In August of 1994, the Presidium of the Siberian Branch of the RAS made the decision to institute a publishing house. The initial task was to organize the issue of scientific journals founded by the Siberian Branch. To provide the high-quality polygraph of the journals and books, a printing works has been set up. Since 1995, the Publishing House has issued nine scientific journals of the Siberian Branch:
“Optoelectronics, Instrumentation and Data Processing” (Avtometriya), “Humanitarian Sciences in Siberia” (Gumanitarnye Nauki v Sibiri), “Journal of Structural Chemistry” (Zhurnal Strukturnoi Khimii), "Chemistry for Sustainable Development" (Khimiya v interesah ustoichivogo razvitiya), "Thermophysics and Aeromechanics" (Termofizika i ayeromekhanika), Combustion, Explosion and Shock Waves (Fizika Goreniya i Vzryva), "Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics" (Prikladnaya mekhanika i tekhnicheskaya fizika), “Region: Economics and Sociology” (Region: Ekonomika i Sotsiologiya), and Siberian Ecological Journal (Sibirskii Ekologicheskii Zhurnal). In 1997, this list was supplemented with the journal Fiziko- "Journal of Mining Sciences" (Fiziko-tekhnicheskiye problemy razrabotki poleznykh iskopayemykh)
In 1995, a book editor's office was established in the Publishing House, which set about the issue of scientific literature according to the general thematic plan for publishing scientific monographs of the Siberian Branch and particular plans of the institutes. In the same year, a department for subscription and distribution started to function, which has since intimately cooperated with agencies that distribute scientific periodicals, libraries, and educational and scientific institutions in Russia and abroad.
In 1995, together with publishing centers of the Siberian Branch institutes, the Publishing House initiated the foundation of the Associated Publishing House of the Siberian Branch of the RAS. Among others, the association included: Publishing House of the Siberian Branch of the RAS, Scientific-Publishing Centre of the United Institute of Geology, Geophysics and Mineralogy of the Siberian Branch, which issues the journal “Russian Geology and Geophysics” (Geologiya i Geofizika) and monographs on geosciences, and the Publishing House of the Yakutian Scientific Center. The declared goals of the association are: progressive development of its members; better work performances; invitation of experts to cooperatively solve urgent research, engineering, and management problems.
Since 1997, the Scientific-Publishing Center of the United Institute of Geology, Geophysics and Mineralogy has issued two more scientific journals: “Geography and Natural Resources (Geografiya i Prirodnye Resursy) and “Earth's Cryosphere” (Kriosphera Zemli)”.
In 2000, with a view to further progress in publishing policy of the Siberian Branch, another book editor's office was organized in the Publishing House of the Siberian Branch; the Scientific-Publishing Centre of the United Institute of Geology, Geophysics and Mineralogy and the Publishing House of the Yakutian Scientific Centre were transformed into the "Geo" and Yakutian affiliated branches of the Publishing House of the Siberian Branch of the RAS, respectively.
At present, the Publishing House consists of eleven journal and five book editor's offices, which edit and prepare to publishing manuscripts in a very wide range of scientific disciplines (physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, ecology, medicine, geosciences, economics, sociology, philosophy, law, archaeology, history, and philology). The Marketing Department of the Publishing House is distributing 20 scientific journals, which are issued by the Siberian Branch institutes and Novosibirsk universities and find their readers in Russia and abroad.
Our main activities include the publication of scientific, scientific-popular, and educational issues. The Publishing House of the Siberian Branch of the RAS is one of the basic publishing houses of the Russian National Scientific Foundation and Russian Foundation for Basic Research. For the period from 2001 to 2003, the Publishing House won ten grants in the competitions of the Federal Project of Book Printing in Russia. In 2002, the Publishing House received a diploma and was awarded Gold Medal of the Siberian Fair at the exhibition "Siberian Book-2002" for support and promotion of special popular scientific literature to international book markets. The books and journals of the Publishing House of the Siberian Branch of the RAS are always present at stands of the yearly international book fairs in Moscow and Frankfurt-on-Maine.