Cultural-Historical Psychology

[Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya]
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"Cultural-Historical Psychology" — is an international scientific publication aimed at professionals particularly interested in patterns of human development: psychologists, historians and methodologists of science, philosophers, special education teachers, anthropologists and specialists in various fields of anthropology.

International Society for Cultural and Activity Research

Journal affiliated International Society for Cultural and Activity Research (ISCAR).

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education
Mass Media Registration Certificate: PI № FS77-51249. Registry date 20.09.2012.
ISSN (print): 1816-5435
ISSN (online): 2224-8935
“Rospechat” subscription index: 18024 (semi-annual) – for individual subscribers, 18025 (semi-annual) – for organizations.
Frequency: quarterly
Published since 2005
Full-text electronic version available at

We do not charge any submission or publication fees.

Open Access Journal
This is an open access journal. All content is available for non-commercial purposes without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose citing the source. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

License Terms:
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International scientific journal “Cultural-Historical Psychology together with the ISCAR Summer University for PhD students & young scholars opens the opportunity for young scholars of cultural-historical scientific school to get the research design review.

"Cultural-Historical Psychology" is a registered peer-reviewed academic journal.

The journal publishes original articles, scientific reviews and commentaries.

Review process: Every submitted paper that complies with our general requirements undergoes the procedure of double-blind peer review. All reviewers are acknowledged experts on the subjects of peer-reviewed materials. Reviews of the received materials are stored in the publishing house for 3 years. The editorial office sends the reviews of the submitted material to the authors in an electronic form.

Journal website: Abstracts, keywords and information about authors are publicly available in Russian and English languages for all published materials.Full-texts of all papers are available as well. The website also provides information about the Publisher (see Publisher), Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board (see Editorial Board), Editorial Council, Aims & Scope, and contact information both in Russian and in English.

The official website of the journal:

RSCI: The journal is registered in the Russian Science Citation Index (see Publication in RSCI) and regularly provides information about the articles published in this index. Two-year impact factor of publication in the RSCI is 0.391 (date accessed:  23.05.2017).

Editorial Board/Council: The journal’s Editorial Board and Editorial Council includes 37 experts with various academic degrees (Candidate of Science, Doctor of Scienceor equivalent qualifications) engaged in research or teaching in higher education. The list of the Editorial Board and/or Editorial Council members is published in each issue of the journal and on its official website in Russian and English, with an indication of their academic degrees.

Publishing standards: All published materials contain informationabout the authors, their place of work and the necessary contact details. Keywords and abstracts in English and Russian languages are mandatory when publishing scientific articles in Russian. All published articles must include reference lists drawn up in accordance with the rules of publication, based on the requirements specified in the existing standards. Guidelines for submitting, reviewing and publishing manuscripts are available on the official website of the journal.

The journal is recommended by the Higher Attestation Commission (HAC) under the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation in the List of leading scientific journals and publications for the publication of scientific results of dissertation research, peer-reviewed scientific publications in which the main scientific results of dissertations for the degree of candidate of sciences, for the degree of Doctor of sciences should be published. It was incorporated in 2007.

The journal is covered in various Russian and international indexing databases.

Journal’s scope(according to the list of scientific branches):

  • 5.3.1. – General Psychology, Personality Psychology, History of Psychology (Psychological Sciences). Since 01.02.2022.
  • 5.3.4. – Educational Psychology, Psychodiagnostics of Digital Educational Environments (Psychological Sciences). Since 01.02.2022.
  • 5.12.1.  Interdisciplinary Studies of Cognitive Processes (Psychological Sciences). Since 20.03.2023.

  • 5.12.1.  Interdisciplinary Studies of Cognitive Processes (Philosophical Sciences). Since 20.03.2023.

  • 5.3.6. – Medical Psychology (psychological sciences). Since 23.01.2024

A digest in English with selections from the published articles is available.

In 2006 the journal became officially affiliated with the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research(ISCAR).

Website Mass Media RegistrationCertificate:

Title:Cultural-Historical Psychology
Mass Media Registration Certificate: PI № FS77-51249,registry date 20.09.2012

Editorial Office: 29 Sretenka Street, Moscow, Russia 127051
Journal topics: education
Distribution form:periodical, journal
Languages: Russian, English
Territory of distribution: Russian Federation, foreign countries
Founder: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

Submitting, reviewing and publishing guidelines: