Focus and Scope

Journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University. Series: Pedagogy, Psychology” accepts papers in the following fields:

1)                Pedagogical Sciences
2)                Psychological Sciences

Peer Review Process

Every paper submitted for publishing in journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University. Series: Pedagogy, Psychology” shall be reviewed.

Reviewing is double-blind (anonymous) – both the reviewer and the authors do not know the names of each other.

Within one day after the paper submission, the authorized secretary shall forward the paper to Deputy Editor responsible for a corresponding science field to select the reviewer, who can be appointed from specialists with PhD or Doctor degree in the respective field of science. The members of the Editorial Board can be reviewers as well.

The Deputy Editor chooses a reviewer within three days. The authorized secretary forwards the manuscript to the reviewer within one day.

The reviewer makes a review (fill in the form), and he or she e-mails it to the authorized secretary (vektornaukitgu@yandex.ru) within 3 weeks after he or she receives the paper.

The reviewer can recommend the paper to be accepted for publication; recommend it to be accepted for publication with revision; or recommend to decline the paper. If the reviewer recommends the paper to be accepted for publication with revision, or recommends the paper to be declined, he or she is to provide reasons for such decision in the review.

If the paper is recommended for publication with revision, the authorized secretary shall forward the review to the author for revision.

Upon receiving the revised paper the authorized secretary forwards the manuscript it to the same reviewer for another review within one day.

In case the material is declined, the authorized secretary e-mails the review to the author and points out the possibility of repeated reviewing at the author’s discretion. The reviewer’s name will be revealed to the author only by a written consent of the reviewer.

In case the paper is rejected for the second time, the authorized secretary e-mails the review to the author. The paper can not be reviewed more than two times.

The paper is forwarded for technical editing after reviewing. The Technical Editor can reject the paper and send it to the author for revision to make sure it meets all formal and technical requirements. The paper can be rejected by the Editor-in-Chief/Editor responsible for a specific science field for the reasons of his or her disagreement with the review, discovered conflict of interests, or violation of ethics.

Most common reasons for declining

  • the paper has poor or incorrect structure;
  • the paper is not enough detailed for readers to fully understand the analysis offered by the authors;
  • the paper has no scientific novelty;
  • the paper has not enough relevant references;
  • the paper contains theories, concepts or conclusions that are not properly substantiated by necessary data, argumentations or information;
  • the paper does not provide detailed enough description of methods and materials, which would allow other researchers to repeat the experiment;
  • the paper lacks clear descriptions or explanations of verifiable hypotheses, details and stages of experiments, examples of statistical or experimental samples;
  • the paper gives poor description of conducted experiments, or contains errors and mistakes, or does not include statistical analysis;
  • the paper is written with the language that does not meet the requirements to a scientific paper;
  • the paper contains unsubstantiated criticism towards the existing fundamental propositions, generally accepted theories and facts;
  • the paper has an expressed political character, and contains statements and appeals inconsistent with generally accepted norms.

IF YOUR PAPER WAS DECLINED

  • consider all the points that the editor and the reviewer have commented on;
  • describe all the revisions made to your paper in your cover letter;
  • conduct all additional experiments or analyses recommended by the reviewer (if you are sure that those changes will not make your paper better, please substantiate this opinion in detail);
  • in the cover letter describe all the reviewer’s comments you agree with, and those you disagree with;
  • provide polite and scientific substantiation of all the comments you do not agree with;
  • please highlight all revisions and changes you made in your paper;
  • send the revised manuscript together with your cover letter within the period of time set by the editor.

It is better not to choose another journal for your publication, unless either of the following happened

  • the editor sent you an answer that the subject matter of your paper does not fit the journal;
  • your paper was declined even after you have revised each comment and recommendation of the reviewer;
  • your paper was declined by two reviewers or the editor;
  • the process of manuscript consideration takes much more time than the journal standard procedure, and the editors can not expedite it. In this case, it is very important that you notify the editors that you decided not to publish your paper in this journal before you submit the paper for publishing in another journal.
Publication of a paper is a complicated process, and you are expected to be ready to work on your paper making sure consider every comment made by reviewers and editors and make necessary changes to your manuscript.  

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to its content based on the following principles: free open access to research results contributes to global knowledge sharing.

