Publication Ethics

The authors are responsible for submitting their own original works. They should avoid inappropriate citation or quotation, as well as multiple and redundant publications, based on the same research.

All the funding sources or providers of the other resources should be acknowledged properly. All the papers submitted should include disclosure of any sources of potential conflict of interest, with special regard to program / project evaluations. Conflicts of interest are defined according to the COPE Guidelines On Good Publication Practice as relations “which may influence the judgment of author, reviewers, and editors <…> when revealed later, would make a reasonable reader feel misled or deceived. Conflicts of interests “may be personal, commercial, political, academic or financial”.

Studies involving children, parents or educators require their informed consent, which should be documented in the paper. In case of children best practice is obtaining consent both from their legal guards and children themselves. The design of such studies should adhere to ethical standards of an organization or professional association of an author’s affiliation.

Manuscript Submission

Organization and style. Contributions should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. The recommended length of the article and its separate sections is the following: abstract (230+ words), keywords (5-7 words), main text (3000-5000 words) and references (15+ items).

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. The abstract should be organized around the following sections: Background / Objective / Design / Results / Conclusion.

For examples refer to Elsevier articles:

Figures. For scanned pictures and drawings as well as photos resolution should be minimum 300 dpi. Graphs and the other computer-created pictures should be in black and white. All the figures should be numbered according to their sequence in the text. The names of the files should have their sequential numbers. For example: 1_preschool_system_Moscow.jpg

Submission process. The papers are accepted in MS Word format only (.doc / .docx / .rtf). Figures should be submitted in the format of their original creation, if available. If this is not the option, .gif or .jpeg formats should be used.

No-conflict-of-interests statement. A statement, confirming no conflicts of interest, should be downloaded from the journal website, signed in paper (by all the co-authors), then scanned and submitted together with your manuscript in .pdf or graphic formats (.gif, .jpeg).

Manuscripts should be submitted via e-mail to Prof. Susanne Garvis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Prof. Nikolay Veraksa This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  together with the signed Conflict of Interest Form