Instructions for Authors
- The papers are accepted in MS Word only (.doc / .docx / .rtf). Signed statements are accepted in .pdf or graphic formats (.gif, .jpeg).
- Choose one of the authors who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Make sure that the contacts are valid.
Preparation of the manuscript
Text structure. The paper contains the following parts: abstract (230+ words), keywords (5-7 words), main text (3000-5000 words) and references.
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:
- Have the length of 230-250 words
- Include the following sections: Background / Objective / Design / Results / Conclusion
For examples refer to Elsevier articles: http://www.
Main text 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) Discussion (discussion of results), 5) Conclusion (summary of results, suggestions for future research) and 6) Limitations (possible issues in generalization of results, e.g. sample size, limited access to data etc).
Tables. Make sure that the tables are numbered according to their sequence in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Try to avoid using tables with plenty of numerical data. Make sure that all the tables and illustrations are discussed in the text.
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 numbered according to their sequence in the text. The names of the files should have the subscription the way it would appear in the text. For example: 1_coping_with_job_stress_
Acknowledgements should be placed in a separate section at the end of the article before the references. Conflicts of interests, if any, should be disclosed.
References are formatted according to the APA (6th ed.) standards.
Transilaration should be formatted using Library of Congress transliteration system (ALA-LC). Try to avoid spaces between initials. Please, add DOI to each reference (if any), using this format: https://doi.org/ ….
A references list should include:
- Not less than 30 items – for research or theoretical articles
- Not less than 60 items – for systemic review
- Not less than 30% of the references should be published within 5 years from the current moment
- Not less than 40% of the references should be publications from international sources
Here is the example of references by type:
In a reference list
Books with one author
Franz J. (1973). Neuropsychology in modern science. London, Penguin Books
Franz (1973) compares…..
Mikadze Yu.V. (2008). Nejropsyhologia detskogo vozrasta [Developmental neuropsychology]. Moscow: Piter.
Books with several authors
Krause, K.-L., Bochner, S., & Duchesne, S. (2006).Educational psychology for learning and teaching (2nd ed.). South Melbourne, Vic., Australia: Thomson.
N.B. When a work has three, four or five authors, cite all authors the first time, and in subsequent citations include only the first author followed by et al.
(Krause, Bochner, & Duchesne, 2006)
(Krause et al., 2006)
Book chapter in edited book
Helber, L. E. (1995). Emotional development. In M. V. Conlin & T. Baum (Eds.), Early Childhood: educational approaches (pp. 105-113). Chichester, England: John Wiley.
Koen F. (2012). The problem of moral development in early childhood. Developmental psychology, 6, 45-56.
Koen F. (2012)
Journal article (internet only – no printed version)
Snell, D., & Hodgetts, D. (2012). Psychology of intergroup communication. Social Psychology, 1. Retrieved from http://www.sociopsy.ac.
Snell, D., & Hodgetts, D. (2012)
Conference paper online
Bochner, S. (1996, November). Mentoring in higher education: Issues to be addressed in developing a mentoring program. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Singapore. Retrieved from http://www.aare.edu.au/