Publication Ethics of the Journal

Ethical aspects of the editorial policy of the journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University. Series: Pedagogy, Psychology”

The Editors of the journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University. Series: Pedagogy, Psychology” use as guidelines for their work the principles of editorial ethics formulated based on international standards:

* regulations set within the frames of the II World Conference on Research Integrity (Singapore, 22–24 July, 2010);
* regulations developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics – COPE;
* provisions of the Article 70 “Copyright” of the Civil Code of theRussian Federation.

 

Principles of Professional Ethics in Editor’s and Publisher’s Work

The Editors of the journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University. Series: Pedagogy, Psychology” guarantee that all decisions on whether to accept a manuscript for publication, or not are based on authenticity of the work and its scientific value. When making a decision upon publication the Editors base their judgments on the journal Editorial Board Policy and requirements of applicable laws. An editor can confer with other editors and reviewers during the process of making a decision on publication.

The Editors evaluate intellectual content of manuscripts regardless of the race, sex, sexual orientation, religious views, descent, nationality, social status or political preferences of the authors.

Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts cannot be used for personal purposes or cannot be transferred to a third party without a written consent from the author. The information or ideas obtained during editing shall be kept confidential and cannot be used for personal benefits.

The Editors will not accept the information for publication, if there is enough evidence to presume it could be a plagiarism.

The Editors have the right to decline the manuscript on any stage of its pre-print preparation process.

The Editors consider all claims pertaining the submitted manuscripts or published materials, as well as in a conflict situation they take all necessary measures to reinstate the violated rights.

 

Ethical Principles of Reviewer Work

The manuscript submitted for consideration shall be treated as a confidential document and which cannot be transferred for familiarizing or discussion with a third party not authorized for it by the Editors. When sending a manuscript for reviewing the Editors provide confidentiality of the authors’ materials and inform about confidential treatment the reviewers.

Expert conclusion on a manuscript submitted by a reviewer helps to make editorial decisions, as well as helps the author to improve the manuscript. Based on the review results the Editorial Board/Editor-in-Chief/Deputy Editor for a Science Field/Technical Editor make a decision on whether to accept the manuscript for publication, to return it to the author for revision, or decline the manuscript.

The reviewer shall submit his review within the period set by the Editors. If it is impossible for some reason, then the reviewer shall notify the Editors.

The reviewer should give unbiased and well-reasoned review of the presented research results.  Personal criticism of the author is not acceptable. All conclusions made by the reviewer should be thoroughly substantiated and supported by references to respected and reputable sources.

Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts cannot be used for personal purposes or cannot be transferred to a third party without a written consent from the author.

A reviewer who believes that (s)he does not possess necessary qualification for the manuscript evaluation, or who cannot be unbiased, for instance, in case of a conflict of interests with the author or the organization, should notify the editor and ask to relieve him/her from reviewing of this manuscript.

If reviewers have doubts and questions about authenticity and reliability of data or about advisability of a particular scientific work publication, the Editors give the author the opportunity to address all the doubts and questions.

The Editors of the journal keep all personal information of reviewers confidential.

 

Ethical Principles of Scientific Publications Authorship

The authors of a paper shall provide authentic results of researches and studies. Deliberately unreliable or falsified statements are not acceptable.

The authors guarantee, that the research results presented in the submitted manuscript are entirely authentic. Borrowed fragments or statements should be formatted as a reference with indication to the author and the original source. Plagiarism of any kind, including not formatted references, rewording or appropriation of rights for the results of studies or research works made by other authors, is not ethical and is not acceptable.

The authors shall acknowledge the input of all people who influenced the research process in a significant way. The authors guarantee, that the paper contains references to all the works that were relevant for the research.

The authors guarantee that the submitted manuscript has not been submitted to another journal and is not already under review, as well as it has not been previously published in another journal.

All people who made a significant input in the research work are indicated as co-authors. It is not allowed to indicate people who did not take part in the research work as co-authors.

The authors shall notify of any conflict of interest which could influence evaluation and interpretation of their manuscript, as well as name all financial sources necessary to be mentioned in the paper (grants, government programs, projects, etc.).

In case any significant errors or inconsistencies are found in the paper during its evaluation or after its publication, the author should as soon as possible notify the Editors about it.

The Journal Indexation

Publications in the journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University. Series: Pedagogy, Psychology” are included into calculation systems of citation indices for authors and journals. Citation index is a numerical indicator showing the value of a particular paper. It is calculated based on further publications citing this work.

The journal is being indexed in the following system:

The journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University. Series: Pedagogy, Psychology” is a high-rate scientific journal with a significant impact factor [2] presenting a dynamical growth of key indicators.

