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  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Submitted articles are reviewed by at least two experts appointed by the Editiorial Board. 

Sections of the journal: Theology and Philosophy, History of Church, Canon Law and Social Teaching of Church, Christian Culture and Religious Studies, Christian Education and Psychology, Archive. Sources.

Requirements:

At least one of the authors must be PhD.

Articles may be written in one of seven languages: Lithuanian, English, German, French, Italian, Russian or Polish. Articles written in Lithuanian will be edited. The size of the article should be 20 000–40 000 characters. The articles must be typed using Times New Roman font. The text is edited in A4 size paper with the following margins: top – 2 cm., bottom – 1,5 cm., left – 3 cm. and right – 1,5 cm. The text is typed using font of 11 pt. size. The first line of the paragraphs is 4 mm. away from the side. Surnames of non-Lithuanian origin are provided in original, e.g. J. J. Rousseau. The names of Vatican documents are provided in original.

Articles prepared for publishing must have the following STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS in a particular order: author’s name and last name, the name of the author(s) in lowercase, the surname must be in uppercase using font of 13 pt. size (right aligned), the name of the institution where he/she works; title of the article is provided using font of 16 pt. size in lowercase (centre aligned); annotations in Lithuanian (source language) and English (up to 500 characters); introduction where the scientific problem is formulated, its relevance and examination revealed; well-defined research object, subject, aim and tasks, described methodology and methods of the research (if the research is of empiric nature, it must have a well-formulated hypothesis); in introduction, words like the object of the research, aim, tasks, methods, hypothesis or assumption are written using expanded font spacing; titles of introduction, chapters and subchapters are typed using 15 pt. Bold font size (lowercase); they are left aligned; inference, results of the research and their conclusions; list of a used literature (it is not allowed to provide the works that are not analysed in the article); plot summary (of 0,5–1 pages) in English, if an article is written in one of foreign languages the summary must be in English and in Lithuanian; title Summary is written using single line spacing and 1 pt. extended spacing font size in lowercase; first, the name of the author is written using 10 pt. bold font size in lowercase, while the surname is written in uppercase using 10 pt. bold font size, then the title of an article is written, in uppercase, using 14pt. bold font size, then the text of the summary is written using 10 pt. font size; key words (in English and source language) at the discretion of the author might be included in web search system; about the author: name, last name, pedagogical and scientific degree, the name of the institution where he/she works, workplace or home address; an electronic mail address or a phone number must be included as well.

The main biographical data of the cited books, collections of articles and magazines are written using 10 pt. font size in the following orders.

CHICAGO CITATION STYLE, NOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY METHOD

Notes should be written at the end of the pages. If the same source is used several times in turn, may be used "Ibid". If the same source is used several times, but not in turn, may be used shortened note.

Examples of footnotes and the order of a literature list: https://biblioteka.vdu.lt/files/Chicago_notes_bibliography_en.pdf

Description of notes and shortened notes:

Book: Louise Hutchings Westling, The Logos of the Living World: Merleau-Ponty, Animals, and Lan¬guage (New York: Fordham University Press, 2014), 168–169. Shortened notes: Westling, Logos of the Living World, 165. 2 authors: Delia Cortese, and Simonetta Calderini, Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islam (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University press, 2006), 219. Shortened note: Cortese, and Calde¬rini. Women and the Fatimids, 218–219. Book, 3 authors: Birgit Lang, Joy Damousi, and Alison Lewis, A History of the Case Study: Sexology, Psychoanalysis, Literature (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017), 202–203. Shortened note: Lang, Damousi, and Lewis, History of The Case Study, 202. Book, > 3 authors: Gabriel A. Almond et al., Comparative Politics: A Theoretical Framework (New York: Longman, 2001), 200. Shortened note: Almond et al., Comparative Politics, 199. Book, no author: The Constitution of Finland (Helsinki: Parliament of Finland, 2001), 110–111. Shortened note: Constitution of Finland, 96. Book, corporate author: World Health Organization. Working to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases: First WHO Report on Neglected Tropical Diseases (Geneva: World Health Organization, 2010), viii–ix. Shortened note: Working to Overcome the Global Impact, 2–3. Book, part of the book (chapter, article). In a note, cite specific pages: Kristian Jensen, “Digitising Heritage Collections: New Readers for Old Books,” in Bevara för framtiden: texter från en seminarieserie om specialsamlinga (Uppsala: Uppsala Universitetbibliotek, 2016), 115–116. Shortened note: Jensen, “Digitising Heritage Collections,” 117. Book, edition other than the 1st: Daniel Gervais, The TRIPS Agreement: Drafting History and Analysis, 2nd ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2003), 554–555. Shortened note: Gervais, TRIPS Agreement, 552–553. eBook with DOI: Helen Wilcox, 1611: Authority, Gender and the Word in Early Modern England (Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons, 2014), 24–25, doi:10.1002/9781118327647. Shortened note: Wilcox, 1611, 58–59. eBook without DOI: instead of DOI should be included internet address. Book, multi-volume edition (1 volume): Donald Kagan, Problems in Ancient History. Vol. 2, The Roman World (New York: MacMil¬lan Publishing, 1975), 14–15. Shortened note: Kagan, Problems in Ancient History. Vol. 2, 12–13. Book, multi-volume edition (all volumes): Schermers, H. G. International Institutional Law. 3 vol. Leiden: Si¬jthoff, 1972–1974. Book, translation: Kei Ushimura, Beyond the “Judgment of Civilization”: The Intellectual Legacy of the Japanese War Crimes Trials: 1946–1949, trans. Steven J. Ericson (Tokyo: International House of Japan, 2003), 12–13. Shortened note: Ushimura, Beyond the “Judgment of Civilization”, 14–15. 

Paragraphs are provided instead of pages after the citation of church documents and Christian Church Catechism: Katalikų Bažnyčios katekizmas (Kaunas: Tarpdiecezinės katechetikos komisijos leidykla, 1996), 1554. 

Article: Gerald McMaster, “Under indigenous eyes, “ Art in America 105, no. 9 (2017), 64–65. Short¬ened note: McMaster, “Under indigenous eyes,” 65. eArticle with DOI: Pinar Dinç, “Novels and Short Stories as Products of Nationalist Competition: The Case of Dersim 1937–1938 in Turkish Politics and Lit¬erature,” Nationalities Papers 46, no. 1 (2018): 144–145, doi:10.1080/00905992.2017.1350153. Shortened note: Dinç, “Novels and Short Stories,” 145–146. eArticle without DOI: instead of DOI should be included internet address.

Website: Becky Hand, “All about Artificial Sweeteners: The Lowdown on Zero-Calorie Sugar Substitutes,” SparkPeople, published September 29, 2004, http://www.sparkpeople.com/ resource/ nutrition_articles.asp?id=289. Shortened note: “All about Artificial Sweeteners.” 

Unpublished theses and dissertations: Karolina Edlund, “Does Economic Freedom Affect the Growth Rate? Evidence from Middle-Income Countries” (bachelor thesis, Umeå universitet, 2017), 20–21. Shortened note: Edlund, “Does Economic Freedom Affect,” 21–22.

Archival resources, manuscripts: War Cabinet Agendum: No. 282/1940 New Caledonia: Importance of Taking Immediate Action to Prevent Falling into Japanese Hands, National Archives of Australia (NAA), A2670 282/1940. Shortened note: New Caledonia: Importance of Taking Immediate Action. Legal acts: Republic of Lithuania Law on Product Safety, 1 June 1999 No VIII-1206, Parliamentary record, 1999-08-01, Nr. 8. Shortened note: Republic of Lithuania Law on Product Safety. Court cases: Ellora 4522899 v. SKOMĖ (Court of Appeal of Lithuania, 2017, No. 2A-549-370/2017). Shortened note: Ellora 4522899 v. SKOMĖ.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: The headline LITERATURE LIST is written using 14 pt. bold font size in capital letters. The list of sources and literature is provided in original language using 10 pt. font size and numerated according the alphabet. Sources of Latin letters go first later, sources of Russian letters. Published, not published sources and the list of other used literature should be given in a separate lists. If there are same author mentioned two or more times in turn, instead of his / her name and surname may be used 3-em dash trace (———).

