Издательский комплекс "Наука".jpg
FoundedApril 14, 1923; 99 years ago (April 14, 1923)
FounderAlexander Fersman
Country of originUSSRRussia
Headquarters location90, Profsouznaya ul., Moscow, 117997
Key peopleDmitry Korotkov Acting Director, Тatyana Filippova Chief Editor
Publication typesbooks, scientific journals
Nonfiction topicsastronomy, biochemistry, biology, biophysics, chemistry, geological sciences, mathematics, physics
ImprintsNauka Publishers
No. of employees970

Nauka (Russian: Наука, lit. trans.: Science) is a Russian publisher of academic books and journals. Established in the USSR in 1923, it was called the USSR Academy of Sciences Publishing House until 1963. Until 1934 the publisher was based in Leningrad, then moved to Moscow. Its logo depicts an open book with Sputnik 1 above it.

Nauka was the main scientific publisher of the USSR. Structurally it was a complex of publishing institutions, printing and book selling companies. It had two departments (in Leningrad and Novosibirsk) with separate printing works, two main editorial offices (for physical and mathematical literature and oriental literature) and more than 50 thematic editorial offices. Nauka's main book selling company Akademkniga ("Academic Book" in English) had some 30 trading centers in all major cities of the country.

Nauka was the main publisher of the USSR Academy of Sciences and its branches. The greater part of Nauka's production were monographs. It also published thematic collected works, reference books, textbooks and foreign literature in translation.

In 1972 Nauka published 135 scientific journals, including 31 physical and mathematical, 24 chemical, 29 biological and five popular science journals (Priroda (Nature), Zemlya i Vselennaya (Earth and the Universe), Khimia i zhizn (Chemistry and Life), Kvant (Quantum), and Russkaya rech (Russian speech).

Book series published by Nauka have included the Languages of Asia and Africa series.[1]

The English distributor of the Nauka publications is MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica together with Pleiades Publishing and Springer Science+Business Media.

Nauka was the largest scientific publishing house in the USSR[2] and in the world at one time (in 1982).[3]

See also


  1. ^ Languages of Asia and Africa (Nauka) - Book Series List, Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  2. ^ «Наука» / Комков Г. Д. // Ива — Италики. — М. : Советская энциклопедия, 1972. — (Great Soviet Encyclopedia : [в 30 т.] / гл. ред. Alexander Prokhorov ; 1969—1978, т. 10).
  3. ^ «Наука» // Книговедение: энциклопедический словарь / Ред. коллегия: Н. М. Сикорский (гл. ред.) и др. — М.: Советская энциклопедия, 1982. — 664 с.
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