The journal Voprosy istorii estestvoznaniia i tekhniki (VIET) ["Studies in the History of Science and Technology"] journal was founded in 1980 on the basis of an irregularly published collection of works by employees of the Institute for the History of Science and Technology of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (IHST of the USSR Academy of Sciences).
At present, the Journal`s founders are the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and the Institute for the History of Science and Technology (IHST RAS).
The main block of the journal's materials is formed by original articles presenting research results of qualified specialists in the history and philosophy of science and technology. The scientific level of the results and the compliance of articles with publication standards is ensured by a representative editorial board, which includes two academicians (RAS), one corresponding member of the RAS, doctors and candidates of sciences.
The contents of the journal are divided into main sections - "General Problems of the History of Science and Technology", "From the History of Science", "Social History of Science", "From the History of Technology", "Lessons from History", "Materials for the Biographies of Scientists and Engineers", "Institutions and Museums", "Sources for the History of Science and Technology", reflecting the scope and specifics of the proposed scientific publications.
The information block contains memoirs, reviews, books reviews, annotations for defended dissertations, as well as information about past conferences and correspondence with readers.
The journal is published quarterly and is included in the "List of peer-reviewed scientific publications" of the Higher Attestation Commission of Russian Federation and the Russian Science Citation Index in Web of Science.