The scientific and practical magazine "Theory and practice of social systems management: philosophy, psychology, education, sociology was founded by the National Technical University "Kharkov Polytechnic Institute" (NTU "KhPI"), the G.S. Skovoroda Kharkov National Pedagogical University, the Ukrainian Engineering and Pedagogical Academy in 2000 (certificate of the state committee for information policy, television and radio broadcasting of Ukraine KV 5212 dated 18.06.2001). The NTU "KhPI" has been the publisher of the magazine since its inception. The magazine is distributed through Ukrposhta (subscription index - 23958). Languages of publication are Ukrainian, Russian, English.

    The State Prize laureate of Ukraine, Doctor of pedagogic Sciences, professor A.G. Romanovskiy has been the editor-in-chief of the magazine since its inception.

    The magazine was rewritten in 2010. VAK of Ukraine Order 1-05/1 dated 10.02.2010 has approved it as the scientific edition of the philosophical, pedagogical and psychological sciences, in which teachers, research assistants, graduate students and competitors for an academic degree get the opportunity to publish scientific articles and degree work results, and the opportunity to exchange scientific and practical information in Ukraine and abroad.

     The magazine is registered in the International registration system of serial publications issued under the standardized code ISSN 2078-7782. An electronic copy is posted on the site of the NTU "KhPI".

    Articles and information materials in such areas of research as theory and practice of social system management; the philosophical, psychological, educational and sociological foundations of management; research methodology and modeling of social systems; philosophy of vocational education and third millennium leaders training; forming of the creative personality, elite and leadership; social environment as a factor in management; personal factor in management are published in the magazine.

    The magazine cooperates with famous scientific schools that particularly operate in such institutes of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine as pedagogic education and adult education; G.S. Kostjuk psychology; higher education; information technology and training aids; problems of education; and also in the Institute of Software Systems of NAS of Ukraine, the M.P. Dragomanova National Pedagogical University, the Mikhail Kotsyubynskiy Vinnitsa State Pedagogical University; the Petroshanskiy University (Romania).