The journal was founded in January 1952.
Frequency: six issues per year. Issued under auspices of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Department of Historical and Philological Sciences. Published by "Izdatel'stvo Nauka".

The Voprosy Jazykoznanija journal publishes research on linguistic theory, areal, typological, and comparative linguistics, sociolinguistics, computational and corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, and other related fields.

NB! Preference is given to papers that make a theoretical contribution or present new empirical data of general interest. Papers assessing minor language-specific descriptive problems, as well as those dealing with “cultural concepts”, “linguistic consciousness”, literary science, and folklore studies are generally discouraged; the editorial board reserves the right to decline such articles without further consideration.