Northern Russian Dialects

Версия на русском языке

СРГ'14The «Northern Russian Dialects» (NRD) is an academic collection focusing on the problems of dialectology, the inter-ethnic and inter-language contacts in the Russian North, particularly Russian, Baltic and Finnish contacts. The Collection is published once a year from 1969 by the Interdepartmental Lexicografical Studio named prof. Larin at Philological Faculty, St. Petersburg State University (SPSU) and from 2015 by the Institute for Linguistic Studies (ILI), Russian Academy of Sciences. The Collection was founded by the famous Russian philologist prof. Boris Larin.

The publications are mostly based on the extensive fieldwork with the focus on the regional vocabularies. The Collection is characterized by the wide comparative and historical background, draws attention to the ancient Russian regional literature, and highlights the issues of historical geography. The content of the publications corresponds to the following groups of scientific specialties: 10.00.00. Philology (10.02.01. Russian language; 10.02.02. Languages of the peoples of the Russian Federation).

The Collection is registered in the Russian Science Index, ISSN 0134 – 8515.

The publication in the «Northern Russian Dialects» is free for authors.


  • A. Gerd (Dr., Prof., SPSU, Russia)

  • E. Puritskaya (Cand. Filol., Senior Researcher, Institute for Linguistic Studies (ILI), Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)


Executive Board:

  • L. Mikhailova (Cand. Filol., Prof., Petrozavodsk State University, Russia)

  • L. Ivashko (Dr., Prof., SPSU, Russia)

  • I. Lutovinova (Cand. Filol., Assistant Professor, SPSU, Russia)

  • S. Myznikov (Dr., Prof., Institute for Linguistic Studies (ILI), Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)


Editorial Board:

  • N. Bogdanova-Beglaryan (Dr., Prof., SPSU, Russia)

  • V. Kolesov (Dr., Prof., SPSU, Russia)

  • N. Markova (Cand. Filol., Assistant Professor, Petrozavodsk State University, Russia)

  • I. Mullonen (Dr., Prof., Director of Institute of Linguistics, History and Literature, Karelian Research Centre, Petrozavodsk, Russia)

  • E. Nefedova (Dr., Prof., Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia)

  • N. Sergieva (Dr., Prof., Syktyvkar State University, Russia)

  • G. Sudakov (Dr., Prof., Vologda State University, Russia)

  • O. Cherepanova (Dr., Prof., SPSU, Russia)



Contact address: Alexander S. Gerd, Philological Faculty, St. Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya nab. 11, off. 164, 199034, St. Petersburg, Russia

Telephone: (+007812)324-1270 (*1170)

E-mail:, Elizaveta Puritskaya


The Collection «Northern Russian Dialects» (NRD) accepts original manuscripts, which are not under consideration by another publication at the time of submission. Articles should not exceed 40000 symbols. Submissions: author should submit a file saved where possible in the Word for Windows format. References should be placed at the end of the article.

The brief information about the author including: name and surname, current position, academic degrees, address, telephone number, E-mail address, and abstract in Russian and English should be provided.

The peer review procedure

Once an author submits a manuscript by e-mail (, it is checked to make sure that the submission is complete and has been prepared according to the NRD submission guidelines. At this time a message of manuscript acknowledgement is sent to the authors to let them know that their manuscript has been received. Each manuscript is then read by the co-editors to assess its relevance for the journal according to the guidelines determined by the editorial policy. Thereby we ensure that the content falls within the scope of the journal, that it is original and follows editorial policy and procedural guidelines. A manuscript could be rejected without additional review for the reasons mentioned above, and the authors will be notified.

If a manuscript is not rejected in the first stage, it is then sent out for review. The manuscript undergoes a double-blind review: the authors and the reviewers are unaware of each other's identity. Once reviewers are chosen and they accept their assignment, we send them a checklist that covers all assessment guidelines. For each type of submissions (original research, manuscript analysis, fieldwork reflections, book review, etc.) we use different assessment criteria.

The reviewers provide their recommendations to the co-editors, who assess them in consultation with other Editorial Board members and then make one of the following decisions:

1. to reject the manuscript (either outright or with encouragement to resubmit);

2. to withhold judgment pending major or minor revisions;

3. to accept the manuscript pending satisfactorily completed revisions;

4. to accept it as written.

For manuscripts accepted pending revision, the authors must resubmit a revised manuscript that will pass some of the stages mentioned above. Once the final revision is completed the manuscript will be accepted and put into the production process to prepare it for publication.

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Full texts of the editions

Nothern Russian Dialects' 8. Saint Petersburg, SPBU, 2004. 286 p.

Nothern Russian Dialects' 9. Saint Petersburg, SPBU, 2008. 349 p.

Nothern Russian Dialects' 10. Saint Petersburg, SPBU, 2009. 224 p.

Nothern Russian Dialects' 11. Saint Petersburg, SPBU, 2010. 168 p.

Nothern Russian Dialects' 12. Saint Petersburg, SPBU, 2012. 259 p.