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“Moscow University Psychology Bulletin” accepts article manuscripts, reviews, short communication according to the main branches of scientific-research and educational activities of the Psychology faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. The journal is open for submissions from scientists affiliated to the other universities or research institutions.

The paper selection procedure is based on double blind peer-review. The reviewers pool includes editorial board members, qualified academic staff (Ph.D) of the MSU Psychology faculty, leading researchers from the other Russian universities and research institutions. The article is accepted on receiving two positive reviews and rejected on receiving two negative ones (motivated rejection follows). The decision about acceptance, rejection or sending the article back for improvements is made within 3 month after receiving it and the author always gets the reasonable explanation and comments about the result. Articles, improved by the author, are considered and discussed again by the reviewers. The articles sent to authors with suggestions for improvemets and not returned timely are excluded from the editorial portfolio.

Every received article is checked for the plagiarism.

Manuscript submission

All the manuscripts are accepted solely in electronic format. They should contain the original material that has never been published or submitted to any other journal. To prove that fact the authors should mark their manuscripts with “The original article” wording.

Manuscript style guidelines

A manuscript should start with the following information provided both in Russian and English:

  1. author’s initials and surname;
  2. academic rank and degree, position, complete affiliation information;
  3. title;
  4. abstract (100 – 200 words length in Russian version);
  5. keywords (5 – 7).

The next parts of the manuscript and the main text and references.

Funding information and acknowledgment are provided in footnotes on the first page.

Text and tables are accepted in MS Word format, Times New Roman, 14/12, single-spaced.

Pictures and schemes may be designed in graphic software; the files must be available for editing. The pictures should be presented in .jpeg (quality level not less than 8) or .tiff (minimal resolution 300 dpi without compression).

Tables, pictures and schemes in the text should have numbers and titles.

The text must not duplicate the presented graphs, tables and pictures.

Manuscript total length, including text, references, tables and pictures should not exceed 30,000 characters with spaces. Excessive length may become the reason for manuscript rejection.

References (author, title, place and year of publication) are listed at the end of the manuscript in alphabetical order. Items in foreign languages are listed after the Russian language ones. References within the text should be made via indication of the author, publication year and, in case of direct quotation, page(s) number in parentheses, e.g. (Ivanov, 2009) or (Petrov, 2010, p. 147). The list of references should be made up according to APA style.

Sample references:


Erikson E.H. Identity: Youth and crisis. N.Y.: Norton, 1968.

Moghaddam F., Harrй R., Lee N. Global conflict resolution through positioning analysis. N.Y.: Springer, 2008.


Handbook of constructionist research / Ed. by J.A. Holstein, A. James, J.F. Gubrium. N.Y.: Guilford Press, 2008.

Journal articles

Lee N. Women’s discourse on beauty and class in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela // Culture and Psychology. 2009. Vol. 15. N 2. P. 147—167.

Separate articles from collections

Nikander P. Constructionism and discourse analysis // Handbook of constructionist research / Ed. by J.A. Holstein, A. James, J.F. Gubrium. N.Y.: Guilford Press, 2008. P. 413—428.


Nikolajeva M. The changing aesthetics of character in children’s fiction. 2001. URL:

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Publication is free of charge.

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Moscow University Psychology Bulletin, 2007 - 2019