St. Tikhon’s University Review. Problems of History and Theory of Christian Art

ISSN (print) — 2220-5098
ISSN (Online) — 2409-5098
DOI 10.15382/sturV

General information

St. Tikhon's University Review. Series V: Problems of History and Theory of Christian Art is a scientific periodical published by two faculties of the university, the Faculty of Church Singing and the Faculty of Church Art.

The journal has been published since 2007. Initially, the journal was published by the Faculty of Church Singing alone and had a different title, St. Tikhon's University Review. Series V: Musical Art of the Christian World. Its five issues came out in the period from 2007 to 2009. In 2010, the Faculty of Church Art joined publishing the journal.

ccordingly, the subject range of the journal was broadened, and it was given its current title. The journal publishes papers on Church music and its singing traditions, on Russian and foreign spiritual music and its performance practices, as well as papers on architecture, icon-painting, mosaics and frescos, and other forms of applied art. The journal aims to promote the liaison between specialised academic spheres within the above-mentioned subject ranged, and demonstrates their shared semantics, common to Christian Art. 

Since 2012, the journal has been included in the list of peer-reviewed scientific periodicals of the Higher Attestation Commission of the Russian Federation.

Title (in language of publication): Православного Свято-Тихоновского гуманитарного университета. Серия V: Вопросы истории и теории христианского искусства.

Transliterated title: Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia V: Voprosy istorii i teorii khristianskogo iskusstva.

Catchword title (in language of publication): Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия V: Вопросы истории и теории христианского искусства.

Frequency:  4 issues  (No. 1 - March, No. 2 - July, No. 3 - September, No. 4 - December).

Language(s): Russian, English, French, German.

Peer Review type: Double-Blind.

Founder and Publisher: St. Tikhon's Orthodox University.

Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Archpriest Vladimir Vorobiev.

Sections of the Journal

  • Articles on a wide range of problems of history and theory of Christian art.
  • Publications of sources.
  • Reviews of recent scientific literature.
  • Current Events: significant events in the academic world.


St. Tikhon's University Review. eries IV: Pedagogy. Psychology is indexed in the following bibliographic databases:

Russian Science Citation Index.

Official Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Registration Agency.

Russian scientific electronic library.

Google Scholar.

Open Access Policy. Access to the electronic archive of the Journal

The Journal presents direct access to its content in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition. It means that articles have free availability on public Internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal or technical barriers other than those inseparable from having access to the Internet itself.

Immediately after the publication of an issue of the Journal, its electronic archive is published in public domain on the official website of the Journal. The electronic archive of the Journal, which contains editorial versions of papers in PDF format, is also available after publication in the following repositories:

Publication Fee

The Journal charges no publication fees in any forms, including those of peer-review management, manuscript processing, journal production, Open Access, online hosting and archiving.

Retraction of papers

The Journal reserves the right for the retraction of papers. The term retraction implies the withdrawal of a paper submitted to the Journal, which can take place in the in following cases:

  1. revealing facts of fabrication or falsification of the data presented in the paper,
  2. revealing borrowings that are unjustified in terms of the content and the volume.
The procedure of retraction can be implemented both during the editorial work on the paper and, if the facts listed above became known later, after the publication. In this case, the paper is retracted both from the Journal and its official website and from academic databases where the paper was uploaded. The relevant information is published in the next issue following the procedure of retraction.

Type of copyright-license

All the publications in this scientific periodical correspond to the condition of Creative Commons  under the following terms: «Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License» (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).