Aims and Scope

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).
Since 2019, Russian Psychological Journal requires that all manuscripts comply with the APA formatting and referencing style. Russian Psychological Journal is currently the only Russian academic journal in psychology that adheres to the APA style in its Russian version.

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 all areas of experimental, applied, fundamental, and interdisciplinary psychological sciences and includes (but is not limited to): general psychology; personality psychology; history of psychology; psychophysiology; medical psychology; correctional psychology; legal psychology; social psychology; educational psychology; developmental psychology; acmeology; labor psychology; general pedagogy; history of pedagogy and education; theory and methods of teaching; correctional education; theory, methods, and organization of social and cultural activities; theory and methods of vocational 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.

Russian psychological journal is open to all categories of readers, all articles are fully open and available for reading and citation.

Geographical Coverage. Since 2019, Russian Psychological Journal publishes the full-text articles both in Russian and English, which increases the visibility of the journal articles for the global scientific community. At the same time, the journal is constantly expanding its geographical coverage and invites authors from all over the world to publish their manuscripts in Russian Psychological Journal.

Type of published material

The journal publishes: analytical articles, review and theoretical articles, articles describing experimental studies.

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.