For Authors


that are willing to publish their articles in the journal  «Izvestiya of  Saratov University. New Series.  Series: Educational Acmeology. Developmental  Psychology».

1. General Provisions

1.1. The journal «Izvestiya of  Saratov UniversityNew Series.  Series: Educational Acmeology. Developmental  Psychology» admits manuscripts written in the Russian language on general theoretical, methodological, debatable, critical topics, containing research results in the field of educational acmeology, developmental psychology, and associated areas of scientific and practical work.

1.2. Submitted manuscripts have to be relevant to the subject-matter of the journal. Manuscripts have to be original. We do not admit manuscripts that have been published before in any other printed or electronic resource. By submitting the manuscript to the editors, its author undertakes the responsibility not to publish the submitted manuscript before it is published in the journal. In case of any further reproduction of the materials that have been published in the journal, the reference to the journal is obligatory.

1.3. Articles have to be compact, carefully formatted and edited.

Manuscripts have to be sent to the editorial board of the journal by regular mail or by registered letter (NOT registered letter with declared value) to the following address: 410012 Saratov, Astrakhanskaya street 83, Saratov State University, Department of Psychological, Educational and Special Education, the journal «Izvestiya of  Saratov University. New Series.  Series: Educational Acmeology. Developmental  Psychology»;  for executive secretary of the journal Bocharova Elena Evgenievna. E-mail:

1.4. Publication is free of charge.

2. Requirements to formatting and conditions of admitting manuscripts for publication

2.1. List of documents accompanying the manuscript:

- information about the author (last name, name, patronymic, (in full), e-mail, complete information about place of employment, position, business address with zip code in the Russian and English languages);

- manuscript review (its scanned copy) made by a candidate or doctor of sciences  according to the scientific field of the manuscript; the review has to be signed and certified with the stamp of an organization where the reviewer is employed;

Positive review from a non-editorial expert board member is not seen as a sufficient ground for manuscript’s publication. Final decision regarding advisability of publication is made by the journal’s editorial board on the basis of independent reviews.

The journal's editorial board requests the authors to remember the following rules in the course of manuscript writing and formatting:

2.2. Structure and Content of Articles

  • The title of the article has to reflect the problem under study concisely and at the same time accurately. The recommended length of the title is not longer than seven words (excluding prepositions and conjunctions).
  • The author has to present an expended structured abstract of his/her article written in two languages (Russian and English) to the journal. An abstract (100-200 words) has to reflect the main content of the work and include:  research objective, hypothesis, description of research participants (number, gender, age), peculiarities of the applied methods, research results (with the level of significance) and conclusions. Data contained in the title of the article should not be repeated in the text of the abstract. The subject, topic, purpose of the work are to be mentioned only in cases when they are not clear from the title of the article. Authors should avoid any extra introductory phrases (for example: “the author of the article gives consideration to…”). Historical references, which do not account for main content of the document, description of previously published works, and generally known provisions are not to be given in the abstract. Results of the study are to be described very precisely and informatively. An abstract has to include the main theoretical and empirical results, factual data, disclosed interconnections and regularities. At that the preference is given to new results, data of long-term importance, important conclusions, which dispose of existing theories, as well as any data, which according to the author’s opinion, is of practical significance. The conclusions can be accompanied by recommendations and suggestions.
  • Key words: 5-7 major scientific or psychological terms, which are used in the text of the article. They have to be put in the following order: starting with the more general terms regarding the problem followed by the more differentiated ones, which correspond to description of the research participants and methods. Authors cannot use laboratory jargon and neologisms as key words. The subtitle “Key words” has to be typed in italics, the list of key words is not italicized, key words are to be separated by semi-colons, there should be a dot following the last key word on the list.
  • The text of the article has to be carefully edited. It has to be clear and laconic.
  • Text Rubrication – is an essential element of all scientific articles, except for short reviews and informative messages. Editorial staff stands for traditional division of the text into the following elements: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion.  We are not opposed to any other suggested article structure, which is characteristic of the article specifics, nevertheless, the conditions regarding  article size and article elements titles remain unchanged.

Obligatory elements of the article (marked by subtitles): 

  • Introduction contains information regarding relevance of the study and describes the subject of the study.
  • National and international literature review proves the lack of the study problem’s solution in another sources as well as the fact that another scientists, whose investigations form the foundation of your study, tried to solve the same scientific problem. The reference list should include not more than 15 sources, excluding web-links (which are not considered to be periodicals).  The sources (references) have to comply with the strict requirements as far as their level and relevance are concerned.
  • Setting the goal, which results from literature review results and contents a list of goals to be reached.
  • Study description (main part of the article).
  • Conclusion, which gives a brief review of scientific research results. The conclusion contains enumerated conclusions, which briefly formulate the main scientific results of the article in the form of relationships (links) between parameters of the research object. The conclusions have to logically coincide with the goals that are stated at the beginning of the article.
  • References (see tips for making a reference list below).

The reference list has to contain information about all publications mentioned in the article. It must no contain references to works that are not cited in the text of the article. References to literary sources are to be shown with the help of footnotes and numerated with Arabic numbers in square brackets (with indication of pages) in the order of occurrence in the text. For example: [1, с. 81]. When the author is quoting several sources, they have to be divided with a comma and a space [5; 8; 13;].

 Authors have to indicate the name of the publishing house and the total number of pages in a publication. All references have to be designed similarly: with a dot only, without a dash, with double slash (stroke character) separating parts of the description.

2.3. Technical requirements to the manuscript

  1. Manuscripts are to be admitted in the printed and electronic format, Word 2003 (on a floppy disc 3, 5”, CD, or sent by e-mail).
  2. Complete articles are admitted on 12 pages (for candidates and doctors of sciences) and can contain up to 5 figures and 4 tables. Figures and tables must not take up more than 20% of the total size of an article.
  3. The text of an article: Times New Roman, single space, margins not less than 2.5 сm, font size – 14, secondary text font size (footnotes, tables, captions, appendices, marks) -12.

3. Requirements for tables and figures

3.1. Tables have to be separated from the text of an article and come on separate A4 sheets. One should avoid multi-page tables. It is preferable to distribute large amount of data between several tables. Every table has to be enumerated with Arabic numbers and have a topical title, which briefly reflects its content. The subtitles have to be brief and informative. Units of measurement are shown after a comma.

3.2. Graphs and diagrams have to be drawn with an MS Word tool set, which significantly simplifies the process of editing (when necessary) or in the drawing program format – Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator. Scanned versions, as well as MS Excel-based graphs and diagrams are not admitted by the editorial board. Diagrams have to be black-and-white, divisions patterned.

3.3. Physical quantities have to be given according to the International System. 

3.4. Figures accompanying the text of an article are to be attached separately. Figure formats have to guarantee clarity of all figure details. Legends and inscription on the figures have to be in the Russian language; figure sizes have to be separated by commas. Inscriptions under figures have to be self-sufficient, without referring to the text. If an illustration contains additional symbols (legends), they have to be decoded (written out after the inscription). Authors are encouraged to sign the number, last name of the first author, and mark “top” and “bottom” of the figure on its reverse side.

3.5. Illustrations have to be submitted in the following formats: LineArt (half-tone) – TIFF 600 – 1200 dpi (LZW compression), Grey (photo) – JPEG 300 – 600 dpi (compression degree 8 – 10). Vector drawings are to be submitted in the EPS, AI, CDR formats without using specific fillings and fonts. Drawings created in word processors are not accepted. Titles of the files containing figures (drawings) should be spelled in Latin letters and have to include the last name of the first author and correspond to the sequential number of the figure in the manuscript (for example: 01ivanov.tif, 02ivanov.jpeg).

3. Manuscripts must contain:

Block1 – in the Russian language: Universal Decimal Classification; title of an article; last name and initials of an author (-s);

Block 2 – information about the authors: last name, first name, patronymic in full; position; academic degree; academic title; address of the author(-s) (organization(-s), address, e-mail address of one or all of the authors);

Block 3 - abstract; key words;

Block 4 — full text of an article in the Russian language;

Block 5 — list of references in the Russian language (REFERENCES);

Block 6 — information contained in Blocks 1 through 3 in the same order:

- title of an article in the English language; information about the authors: last name, first name, patronymic in full – in Latin letters; position; academic degree; academic title; organization – in the English language; address of an organization – in Latin letters; e-mail address of one or all of the authors; abstract and key words in the English language;

Block 7 – Bibliographic reference in the Roman alphabetical order (REFERENCES). Transliteration in the Latin letters (BGN format) (last name, initials of the author, manuscript title, imprint) with further indication of title of the work cited in the English language. Author (transliteration), source name (transliteration), imprint in the English language.

Authors can use the free tool for Russian -Latin transliteration at Order of actions: select BGN standard on the website. The window that switches standards is located on the right above the line with letters of the alphabet. Before placing the text into the field and before transliterating it, make sure that your selected standard is BGN. Place the authors' names into the field and press the “transliteration” button.

