From 1993 to 2011, collections of scientific articles "Issues of National and Federative Relations" were published by the Department of National and Federative Relations of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration with the periodicity of 2 issues per year. Since 2011, the collections of articles are published in the form of a journal of the same name with the periodicity of 4 issues per year. Dozens of master's and doctoral theses have been tested on the pages of the journal.

Theoretical and practical issues explored in the journal are extremely topical now especially in connection with the implementation of the Strategy of the State National Policy, defined by the relevant Decrees of the President of the Russian Federation.

The Editorial Board of the journal includes such well-known scholars in the field of national and federative relations, ethno-political conflictology and political regionalistics as: R. G. Abdulatipov, L. F. Boltenkova, V. Y. Zorin, N. P. Medvedev, A. V. Ponedelkov. Four members of the Editorial Board of the journal are also members of the Russian Presidential Council for Interethnic Relations.

Since December 1, 2015, the scientific journal “Issues of National and Federal Relations” has been included in the List of peer-reviewed scientific publications in which the main results of dissertations for the degree of Candidate of Sciences and for the degree of Doctor of Sciences in the following specialties should be published:

23.00.01. — Theory and philosophy of politics, history and methodology of political science (political sciences)

23.00.03. — Political culture and ideologies (political sciences)

23.00.05. — Political regionalism. Ethnopolitics (political sciences)

23.00.06. — Conflictology (political sciences)

5.5.2. — Political institutions, processes and technologies (political sciences)

5.5.4. — International relations (political sciences)

5.6.1. — Domestic history (historical sciences)

5.6.4. – Ethnology, anthropology and ethnography (historical sciences)

5.6.7. — History of international relations and foreign policy (historical sciences)

The magazine is registered by the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Mass Communications and Protection of Cultural Heritage. Registration number PI number FS77-47487 of 25 November 2011.

ISSN 2226-8596

The journal is included in RISC (Russian Science Citation Index).

The frequency of releases, one every three months.

The opinion of the authors and not necessarily those of the publisher. At a reprint the reference to the journal is obligatory.

Scientific articles published in the journal are subject to mandatory review.