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Author Guidelines

Publication Submissions

“žGroups and Environments“ is a series of research studies on small societal groups including “˜taste“™/lifestyle youth subcultures, groups ascribed to New religious movements, ethnic minority subgroups and others, lifestyle groups, organized groups, networks and movements. The purpose for this series is to stimulate Interdisciplinary studies. Thus it publishes articles in areas of the social sciences, humanities and hard sciences by authors analysing societal group behaviours: internal group dynamics as well as processes of actual interactions between groups. Such articles can be on theoretical methodology, case studies and ethnographic investigations. This collection of articles is designated for academic readers along with employees in social work, culture, education and other fields. All articles are reviewed by no less than two reviewers delegated by the editorial board.

We welcome well-written articles presenting topics in a logical, academic style which adhere to proper use of language. To be considered for publication, kindly note the guidelines on the mandatory structure and style of your submitted paper which are presented here. Authors are entirely responsible for the reliability and authenticity of the information in their articles, protection of respondent anonymity and adherence to other ethical standards. Articles under consideration may be written in qualitative Lithuanian and/or English which do not exceed a length of two printer“™s sheets (one sheet equals 40,000 computer characters including spaces). Texts must be written in the Times font family (Times, Times New, Times New Roman), font size 12 pt, justified. The structural parts of an article ““ sections, subsections and paragraphs ““ require subtitles (section subtitles are written in Bold, subsection in Bold, Italic and paragraph in Italic). Illustrations, graphics, photos and other visual materials are to be sent separately (high resolution quality, please). File names must reflect the article and the specificvisual (for example, Article Title Fig 2.jpg or Article Title Table 4.doc and the like).

Manuscript structure:

Title of the article
Author“™s name and surname
Author“™s academic institution with the full name of the appropriate department
Abstract of the article (minimum 600 characters)
Introduction (formulates the academic issue/problem, its relevancy and originality; describes the object, objective and tasks of the research and summarises the research methodology)
Body of the article (topic information is presented in a succinct manner using subtitles for clarity)
References (resources and bibliography)
Alternate language title, brief summary and keywords
Appendices (when applicable)

Biographical information

The section, About the Authors, of this publication presents the authors of published articles. Authors must include in a separate file under their own name the following: name, surname, academic title and degree, institution of employment and position held, academic areas of interest and specific scholarly work accomplished, contact information: email address, address and/or telephone number.

Reference citations

In-text citations, quotations and references (bibliography) must adhere to the APA Style for the Social Sciences. Other styles are unacceptable and work will be returned. For easy-to-access guidelines, see: APA Style Guide, Cornell University Library. Retrieved from or APA Formatting and Style Guide. Retrieved from

Since 2013, the journal “Groups and Environments“ has emphasized using the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) when referencing articles. The DOI is unique to an individual work. Usually only journals and some online books are assigned a DOI, other types of reference do not have a DOI.

When article is assigned a DOI:

Linhares, A., Brum, P. (2007). Understanding Our Understanding of Strategic Scenarios: What Role do Chunks Play Cognitive Science, 31 (6), 989““1007. doi: 10.1080/03640210701703725.

When article is not asigned a DOI, provide holding database home or entry page URL.

Authors submit manuscripts electronically:

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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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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