Fizika plasmy was founded in 1975 in order to publish papers on comparatively young and extremely fruitful branch of modern science—plasma physics.
The journal covers the following topics: high-temperature plasma physics connected with the problem of controlled nuclear fusion based on magnetic and inertial confinement; physics of cosmic plasma, including magnetosphere plasma, sun and stellar plasma, etc.; gas discharge plasma and plasma generated by laser and particle beams. The journal also publishes papers on such related topics as plasma electronics, generation of radiation in plasma, and plasma diagnostics. As well as other original communications, the journal publishes topical reviews and conference proceedings.