ISSN 2079-6617 (Print)
ISSN 2309-9828 (Online)
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National Psychological Journal is an all-Russian scientific information and analytical publication, aimed to spread the achievements of modern psychological science and practice, as well as those of related sciences (education, philosophy, history, natural science, philology, political science, economics, medicine, cultural studies). The journal is focused on the development of relevant and comprehensive knowledge about a person and promising methods and technologies in psychological practice.

The journal publishes original theoretical, analytical and empirical articles and reviews on topical issues in various areas of psychology. Key features of the published materials include scientific and practical novelty, relevance and a pronounced author's position.

The National Psychological Journal is an open access publication.

According to the Budapest Open Access Initiative, the editors of the journal provide direct open access to all materials immediately after their publication in order to increase the global exchange of knowledge.

The journal allows to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or refer to the full texts of articles.

Since the publication process is completely funded by the founding organization, authors are not charged. There are no possibilities for publication of articles in shortened terms.

The journal is indexed in Russian and international reference databases.

Manuscript Submission

National Psychological Journal accepts for publication articles and reviews on the main areas of research, methodological and educational work at the Faculty of Psychology of Lomonosov Moscow State University. The journal is open to publish the results of research conducted by specialists in the field of psychology from other scientific institutions and higher educational settings.

We draw your attention to the fact that the priority for our publication are materials related to the following groups of scientific fields:

  • 5.3. Psychological Sciences;
  • 5.8. Educational Sciences;
  • 5.12. Cognitive sciences

Manuscripts are submitted to the editorial board of the National Psychological Journal in electronic form at npjour@mail.ru

To submit an article to the editorial office of the journal, it is necessary to prepare the manuscript in accordance with the Requirements for articles as sampled in the Style file:

Documents required for manuscript submission

  1. Original text of the article which should contain: title, affiliation, abstract, keywords, introduction, text of the article, references, full information about each of the authors.
  2. In separate files, the source codes of illustrations (figures, diagrams) are to be sent in Excel format. Figures and diagrams are to be black and white only (white background). They are to be submitted in jpeg or tiff formats with an extension of 300 dpi, no compression.
  3. The title of the article, affiliation, abstract, keywords, full information about the authors, are presented in 2 languages (Russian and English). 
  4. Scanned declaration on the absence of a conflict of interest, signed by all authors.

Download the declaration form.

All authors sign a licensed copyright agreement.

The above list of documents is mandatory. In the absence of the listed materials, the editors reserve the right not to accept the manuscript for publication.

Before submitting an article, please read the ethical principles, editorial ethics and the procedure for articles reviewing.

The editorial board of the National Psychological Journal support the provisions of the Declaration of Ethical Principles for Scientific Publishing, adopted by the Association of Science Editors and Publishers based on the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

All submitted articles are checked with the Anti-Plagiarism system as well as for being previously spread on the Internet. In case of numerous text borrowings, the editors act in accordance with the rules of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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

The editors reserve the right to edit the articles in order to make them concise and clear in material presentation as well as to match the text to the style of the journal. From the point of view of scientific content, the author's intention is fully preserved; all edits affecting the terminology or meaning of the text are approved by the author.