  • Five-Year Impact Factor of the journal “Science Vector of TSU. Series: Pedagogy, Psychology” in RSCI for 2013 is 0.337.
  • Five-Year Impact Factor of the journal “Science Vector of TSU. Series: Pedagogy, Psychology” in RSCI for 2014 is 0.575.
  • Five-Year Impact Factor of the journal “Science Vector of TSU. Series: Pedagogy, Psychology” in the RSCI for 2015 is 0.325.
  • The rating of the journal “Science Vector of TSU. Series: Pedagogy, Psychology” in the rating of SCIENCE INDEX [3] for 2015 (“Education. Pedagogy”) is 83 (out of 182 journals).

[1] RSCI is a bibliographic database of scientific publications. It accumulates more than 7 million publications of Russian authors, as well as information on citation of these publications from more than 4 500 Russian journals. The RSCI is designed not only to provide operational support of relevant bibliographic information for scientific works, but it is also a powerful analytical tool to assess the impact and effectiveness of R&D organizations, scientists, and the level of scientific journals, etc. The Russian Science Citation Index project has been developed since 2006 with extensive support from the Ministry of Education and Science of theRussian Federation.

[2] Impact factor of a journal is a widely used formal indicator of a scientific journal value showing an average citation number for every paper published in the journal within two (or five) consecutive years from publication.

[3] SCIENCE INDEX is an analytical superstructure over the RISC which allows carrying out more detailed analyzes and calculate more sophisticated scientometric criteria than it is possible in the basic interface of RISC.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Mikhail Mikhaylovich Krishtal, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Rector of Togliatti State University (Togliatti, Russia).

 

Deputy Editor-in-Chief for General Matters

Aleksandr Alekseyevich Korostelev, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor of the Pedagogy and Teaching Methods Department, Togliatti State University (Togliatti, Russia).

Deputy Editor-in-Chiefs

Kyzylgyul Yasin kyzy Abbasova, Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Psychology, Baku State University (Baku, Azerbaijan).
Magomed Musayevich Abdurazakov, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Leading Researcher of the Laboratory Didactics of Informatics, Institute of Content and Methods of Teaching of the Russian Academy of Education (Moscow, Russia).
Edvard Ishkhanovich Ayvazyan, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, assistant professor of the General Mathematics Department, Yerevan State University (Yerevan, Armenia).
Tatyana Nikolayevna Ivanova, Doctor of Social Sciences, Associate Professor, Head of the Sociology Department, Togliatti State University (Togliatti, Russia).
Inna Ivanovna Osadchenko, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Director of the Institute of Pedagogical Education, Nikolaev National University (Nikolaev, Ukraine).
Marina Aleksandrovna Romanova, Doctor of Psychological Sciences, PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor, Vice-rector for Academic Affairs, Sakhalin State University (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia).

 

