Rhema. Рема

“Rhema” is an open access periodical specializing in linguistics. Priority is given to the works based on a clear system of terms and linguistic analysis combining a broad theoretical approach with an analysis of linguistic phenomena. For the papers on methods of teaching foreign languages and literature the practical value of the methods presented is of high importance, as well as their accordance with the main and up-to-date tendencies in theoretical, methodological and practical pedagogic research.


The aim of the journal is to support the most prominent ideas and results of fundamental and practical research in the field of language studies as well as linguistic and philological education. The journal's mission involves the following:

  • supporting the work that combines the methods of modern research with the traditional linguistic attention to detail;
  • publishing the most important discussions in linguistics and materials presenting the use of exact methods in the humanities;
  • ensuring exchange among various theoretical viewpoints and research schools in Russian and foreign linguistics and literary scholarship;
  • offering a permanent forum for a broad discussion of the cutting-edge problems of philological and linguistic education.

The editorial board is guided by the principles of scholarly integrity, objectivity, professionalism, the informational support of fundamental and applied scholarship, and the norms of publishing ethics.

Target audience

The journal is aimed at Russian and foreign specialists in the field of language studies; research fellows and experts; professors of universities; doctoral students, post-graduate students and students of Russian and foreign universities and research teams; school teachers.

Founder and publisher

Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education “Moscow Pedagogical State University”


ISSN 2500-2953
Included in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory Database
Registered in in the Press Committee of the Russian Federation. Mass media registration certificate number: ФС 77–63323 granted 09.10.2015

Open Access Policy

The journal “Rhema” has agreed to the Budapest Open Access Initiative and therefore provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



The journal is indexed in:

  • Russian Scientific Citation Index – bibliographic and abstract database, accumulating information on papers by Russian scientists and scholars, published in native and foreign titles. The RSCI project is under development since 2005 by “Electronic Scientific Library” foundation (elibrary.ru)
  • CyberLeninka – Russian scientific electronic library built on the Open Science paradigm. Its main task is to popularize scientific and academic research, public control of the scientific and academic publications, development of interdisciplinary research, increasing of citations of Russian science and building of the knowledge infrastructure.


Included in the list of resources acknowledged by the (Slavic Linguistics Society (SLS)).
Included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS).
Included in the list of the leading peer-reviewed scholarly journals of the Higher Attestation Commission. The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation highly recommends this list to PhD and Doctoral candidates and those working for their habilitation for publishing the results of their research.

Academic directions are:

  • Linguistics (Russian language. Theory of language. Comparative and typological linguistics. Applied and computational linguistics)
  • Pedagogy (Theory and methods of teaching) (Please note that only papers on methods of teaching literature, Russian and foreign languages are accepted for publication)


Subscription index 85006 in the “Russian Press” catalogue.

History of the Journal

Founed in 2002.
Previous titles:
Vestnik of Sholokhov Moscow State Open Pedagogical University. Series: Philology [Vestnik Moskovskogo gosudarstvennogo otkrytogo pedagogicheskogo universiteta imeni M.A. Sholokhova] (2002–2005)
Vestnik of Sholokhov Moscow State University for the Humanities. Series: Philology [Vestnik Moskovskogo gosudarstvennogo gumanitarnogo universiteta imeni M.A. Sholokhova] (2006–2015)

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