Russian Journal of Humanities is an open access journal. All articles are made freely available to readers upon publication.

The importance of the problems modern society is facing has been consistently discussed not only in the academic discourse. Therefore, in addition to the academic audience, the journal is also aimed at non-academic readers interested in discussing the fundamental problems of modern society and social and human sciences. As the journal is working for becoming a platform for full-scale discussion of these problems, it follows the policy of open access to its publications. 

Since 2016, all contents of the journal are available free of charge to its users on the journal's official website (http://soc-journal.ru/) upon publishing the issue. The users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search and find full texts of the published articles without the prior permission of the publisher or the publication’s author.

Our open access policy is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition - it means that articles have free availability on the 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 gaining access to the internet itself.

For more information please read BOAI statement.