Social Sciences and Contemporary World (Îáùåñòâåííûå íàóêè è ñîâðåìåííîñòü (ÎÍÑ) is the only academic inter-disciplinary publication in Russia. It marked its 40th anniversary in 2016.
The journal lends its pages to articles on political science and law, economics and sociology, philosophy and history, culture studies and psychology. Preference is given to studies at the interface of various disciplines, including humanities and natural sciences. Our contributors and readers are those who feel constrained in the framework of sectoral knowledge and “sectoral” thinking, are interested in universal issues and trends, want to be able to pick their bearings in a wide range of modern problems, those who look for new, out-of-the-box answers to traditional and current issues of Russia’s life and identify trends in the modernization processes in this country and the world. The journal publishes articles by leading academics in various areas working at the Russian Academy of Sciences institutes, at leading national higher education institutions and abroad. It is a measure of the range of the journal’s research interests that it publishes works by Member of the RAS Victor Polterovich, an economist, and Member of the RAS Viacheslav Ivanov, a linguist.
Our credo is pluralism, competition of research schools and trends, academic dialog and respect for he opponent’s viewpoint. The problems discussed in the journal’s pages include:
• Economics, society, politics, and Russian culture;
• Building a general scientific picture of the world;
• Characteristics and prospects of transformation processes;
• Synergy and methodology of social sciences;
• The future of Man and world civilization;
• Regional studies and modernization processes
• Inter-ethnic relations.
The journal has organized a series of discussions which have had great resonance. One of the latest discussions was devoted to an all-round analysis of the links between social policy and the ideas of liberalism and involved economists, sociologists and political scientists. It attracted so much interest that it was published in the shape of a collective monograph.