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The Soviet system of historical periodicals in the postwar period: structural transformation and strategies of communication

The Russian Journal of Communication. 2014. Vol. 6. No. 1. P. 67-81.

The study of post-World War II historical periodicals in the historiography of Soviet science was devoted par excellence to certain journals. These were studied in the context of contestations between politics and bureaucrats, on the one hand, and scholars, on the other. This article will consider the whole system of periodicals in the field, focusing on its substantial transformations in the 1950s–1960s in the context of the evolution of both academic institutions and the publishing industry. The description of the changes in the corpus of journals and its functioning, the transformation of the evaluation system, the emergence of new communication strategies, and forms of representation of historical knowledge are based on an analysis not only of journals themselves, but also on archival documents and relevant statistical data.