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Guidelines to submitting manuscripts for publication in "Psychology" Journal

Author Guidelines


Guidelines for submitting manuscripts for publication in the 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:   Metadata

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 characters 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 sections in the Journal

The Journal publishes articles written by Russian and foreign researchers presenting original positions 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 models that allow empirical checks;
  • 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 the 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 characters 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. 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 the state of the art in Russian and international science. Literature review should be linked to hypotheses and subsequent empirical study.

The Method section describes the 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 the particular research; however, we recommend the authors to follow it as closely as possible. 

The papers are restricted to 18,000 characters 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 characters including spaces for reviews and to 18,000 characters including spaces for literature reviews.
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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The manuscripts are accepted if has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
  2. The materials should be prepared in a format OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or World Perfect.
  3. Internet links are provided as a complete URL. 

  4. Text should be typed with an interval of one and a half line spacing, font Times New Roman, 14 pt; to highlight the accents it is recommended to use italics rather than underlining (except Internet links). All images, graphics and tables are placed within the text according to the meaning of the particular part of text  (and not at the end of the document).
  5. Text should follow the stylistic and bibliography requirements as stated in  Regulations  located in the Part "About Us." 

  6. Please, remove the authors' names from the title of the article and other parts of the document to ensure the  anonymity of reviewing.

Preprint and postprint Policy

Prior to acceptance and publication in “Psychology. Journal of the Higher School of Economics", authors may make their submissions available as preprints on personal or public websites.

As part of submission process, authors are required to confirm that the submission has not been previously published, nor has been submitted. After a manuscript has been published in “Psychology. Journal of the Higher School of Economics" we suggest that the link to the article on journal's website is used when the article is shared on personal or public websites.

Glossary (by SHERPA)

Preprint - In the context of Open Access, a preprint is a draft of an academic article or other publication before it has been submitted for peer-review or other quality assurance procedure as part of the publication process. Preprints cover initial and successive drafts of articles, working papers or draft conference papers.

Postprint - The final version of an academic article or other publication - after it has been peer-reviewed and revised into its final form by the author. As a general term this covers both the author's final version and the version as published, with formatting and copy-editing changes in place.


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).



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