«Modern and Contemporary History» is a leading Russian historical periodical devoted to the problems of modern and contemporary history, methodology, source studies and historiography of world history, as well as the history of international relations and foreign policy. The Journal brings together professional historians from all over the world dealing with the problems of world history, introduces readers to the most up-to-date research in both Russian and international historical science, and informs them of the most important scholarly events.
The Journal was founded by the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) and the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) itself. It is published six times a year and covers the problems of international political, economic, and social history, the theory and methodology of historical science, the history of international relations, and historiography. Considerable attention is paid to the publication of historical sources (documents, memoirs), coverage of events academic life, and scholarly criticism.
The Journal is included in the List of leading peer-reviewed scientific journals and publications recommended by the Higher Attestation Commission for the publication of doctoral theses. All articles published in the journal correspond to the Nomenclature of Specialties of Scientists, approved by Order No. 1027 of the of Ministry of Education and Science of Russia of October 23, 2017: