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The National Psychological Journal is an all-Russian scientific, informational and analytical publication. The journal reflects achievements in various areas of modern psychological science and practice, as well as related sciences (pedagogy, philosophy, history, natural science, philology, political science, economics, medicine, cultural studies). It focuses on the development of relevant and comprehensive knowledge about human development and promising methods and technologies for its application in psychological practice.

The journal publishes original theoretical, analytical and empirical articles and reviews on topical problems in various fields of psychology, which are distinguished by scientific and practical novelty, relevance and the distinctive position of the author.

The National Psychological Journal is an open-access publication. According to the Budapest Open Access Initiative, the editorial staff of the journal provide direct open access to all materials immediately after their publication, since free open access to research results increases the global exchange of knowledge. Open access allows readers to download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of articles.

The authors of the journal are not charged, and accelerated publication time for articles is not provided.

The journal is indexed in Russian and international abstract databases of scientific publications.

Dear authors, please note that the priority for our publication are materials related to the groups of scientific specialties for which academic degrees are awarded:

Submission of the manuscript

Manuscripts are submitted to the editorial office of the National Psychological Journal in electronic form at

Along with the article, applicants need to send a scan of a declaration of absence of a conflict of interest, signed by all the authors: download the application form.

All the authors sign a licensing copyright agreement: download a sample.

The editorial board of the National Psychological Journal supports the provisions of the Declaration of "Ethical Principles of Scientific Publications" adopted by the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers ( based on the recommendations of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE).

Manuscripts submitted to the editorial office of the National Psychological Journal undergo a review and examination procedure.

Before submitting an article, applicants should familiarise themselves with editorial ethics and the procedure for reviewing articles.

All articles received by the editorial office are checked for the direct borrowing using the Antiplagiat system and checked for the presence of submitted texts and links on the Internet. In the event of repeated borrowings, the editors act in accordance with the rules of the International Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Withdrawal (retraction) of a publication from the journal takes into account the recommendations of the Council for the Ethics of Scientific Publications of the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers "Rules for the withdrawal (retraction) of an article from publication." See Retraction of publications.

Manuscript design

The beginning of the article should contain the author’s name, patronymic and surname (in Russian and English); academic title and degree; and position. Followed by the full name of the scientific institution in which the research or project was carried out (in Russian and English), the ORCID of the author (Open Researcher and Contributor ID, download the ORCID registration instructions), an article title (in Russian and English), abstract in Russian and English of at least 1700 characters (250-300 words in Russian and 230– 250 words in English), and keywords (5–7) in Russian and English. The main text of the article and the bibliography follows.

If there are several authors, applicants must specify the author in charge (Corresponding author).

The use of UPPER-CASE letters, as well as italics, underlining and semi-bold font is not allowed. They can be used only if necessary (bibliography, abstract).

An annotation (abstract) should have the following structure:

Relevance (context) of the subject of the article (Background). A very brief extract from the introduction to the article (2-3 phrases), directly leading to the goal of the research.

The goal (Objective). The goal (or hypothesis) of the study can be broken down into 2–3 specific tasks (clarifying hypotheses).

Description of the course of research (Design). Stages (if any) and research methods. Description of the sample.

Results of research (Results). Statistically significant results of mathematical processing (ideally - with the indication of p-values). Confirmed and not confirmed hypotheses.

Conclusion. Qualitative conclusions: summarizing the obtained results and the necessary directions for further research. Practical use of the results.

Following the structure of the annotation, the text of the article should be organized in subsections and given headings.

Formatting the text of the article

The journal presents publications in Russian or English. The names of foreign institutions are given in the text without quotation marks in Latin letters. After mentioning the names of foreign scientists and heads of institutions in the text in Russian, add the spelling of their first and last names in Latin letters in semicircular brackets.

All abbreviations should be fully deciphered at the first use, with the exception of the generally accepted abbreviations of mathematical values and terms.

Information about grants and acknowledgements (Acknowledgments) is given at the end of the article (before the bibliography) in Russian and English.

Use of the following are not allowed:

The text should not contain double spaces and double paragraphs (empty lines).

References and bibliography (References)

The bibliography should contain only relevant sources and include at least 30 citations for articles and 50 citations for reviews.

Lists of literature are to be submitted in Russian and English.
The bibliographic description of documents in Russian should be structured following the requirements of GOST R 7.0.5–2020. 

Links in English and References are to be made following the requirements of the APA (6th ed.).

Sources are listed in alphabetical order. The Russian-language list first presents sources in Russian, then in other languages. End-to-end numbering is used.

References to literary sources are given in the text as the author's surname and the year of publication, enclosed in brackets, for example (Vygotsky, 1982). When citing, the page number is also added (Vygotsky, 1982, p. 47).

References to electronic publications on the Internet are allowed only for official resources registered with Roskomnadzor, indicating all required data.

If available, the DOI or Internet access address of the quoted material should be indicated.

Examples of bibliography and References format

Scientific publications and monographs

Leontiev D.A., Rasskazova E.I. (2006). Hardiness Test. Moscow, Smysl, 63 p. Available at: (accessed 21.03.2020) (In Russ.) 

Maslow A. Self-actualizing and Beyond. (1967). Challenges of Humanistic Psychology. N. Y.: Available at: 22.03.2020) (In Eng.) 

Articles in scientific journals

Malcolm M., Frost H., Cowie J. (2019). Loneliness and social isolation causal association with health-related lifestyle risk in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Systematic Reviews, 48(8), 1–8. Available at: (accessed 04.04.2020). DOI: 10.1186/s13643-019-0968-x (In Eng.) 

Hetolang LT, Amone-P’Olak K. (2018). The association between stressful life events and depression among students in a university in Botswana. South African Journal of Psychology, 48(2), 255–267. URL: 06.04.2020) 

Articles in digests.

Stolin V.V., Pantileev S.R. (1988). Personality Self-Concept Test. In: Practical Course on Psychodiagnostics: Psychodiagnostic Materials. Moscow: Izdatelstvo MGU, 123–130. Available at: 26.03.2020) (In Russ.) 

Galperin, P.Ya. (1969) Stages in the development of mental acts. In M. Cole & I. Maltzman (Eds.) A handbook of contemporary soviet psychology. New York: Basic Book, 249–273. 

Dissertations and manuscripts.

Ivanova T.Yu. (2016) The Functional Role of Personal Resources in Ensuring Psychological Well-Being: PhD psychology, Thesis. Moscow, 205. Available at: 09.04.2020) (In Russ.) 

Electronic resources

Palamarchuk M. How our children take up arms and go to school to kill: 10 examples. LIFE ASMA. Retrieved from: 20.04.2020).

Tables, graphs, pictures.

All names, signatures and structural elements of graphs, tables, diagrams, etc. are given in Russian and English.

Tables, figures, diagrams in the text should be numbered and titled.

Duplication of graphs, tables and figures by text is inadmissible; the text should add new information (clarification, commentary, summary) to the illustrative material.

Graphs, diagrams should be built in MS Excel. If there are diagrams in this program, it is necessary to provide a file with initial data. The data contained in tables and graphs must be carefully checked. The author is responsible for the correctness of the data provided.

Figures and diagrams can be built in graphic editors and must be editable. Pictures must be submitted in .jpeg (quality index of at least 8) or .tiff (with a resolution of at least 300 dpi without compression). All graphic data are both placed in the text of the article and sent in the form of separate files.

Graphs, tables and figures, as well as photographs that do not meet the print quality, will be returned to the authors for replacement.

Information about the authors

Information about the authors in a separate file:

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National Psychological Journal, 2006 - 2020