Description of LITERATURE LIST:

Book: Westling, Louise Hutchings. The Logos of the Living World: Merleau-Ponty, Animals, and Lan¬guage. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014. Book, 2 authors: Cortese, Delia, and Simonetta Calde¬rini. Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islam. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006. Book, 3 authors: Lang, Birgit, Joy Damousi, and Alison Lewis. A History of the Case Study: Sexology, Psychoa¬nalysis, Literature. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017. Book, > 3 authors: Almond, Gabriel A., G. B. Powell, Kaare Strøm, and Russell J. Dalton. Comparative Politics: A Theoretical Framework. New York: Longman, 2001. Book, > 10 authors: Surname1, Name1, Name2 Surname2, Name3 Surname3, Name4 Surname4, Name5 Surname5, Name6 Surname6, Name7 Surname7 et al. Book title: Subtitle. Place of publication: Publisher, year. Book, no author: The Constitution of Finland. Helsinki: Parliament of Fin¬land, 2001. Book, corporate author: World Health Organization. Working to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases: First WHO Report on Neglected Tropical Diseases. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2010. Part of the book (chapter, article): Jensen, Kristian. “Digitising Heritage Collections: New Readers for Old Books.” In Bevara för framtiden: texter från en seminarieserie om specialsamlinga, 115–140. Uppsala: Uppsala Universitetbibliotek, 2016. Book, edition other than the 1st: Gervais, Dan¬iel. The TRIPS Agreement: Drafting History and Analysis. 2nd ed. London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2003. eBook with DOI: Wilcox, Helen. 1611: Authority, Gender and the Word in Early Modern England. Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons, 2014. doi:10.1002/9781118327647. eBook: without DOI: Dean, Carolyn. Aversion and Erasure: The Fate of the Victim after the Holocaust. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. http://site.ebrary. com/lib/vmulib/docDetail.action? docID=10468027&ppg=1. Book, multi-volume edition (1 volume): Kagan, Donald. Problems in Ancient History. Vol. 2, The Roman World. New York: MacMillan Publishing, 1975. Book: multi-volume edition (all volumes): Schermers, H. G. International Institutional Law. 3 vol. Leiden: Sijthoff, 1972–1974. Book: translation: Ushimura, Kei. Beyond the «Judgment of Civilization: The Intellectual Legacy of the Japanese War Crimes Trials: 1946–1949. Translated by Steven J. Ericson. Tokyo: International House of Japan, 2003. 

Article: McMaster, Gerald. “Under indigenous eyes.” Art in America 105, no. 9 (2017): 64–72. eArti¬cle, with DOI: Dinç, Pınar. “Novels and Short Stories as Products of Nationalist Competition: The Case of Dersim 1937–1938 in Turkish Politics and Literature.” Nationalities Papers 46, no. 1 (2018): 144-157. doi: 10.1080/00905992.2017.135015. eArticle, without DOI: Kivimäki, Sanna. “Is There any Class in This Class? Class Sensitivity in Higher Media Education,” Media Transformations 5 (2011): 8–17. https://eltal¬pykla.vdu.lt/1/31731. 

Website: Hand, Becky. “All about Artificial Sweeteners: The Lowdown on Zero-Calorie Sugar Substi¬tutes.” SparkPeople. Published September 29, 2004. http://www.sparkpeople.com/ resource/nutrition_arti¬cles.asp?id=289. 

Unpublished theses and dissertations: Edlund, Karolina. “Does Economic Freedom Affect the Growth Rate? Evidence from Middle-Income Countries.” Bachelor thesis, Umeå universitet, 2017. 
Archival resources, manuscripts: National Archives of Australia (NAA), War Cabinet Agendum No. 282/1940. Legal acts: Republic of Lithuania Law on Product Safety, 1 June 1999 No VIII-1206, Parlia¬mentary record, 1999-08-01, Nr. 8. Court cases: Ellora 4522899 v. SKOMĖ (Court of Appeal of Lithuania, 2017, No. 2A-549-370/2017). 

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