ISSN 0006-8136 (Print)
ISSN 2658-6339 (Online)

Founded in December 1916.

«Botanicheskii Zhurnal» is a leading Russian scientific periodical publishing results of the studies in the field of fundamental botany.

Periodicity: 12 issues annually
Language: Russian and English
Publication fee: is not charged

Aims and scope

The journal publishes original papers and communications, systematic reviews and information on the novel methods in botanical studies, chronicles of botanical events, reviews of publications, information on the activities of the Russian Botanical Society (RBO).


«Botanicheskii Zhurnal» is indexed in the Scopus and Web of Science — Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI), Scopus (since 2019), and is included in the list of the leading peer-reviewed scientific journals approved by the Higher Attestation Commission (VAK), and in the international databases CABI, GeorRef, Geological Abstracts and BIOSIS.

Full text access policy

Full texts of articles published over the past year can be purchased at the Scientific Electronic Library in PDF format.

Issues from number 7 of volume 103 (2018) are available in preview quality on the website of the Academic Book publishing house.

Articles from issues from 1916 to 1975 (V. 1–60) are publicly available in the journal’s electronic archive under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives license.

Founders and funding

Journal is founded by the Branch of Biological Sciences RAS and the Russian Botanical Society (RBO). Published by Published by Akademkniga Publishers.


Editorial address:
197376, St. Petersburg, Professora Popova st., 2
Botanical Journal

Publisher’s address:
Moscow, 117342, st. Butlerova, 17, of. 620


Hardcopy subscription:
Available within Russia only. Subscription index – 70056.