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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 as well as authors. There are no fees for article submission, processing or publication.

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


The 5th International Scientific and Practical Conference "World-Class Scientific Publication – 2016: Publishing Ethics, Peer-Review and Content Preparation"

23.05.2016 | Editorial Board

On May, 17-20th 2016 the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration  hosted the 5th International Scientific and Practical Conference "World-Class Scientific Publication – 2016: Publishing Ethics, Peer-Review and Content Preparation"

For the first time the organizing committee of the event included the Association of Science Editors and Publishers (ANRI), established in March 2015. The Russian Psychological Society is a member of the ANRI since 2016.

An exhibition "World-Class Scientific Journals" was part of the conference. The exhibition presented the most popular peer-review journals that publish articles from different universities from Russia and worldwide. Journals of the Russian Psychological Society "National Psychological Journal" and "Psychology in Russia: State of the Art" received positive evaluations from Scopus experts and received the quality certificates.

Call for papers: 120th anniversary of Lev Vygotsky

06.05.2016 | Editorial Board

The 4th issue of Psychology in Russia: State of the Art in 2016 is dedicated to the 120th anniversary of Lev Vygotsky. His contribution to the fields of developmental, educational and special psychology still have a ripple effect in contemporary research and practice. Lev Vygostsky is a Soviet/Russian scientist but his legacy belongs to the world culture. We will be happy to receive manuscripts with developments of Vygotsky's ideas in different countries and different areas of psychology. 

Submission deadline is 2016 September, 15th.

New issue of "Psychology in Russia: State of the Art", 9(1), 2016

30.03.2016 | Editorial Board Psychology in Russia: State of the Art

We are glad to inform you that the new issue of the journal "Psychology in Russia: State of the Art" - 9(1), 2016 - was released. You can access the full-text articles here: