Philological Class is a peer reviewed scientific-methodological journal publishing research findings in literary studies, linguistics and methods of teaching these disciplines at higher and secondary school, reviews of scientific-methodological events, monographs, learning packages and pages from the past of the theory of teaching methods.

The goal and the tasks of the journal include presentation of new aspects of research in the sphere of literary studies and linguistics, bringing academic science closer to the theory and practice of teaching philological disciplines at higher and secondary school, and introduction of new educational conceptions.


All manuscripts submitted to the editorial board are subject to double-blind peer review. The journal is published four times a year. Publication is free of charge for all authors.

Articles in Russian, English, German and French are accepted for publication in the journal. All articles should be accompanied by extended abstracts and keywords in Russian and English.

A full-text version of the journal is available open access at and at the scientific electronic library platform (RSCI)

2018-2019 research areas of Philological Class

The main 2018-2019 topics of the journal Philological Class include different aspects of literary studies, linguistics and methods of teaching these disciplines at higher and secondary school.

Acknowledging the authors’ right to broad interpretation of the areas under study, Philological Class tries to create scientifically convincing well-reasoned dialogue between the representatives of various methodological approaches based on academic manner of presentation of scientific views. The journal Philological Class publishes papers in three groups of scientific specialties: literary studies, linguistics and pedagogical sciences.

  • Reader / writer and text
  • Reader strategies in the sphere of Russian / foreign classics and modern literature
  • Analytical text commentary as a method of its interpretation
  • Ego-text in modern literature: memoirs, letters, notebooks, autobiographies
  • Problems of the Russian classical realism: modern scientific approaches
  • Issues of the modern genre studies
  • Minor genres: problems of historical poetics
  • Modern literary works for children and teenagers
  • Institutional history of literature of the soviet epoch: archive publications and their commentary
  • Literary life in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s: the role of some soviet writers in the Russian literature of the first half of the 20th century
  • Forgotten writers of the soviet epoch
  • Latest tendencies of the modern literary process in various countries
  • Issues of literary comparative studies
  • Modernism and postmodernism in European and American literatures
  • Theoretical and methodological problems of synchronic and diachronic linguistics
  • Cognitive and communicative aspects of the study of linguistic units and categories
  • Study of mental and speech mechanisms as instruments of cognition and communication
  • Linguistic aspects of text and discourse studies
  • Word in the digital epoch and the modern linguistic situation
  • Modern lexicographical projects
  • Issues of modern corpus linguistics

Urgent issues of translation studies: cognitive foundations, problems of equivalence and lacunarity, study of transformation mechanisms and compensatory means

Theoretical and methodological problems of promotion and development of the Russian language abroad

Theory and methods of teaching language and literature in the aspect of intercultural communication: teaching specificity in policultural environment

Innovative methods of literary and linguistic education in higher and secondary school

Teaching language and literature in terms of interdisciplinary studies (linguopragmatics, linguoculturology, linguophilosophy, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, etc.)

  • Issues of methodological support for gifted pupils in the humanities

The manuscripts should be submitted for consideration through the journal site (electronic editorial board) In case of any questions, please, contact the academic secretary, Associate Professor Ol'ga Aleksandrovna Skripova: e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; on questions about the translation of the abstract and references into English – Roman Yur'evich Porozov: e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Philological Class

The journal Philological Class was founded in 1996 by the outstanding Russian specialist in literary studies, Professor of the Urals State University Naum Lazarevich Leiderman. The scholar treated the title of the journal as a combination of two meanings: it should be a certain “class” – a “school by professionals and for professionals” – and a concrete form of implementation of new educational conceptions. He also suggested the basic sections: Conceptions. Programs. Hypotheses; Pedagogical Technologies; From the Writing Table of a Scholar; Getting Ready for a Lesson; The Lesson is in Progress; Slow Reading; From Methodological Heritage. N. L. Leiderman invited like-minded authors, such as the famous philologists N. E. Boguslavskaya, I. V. Kukulin, M. N. Lipovetskiy, M. E. Rut, V. P. Sinyachkin, N. D. Tamarchenko, V. I. Tyupa, Yu. N. Chumakov to take part in the work of the Philological Class. Philological Class was the favorite creation of Naum Lazarevich. A regional publication for teachers of Russian and Literature at the time of its creation, the journal has long surpassed regional Urals level. Still, the issue of bringing academic science closer to the theory and practice of teaching philological disciplines at higher and secondary school remains to be one of the main tendencies. This fact determines the unique nature of the journal. At present, the journal deals with the issues of modern linguistics and literary studies, publishes serious reflections on innovative technologies, discusses urgent problems of the study and teaching of the language and literature, and poses research hypotheses. Philological Class strives to organize and promote scientifically convincing dialogue between the supporters of various methodological approaches, which has called forth the creation of new sections and the specification of information boundaries of the existing ones: Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language; Problems of Modern Linguistics; Trajectories of the Modern Literary Process; Issues of Global Literature Poetics. The Department founded by Naum Lazarevich, the Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, and the Founder “Urals State Pedagogical University” have contributed much to the development and promotion of the journal.

