Information for Authors


The author submits an electronic version of the article prepared according to the indicated requirements (see below) in the Lithuanian or English language.

The fee should be payed after acceptation for publishing: it can be not recommended to publish if it does not correspond to the requirements for the scientific article. The article can be submitted for repeated review twice at most.


Requirements for preparation of  article    


The article should be in the range of 6‒10 pages.

The author(s) must ensure that the article does not infringe any copyright of any third parties and that ideas of other authors included in the manuscript conform to generally accepted ethical principles at the time of submission.

Articles submitted must conform to correct scientific language and general requirements for scientific articles.


Article’s Structure


The text is pasted up in font Times New Roman, 12-point font size using single line spacing in the A4 format page (210 x 297 mm) with the following margins: 25 mm from the top edge, 25 mm from the bottom edge, 24 mm from the left edge, and 24 mm from the right edge.

The beginning of the article should contain:

  • The title of the article in capital letters (14 pt, Bold).
  • The author(s)’ name(s) and surname(s), the institution represented by them (12 pt, Italic).
  • The abstract which gives a concise outline of the essence of the article, its relevance / novelty, and the main sub-themes. The abstract should comprise no more than 100 words.
  • Keywords: 3‒5 words or phrases consisting of two- or three-word combinations (but no longer).

The introduction states and describes the problem and the aim of the scientific research and presents the extent of investigation into the problem.

The body presents the results of research, provides their justification, and formulates concise and structured conclusions / discussions.

Figures & Tables (the text is presented in 10 pt) are numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals; numbers and names are listed at the left margin of the text.

Presentation of Figures. All illustrative graphs, diagrams, charts, etc., referred to as figures, must be high quality and incorporate corrections if necessary. Figures are presented in black and white, with a frame. Under the figure, the number of the figure and the abbreviation “Fig.” are written in bold, and the caption of the figure is non-bold.

Presentation of Tables. The number of the table and the word “Table” are written non-bold and the caption is written in bold above the table.

Citation. The author’s name and the year should be put in brackets directly following the quote, e.g. (Šiaučiulienė, 2011), and the page number if necessary, e.g. (Šiaučiulienė, 2011, p. 12). If the author has been mentioned in the text, the initial letter of the author’s name followed by the author’s surname are indicated, e.g., R. Šiaučiulienė (2011) believes that

Bibliography should list references in alphabetical order. Bibliographical references are presented in the original source language. The list begins with references following the Latin alphabet and proceeds with other alphabets. All references must be cited in the text and, vice versa, all quotations must be included in the references.

Lists of references are subject to the following guidelines:

  • Books: author’s last name and initials, year of publication, book title, place of publication, publishing house, e.g.:

Juodaitytė, A. (2003). Vaikystės fenomenas: socialinis-edukacinis aspektas. Šiauliai: ŠU leidykla.

  • Journal articles: author’s last name and initials, year of publication, article title, journal name, number, first and last pages of the article cited, e.g.:

Šiaučiulienė, R., Juodaitytė, A. (2011). Vaikų vasaros laisvalaikio, kaip jų gyvenimo ir poilsio reiškinio, turinio prasmingumas tėvams. Mokslas ir edukaciniai procesai, 2(15), 113‒128.

  • Conference material / collections of articles: author’s last name and initials, year of publication, article title, publication title, number, first and last pages of the article cited, e.g.:

Rivinskytė, K., Bražienė, N. (2011). Patyčių / smurto prevencijos kaimo bendrojo lavinimo mokykloje vertinimas: socialinių pedagogų požiūris. Socialinis ugdymas: socialinės ir švietimo politikos dermės nepakankamumo veiksnių įtaka kaimo vaikų socialiniam mobilumui: Recenzuojamas tęstinis mokslo straipsnių rinkinys, VI, 252‒261.

  • Online sources: author’s last name and initials, publication date (marked NA if the date is unavailable), article title, address, login time to the website, e.g.:

Bražienė, N. (2012-05-17). Stebuklų pasaka kaip asmenybės transformacijos raiškos atspindys. [Žiūrėta 2014-01-12]. Prieiga per internetą: <>.


The article is followed by a summary in English comprising about 1000 characters. The summary should bear the title (14 pt, Bold), below goes the author(s)’ name(s) and surname(s), and another line is dedicated to the word “Summary” (12 pt). Structural parts of the summary are as follows: concise thematic relevance, the aim of research, methodology, the most important results and the main findings.


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