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About the Journal «Psychology in Russia: State of the Art»

Aims & Scope

Established in 2008, the Russian Psychological Society's Journal «Psychology in Russia: State of the Art» publishes original research on all aspects of general psychology including cognitive, clinical, developmental, social, neuropsychology, psychophysiology, psychology of labor and ergonomics, and methodology of psychological science.

Journal's list of authors comprises prominent scientists, practitioners and experts from leading Russian universities, research institutions, state ministries and private practice. Addressing current challenges of psychology, it also reviews developments in novel areas such as security, sport, and art psychology, as well as psychology of negotiations, cyberspace and virtual reality.

The journal builds upon theoretical foundations laid by the works of Vygotsky, Luria and other Russian scientists whose works contributed to shaping the psychological science worldwide, and welcomes international submissions which make major contributions across the range of psychology, especially appreciating the ones conducted in the paradigm of the Russian psychological tradition.

It enjoys a wide international readership and features reports of empirical studies, book reviews and theoretical contributions, which aim to further our understanding of psychology.

Digital archiving of the journal is performed at the national library Cyberleninka

Since 2013 «Psychology in Russia: State of the Art» is published quarterly by Russian Psychological Society and Faculty of Psychology of Lomonosov Moscow State University in the English language.

ISSN 2074-6857 (Print)
ISSN 2307-2202 (Online)

Reviewing policy

All the manuscripts undergo plagiarism check via Similarity Check (

All the manuscripts are subject to evaluation of English language quality by a native speaker editor. Articles with poor language quality may be rejected, though it is possible to re-submit such articles after substantial corrections.

All the manuscripts containing mathematical / statistical data are subject to evaluation of their compliance with the requirements of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition by an expert in research statistics.

All the manuscripts, excepting editorials and book reviews, are subject to double blind peer-review. In a 3 month period from the moment of submission, an author is informed of the editorial decision. An author should be ready to perform the revision of the article according to reviewer’s comments.

Journal accepts for publication 48% of all submissions on average.

For more information see Publication Policy section (

Open Access Statement

According to Budapest Open Access Initiative, the journal allows to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allows readers to use them for any other lawful purpose.

Prompt access. All articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication.

Free of charge. Since the journal is funded by the state, its publication model is free of charge for readers.

Creative Commons license. The journal content is licensed with CC BY-NC “Attribution-NonCommercial” Creative Commons license.


Online First! Articles from the new issue of "Psychology in Russia: State of the Art", 11(2), 2018

10.05.2018 | Editorial Board

We are glad to announce that 3 articles from the new issue of "Psychology in Russia: State of the Art", 11(2), 2018 were released. You can access the full-text articles here:

New issue of "Psychology in Russia: State of the Art", 11(1), 2018

06.04.2018 | Editorial Board

We are glad to inform you that the new issue of the journal "Psychology in Russia: State of the Art" - 11(1), 2018 - was released. You can access the full-text articles here:

Call for papers. Special issue of "Psychology in Russia: State of the Art" — "Education and Human Development"

14.03.2018 | Editorial Board

Guest editor: Yulia Kovas

Yulia Kovas is Professor of Genetics and Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London ( She is also a visiting professor in New York University; University of Sussex; King's College, University of London and Higher School of Economics (Moscow). She directs the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Investigations into Individual Differences in Learning at Goldsmiths.  In addition, she directs the Laboratory for Cognitive Investigations and Behavioural Genetics at Tomsk State University; and co-directs the Russian-British Laboratory for Behavioural Genetics at the Psychological Institute of the RAE; and the International Centre for Research in Human Development at Tomsk State University.  She is associate editor for Intelligence (Elsevier) and British Journal of Educational Psychology (Wiley).

The special issue invites articles that advance knowledge and theory about education and human development. Empirical research, as well as scholarly reviews and theoretical or methodological articles are within the scope of this issue.  Articles should report on studies that examine educationally relevant processes, as well as biological, social, and cultural factors that affect development.

Manuscript submission deadline is August 1st, 2018

Instructions for Authors: