The journal was founded in January 1952.
Frequency: six issues per year. Issued under auspices of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Department of Historical and Philological Sciences. Published by "Izdatel'stvo Nauka".
The Voprosy Jazykoznanija journal publishes research on linguistic theory, areal, typological, and comparative linguistics, sociolinguistics, computational and corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, and other related fields.
NB Preference is given to papers that make a theoretical contribution or present new empirical data of general interest. Papers assessing minor language-specific descriptive problems, as well as those dealing with “cultural concepts”, “linguistic consciousness”, literary science, and folklore studies are generally discouraged; the editorial board reserves the right to decline such articles without further consideration.
The journal is included in the Russian Science Citation Index, Elsevier BV Scopus, ERIH PLUS, Abstracting / Indexing: Brill Linguistic Bibliography (Online); Cambridge University Press Language Teaching (Online); De Gruyter Saur Dietrich’s Index Philosophicus; De Gruyter Saur IBZ – Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur; De Gruyter Saur InternationaleBibliographie der RezensionenGeistes- und SozialwissenschaftlicherLiteratur; EBSCOhost Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography; Gale MLA International Bibliography Modern Language Association; ProQuest MLA International Bibliography Modern Language Association; Rossiiskii indeks nauchnogo tsitirovaniya (RINTs); Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI); Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Linguistics Abstracts (Online).