Aims and Scope

The main topics of the journal are represented by the following headings: "Publications", "Research", "Book Culture", "Collections and Archives", "Restoration and Keeping", "Academic Life", "Reviews". The journal publishes translations of the written monuments of the Orient from the world's manuscript collections, libraries, archives, and museums, as well as various research articles, based on written sources, studying history, literature, religions, culture, and ethnography of Asia from ancient times to our days. The Editorial Board accepts articles on the problems of Oriental textology, written monuments, manuscript collections and repositories, problems of manuscript preservation and restoration. Notes on the current academic life events and activity of institutions studying written monuments of the Orient, conferences, research plans, and reviews are also accepted.




Peer Review Process

The reviewing procedure of the articles sent to the Editorial Office of the journal “Pis'mennye pamiatniki Vostoka” (approved by decision of the Academic Council of the Insitute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences, on December 27, 2010).

1. Manuscripts of the articles delivered to the Editorial Office of the journal "Pis'mennye pamiatniki Vostoka" are read by the Editor-in-Chief, the Vice-Editor-in-Chief, or by the Academic Secretary, and evaluated regarding the articles’ accordance to the journal’s subjects and the editorial rules of formalization.

2. Manuscripts of the articles delivered to the Editorial Office are to be registered by the journal’s secretary and sent for written reviewing to one reviewer (or two reviewers, if needed).

3. The reviewers are notified that the manuscripts are authors’ properties and not to be distributed. The reviewers are not allowed to copy manuscripts for their personal needs. The information about the reviewer is confidential.

4. The manuscript reviews are provided to authors by the Editorial Office upon authors’ written requests and do not contain the information about the names and academic affiliations of the reviewers.

5. The Editorial Board must send copies of the reviews to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation upon receiving the according request.

6. If the article review points out the necessity of revision, the article is sent to the author for revision. In this case, the date of returning the revised article to the Editorial Office is considered to be the date of the article submission.

7. An article sent to the author for revision must be returned in its revised version in terms set by the Editorial Board. The revised version must be accompanied by a letter from the author containing answers to all critical remarks and explaining all revisions made in the article.

8. If an article was considerably revised by the author according to the reviewer’s recommendations, it is sent for the second review to the same reviewer who wrote critical remarks and recommendations.

9. The Editorial Board keeps the right to reject an article if an author refuses to consider the Board’s recommendations.

10. If there are negative article reviews from two different reviewers, or one negative review on the edited version of an article, an article is rejected by the Editorial Board.

11. In case of the article rejection, the Editorial Office sends an author a motivated rejection letter.

12. The Academic Secretary informs an author regarding the decision made.

13. Maximal time of article reviewing is 2 months starting from the date of the article submission to the Office.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published with a frequency of 4 issues per year.


Open Access Policy

The publications in the Journal are available to all interested from the moment of publication. So, this journal provides immediate Gold Open Access (in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative) to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Also the editorial board belives that it provides free public access to the results of research and contributes to the advancement of science and medicine.

Free Full-text access to all articles can be observed via several websites ( All accepted articles publish with the Creative Commons International license (CC BY) for more freely distribution and usage worlwide.


Editorial Board

prof. I. F. Popova (editor-in-chief)
T. A. Pan (deputy editor-in-chief)
E. V. Tanonova (secretary)
S. M. Anikeeva
acad. RAS B. V. Bazarov
prof. H. Walravens (Germany)
Corresponding Member RAS V. I. Vasiliev
O. V. Vasilieva
M. I. Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya
acad. RAS A. P. Derevianko
Y. A. Ioannesyan
A. I. Kolesnikov
acad. RAS A.B.Kudelin
K. G. Maranjyan
acad. RAS V. S. Myasnikov
prof. Ne Hongyin (PRC)
Corresponding Member RAS A. I. Osmanov
S. M. Prozorov
prof. N. Sims-Williams (UK)
prof. Takata Tokio (Japan)
acad. RAS S. L. Tikhvinsky
N.O. Chekhovich
Ph.D. N. S. Yakhontova




Publishing Ethics

The journal “Pis'mennye pamiatniki Vostoka” (PPV) is a peer reviewed international periodical committed to maintain the highest standards of publication ethics. In order to ensure the outcome of providing our readers with a high quality academic journal, we are guided by the following principles.

The editors based on the validation of the work in question, its importance to researchers and readers and opinion of the reviewers, are responsible for deciding if a submitted to PPV manuscript should be published. In evaluating the submitted works, the editors should limit themselves only to the intellectual content (importance, originality, study’s validity, clarity) and its relevance to the journal’s scope. The editors follow the rule of a double-blinded review of all submitted manuscripts by at least two reviewers who are experts in the field. They will strive to prevent any potential conflict of interests between the author and editorial and review personnel. Editors also ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscript is kept as confidential before publishing, and do not use the results obtained in the manuscript.

The reviewers are responsible for making decisions concerning a submitted manuscript. They evaluate manuscripts based on content without regard to ethnic origin, gender, citizenship, religious belief or political philosophy of the authors. The reviewers must ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is confidential and must not use the information obtained through peer review for personal advantage. They must evaluate the submitted works objectively, as well as present their opinion on the works in a clear way in the review form. The reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest with any of the authors or institutions connected to the papers. A reviewer who is unable to deliver a prompt review or feels unqualified to review a submitted manuscript should notify the Editor-in-Chief and excuse himself from the review process.

The authors should warrant that the submitted manuscript is their own, original work, which has been neither published previously, nor is currently considered for publication elsewhere. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. When the authors use other materials, the sources (including the Internet) should be appropriately cited and referenced. Any attempt of plagiarism should be followed by the rejection of the submitted manuscript. Authors are also responsible for language editing before submitting the article. All authors should disclose financial or other conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript (financial support for the project should be disclosed). The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to notify promptly the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

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