Scandinavian Philology has been in publication since 1961.
Publisher: Saint Petersburg State University.
Since 2016, the journal has had two editions per annum.
Scandinavian Philology is part of the bibliographic data base of the Russian Citation Index (ISSN 0202-2397, eISSN 2618-9518), ERIH+, EastView, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science Core Collection).

In its editorial policy, the journal complies with COPE (see “Ethics Policy”)
Scandinavian Philology is an interdisciplinary periodic academic journal. Its goal is to inform the academic community about new developments in Scandinavian and Dutch Studies and invites contributions from Russia, Eastern and Northern Europe, and other parts of the world.
Scandinavian Philology is the only publication in Russia specialized in Scandinavian and Dutch Studies. As a platform for an open discussion of research in the field, the journal aims to connect scholars exploring different research avenues in Scandinavian and Dutch Studies and create a single academic space across various countries (see “Editorial Policy”). more


On November 9, 2020, the Editorial Board of the journal Scandinavian Philology met during an extended session to consider the issue of Michael Schulte’s article “RASKHET I DE ELDRE RUNEINNSKRIFTER. EN RUNOLOGISK OG LINGVISTISK KOMMENTAR TIL DEN NYFUNNE RAKKESTADSTEINEN FRA ØVERBY I ØSTFOLD”  (Michael Schulte ”SWIFTNESS IN THE OLDER RUNIC INSCRIPTIONS. A RUNOLOGICAL AND LINGUISTIC COMMENTARY ON THE RECENTLY DISCOVERED RAKKESTAD-STONE FROM ØVERBY IN EASTERN NORWAY”), which was published in Volume 17, Issue 1, 2019.

It was later discovered, after the publication of the article, that the author had used unpublished materials from other Norwegian scholars who had the priority right to publish materials about the recently discovered runestone in Norway.

While preparing Volume 18, Issue 1, 2020, Michael Schulte informed the Editorial Board that he had made a mistake and asked to publish his apology and the Corrigendum in Vol. 18, 1, 2020, which was done at the request of the author.

At the same time, the Editorial Board decided to return to the consideration of the ethical side of M. Schulte’s publication and the justification of his Corrigendum.

Having found the author’s explanations unsatisfactory, the Scandinavian Philology Editorial Board decided to retract the article due to an obvious violation by the author of the Journal’s Publishing Ethics (Section “Publishing Ethics”, Para. 2).  The article is considered retracted as of November 9, 2020.