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Guidelines to submitting manuscripts for publication in "Psychology" Journal

All manuscripts submitted to the journal should be original work that has not been published before. The text should be written in Russian or English language. All articles (including those written by PhD students) are published free of charge.

Please send your manuscript as a Microsoft Word file (any version) to psychology.hse@gmail.com

Additional information to be submitted with the manuscript:

1. An abstract of 200 to 250 words and up to 12 key words.

2. Portrait photograph(s) of the author(s) (at least 800 pixels in height, in jpg or tif format with minimal compression).

3. Short bio(s) (up to 400 symbols per author) that should include the following information about the author(s):

  • Academic degree;
  • Organization and position;
  • Main publications (optional) and research interests;
  • Additional details (optional);
  • Contact details (e-mail).

Guidelines for different journal sections

The Journal publishes articles written by Russian and foreign researchers presenting original position in academic and applied psychology, analytical reviews, short reports focused on empirical studies and information about current scientific events in Russia and the rest of the world.

Papers. General Section.

The following types of articles are accepted in this section:

  • Original empirical studies and respective analysis and discussions;
  • Papers describing new research and psychometric tools;
  • Papers describing a set of empirical studies aimed at development and verification of a specific conception or model;
  • Papers presenting original theoretical model that allows empirical check;
  • Fundamental papers on philosophical and methodological problems of psychology including multi-faceted and detailed argumentation;
  • Analytical developments and reviews including significant new scientific data and/or suggesting a new approach to a particular psychological field, several psychological fields or links between psychology and other disciplines;
  • Papers presenting original applied psychological ideas and developments.

All types of articles require author to prove their position regarding the psychological or inter-disciplinary problem in question. When submitting an article the author should state its genre.

The papers are restricted to 45 000 symbols including spaces.

Papers. Short reports.

The Short reports section accepts articles that present original work and has not been published before. The text should be written in Russian or English language. The paper should present an empirical study.

The following structure is recommended.

The first section outlines the problem and provides its theoretical analysis, literature review, research goals and hypotheses (if appropriate). The research should clearly address state of the art in Russian and international science. Literature review should be linked to hypotheses and subsequent empirical study.

The "Method" section describes sample (number of respondents, their age, gender and other necessary information), stimuli or measurement techniques used (with references) and procedure. 

The "Results" section describes the facts obtained; the section should include descriptive statistics and statistical analyses used.

The "Discussion" section provides interpretation of the results in accordance with the goals and hypotheses set; the obtained results should be compared with the results of similar studies.

The structure can vary depending on a particular research; however, we recommend the authors to follow it as close as possible. 

The papers are restricted to 18 000 symbols including spaces.

Reviews and literature reviews.

This section accepts papers addressing contemporary publications in academic and applied psychology as well as literature reviews that 1) demonstrate broad coverage and representation of the materials, 2) provide original psychological analysis of the reviewed materials, 3) shed light on the common understanding of the problem in question; 4) not just review, but also define a problem based on the analysis conducted.

The papers are restricted to 10 000 symbols including spaces for reviews and to 18 000 symbols including spaces for literature reviews.
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