Theoretical and Experimental Psychology
ISSN 2073-0861
eISSN 2782-5396
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ISSN 2073-0861
eISSN 2782-5396


The Theoretical and Experimental Psychology is a periodical scientific and analytical journal of the Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education (PI RAE). The Institute was founded in September 1912. Over its long history, a number of leading scientific schools have developed within its walls, which have made an invaluable contribution to the development of domestic and world psychological science. The works of outstanding researchers of PI PAE in the field of general psychology, educational psychology, developmental psychology, psychophysiology, differential psychology and psychogenetics are included in the golden fund of domestic and world science.

The Theoretical and Experimental Psychology Journal conjoins the best traditions of the Psychological Institute and global trends in modern psychology. Editorial staff of the journal is focused on cooperation with professional organizations and international scientific schools that contribute to integrating Russian psychological school into the world scientific community in order to improve the quality of scientific research and expertise and expand the potential for implementing advanced scientific achievements.

The journal publishes materials containing original theoretical, analytical and empirical articles and reviews on the topical issues in various areas of theoretical and experimental psychology, which are distinguished by scientific and practical novelty, relevance and a pronounced author's position.

The journal was established in 2008 by the decision of the Academic Council of the Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education, is published 4 times a year and is recommended by the Higher Attestation Commission (HAC) under the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation as a peer-reviewed scientific journal for publishing the main scientific results of the PhD thesis.

Journal Subjects

  • 5.3.1. – General psychology, personality psychology, history of psychology
  • 5.3.2. – Psychophysiology
  • 5.3.3. – Labor psychology, engineering psychology, cognitive ergonomics
  • 5.3.4. –Educational psychology, psychodiagnostics of digital educational environments
  • 5.3.5. – Social psychology, political and economic psychology
  • 5.3.6. – Clinical psychology
  • 5.3.7. – Age-related psychology
  • 5.3.8. – Correctional psychology and defectology

Journal publishes

  • Original theoretical, analytical and empirical articles and reviews in various fields of psychological science and practice, as well as related sciences;
  • Assessments of programs and descriptions of the best practices in the field of applied psychology;
  • Previously unpublished works of classic authors of domestic and foreign psychology.

Journal Mission

The journal is aimed at creating professional information environment and providing domestic and foreign psychologists with up-to-date comprehensive professional information of a theoretical and applied nature in the field of psychology.

The journal has its purpose to disseminate information about modern achievements of psychological science in the field of fundamental and applied research, as well as assessments of the forms and methods of psychological work.

The journal aims to solve the following tasks:

  • reflecting modern trends in the development of theoretical and experimental research in general, differential, and applied psychology;
  • promptly advising the psychological community on the emergence of new technologies, methods, tools and results of theoretical and experimental research taking place in the Russian Federation and abroad;
  • providing links between experimental method and psychological theory and practice.

The target audience of the journal is a wide range of specialists: psychologists and teachers, practicing psychologists and social educators, psychophysiologists, medical psychologists, education managers, carrier consultants, young scientists (graduate students, undergraduates, applicants, students), practitioners and everyone who studies psychological science and is interested in the psychological problems of a person in the modern society.

Journal Distribution and Access

The printed version of the journal (paper) is distributed by subscription.

Electronic version of the journal (full-text): all materials are available for download online in pdf format from the moment the issue is published. Journal of Theoretical and Experimental Psychology is an open-access publication. According to the Budapest Open Access Initiative, the editorial staff of the journal provide direct open access to all materials immediately after their publication, since free open access to research results increases the global exchange of knowledge. Open access allows readers to download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of articles.

The authors of the journal are not charged, and accelerated publication time for articles is not provided.

The electronic version is freely available on the journal's website. Most of the articles and issues of the journal are also fully available in the Scientific Electronic Library (

Published manuscripts may be used, copied, quoted for non-commercial purposes with obligatory indication of the Author’s name and the source of borrowing in accordance with the Code of Ethics (see the section on Ethics).

Open Access Statement

According to Budapest Open Access Initiative, the journal allows to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allows readers to use them for any other lawful purpose.

Prompt access. All articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication.

Free of charge. Since the journal is funded by the state, its publication model is free of charge for readers.

Creative Commons license. The journal content is licensed with CC BY-NC “Attribution-NonCommercial” Creative Commons license.

Mass Media Registration Certificate

  • Title: Theoretical and experimental psychology
  • Mass media registration certificate:  No. ФС77-83219 dated 26 april 2022.
  • Editorial office address: 125009, Moscow, st. Mokhovaya, 9, building 4.
  • Referential topics and (or) specialization: educational, scientific, informational (in the field of psychology), advertising in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation on advertising
  • Form of periodic distribution: periodical printed edition, journal
  • Languages: Russian, English
  • Distribution Territory: Russian Federation, foreign countries
  • Founder: Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution “Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education”.