Why Use APA Style?


The Editorial Board of Russian Psychological Journal is pleased to provide its readers and authors with the APA Style Guidelines for Preparing Manuscripts for Journal Publication.

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Why should Russian scholars and researches use APA style when preparing their submissions?  

The use of APA style may promote indexing of Russian journals in the major international scientometric databases – Scopus and WoS. Russian academic journals should correspond to the form and content of the journals that are already indexed in Scopus and WoS to gain a foothold in these international scientometric databases.  

Foreign scholars find it difficult to read and cite Russian articles, even if journals provide English versions of metadata. To work close with global scientific community Russian academic journals should provide English versions of the full-text articles and adhere to the basic principles of the writing format that are generally accepted.  

APA Style provides a foundation for effective scholarly communication because it helps authors present their ideas in a clear, concise, and organized manner. Therefore, since 2019 Russian Psychological Journal requires that all manuscripts (both in Russian and English) comply with the APA style as the most commonly used formatting and style guide. For this purpose, the Editorial Board of Russian Psychological Journal provides training in the APA style for all the authors.

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

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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.