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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapyopen access


Russian Federation

Universities and research institutions in Russian Federation
Media Ranking in Russian Federation

Subject Area and Category


Moscow State University of Psychology and Education



Publication type



20753470, 23119446





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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy is a peer-reviewed journal published by Moscow State University of Psychology and Education ( Founded in 1992 under the name of Moscow Psychotherapeutic Journal, it has become the first Russian scientific periodical edition to focus on the theory and practice of psychological counseling and psychotherapy. Since 2009 (when it has been renamed “Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy”), the circle of authors and readers has significantly expanded due to the widening arrange of topics and the coverage of problems arising in modern psychological, psychotherapeutic and medical practice. In 2012 the journal became a laureate of the 14th National Psychological Contest “Golden Psyche” (Russia, Saint Petersburg) in the category “Contribution to the development of the Russian unified professional psychological society”. In the present day, the journal is recommended by the Higher Attestation Commission of Ministry of Science and Education of the Russian Federation for publishing Ph.D. research results. It is published quarterly; full-text articles are freely available at The journal publishes original research papers, review articles, case studies, essays, and commentaries. The topics covered are as diverse as the phenomenology of mental states and disorders, psychological and social risk factors, theoretical and practical models of prevention and treatment, lectures on the history and methods of psychotherapy. Special issues of “Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy” published in the recent years focus on the most critical problems of mental health (self-destructive behavior, clinical psychology of modern childhood, social cognition disorders), and psychosomatic medicine (psycho-oncology). Join the conversation about this journal

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Clinical Psychology2020Q4
Clinical Psychology2021Q3
Clinical Psychology2022Q4
Developmental and Educational Psychology2021Q3
Developmental and Educational Psychology2022Q4
Health (social science)2020Q4
Health (social science)2021Q3
Health (social science)2022Q4

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.278
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.317
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.322
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.379
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.690
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20220.566
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.278
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.322
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.411
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.871
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20220.633
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.278
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.317
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.337
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.451
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20211.215
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20220.598
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20160
Self Cites201712
Self Cites201822
Self Cites201912
Self Cites20209
Self Cites202122
Self Cites202215
Total Cites20160
Total Cites201715
Total Cites201833
Total Cites201948
Total Cites202058
Total Cites2021108
Total Cites202281
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20160
External Cites per document20170.056
External Cites per document20180.106
External Cites per document20190.242
External Cites per document20200.348
External Cites per document20210.694
External Cites per document20220.516
Cites per document20160.000
Cites per document20170.278
Cites per document20180.317
Cites per document20190.322
Cites per document20200.411
Cites per document20210.871
Cites per document20220.633
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20174
Non-citable documents20189
Non-citable documents201917
Non-citable documents202017
Non-citable documents202115
Non-citable documents202213
Citable documents20160
Citable documents201750
Citable documents201895
Citable documents2019132
Citable documents2020124
Citable documents2021109
Citable documents2022115
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20160
Uncited documents201746
Uncited documents201883
Uncited documents2019116
Uncited documents2020100
Uncited documents202186
Uncited documents202289
Cited documents20160
Cited documents20178
Cited documents201821
Cited documents201933
Cited documents202041
Cited documents202138
Cited documents202239
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