Focus and Scope

The publication belongs to the Humanities and Social Sciences area, History and Educology field (History Didactics, S 270 – Pedagogy and Didactics). Istorija is currently the only journal of history in Lithuania having ISSN and ESSN. The journal brings together the researchers who carry out fundamental and applied research on different periods of Lithuanian history, the history of the neighboring countries, history didactics, which may impact the Lithuanian history policy, encourages them to publish their findings and disseminate them in Lithuania and abroad.

The journal adheres to the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Authors (2011) and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers (2011) released by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

All articles of Istorija are peer-reviewed by two experts. Peer-reviewing is anonymous; it is based on a standardized review form. Each manuscript which fails to comply with the applicable requirements is returned for corrections. If the requirements are met, the manuscript is submitted to two independent reviewers. The reviewers are selected confidentially and perform a double blind review. In the event of diverging opinions (one has a positive opinion, the other has negative), the third reviewer is appointed. After the reviewers evaluate the manuscript, the author is informed about the manuscript’s suitability/unsuitability for publication or the author is requested to correct the manuscript according to the comments provided. The author should then correct the article taking into account the reviewers’ comments and prepare a written reply on the corrections made. If the author disagrees to the comments, the arguments should be provided.

Section Policies

Front Matter

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Articles

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Reviews

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Chronicle

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Back Matter

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Peer Review Process

All articles of Istorija are peer-reviewed by two experts. Peer-reviewing is anonymous; it is based on a standardized review form. Each manuscript which fails to comply with the applicable requirements is returned for corrections. If the requirements are met, the manuscript is submitted to two independent reviewers. The reviewers are selected confidentially and perform a double blind review. In the event of diverging opinions (one has a positive opinion, the other has negative), the third reviewer is appointed. After the reviewers evaluate the manuscript, the author is informed about the manuscript’s suitability/unsuitability for publication or the author is requested to correct the manuscript according to the comments provided. The author should then correct the article taking into account the reviewers’ comments and prepare a written reply on the corrections made. If the author disagrees to the comments, the arguments should be provided.

The journal adheres to the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Authors (2011) and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers (2011) released by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Ethics of Reviewers

Reviewers shall ensure that:

  • the review is written professionally, objectively and within the time limit intended for the review;
  • confidentiality is ensured;
  • any current or potential conflicts of interest are declared;
  • the review meets the standards of correctness;
  • editors will be informed in case the author of the article is suspected of the breach of ethics.

Ethics of Editors

The editors of the journal shall ensure that:

  • decisions are taken objectively, impartially and fairly and are based on the value of the  article being submitted and its suitability for publishing in the journal;
  • peer-reviewing and the identity of reviewers are confidential;
  • the rules and requirements which are binding to the members of the editorial board, authors and reviewers of articles are complied with;
  • each volume is published in a timely manner and is in line with the established periodicity of the journal.

Publication Frequency

A total of 4 volumes are released per year. The scope of each volume makes up 10 author’s sheets. Articles are published in Lithuanian and English. There are no journal fees.

Open Access Policy

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The journal are licensed using CC_BY_SA license that allows others to distribute, modify and create new works, even commercially, by indicating the author of the primary source. The new work should contain the same license as the original work.  The journal is provided in open access area following the “Framework of Open Access Policy on Scientific, Study and Other Information of Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences” confirmed by Resolution No. 291 of the Senate of Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences dated 19 February 2014.