Articles are accepted for consideration in the 3rd issue of 2020.


Dear Authors,

We are now accepting submissions of manuscripts for the next issue of Russian Psychological Journal: September 2020. This means that if you submit your manuscript now, we will consider and publish it in the 2020 September issue (in case of the positive assessment of reviewers). Manuscripts are accepted until August 15.

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Current Issue

Vol. 17 No. 1 (2020)
Published: 2020-05-06

Medical psychology

General psychology, psychology of personality, history of psychology

Pedagogical psychology

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Russian Psychological Journal is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original research papers on all aspects of psychology and education.
It was founded by the Russian Psychological Society in 2004.
Russian Psychological Journal is published quarterly in both printed and online versions. English versions of metadata are available for all the full-text articles submitted in Russian. Since 2019, the journal publishes the full-text articles both in Russian and English.
All manuscripts submitted to the journal undergo a double-blind peer review process involving at least two experts.
The journal adheres to international standards of publishing ethics in accordance with the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The mission of Russian Psychological Journal is to advance knowledge and practice in all areas of psychology through publishing scholarly, research-based, peer-reviewed articles that meet quality standards and help test, expand, or build psychological theory and contribute to psychological practice.

Aims & Scope
The journal aims to promote international scientific collaboration and exchange of new knowledge and recent developments in areas related to psychology and education. It seeks to familiarize specialists and all interested readers with the latest achievements of Russian scholars in resolving issues in present-day psychology.
The ultimate objective is to create a novel forum for: (a) providing novice and experienced scholars with high quality scientific information; (b) rapid communication of new findings, ideas, or perspectives; (c) facilitating international collaboration between researchers and practitioners in the field of psychology and education; and (d) increasing citations, visibility, credibility, and authority of Russian scholarly researches through indexing in international databases.
Russian Psychological Journal accepts theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions relating to scientific research results and achievements in implementation of these results and other innovations in the field of psychology and education.
The scope of the journal covers following areas of psychology: general psychology; personality psychology; history of psychology; psychophysiology; medical psychology; correctional psychology; legal psychology; social psychology; educational psychology; developmental psychology; acmeology; labor psychology.

The founder of the Journal is The Russian Psychological Society. Year of Foundation – 2004.

Editor-in-Chief:  Yury P. Zinchenko, Dean of the faculty of psychology, Head of the Department of methodology of psychology, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Vice-President of RAE, President Of the Russian Psychological Society.

Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Pavel N. Ermakov, Academician of the Russian Academy of education, 1st Vice-President of the Russian Psychological Society, Professor, Doctor of Biological Sciences.

The scientific sphere of the Russian Psychological Journal includes a large number of subsections of psychology and pedagogy:

Psychology: General psychology, psychology of personality, history of psychology; psychophysiology; medical psychology; correctional psychology; legal psychology; social psychology; pedagogical psychology; psychology of development, acmeology; psychology of work.

Pedagogy: General pedagogy, history of pedagogy and education, theory and methods of training and education, correctional pedagogy, theory, methods and organization of social and cultural activities, theory and methods of professional education.

Target Audience
The journal is intended not only for researches, scholars, students, and practitioners, but also for general readers with an interest in the state-of-the-art and most recent developments in psychology and education.
Russian Psychological Journal welcomes submissions from established researchers, young scholars, educators, and practitioners making significant contributions to thematic fields of the journal.

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access. Articles published in the Journal are Open-Access articles distributed under a  Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.

All issues of the Journal are placed in the Russian scientific electronic library on the website

The Russian Psychological Journal is included in the catalogues and indexing systems: DOAJ and other.