At the Institute of History and Ethnology named after Ch.Ch. Valikhanov of the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, since 1998, the scientific and theoretical journal “Otan tarikhy” – “History of the Homeland” has been published, publishing the results of the latest scientific research of a theoretical, experimental and practical nature, acquainting the scientific community with innovations in the world historiographic process, is aimed at supporting new trends and developing innovative research directions of Kazakhstani humanitarians, initiatives of young scientists, reflection of scientific solutions and conceptual approaches in science.

The publication of articles in the journal includes works of both fundamental and applied nature on topical issues of history, source study, historiography, archeology, ethnology, anthropology, culture of Kazakhstan and neighboring countries.

The frequency of publication of the journal is quarterly. Published in Kazakh, Russian, English.

The journal is open for cooperation with Kazakhstani foreign scientists, research teams, educational and scientific institutions.