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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • 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

Information for authors

General information

Soter publishes original articles from the fields of the humanities, social and other sciences that explore issues of theology, philosophy, Christian culture and religious studies as well as Christian pedagogy and psychology. The journal also publishes primary sources, critical translations of Christian texts, reviews of publications, and a chronicle.

An article submitted for publication in the journal has to be previously unpublished and not submitted for publication in another journal.

Articles in the following languages can be submitted: Lithuanian, English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, French, Russian and German.

Articles written in Lithuanian are edited. Articles in other languages have to be submitted after being edited by a native speaker.

Peer review

The received articles are reviewed anonymously by two independent reviewers who are appointed by the chair or vice chair of the editorial board. The author is informed whether his/her article is recommended to be published. If required, the author must correct the article according to the notes of the reviewers. Other publications that are not classified as scientific articles are reviewed by a single reviewer.

Required structural parts of the manuscript

  1. The name and surname of the author (authors).
  2. The full name of the scientific institution in which he/she (they) works (work).
  3. The title of the article.
  4. The title of the article in English.
  5. An abstract of the article (150–250 words) in Lithuanian and English. If the article is to be published in some other language, an abstract in this language also has to be attached.
  6. Keywords (4–5 essential concepts) in Lithuanian and English.
  7. The text of the article (from 20,000 to 40,000 characters (including spaces) in length), which consists of:
    1. the introduction, which establishes the scientific problem and explains its relevance;
    2. the main body, which can be divided into chapters and sub-chapters that are separated by headings;
    3. the conclusions.
  8. Numbered list of sources and literature (in alphabetical order).
  9. Information about the author or authors (in Lithuanian and English; if the article is to be published in another language, information is provided in this language as well):
    1. the author’s name, surname and a pedagogical and scientific degree;
    2. the author’s workplace;
    3. the author’s e-mail.

Design of the manuscript

  1. The article is submitted in Word format, using the Times New Roman font and single line spacing.
  2. The title of the article is written in a 22-point bold font, while the body text is written in a 12-point font.
  3. The author’s (authors’) name, surname, abstract and keywords are written in a 10-point font.
  4. The reference list is written in a 10-point font.
  5. Tables are numbered and their titles are specified above them, right-aligned, in a 10-point font; the running numbers and titles of pictures are specified under the picture, centred, in a 10-point font.

Quotations and composition of reference list

  1. Quotations are indicated by quotation marks. Quotations that are longer than 400 characters are differentiated not by quotation marks but by their presentation as a separate paragraph. A single-line gap is inserted before and after the paragraph.
  2. Links to the referenced sources and literature as well as notes are provided at the bottom of the page.
  3. Footnotes provide the full name and surname of the referenced author and detailed bibliographical data about the referenced publication when it is referenced for the first time. Abbreviations are provided afterwards.
  4. The journal follows the so-called Chicago Manual of Style, or the Chicago method of references and bibliography. Information about it as well as examples of its use can be found online:
  5. Non-Lithuanian personal names are provided in their original form both in the body text and in the footnotes.
  6. Personal names that have non-Latin characters are rewritten in the text in accordance with the Regulations of Re-writing approved by the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language. This rule does not apply to articles written in Russian.

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