Social Psychology and Society

[Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo]
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"Social Psychology and Society" publishes scientific and practice-oriented articles on social psychology, and the most pressing social and psychological work of theoretical, experimental and practical-applied nature of Russian and foreign experts. The main topics of the magazine devoted to the problems of communication and interaction in the system "Personality - Group - Society". The publication is addressed to psychologists, researchers, practitioners, psychologists, professors of psychology, as well as all those who are interested in social psychology.

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Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education
Form of Distribution: printed periodical publication
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Mass media certificate number: PI №FS77-67006. Registration date: 30.08.2016.
ISSN : 2221-1527
ISSN (online): 2311-7052
The journal is published since 2010.
The journal is published quarterly.

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 2012.

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

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

  • 5.3.5. Social Psychology, Political and Economic Psychology (Psychological Sciences). Since 21.02.2023.

The journal "Social Psychology and Society" is a peer-reviewed scientific periodical, registered in accordance with the law as a means of mass media.

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 main content of the journal includes original research papers, literature reviews, critical reviews, opinions.

The journal consists of the following parts:

  • Editorial
  • Theoretical Research
  • Empirical Research
  • Applied Research and Practice
  • Methodological Tools
  • Discussions and Disputations
  • Critique and Bibliography
  • Scientific Life
  • Archive. Memories

Peer review process: The publication provides peer review of all submitted articles relevant to the journal aims. All reviewers are acknowledged experts on the subject of peer-reviewed material. 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 a in electronic form.

Journal web site: Online edition is publicly available in Russian and English languages including annotation, keywords, author information for all articles and abstracts published, as well as full-text versions of all articles. The site includes information in Russian and English about publisher (see Publisher information), chief editor, editorial board and editorial committee (see Editorial board), as well as contact information describing the journal aims.

The official website of the journal:

RSCI: The publication 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 1.025 (date accessed: 26/11/2019).

Editorial Board: The editorial board includes 18 experts - PhD and doctors of sciences (or holders of equivalent foreign academic degrees), at the main place of work engaged in research and / or teaching in higher education. The list of editorial board members is published in each issue of the journal and on its official website in Russian and English, with an indication of their scientific degrees.

Preparation of Papers: The published materials contain information about 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 the published scientific articles must include bibliographic lists drawn up in accordance with the rules of publication, based on the requirements specified in the existing standards. The official website of the publication includes rules for submitting, reviewing, and publication of manuscripts.