Political Science (RU) is one of the leading Russian periodicals in the field of the political science. Founded in 1997, it is well known among foreign researchers.

Political Science (RU) is quarterly published by the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INION RAN) with the assistance of the Russian Political Science Association (RAPN).

The journal publishes articles and other papers of the leading political scientists, including regional ones, from Russia and other countries. It also deals with young researchers.

The specifics of Political Science (RU) is its thematic profile. The main focus of its interests is the state of political science and its particular areas, as well as the analysis of modern achievements in the field of the political science. The central place among its publications belongs to articles of a methodological nature. The journal also systematically publishes review articles, review essays, book reviews and, abstract reviews, introduces and recommends other academic journals, research centers, research projects.

Political science (RU) is included in the list of the leading academic journals that are recommended by the High Certification Commission (VAK) of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation.

The journal is available by subscription or by retail. The subscription index in All-Russian catalogue “Rospechat” is 57188 in consolidated catalogue “Pressa Rossiyi” is 79461.

All articles published in the journal can be found on websites http://elibrary.ru and CyberLeninka.

The journal is included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH Plus). Since 2019, the full-text archive of the journal has been placed in the EBSCO Publishing Ultimate series of databases on the EBSCOhost platform.