ISSN 2075-7999 • Psihologičeskie issledovaniâ • Psihol. issled.
Ulrich's Periodicals Directory • Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
1 Editorial board and personally Editors responsibilities
2 Reviewer responsibilities
3 Authors responsibilities
4 Procedures for dealing with unethical behavior
6 Journal responsibilities
The procedure of reviewing texts
Interdisciplinary scientific psychological e-journal Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya [= Psychological Studies] publishes original articles on various branches of psychology and allied sciences.
The aims of the journal are promoting scientific psychological knowledge, maintaining high standards of scientific publication, facilitating Russian psychological science integration into the world scientific information space.
Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya is published six times a year. The first issue was published in October 2008. The current issue is formed during the second half of every even month (14–28/29 February, 14–30 April, 14–30 June, 15–31 August, 14–31 October, 15–31 December).
The founders of the electronic periodical journal Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya: Russian Academy of Education and OOO Izdatel'stvo Soliton [in French: Editions Soliton].
Publisher: OOO Izdatel'stvo Soliton [= Editions Soliton], Moscow, Russia.
The journal distribution form: an electronic periodicaI. In printing form the journal does not exist.
Access: an open access via Internet telecommunication network. URL: psystudy.ru , psystudy.com , психолисслед.рф.
Official languages of publication are Russian and English.
Full texts of articles are published in Russian or/and in English.
Articles are accepted throughout a year.
The journal is included in Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) database. The RSCI impact factor for 2013 was 1,014 (2-year impact factor without self-citations. Section "Psychology": Rank 2 out of 87).
The journal is included in the Directory of Open Access Journals (Title: Psihologičeskie issledovaniâ).
The journal is included in the ISSN Register with:
Key title: Psihologičeskie issledovaniâ
Abbreviated key title: Psihol. issled.
The journal Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya is indexed/reviewed in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory database and referred to as Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya.
The journal publications are archived in the Federal register of scientific electronic publications (2010–2012). According to the document of the Government of the Russian Federation (June 20, 2011, No. 475), the obligatory registration of electronic scientific editions (online editions) in Federal register system is cancelled from November 01, 2012.
The journal registration number is updated annually (2010–2012):
2012 – 0421200116,
2011 – 0421100116,
2010 – 0421000116.
Since 01 January 2010 from 31 October 2012 every published peer-reviewed article has a registration number in the Federal register of scientific electronic publications. This number is referred in bibliographical description of the article (see Suggested citation).
The journal is included in the List of Russian leading reviewed scientific periodicals. The List is created by Higher qualification commission (an authorized body for qualification of science and education workers in the Russian Federation) of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
Speciality according to current Nomenclature of science workers specialities (state standard of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation) is 19.00.00 – "Psychological sciences".
The journal is registered as a mass medium by the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications in accordance with the Statute of the Russian Federation “On the Mass Media”. The mass medium registration certificate: number "Эл ФС77–33500", effective since 17 October 2008.
Editorial board of the scientific journal Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya seeks for broad and competent scientific communication and assumes responsibility for maintaining high standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. Our standards are based on strict ethical policies, general expectations for authors, editors, reviewers, publishers and society partners. Our statements follow the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and are prepared on its data. Below is a summary of our key expectations of editors, peer-reviewers, and authors.
- Bear responsibility for an assessment of reliability and the scientific importance of the data stated in the published article.
- Have to proceed from policy of journal and from legal requirements for slander, copyright, legality and plagiarism.
- Have to estimate contents of papers regardless of race, gender/sex, sexual orientation, religious views, origins, nationality or political preferences of authors.
- Undertake not to open needlessly information about the accepted paper to any other persons except for authors, reviewers and scientific consultants.
- The materials containing in presented to consideration and yet not published article, can't be used by the editor or the reviewer in personal researches without written agreement of the author. The editor and the reviewer are obliged to observe confidentiality concerning information or ideas which became known for them during reviewing of papers and shouldn't use them for obtaining personal benefit.
- Have to take rejection from consideration of articles in case of existence of the conflicts of interests due to competitive, joint or other relationship with the authors or the organizations concerning the manuscript.
- Have to handle submissions for sponsored supplements or special issues in the same way as other submissions, so that articles are considered and accepted solely on their academic merit and without commercial influence.
- The editor who obtained the convincing evidence of the fact that the materials presented in the published article are incorrect, has to report about it to scientific community for the fastest publication of corrections, denials or other statements corresponding to a situation.
- Are obliged to take the adequate answer-back measures in case of the ethical claims concerning the considered articles or already published materials. Similar measures usually include interaction with authors of the paper and thorough examination of the corresponding complaint or requirement, as well as interaction with the relevant organizations and the research centers.
- Can confer with other editors and reviewers during making decision on the publication.
- Has to help the Editorial board to make the decision on the publication, and also can help the author to increase quality of work.
- Adequately estimate his qualification and extent of employment at adoption to review the article. Insufficient qualification and deficiency of time must be the bases of denial of the reviewing.
- Has no right to show or discuss the reviewed article with the persons who don't have any powers from the editor.
- Obliged to give an objective assessment to the paper, clear and reasonable express his opinion. The personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.
- Has to point to the significant published works corresponding to a subject and not included in the bibliography to the article as well as lookout that the materials presented in the early published articles are followed by the corresponding bibliographic link.
- Has to pay attention of the Editor in case of detection of essential similarity or coincidence between the considered paper and any other published work which is in the sphere of scientific competence of the reviewer.
- Obliged to observe confidentiality concerning information or ideas which became known in the course of reviewing of articles and has no right to use them for obtaining personal benefit.
- Has no right to use in personal researches the unpublished data obtained from the papers presented to consideration without written agreement of the author.
