The structure of Studia Litterarum implies both permanent and optional subject headings that reproduce a conventional division of the scope of vast research in literature and folklore as it has been for a long time developed at IWL RAS.

Permanent subject headings

  • Literary Theory
  • World Literature
  • Russian Literature
  • Literature of the Peoples of Russia and Neighbouring Countries
  • Folklore Studies
  • Textology. Materials.

Optional subject headings

  • Reviews
  • Conference Overviews
  • Discussion
  • From the History of Literary and Folklore Studies

Permanent subject headings are oriented at the nomenclature of specializations of researchers (The Order of the Ministery of Education of the Russian Federation from 25-02-2009 № 59) in the branch 10.00.00 – philology


Code Branch, group of specializations,
Branches of humanities
that are rewarded
with the academic title
10.00.00 Philology  
10.01.00 Literary Studies  
10.01.01 Russian literature Philological
10.01.02 Literature of the peoples of Russian Federation
(indicating a specific literature or a group of literatures)
10.01.03 Literature of the peoples of foreign countries
(indicating a specific literature)
10.01.08 Literary theory. Textology Philological
10.01.09 Folklore Studies Philological


Each journal department is

  - Academic

  - Peer-Reviewed

  - Indexed

Optional headings aim to cover highly relevant events of the academic life and may appear in different journal issues. The journal plans to introduce special headings devoted to anniversaries and special dates, select authors and literary texts, scholarly questions that represent actual interest to contemporary literary and folklore studies.