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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


Articles follow the 7th edition of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) and are subjected to peer review and selected for publication on the basis of the following criteria:

• The study is thematically relevant to the aim of the journal;
• is original, previously unpublished, not submitted to other journals during the evaluation process, ethical parameters are highlighted;
• presents empirical analysis or in-depth theoretical consideration;
• contains basic structural elements (background, material and methods (or conceptual dispositions), results, discussion (or conceptual discourse), conclusions, references);
• focuses on an acute research problem;
• is of adequate stylistic and linguistic quality.

Sequences of the article parts and technical guideline

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:

  1. The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
  2. With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.
  3. With PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu.


Page size: 17,6x25,01 cm.

Margins: Normal (2,54x2,54x2,54x2,54 cm).

Header position from top: 1,25 cm.

Footer position from top: 1,25 cm.

Font type: Verdana.

Line spacing: single for summary and tables, 1.5 for the main text with one space left after the title and before and after the section headings.

Author’s (s’) name(s): do not indicate any author information in the article (words file);

Affiliation in the main language of the article: 12pt; institution.

Title in the main language of the article: 14pt bold, capital letters, align left.

Summary in the main language of the article: 9pt bold; text 8pt, 250–300 words.

Keywords in the main language of the article: 9pt bold; actual words 8pt, 4–6 words (in alphabetical order, in the same line).

Section headings in the article: Level 1: 10pt bold, centred; Level 2: 10pt bold, left-justified, text below; Level 3: 10pt bold, intended, left-justified, text should follow immediately after, italic.

Text of the article: 9pt, 4000–7000 words.

Reference list: 10pt bold; entries 9pt; 15–30 entries; entries are not numbered, follow an alphabetic order. For several entries of the same author, a chronological order is applied. Titles of books and journals are written in italics. If electronic sources are assigned a DOI, it is to be indicated; hanging by 1,27 cm.

Footnotes: Verdana, 8pt, single spacing, justified.

Author’s (s’) name(s): 10pt bold.

Affiliation in English: 10pt; institution.

Title in English: 10pt bold, left justified.

Summary in English: 9pt bold; text 8pt, 250–300 words.

Keywords in English: 9pt bold; actual words 8pt, 4–6 words (in the same line) in the alphabetical order

Author’s (s’) name(s): 10pt bold, title.

Affiliation in Lithuanian: 10pt; institution, e-mail.

Title in Lithuanian: 10pt bold, capital letters.

Summary in Lithuanian: 9pt bold; text 8pt, 250–300 words.

Keywords in Lithuanian: 9pt bold; actual words 8pt, 5–8 words (in the same line).

Summary in the author’s native language is preferable.



Given that the journal is published as a colour online issue the pictures and graphs have to be prepared in such a way that the colourful figures are clear and visible in a white and black text too. Table or figure number (in bold, left-justified) and the heading (in italic, left-justified) are written above the table or the figure, 9pt; text within figures and tables 8pt, single spacing (in the place where they have to appear in the text).


Author-date method of citation: the author’s last name and the date of publication in the appropriate place of the text in brackets, e.g. (Brown, 2014, p. 1). Use the word “and’ between the authors’ names within the text and use the ampersand in the parentheses and Reference List. 40 word and longer quotations placed in a free-standing block, single spaced and indented in entirety by 1.27 cm from the left and right margins with quotation marks omitted.



Aronin L., & Singleton D. M. (2012). Multilingualism. John Benjamins Publishing.

Chapters of a Book

Wilson, D., & Sperber, D. (2004). Relevance theory. In L. R. Horn, & G. Ward (Eds.), The handbook of pragmatics (pp. 607–632). Blackwell.

Articles in printed journals

Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893–896.

Electronic articles with DOI assigned

Otwinowska, A., & De Angelis, G. (2012). Introduction: Social and affective factors in multilingualism research. International Journal of Multilingualism, 9(4), 347–351.

Electronic articles with no DOI assigned

Prince, P. (2012). Towards an instructional programme for L2 vocabulary: Can a story help? Language Learning & Technology, 16, 103–120.


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