The publication Soviet Hydrology: Selected Papers began over a decade ago. The first issue appeared in 1962. Papers for translation and inclusion are chosen from the hydrologic research publications of various USSR government agencies, institutes, and universities. The main sources for selected papers are the various publications of the Main Administration of the Hydrome-teorological Service of the USSR. The institutions reporting to this administration produce a variety of hydrologic publications. Certain journals are devoted entirely to particular subjects. The journals are published at irregular intervals.
The multitude of journals on hydrology and related subjects offer a wide range of papers for translation.