The quarterly academic online journal “LIFELONG EDUCATION: The 21st Century” was founded in April 2013. Annually, the journal publishes more than 40 academic articles written by the authors across the Russian Federation, as well as academics from abroad.

The journal is included in the list of peer-reviewed journals of the Higher Attestation Commission for the following areas of study – 5.8. Pedagogy, scientific specialties:

5.8.1 General pedagogy, history of pedagogy and education;

5.8.2. Theory and methods of training and education (by fields and levels of education);

5.8.7. Methodology and technology of professional education.

The Journal ISSN and RSCI (473-08/2013) are assigned to the journal.

Electronic articles are equal to printed academic papers, the full texts and the bibliographical descriptions are included in the E-library database, ERIH PLUS, Cyberleninka. All submitted manuscripts are subjects of blind internal and external peer-reviewing. The submitted manuscripts are subjected to plagiarism detection software ( The texts are published in the Russian, English, and German languages. Both paper submissions and publication are free of charge, and all the materials are open access.

In addition to academic papers, the journal offers the readers the information on educational events, access to educational resources related to the lifelong learning issues, and forum discussions.

The publication is carried out with the financial support of the flagship Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "Petrozavodsk State University".