study of the biography and works of the brilliant Russian writer. The objectives of the journal are:
Readers have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with authentic biographical and textual research containing
Founder and publisher — Petrozavodsk State University, PetrSU (Petrozavodsk, Russian Federation).
The editorial activity of the journal is carried out on the basis of its charter.
The journal has an International Standard Serial Number – ISSN 2409-5788 (Online).
The online journal is registered with the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technologies and Mass Media and possesses the Registration Certificate ЭЛ № ФС77-73142 dated July 2, 2018.
Periodicity. The journal is published in the Russian and English languages once every three months, i.e. 4 times a year.
Review and publication. All articles submitted to the editorial office are subject to a plagiarism test, expert-based selection and peer review. The publication of articles is free for the authors.
Open Access Policy. The journal is in open access without any restrictions. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print full texts of articles from the journal by reference without a preliminary permission from the publisher or the author, for information, scientific, educational or cultural purposes with mandatory citing of the source (Art. 1273, 1274, 1286 Part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation).
Since February 12, 2019 the journal has been included in the List of peer-reviewed academic journals recommended for publication of the main scientific results of doctoral and candidate’s theses, with the following areas of expertise and respective fields of study: 5.9.1. Russian literature and literature of the peoples of the Russian Federation(philological sciences), 5.9.2. Literature of the peoples of the world (philological studies), 5.9.3. Theory of literature (philological studies), 5.9.9. Media communications and journalism (philological studies), 5.6.8. Documentary, documentation science, archiving (historical sciences).
Archiving and Indexing
The journal is included in the following international databases and Science Citation Indexes:
All research articles are included in Crossref database. Each research article receives a digital object identifier DOI.
AUTHORS ARE INVITED TO COOPERATE!
Editorial Office address: 185910, Russia, Republic of Karelia, Petrozavodsk, Petrozavodsk State University, offices 301 and 302 (the main building).