Manuscript Format Guidelines
The manuscript must be typed in MS Word (any version). The text should be clearly structured, and the sections and subsections should have distinct, easily visible multi-level headings.
  • Text Format Guidelines:
    — Times New Roman font;

    — Main text font size – 12;

    — Single line spacing;

    — Text should be justified (aligned with both margins);

    — First line indent – 1.25 cm;

    — No spacing before and after new paragraphs.
  • Tables and Figures
    — Tables and figured should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript;

    — Tables and figures should have their own numbering;

    — Each table and figure should be referenced in the text;

    — If the text includes figures, they must be part of the text itself as well as contained in separate files (in .jpeg or .png format) attached additionally to the manuscript.
  • References to Literary Sources
    — The citations, references and bibliography must be formatted in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition;

    — In-text citations must include the last name of the author(s) and year of publication, separated by commas, in parenthesis: (Leonova, 2007; Wegener, Petty, 1994);

    — If the cited work has more than three authors, only the name of the first author is listed in the parenthesis at the second and all following mentions, followed by "et al." (Meskon et al., 1995), (Dutton et al., 1994).
  • Bibliography
    — The cited literature is listed in alphabetical order after the text of the manuscript;

    — The different items in the bibliography are not numbered;

    — Different alphabets are not mixed in one list; foreign sources are listed at the end of the cited materials list;

    — If more than one work by the same author(s) is cited, these works are listed by publication year, from earliest to latest;

    — The works by the same author(s) published in the same year are marked alphabetically by a letter following the year of publication, without spaces: 2006a, 2009b, and the in-text citations must also include the letter next to the year: (Leonova, 2007b).
Bibliography Format Samples
  • An article in a collection
    — Murray Bowen (2008). Family reaction to death. In K. Baker, A. Varga (Eds.) Murray Bowen family systems theory (340-357), M: Kogito-Center

    — Leann S. Howard (2014). Ancient roots of differentiation of self. In Peter Titelman (Ed) Differentiation of self (99−111), Routledge, H-Y, London
  • Book
    — Varga, A. Ya. (2009) Systemic family psychotherapy. Monograph. M: Kogito-Center.

    — Carl Whitaker (1998) Midnight musings of a family therapist. Translated from English by M.I. Zavalov. M: "Klass"

    — De Shazer S. (1988) Clues: Investigating solutions in brief therapy. WW Norton & Co.
  • Collection by editor
    — A.V. Chernikov (2005) (ed.) Systemic family therapy: the classical and the contemporary. M: "Klass"
  • Journal article
    — Linde N.D., Korneeva E.V. (2010) Emotional image therapy of dependence and loss. Voprosy Psikhologii, 1, 128−138

    — Couture, S. J. (2006a) Giving advice on advice-giving: a conversation analysis of Karl Tomm's practice. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 32(3), 329−344

    — Couture S. J. (2006b) Transcending a differend: Studying therapeutic processes conversationally. Contemporary family therapy. 3. 285−302
  • Dissertation
    — Izmagurova V.L. (2006) Internal dialogue as a mechanism of development of consciousness: author's abstract of dissertation for degree of candidate of psychological sciences

    — М. Mael, F. (1988) Organizational identification: Construct redefinition and a field application with organizational alumni (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  • Online publication
    — Baranskaya, S.S. (2011). Technique for measuring loyalty. Psychological research: online scientific journal, 1(15). URL: (date of access: