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The historical culture magazine “Tuna” (“Past” in English) has been issued since 1998. The journal is issued by the National Archives with the support of Estonian Cultural Endowment and in co-operation with Tallinn City Archives and the Association of Estonian Archivists. Four issues are published every year. An essay, three to five longer articles are written mainly by historians, but also literary historians and cultural historians, the description of new documents with comments, a series of reviews and overviews are published as well as the photos of the Film Archives please the eye in every issue. In addition to the main issue, should the possibility arise, special issues in a foreign language are published. So far issues in Russian and English have been published.

The journal is peer-reviewed. Articles submitted for publication are considered by the Editorial Board and then forwarded to two anonymous peer reviewers. Articles must receive positive reviews from both readers in order to be published.

“Tuna” is an internationally distributed scientific journal which is indexed and abstracted by Thomson Reuters in: Arts and Humanities Citation Index and Current Contents Arts & Humanities, also by Elsevier and in the EBSCOhost and ERIH PLUS databases.

The contents with a summary in English of the published issues and the full texts of articles from the earlier releases (1998–2016) are available on our  webpage.

The journal is available for purchase in the webshop, from the archives in Tallinn and Tartu and in larger bookshops.