At present, the journal Philological Class is included in the following data bases:

List of the leading peer-reviewed scientific journals and publications in which the major results of research of candidate and doctoral dissertations should be published of the Higher Attestation Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation since 2017;

Web of Science Core Collections Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI);

European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH PLUS) id 486932.

The journal materials are regularly placed at the Russian Science Citation Index platform (RSCI).

The Editorial Council of the journal includes scholars from the universities of the USA, Great Britain, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Bulgaria, and philologists and specialists in methods representing the largest scientific centers of our country: National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow State University, Saint Petersburg Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philology of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and others.

All manuscripts are scrutinized and edited by the Executive editors of the journal.

Through the courtesy of the Founder – USPU all articles have been provided DOI since the late 2018, which increases the citation index of the articles published in the journal.

The journal materials are placed at the new site with parallel translation of all meta-data into English.

Philological Class publishes articles in 4 languages (Russian, English, German, French). Only original (not translated) articles which have not been previously published and complying with all formatting requirements are accepted. Re-publishing is possible only at the request of the editorial board.

The journal has a high reputation among philologists, post-graduate students, graduate students, and teachers across Russia and abroad and facilitates the improvement of their professional level and is a site at which academic science meets practical teaching.

Accessible to slavists abroad, the journal popularizes the achievements of the Russian philology and heightens interest in the Russian culture in general. The articles of the journal preserving the best traditions of our home philology, practice-oriented and promptly reflecting the modern situation in the science and society, are read by philologists of various countries.

Philological class registered by the International Standart Serial Numbering system; serial number – ISSN (print) 2071-2405; ISSN (online) 2658-5235.

FSBEO HE “Ural State Pedagogical University” is the founder and the publisher of the journal.

Editor-in-Chief of the journal – Doctor of Philology, Professor of Department of Literature and Methods of its Teaching of the Institute of Philology and Intercultural communication of the Ural State Pedagogical University Nina Petrovna Khriashcheva (Ekaterinburg).

She is the author of scientific monographs about the creative activity of A. P. Platonov: The Boiling Universe of Andrey Platonov: dynamics of character creation and world cognition in the works of the 1920s, Ekaterinburg and Sterlitamak, 1998; Poetics of the dramatic writings of A. P. Platonov of the late 1930s-1950s: Intertextual dialogue, Saint Petersburg, 2018 (in co-authorship with K. S. Kogut); and articles Interaction between the biblical and literary contexts in A. Platonov’s play “The Voice of the Father” // Vestnik of Tomsk State University. Philology. 2014. № 5; Poetics of secret writing in A. Platonov’s play “The Liceum Student” // Literary Issues. 2015, № 6; “I will rebuild the universe…”: The fate of the theurgical idea of Andrey Platonov (1917-1926) // Toronto Slavic Quarterly. 2017, № 62, and others; collective monographs In memoriam: Iosif Vasil'evich Trofimov, Daugavpils, 2009; The Russian Project of the world correction and the creative activity of the 19th-20th centuries, Moscow, 2011; The time and the creative activity of Valentin Rasputin: History, context, perspectives, Irkutsk, 2012; The crisis of literary centrism: Loss of identity vs. new opportunities, Moscow, 2014; Siberian identity in the mirror of literary text: Tropes, topoi, and genre forms of the 19th-20th centuries, Moscow, 2015; Russian traditionalism: History, ideology, poetics, and literary reflection, Moscow, 2016; Specificity and world significance of the Russian classical literature (19th – first half of the 20th centuries): Ideals, cultural-philosophical synthesis, reception, Moscow, 2017; Mikhail Shishkin: Significant names of the modern Russian literature, Kraków, 2017; higher school textbook Theory of literature. History of Russian and foreign literary studies. Anthology. Moscow: Flinta: Nauka, 2011; articles about the poetics of the prose of the second half of the 20th – early 21st centuries by M. Prishvin, K. Paustovskiy, V. Astaf'ev, V. Rasputin, S. Sokolov, M. Shishkin, A. Ivanov, V. Pelevin and others.