ISSN 0869-6632 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1905 (Online)

Aims and Scope

Scientific and technical journal "Izvestiya VUZ. Applied Nonlinear Dynamics" is an original interdisciplinary publication of wide focus.

First and foremost the journal publishes original research in the following areas:

  • Nonlinear Waves. Solitons. Autowaves. Self-Organization.
  • Bifurcation in Dynamical Systems. Deterministic Chaos. Quantum Chaos.
  • Applied Problems of Nonlinear Oscillation and Wave Theory.
  • Modeling of Global Processes. Nonlinear Dynamics and Humanities.
  • Innovations in Applied Physics.
  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Neuroscience.


All articles are consistently sent for independent, anonymous peer review by leading experts in the relevant fields, the decision to publish is made by the Editorial Board and is based on the review. In complicated and disputable cases it is possible to review the manuscript twice or three times.

The journal publishes review papers, educational papers, related to the history of science and technology articles in the following sections:

  • Reviews of Actual Problems of Nonlinear Dynamics.
  • Science for Education. Methodical Papers. History of Nonlinear Dynamics. Personalia.


The journal Editorial Board  includes leading Russian and foreign scientists whose range of interests covers all of the specified research areas. The chief editor is academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences Yu. V. Gulyaev, chief editor deputy is Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences D. I. Trubetskov and Professor D. A. Usanov.

During the journal’s existence a number of special editions was published, among them are thematic issues:

  • Nonlinear Dynamics in Nizhegorodskiy University (editor V. D. Shalfeev)
  • Nonlinear Dynamics of Living Systems (editor Yu. M. Romanovsky)
  • Nonlinear Waves, Chaos and Patterns in High Frequency Electronics (editor D. I. Trubetskov)
  • Problems of Nonlinear Hydrodynamic Stability (editor P. S. Landa)
  • The Role of Noises in Nonlinear Dynamics (editor V. S. Anishchenko)
  • Nonlinear Dynamics of Laser and Optical Systems (editor V. V. Tuchin)
  • The Youth Fix on Nonlinear Dynamics (editor V. S. Anishchenko)
  • Nonlinear Dynamics in Education (editor D. I. Trubetskov)

Also the Editorial Board releases results of scientific schools and conferences held at Saratov State University.

The issue on optical systems was translated into English and published as a collection of articlesProceedings of SPIE, 1997. Vol. 3177. Several volumes of the journal are published in English. One of them is Chaos, Fluctuations and Structures in Dynamical Systems. 2003. Vol. 3, (editor V.V. Astakhov) and it contains articles by leading experts in nonlinear dynamics from Germany, USA, England and Russia. Special issue Nonlinear Dynamics in Education (Vol. 4, 1997) to some extent is quite unique: it contains results of teaching various aspects of Nonlinear Dynamics in a number of Russian universities, the curriculum of many courses, considerations of leading experts in the field of nonlinear dynamics and teaching it in universities, describes the concept of unique educational institution - College of Applied Sciences, the basis of teaching in which is the synergetic principle of detailed program – the course "Oscillations, waves, synergetics" for a school degree in the College of Applied Sciences. The journal annually publishes the best papers and lectures of periodic Conference for Schools "CHAOS", Winter Workshops on Microwave Electronics and Radiophysics, Nonlinear Days in Saratov for young scientists. In the 100th and the 110th anniversary of the Saratov State University each issue of the journal published materials concerned with the University’s history.

The design of the journal is also quite unique. The journal has a readership of teachers, postgraduates and students of higher educational institutions, researchers, academic and research centers, and thus contributes to training nonlinear dynamics specialists.