Cultural-Historical Psychology

[Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya]
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Author Guide


Instructions for Authors

Cultural-Historical Psychology seeks contributions that provide original theoretical and empirical research on the most topical issues in Russian and world psychology.

Cultural-Historical Psychology is published quarterly, both print and online and in Russian and in English.

ISSN (online version): 2319 – 6718

ISSN (print): 1816-5435


Cultural-Historical Psychology is an open access journal. All content is available for non-commercial purposes. The Journal does not charge any submission or publication fees.

To submit the paper for publication send the items via email:

Contributions should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. exept references list.

Technical issues

The papers are accepted in MS Word only (.doc / .docx / .rtf).

Text structure

The paper contains the following parts: information about the author(s), abstract (1000-1200 characters with spaces), keywords (5-7 words), main text (limited 35 000 characters with spaces), and references.

Author names and affiliations. Please provide last name and initials of author(s) exactly in this order, on a new line below the heading.

Note: no spaces between initials. Name(s) should be in bold and italics, aligned to the left. A comma should be placed after the initials.

On the next line full information about the author(s) should be provided in the following order: degree, position, affiliation, city, country, e-mail address.

No abbreviations are permitted.

In case of multiple authorship, all authors should be listed one-by-one in the same order (name, full information), each author on a new line.

Abstract. The abstract should describe briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. An abstract should include the following sections: Rationale / Hypothesis / Sample / Results / Conclusion

Main text of empirical work should include the following sections: 1) Introduction (literature review), 2) Methods (goals and tasks of research, research design and procedure, description of the sample and the methods used), 3) Results (description of results, including tables, figures etc), 4) Conclusion (summary of results, suggestions for future research).

Tables. Please use MS Word or MS Excel to create tables. Tables may contain no more than 10 columns and have an appropriate heading. No word abbreviations are allowed in tables. All other abbreviations and symbols used in tables must be defined immediately below.

Make sure that tables are consecutively numbered in Arabic numerals according to their sequence in the text. If there is only one table in the paper, the number is not specified, but table formatting remains the same.


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Table heading

Figures. Use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork. Resolution should be minimum 300 dpi. Note that the journal is printed in black and white. Make sure that the illustrations are mentioned in the text and numbered according to their sequence. 

Acknowledgements should be brief and be placed in a separate section at the end of the article before the references.

References are formatted according to the APA (6th ed.) standards.  List of references should be linked with the text body of the paper. The references should be placed in square brackets, with number of the cited work specified according to its place in the list in alphabetical order.  Be sure to provide full information about each cited work (publisher, place and year of issue, number of pages).

A references list should include not less 15 items for research or theoretical articles and 35 items for review. Most of references list should be published within 5 years from the current moment.

Examples of reference formats:

1. Reference to a book:

Asmolov A.G. Psikhologiya lichnosti: Uchebnik [Personality Psychology]. Moscow: MGU Publ.,

1990. 367 p.

Bourdieu P. Outline of a theory of practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977.

Vygotskii L.S. Sobranie sochinenii: v 6 t. T.3. Problemy razvitiya psikhiki [Collected Works: in 6 vol. Vol.3. Problems of development of the mind]. Moscow: Pedagogika, 1983. 368 p.

2. Reference to a journal article:

Condray Ruth, et al. Language comprehension in schizophrenia: Trait or state indicator? Biological psychiatry, 1995. Vol. 38 (5), pp. 287–296. doi:10.1016/0006–3223(95)00378–T

Skiba D., Monroe J., Wodarski J.S. Adolescents substance use: reviewing the effectiveness of prevention strategies.  Social Work, 1994, no. 3, pp. 343–353

Sturge C. A multi-agency approach to assessment. Child Psychology and Psychiatry Review, 2001. Vol. 6(1), pp. 16—23.

3. Reference to a website:

Hakkarainen K., Lonka K., Paavola S. Networked Intelligence: How Can Human Intelligence Be Augmented Through Artifacts, Communities, and Networks? 2004. URL: (Accessed 15.06.2017)

The editorial board contacts the authors only in case of accepting they manuscripts for publishing. Editorial reviews of the manuscripts are purposed for internal usage only. In case of publication refusal the editorial board does not carry out any theoretical discussions.