Editors

Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Aleksandrova, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Methodology of Education Department, Saratov State University (Saratov, Russia).
Vladimir Nikolayevich Aniskin, PhD in Pedagogy, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Volga State Socio-Humanitarian Academy (Samara, Russia).
Elena Evgenyevna Antonova, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Zhytomyr State University (Zhitomir, Ukraine).
Marina Ivanovna Bekoeva, PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, North Ossetia State University (Vladikavkaz, Russia).
Elena Aleksandrovna Gnatyshina, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Director of the Professional-pedagogical Institute, South Ural State Humanitarian Pedagogical University (Chelyabinsk, Russia).
Marina Vladimirovna Grigoryeva, Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor, Head of the Educational Psychology and Psychodiagnostics Department, Saratov State University (Saratov, Russia).
Viktor Alekseyevich Dalinger, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Mathematics and Methods of Teaching Mathematics Department, Omsk State Pedagogical University (Omsk, Russia).
Margarita Alfridovna Dergach, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of the Psychology Department, Zaporozhye National Technical University (Zaporozhye, Ukraine).
Svetlana Yuryevna Zhdanova, Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor, Head of the Developmental Psychology Department, Perm State National Research University (Perm, Russia).
Olga Yuryevna Zaytseva, PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor, Head of the Psychology and Pedagogy of Preschool Education Department, Pedagogy Institute of Irkutsk State University (Irkutsk, Russia).
Svetlana Konstantinovna Islamgulova, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Vice-rector for Science and accreditation, “Turan” University (Almaty, Kazakhstan).
Boris Vladislavovich Kaygorodov, Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Astrakhan State University (Astrakhan, Russia).
Lyubov Andreyevna Kartashova, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Head of the laboratory of electronic educational resources of the Institute of Vocational Education, National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine (Kiev, Ukraine).
Irina Anatolyevna Komarova, PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology of Childhood, Mogilev State University (Mogilev, Belarus).
Anatoliy Ivanovich Kuzminsky, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Professor of the High School Pedagogy and Educational Management Department, Bogdan Khmelnitsky National University of Cherkassy (Cherkassy, Ukraine).
Andrey Vasilyevich Leyfa, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Vice-rector for R&D, Blagoveshchensk State Pedagogical University (Blagoveshchensk, Russia).
Evgeniy Aleksandrovich Lodatko, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Professor of the High School Pedagogy and Educational Management Department, Bogdan Khmelnitsky National University of Cherkassy (Cherkassy, Ukraine).
Nikolay Ivanovich Meshkov, Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Psychology Department, State University of Mordovia (Saransk, Russia).
Irina Stanislavovna Morozova, Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor, Head of the General and Developmental Psychology Department, Kemerovo State University (Kemerovo, Russia).
Natalya Borisovna Moskvina, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Pedagogy Department, Far Eastern State University of Humanities (Khabarovsk, Russia).
Svetlana Evgenyevna Motornaya, Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor, assistant professor of the General and Applied Psychology and Pedagogy Department, State University of Sevastopol (Sevastopol, Russia).
Yuriy Vladimirovich Pelekh, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, National University of Water and Environmental Engineering (Rivne, Ukraine).
Natalya Semenovna Pobirchenko, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University (Uman, Ukraine).
Natalya Ivanovna Pustovalova, PhD in Pedagogy, Professor, Head of the Pedagogy Department, North Kazakhstan State University named after M. Kozybayev (Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan).
John Raven, PhD in Psychology, Professor Emeritus, University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain).
Stanislav Vladimirovich Sapozhnikov, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of the Pedagogy and Psychology Department, Alfred Nobel University (Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine).
Svetlana Alekseyevna Skvortsova, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Mathematics and Its Teaching Techniques Department, South Ukrainian K.D. Ushynsky National Pedagogical University (Odessa, Ukraine).
Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Treshchev, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Astrakhan State University (Astrakhan, Russia).
Snezhana Vladimirovna Yavon, Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Associate Professor, assistant professor of the Social Technologies Department, Volga Region State University of Service (Togliatti, Russia).

Sponsors

To cover the costs of design, production and distribution of “Science Vector of Togliatti State University. Series: Pedagogy, Psychology” the founder of the journal is free to attract financial resources from individuals, legal entities, as well as Russian and international organizations and extra-budgetary foundations under the Russian legislation.

Journal History

Scientific peer-reviewed journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University. Series: Pedagogy, Psychology” was established in 2010 by Federal State Budgetary Educational Establishment of Higher Professional Education “Togliatti State University”.

In March 2010, the meeting of the initiative group of Togliatti State University researchers approved the first Editorial Board members for the journal. Professor Anatoliy Yarygin, Doctor of Education, was appointed the Editor-in-Chief. 

In 2010, the journal was assigned an international standard serial number (ISSN).

On 27 May 2010, the journal obtained the Mass Media Registration Certificate.

Starting from the 2nd half of 2010 “Science Vector of Togliatti State University. Series: Pedagogy, Psychology” has been included in the unified catalog “The Russian Press” and has been distributed by subscription.

In March 2010, Professor Aleksandr Korostelev, Doctor of Education, was appointed the Editor-in-Chief.

Since 1 December 2015, the scientific peer-reviewed journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University. Series: Pedagogy, Psychology” is included in the list of peer-reviewed scientific publications publishing scientific theses of PhD and Doctor degrees dissertations.

Since its foundation and up to now “Science Vector of Togliatti State University. Series: Pedagogy, Psychology” has been continuously improving its main indices in RSCI.

Statistics of “Science Vector of Togliatti State University. Series: Pedagogy, Psychology Impact Factor Changes in RSCI

 

Index/Year

 

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015[1]

Two-year RSCI Impact Factor
(self-citation excluded)

0,481

1,064

0,328

0,691

0,636

Five-year RSCI Impact Factor
(self-citation excluded)

1,064

0,337

0,575

0,344


[1] The RSCI indicators for 2015 are preliminary.