Sayan-Altai Scientific Review
The peer-reviewed open access scientific journal dedicated to the study of language, folklore, history, and culture of the ancient and modern population of the Sayan-Altai and bordering territories. The journal has been published since 2012 by Khakass Research Institute for Language, Literature, and History.
Currently, we publish 4 issues per year: History, Archaeology, Linguistics, Folklore and Literary Studies.
is focused on the publication of the results of scientific research in the field of ethnology, source studies, historiography of Siberia and bordering territories.
provides an opportunity to present and discuss new knowledge obtained as a result of research on the ancient and modern languages of the Sayan-Altai in the aspect of their functioning and interaction with other languages of Eurasia, as well as the features of applying this knowledge in practice.
is aimed at the consolidation and spread of the experience and knowledge on archaeology, ancient and medieval history of the Sayan-Altai: from the publication of information about new important finds and results of field work to research in the broad cultural and historical context of Central, East and North Asia.
Series «Folklore Studies» and «Literary Studies»
consists of two sections: “Folklore Studies” and “Literary Studies”. The series covers relevant problems of collecting, studying and publishing of folklore works, questions of systematization, archiving, studying of the tradition of storytelling, textual issues, the plot-motif structure of texts, rituals and religious representations in folklore, the features of the modern existence of certain folklore genres, and also reflects the results of research on the problems of literary theory, including the literature of the peoples in the Sayan-Altai, comparative typological study of genres, writers’ creative individuality, artistic and aesthetic originality of works.
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This journal covers the latest and valuable academic information on scientific achievements in the study of the Sayan-Altai Region. It also introduces materials about the cultural heritage of the region that are of interest not only to researchers, but also to students, to local residents, and besides promotes its preservation. In addition, this academic information proves that the Sayan-Altai Region, including Khakassia, has played an extremely valuable role in the history of Eurasia. We sincerely hope that this journal will be further enhanced and developed in the future.
The journal meets its objectives of covering scientists’ works in the stated areas. In the period 2011-2020, the journal published articles on relevant issues of descriptive and corpus linguistics, typological and comparative linguistics, literary studies and folklore studies. In the aspect of the studied languages (and literatures), by the number of articles: in the first place, as expected, is the Khakass language and literature, in the second – other Turkic languages and literatures of South Siberia (Altaic, Shor, Tuvan). The geography of the authors is represented by scientists not only from Abakan, Gorno-Altaisk, Kyzyl, but also from Moscow, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Yakutsk, and other cities. In other words, the journal became known in philological circles far beyond the borders of the Republic of Khakassia. Taking into account this factor, it is possible to significantly expand the subject of publications in the future. We think that there are reserves for expanding the subject of materials in the field of literary studies and folklore studies.
For years, a journal with unusual name “Sayan-Altai Scientific Review” has been published in Abakan, attracting scientists not only from Siberia, but also from other republics to the publication. We can also note the special design of the cover and the content of scientific articles in it. In series “Literary Studies”, one can find scientific articles by leading scientists of Siberia. Of particular interest are articles about the genre variety of lyrics, prose, and drama in Khakass, Altai, and Tuvan literatures. The comparative-historical method makes it possible to note something general and special in these literatures. I would especially like to mention the articles dedicated to the elders of national literature, such as M.E. Kilchichakov, A.O. Adarov, Domozhakov and others. Some studies are devoted to the study of the artistic world, for example, of writers A.D. Kozlovsky, V.V. Lichutin and others. Sections “Personalities” and “Scientific life” are of scientific interest. With respect designating them as famous scientists, their contribution to science is particularly emphasized. Anniversary articles also expand information about a national writer’s or a scientist’s personality. This information is especially valuable for the new generation of scientists. According to the material presented in the journal, it is possible to judge the spiritual life of the peoples in Siberia. In general, it is necessary to thank the editors of this journal for the pages provided. When overloaded, I did not notice the advantages of individual articles before, but now I will especially note the high scientific level of the articles.
Articles can be submitted by scientists, as well as postgraduates, applicants for academic degrees, independent researchers – anyone who is engaged in scientific and research activities.
Publication in the journal is carried out free of charge.
The journal publishes materials in Russian and English.
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