Psychology and Law

[Psikhologiya i pravo]
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"Psychology and Law" is an electronic journal publishing papers that integrate psychology, legal sciences and forensic psychiatry. It focuses on development of legal psychology in Russia and abroad. The journal covers challenges of general and legal socialization of personality; individual and psychological characteristics of criminal; organized crime and terrorism; legal problems of children, adolescents and their families; judicial psychiatric expertize, prevention of negative actions in prisons, victim behavior psychology, intervention and resocialization programs.

The journal publishes results of research and practice studies, reviews, digests of Russian and foreign books and articles, conferences and profesional forums’ reports. The journal provides legal psychologists with open experience exchange, distribution of new ideas and concepts.

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The journal included in Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education
Mass Media Registration Certificate: EL No. FS77-66446 dated 14.07.2016
ISSN (online): 2222-5196
Frequency: quarterly
Published since 2011
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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:
Creative Commons LicenseAll materials in this journal are licensed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License: users are free to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, remix, transform, and build upon the material as long as they give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. Users may not use the materials for commercial purposes.

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 2016.

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

  • 5.3.9. – Legal Psychology and Security Psychology (Psychological Sciences). Since 01.02.2022.