- Shouldn't participate in consideration of articles in case of existence of the conflicts of interests (financial, institutional, collaborative or other relationships) to any of authors or the organizations connected with the presented work.
- Have to provide consistent information about the work and pay sufficient attention to objective discussion of its importance. All data have to be reflected most accurately. Article has to contain enough details and bibliographic links for a possibility of reproduction of research by other scientists. False or obviously incorrect statements are unacceptable and are perceived as unethical behavior.
- Reviews and scientific articles also have to be exact and objective.
- Have to maintain accurate records of data associated with their submitted manuscript; be ready to provide access to primary data concerning the article for consideration by editors on reasonable request. Have to keep these data throughout the sufficient period of time after the publication. It is appropriate and allowed by employer, funding body and others who might have an interest, to deposit data in a suitable repository or storage location, for sharing and further use by others.
- Have to make sure that they present completely original work and that all links to works and/or quotes of other authors are issued as appropriate.
- Plagiarism in any forms (from representation of others work as his own to copying or rephrasing of essential parts of others works without indication of authorship and the statement of own rights for results of others researches) is the act of unethical behavior and is absolutely unacceptable.
- The author shouldn't publish the works describing the same research, at once in several journals printing primary publications. Submission of the same manuscript at the same time in some magazines is perceived as unethical behavior and it is unacceptable.
- Shouldn't submit for consideration article which was already published in other journal, except some types of articles (for example, clinical recommendations, translated articles). Thus the bibliography of primary work has to be presented in the second publication. Additionally, to provide the editor with a copy of any submitted manuscript that might contain overlapping or closely related content.
- Has to display a contribution of other persons to the published work, for example, to specify those publications which were significant for their own research. The data obtained from confidential or private sources (for example, during conversation, correspondences or in the course of discussion) shouldn't be used or presented without clear written permission of the primary source.
- It is necessary to specify by authors of the publication only those persons who made an essential contribution to formation of a strategy, development, execution and interpretation of the presented research. Everything who made an essential contribution to work, have to be designated as co-authors. Other persons who made this or that contribution to the research project can be specified as participants, or separate gratitude can be expressed to them.
- Has to make sure as that all participants who made an essential contribution to research are presented as co-authors, and that among co-authors there are no those who didn't take part in work. It is also important to be convinced that all co-authors saw and approved the final version of work and agreed with its publication.
- If work assumes use of chemical products, procedures or the equipment containing any unusual risk, the author has to designate accurately it in the manuscript.
- If in research participate people or animals as objects of research, authors have to make sure that in the paper is specified that all stages of research correspond to the legislation and normative documents of the research organizations, and also are approved by the relevant committees (e.g. WMA Declaration of Helsinki, NIH Policy on Use of Laboratory Animals, EU Directive on Use of Animals). It is necessary to watch observance of the right for personal privacy always.
- Are obliged to expose in the article financial or other existing conflicts of interests which can be apprehended as the facts which had impact on the results or conclusions presented in work.
- In case of detection by the author of essential mistakes or inaccuracies in the publication he has to report about it to the editor for withdrawal of the publication or correction of mistakes.
- Misconduct and unethical behavior may be identified and brought to the attention of the editor and publisher at any time, by anyone.
- Whoever informs the editor or publisher of such conduct should provide sufficient information and evidence in order for an investigation to be initiated. All allegations should be taken seriously and treated in the same way, until a successful decision or conclusion is reached.
- Evidence should be gathered, while avoiding spreading any allegations beyond those who need to know.
- Minor misconduct might be dealt with without the need to consult more widely. In any event, the author should be given the opportunity to respond to any allegations.
- Serious misconduct might require that the employers of the accused be notified. The editor, in consultation with the publisher, should make the decision whether or not to involve the employers, either by examining the available evidence themselves or by further consultation with a limited number of experts.
- Informing or educating the author or reviewer about appearance of misunderstanding or misapplication of acceptable standards with warning to future behavior.
- Publication of a formal notice detailing the misconduct.
- Publication of an editorial detailing the misconduct.
- A formal letter to the head of the author's or reviewer's department or funding agency.
- Formal retraction or withdrawal of a publication from the journal, in conjunction with informing the head of the author or reviewer's department, Abstracting and Indexing services and the readership of the publication.
- Imposition of a formal embargo on contributions from an individual for a defined period.
Both editors and publishers ensure that good practice is maintained to the standards outlined above.
The received articles must be adequate to Higher qualification commission requirements to scientific periodicals issues (from 14 October 2008) and the requirements related to peer-reviewed scientific journals for inclusion in the List of peer-reviewed scientific journals (from 25 July 2014). In these peer-reviewed scientific journals the basic scientific results of Ph.D. thesis, of thesis for a doctor's degree must be published.
The edition carries out revising of all materials coming to journal corresponding to its scientific subject for the purpose of their expert assessment. All articles are twice blind reviewed by the acknowledged experts in the assessed scientific field and approved for publication by an Editorial board. Internal and external reviewers are involved. All reviewers are recognized specialists in subject of the reviewed materials and have within the last 3 years publication on subject of the reviewed article. Texts of reviews are stored in publishing house within five years.
The recommendation of the research supervisor is attached to the articles of students and postgraduate students.
The reviewer / research supervisor submits the following data: surname, name, middle name; academic degree, scientific rank; place of work and position; the full name of the institution without abbreviations; index and postal address; phone, e-mail. The signature of the reviewer is certified by the seal.
Journal directs to the authors reviews in electronic form.
In case of a rejection of the text motivated refusal is send to the author. Non-compliance with rules of the publication can be the reason for a rejection of the manuscript without the detailed review, with refusal justification.
On the request of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation the copies of the reviews are sending to the Ministry.
If you would like to submit an article for publication in this journal, please send it as an e-mail attachment to