UNESCO Chair on the Cultural and Historical Psychology of Childhood

Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

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"Cultural-Historical Psychology" journal publishes original review and research papers, applied developments, achieve materials and reports from scientific activities in the frames of cultural-historical and activity psychology.
The article contents should refer to the journal thematic.
The manuscript length (including references) should be approximately to 33,000 symbols (with spaces).
An electronic version of the manuscript should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it :
  1. In case you send huge files (photos, pictures more than 2Mb), they should be achieved with ZIP or RAR and sent in attachments to several e-mails.
  2. Manuscripts should be provoded in *.doc format.
  3. The mail should contain from the test file and file(s) with illustration(s). If illustrations are inserted into the text file they should be additionally provided in separate files.
  4. Graphic files should have titles that help to understand which article they refer to and where their places in the article are. Each graphic file should contain one illustration.
  5. It is necessary to fill in your author’s profile with personal information.
Author’s profile
  • First name, last name
  • Academic degree
  • Academic status
  • Country
  • Orgznization
  • Position
  • Work address (postal, including zip code)
  • Contacts (phone/fax)
  • E-mail (and personal web-page if available)
  • Also, please attach your photo (JPG, 600 Х 800 px)
Text format
  1. In decimal numbers full stop should be used (e.g. 0.25).
  2. Use «triangular quotation marks».
  3. Dates should be represented in «day.month.year» format, e.g. 02.05.1991, 26.12.1874
  4. Do not use full stop after titles and subtitles, authors’ surnames, titles of tables.
  5. Full stop is used after footnotes and notes (including notes to tables), comments to illustrations, abbreviations.
Please, use options of the word processor, making footnotes, automatic hyphenation, creating lists etc.
Create tables using Word or Excel. Tables that are drawn manually (without cells) cannot are not applicable.
Format of the main parts of the manuscript
  • Article title: Title (centered, capital letters, bold, without full stop at the end); if the research was supported by a grant or special program, please, insert a footnote indicating it. Author(s) (surname and first name, centered, bold).
  • Abstract (text without special formatting) and keywords (bold italic; without full stop at the end of the list).
  • Subtitles in the article (bold, without full stop at the end).

Abstract (not less than 1000-1200 symbols) Abstract should be precise enough to represent the essence of the article. It should contain the following key elements:
For a research article: aim of research, sample (number, gender and the other relevant characteristics of participants) and methods, results, conclusions and further recommendations.
For a discussion article: the main theme, its development, the author’s own perspective, summary and conclusions.
For a review article: the scope of reference, types of literature sources, their significance and conclusions on importance and application of the data reviewed.
Abstracts should not contain abbreviations, tables or illustrations and literature references.

Keywords: 5-10 relevant psychological terms used in the text of the work.
Please, give full names of abbreviations (e.g. organizations’ names) when using them in the text for the first time.
Tables should contain not more than 10 columns; have relevant titles and order numbers (e.g. Table 1).


  1. Pictures and photos should have order numbers and references in the text.
  2. Pictures and photos should be of good quality, taking into consideration they are going to be printed.

All the works mentioned or quoted in the text should be listed under the Subtitle “References” at the end of the article in alphabetical order. References in the text include the number of the work at the “References” list in square brackets and, in case of quoting, number of the page quoted, e.g., [5, p. 80].
Format of references list

  1. Author’s surname and initials should be in italic, surname in the first place: Smith J.S.
  2. Year, volume and issue of a journal are separated by full stops and spaces: «1992. V. 29. № 2». Please, use symbol № to indicate the issue.
  3. Use commonly established abbreviations indicating the city of publishing, e.g. L. (London), N.Y. (New York).
  4. Do not indicate the publishing house details.
A book:
Vygotsky L.S. Collected Works. Vol. 4. N.Y., 1997
An article:
Heckman J.J. Skill Formation and the Economics Investing in Disadvantaged Children // Science. Vol. 312. № 5782. 2006.
A web-publication:
United Nations Convention in the Rights of Children. 1989. Electronic document: http://www.unicef.org/crc

The editorial board contacts the authors only in case of positive decision on publication.

Manuscripts undergo bind review.
The editorial board reserves the right for scientific and copyediting of the articles.
Secretary: Natalya Vorotskaya
Tel.: +7 (495) 608-16-27
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 September 2010 17:06 )  

Morozova Natalia GrigorievnaMorozova Natalia Grigorievna
1906 - 1989
Psychologist, defectologist, area of research – development of abnormal children. Student of L.S. Vygotsky.