The present requirements for materials published in the journal “Izvestiya of Saratov University. New series. Series “Educational Acmeology. Developmental psychology” are based on recommendations of Kirillova O.V., Candidate of Technical sciences, Head of the All-Russian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of the Russian Academy of Sciences, member of the SCOPUS Expert Council (CSAB): «Preparing Russian journals for international analytical database SCOPUS: recommendations and commentaries».

Manuscripts drafted without observation of the above mentioned rules are not considered for publication by the editorial board of the journal.



UDC 159.9: 355  



Ivanov Sergey Fyodorovich – candidate of psychological sciences, assistant professor, chair of educational psychology, Saratov State University named after N.G. Chernyshevsky;

83, Astrakhanskaya street, Saratov, 410012, Russia;



The study presents theoretical analysis of …………………... . The study views ………………………………. It shows the prospects of studying ……………... It points out that …………………………….. Application of psycho-diagnostic tools (method ……………., test «……………», diagnostics method ………………..) on the sample ………………………, allowed to find out that…………………………  . Applied aspect of the problem under study can be implemented in …………………………….

Key words: military acmeology; personality of a military serviceman; professional growth; professional personal deformations.



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  1. Leontiev D.А. Psychology of meaning: nature, structure and dynamics of meaningful reality. М. 2003. 487 p.
  2. Leontyev D.А. Test of life and meanings orientations. М. 2000. 18 p.
  3. Malyuchenko G.N. Smirnov V.М.  Social and psychological aspect of holistic visions of the world. Saratov. 2006. 152 p.
  4. Мaslow А. Motivation and personality. SPb.1999. 479 p.
  5. Nikitenko P.D. Certain problems of constructing social visions  // Scientific Notes.  Series Psychology. PEdagogics. 2010. Vol. 3. № 1.
  6.   Rubinstein S.L. Basic concepts.  nauchnie- raboti/ osnovnie-ponyatiya-sostavleno-k.htm (access date: 22.06.2013).
  7. Frankl V. Man in search of meaning. М. 1990.  157 p. 
  8. Shamionov R.М. Socialization of personality: systematic-diachronic approach // Psychological studies. Vol. 6, № 27. 2013. P. 8. URL: (access date: 22.06.2013).





Candidate of psychological sciences, assistant professor, chair of educational psychology, Saratov State University named after N.G. Chernyshevsky; 

83, Astrahanskaya street, Saratov, 410012, Russia;



The author presents theoretical analysis of psychological and acmeological characteristics of military servicemen’s professional growth. The study views specific features of military service and possible deformations of the military member’s individuality, which can greatly hinder his professional growth. The study covers prospects of investigating military acmeology problems. It is noted that the process of becoming a professional military member has an extremely complex and controversial character. The efficiency of this process largely depends on true knowledge and full consideration of specific features of military service that affect the soldiers’ psyche. Applied aspect of the problem under study can be implemented to solutions of practical problems of acmeological and psychological support for professional development of military staff.

Keywords: military acmeology; personality of a military serviceman; professional growth; professional personal deformations.


  1. Leontiev D.A. Psihologiya smysla: priroda, stroenie i dinamika smyslovoy real'nosti. (Psychology of meaning: nature, structure and dynamics of meaningful reality). M. 2003. 487 p. (in Rus.).
  2.  Leontiev D.A. Test smyslozhiznennyh orientaciy (SZhO). (Test of life and meanings orientations).  M. 2000. 18 p. (in Rus.).
  3.  Malyuchenko G.N. Smirnov V.M.  Social'no psihologicheskiy analiz celostnyh predstavleniy o mire. (Social and psychological analysis of the holistic visions of the world). Saratov. 2006. 152 p. (in Rus).
  4. Maslow A. Motivaciya i lichnost'. (Motivation and personality).SPb. 1999. 479 p. (in Rus.).
  5. Nikitenko P.D. Nekotorye problemy konstruirovaniya social'nyh predstavleniy. (Certain problems of constructing social visions) Uch. zap. Seriya Psihologiya. Pedagogika. 2010. T. 3. № 1.  (in Rus.).
  6. Rubinstein S.L. Osnovnye ponjatiya. (Basic concepts).URL:  nauchnie- raboti/ osnovnie-ponyatiya-sostavleno-k.htm (access date 22.06.2013). (in Rus.).
  7. Frankl V. Chelovek v poiskah smysla. (Man in Search of Meaning). M.1990.  157 p. (in Rus.).
  8. Shamionov R.M. Sotsializatsiya lichnosti: sistemno-diakhronichesky podkhod (Socialization of personality: systematic-diachronic approach)
    Psychological Studies Vol. 6. no. 27 (2013) (access date 22.06.2013). (in Rus.).