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Russian Journal of Education and Psychology (Sovremennye issledovaniia sot︠s︡ialʹnykh problem = Sovremennye issledovaniya sotsialnykh problem = Modern Research of Social Problems) is a specialized academic peer-reviewed journal devoted to the topical problems of the life of the Russian society and presenting the results researches of scientists of the post-Soviet space and foreign researchers.

The journal has been published since 2009 by the Science and Innovation Center Publishing House (Nauchno-innovat︠s︡iionnyĭ t︠s︡entr = Naučno-innovacionnyj Centr).

Periodicity. 12 issues per year (since 2012)

ISSN 2218-7405 (Online).

At the end of 2015, Russian Journal of Education and Psychology was modified. Since that time, the journal has been updated, which affected not only its design, but also the editorial board and reviewing staff, editorial policies, topics and principles for the selection of published articles. The members of the editorial board are acknowledged Russian and foreign scientists, who actively participate in the formation of the international profile of the journal.

At present, we are actively engaging foreign colleagues in collaboration and are aimed at renewing the editorial staff on a regular basis. To ensure the quality of the published papers, the journal has established strict ethical requirements for manuscripts that conform to the standards of the respected international associations. In addition, aggressive peer reviewing (i.e. double-blind peer review method) of all submitted manuscripts has been introduced. The articles accepted for publication go through a full cycle of editorial processing and proofreading.

All publications are reviewed and accompanied by an extensive resume in Russian and English. The editorial board of the journal accepts the texts by both Russian and foreign authors in either the Russian or English languages. 

Underlying Philosophy

The journal focuses on an interdisciplinary dialogue of representatives of social and humanitarian knowledge. The journal focuses on publishing studies of problems of educational space, psychological structures and social values of Russian society. We do not rigidly limit ourselves within the Russian scientific framework and publish papers based on a wide scope of comparative material. The journal works for becoming a platform for publishing new breakthrough research works, carried out using a comparative study of the materials obtained from all around the globe.

Mission 

The mission of the journal is to unite scientists’ research efforts aimed at studying topical issues of Russian society, considered in the prism of the specifics of the organization of its educational space, psychological structures and social values, as well as contribute to discussion and popularization of this field of knowledge by providing open access to published articles.

Objectives:

  • to form new views on Russian society based on modern scientific approaches and academic polemic;
  • to publish, present and disseminate scientific works by Russian and foreign authors, latest information and best practices in studying topical issues of Russian society;
  • to provide opportunities for professional communication to a wide range of researchers of Russian society and specialists in various fields of psychology and pedagogy;
  • to support conceptual and empirical discussions on fundamental and applied issues of academic research in the field of social and human sciences;
  • to promote theoretical and practical research in various fields of social and humanitarian knowledge;
  • to provide an opportunity to learn about relevant scientific research activities to all interested readers from all over the globe;
  • to inform the professional community of new relevant publications and research projects;
  • to establish and enhance scientific relations between Russian and foreign scientists;
  • to encourage young researchers to become a part of the professional community.

Editorial Policy of the Journal

Transformations of modern society lead to the emergence of new contexts and social challenges that require a response from academic and public discourses. Relevance, interest to the public, novelty of the proposed ideas and scientific certainty of the materials presented are the criteria that the submitted manuscripts have to meet to be published. Taking into account the fact that the academic debate about modern social problems is polarized, the mission of the editorial board is to provide opportunities for a well-posed and well-founded discussion of the most topical issues that would include presentation of different types of discourse as well as different research approaches. The decision to accept the article for publication is made by the editorial board taking into consideration the opinions of leading scientists, being reviewers and experts, who assess the article according to the above-mentioned criteria.

Readers

The authors of the journal are major scholars, internationally recognized leading scientists, physicians of various profiles. The journal also provides an opportunity for postgraduate students and young scientists to have their papers published. Such articles are also published provided they conform to the above-mentioned criteria and editorial policies. The journal allows the authors to have the results of their scientific research published, and thereby it contributes to the formation of research teams united around the study of specific issues.

Open Access Policy 

The importance of the problems modern society is facing has been consistently discussed not only in the academic discourse. Therefore, in addition to the academic audience, the journal is also aimed at non-academic readers interested in discussing the fundamental problems of modern society and social and human sciences. As the journal is working for becoming a platform for full-scale discussion of these problems, it follows the policy of open access to its publications. All contents of the journal are available free of charge to its users on the journal's official website (http://ej.soc-journal.ru/) upon publishing the issue. The users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search and find full texts of the published articles without the prior permission of the publisher or the publication’s author.

Publication Format 

Both the full-scale discussion of problems and open access policy suggest that the journal is ready to publish not only original scientific articles in Russian and English on the results of fundamental and applied-theoretic research in the field of psychology and pedagogy, but also review papers made by leading specialists in the fields of knowledge related to the profile of the journal as well as professional reviews of new books and scientific research, materials of scientific events, discussions and round tables devoted to the issues covered by the journal.

Sections 

The journal publishes scientific papers of different formats (types) solely in accordance with its academic profile.

Articles can be submitted throughout the year at PERSONAL ACCOUNT online.

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Russian Journal of Education and Psychology is registered as an online edition (certificate of registry EL № ФС 77-39175) by the Federal supervise service of connections, information technology and mass communications (Roskomnadzor).

Since 2017, an electronic copy of the journal is submitted to the Information Telegraph Agency of Russia (TASS) and the Russian State Library. The published materials are also kept in the editorial office of the journal, which ensures both the permanent deposition of published scientific articles and their availability.

Russian Journal of Education and Psychology
 was included in the list of leading peer-reviewed scientific journals and editions, approved by the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles (the VAK) of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, for publishing essential scientific results of theses of the authors pursuing degrees of candidate and doctor of sciences. The journal was included in the list on June, 17, 2011.

Articles publishing in the journal Russian Journal of Education and Psychology was is carried out in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution License, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

The journal is included in the Reviewing journal and Data base of the RISATI RAS. Information about the journal issues is presented in the RISATI RAS catalogue and accessible online on the Electronic Scientific Library site in full format, in order to create Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI). The journal has got a RSCI impact-factor (IF RSCI).

RSCI impact-factor (2016) = 0,242