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Humanitarian sciences in Siberia

2020 year, number 3

ACTIVITIES OF THE PRESIDIUM OF THE SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES UNDER CONDITIONS OF TRANSITION FROM CENTRALIZATION TO AUTONOMY OF SCIENTIFIC BOOK PUBLISHING (1990-2000)

A.M. PANCHENKO
State Public Scientific Technical Library SB RAS, 15, Voshod Str., Novosibirsk, 630102, Russian Federation
Keywords: научное книгоиздание, Сибирское отделение РАН, нормативно-правовые документы, РИСО СО РАН, Издательство СО РАН, Сибирская издательская фирма «Наука» РАН, Сибирское предприятие «Наука» РАН (Новосибирская типография № 4), Ассоциированное издательство СО РАН, научные журналы, scientific book publishing, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Science, history of scientific book publishing, standard and legal documents, Editorial-Publishing Counsil of SB RAS, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science Publishing house, Siberian book-publishing company “Nauka” RAS, Siberian enterprise “Nauka” RAS (Novosibirsk printing house no. 4), associated publishing house of SB RAS, scientific magazines

Abstract

Scientific book publishing plays an important role in the presentation and dissemination of scientific knowledge. The article first considers the publishing activity of the Russian Academy of Sciences during the last decade of the XX century. The paper objective is to characterize scientific book publishing in the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1990-2000. The research source base includes numerous documents of archives of the Siberian publishing company “Nauka” of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Siberian enterprise “Nauka” of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk Printing House no. 4). The work’s methodological basis is the theory of modernization - bringing scientific book publishing in line with the current situation. The study uses the principles of historicism, objectivity, systematicity, as well as structural, comparative analysis, historical fact localization approaches. To lower the cost and speed up the process of publishing scientific literature, the Russian Academy of Sciences forced to create its own autonomous Publishing House in March 1995. In a short period of time, it went from the initial stage, when several journal editions were created based on a printing site, to a full-fledged publishing house producing and distributing scientific literature and periodicals. Some institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences started to create and equip their own publishing centers with modern printing equipment. The Editorial-Publishing Council of SB RAS played a major role in creating an autonomous system of scientific book publishing and its improvement. The article presents the normative and legal documents prepared by the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences regulating the organizational and financial aspects of the activities of the Branch in the scientific book publishing field, especially during the transition from centralized to autonomous scientific and publishing activities in the Branch. It reveals relationships in the field of scientific book publishing between the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian publishing company “Nauka” of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk printing house no. 4 “Nauka” of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Publishing House of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The obtained results give a complete idea on the structure of book publishing in the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, difficulties of scientific book publishing, and ways to overcome them, allow completing the picture of scientific book publishing in the Siberian region.