About the Journal

ISSN 2351-6011 (Online)
ISSN 1392-9569 (Print)

"Social Education "is a periodic peer-reviewed journal in social sciences. It has been issued by Vytautas Magnus University  (formerly – Vilnius Pedagogical University) since 1999. The journal publishes articles in Lithuanian and English; 2-3 journal volumes are issued annually. "Social Education "aims to publish interdisciplinary scientific research publications in social pedagogy, management, economics, sociology, communication, philosophy, and education science. The journal promotes research results in Lithuania and abroad to allow scientists of various academic societies to participate in an open discussion at the international level on science, society education, social policy, and socio-cultural issues. Journal publications must contain the parts required for scientific papers: the aim and object of the research, methods applied, research results, and conclusions. "Social Education" publishes original results of scientific research performed by Lithuanian and foreign scientists and practitioners. Working papers on social development, summaries and reviews of monographs, as well as presentations of research events, are also welcome. All articles undergo a double-anonymized review process. More than 50 percent of editorial team members are foreign researchers. The submission and publication of papers in the journal are free of charge.

Journal has a policy allowing authors to deposit versions of their work in an institutional repository CRIS or another hold of their choice: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/100683

Our policy about the different versions of the paper:

  • Submitted version
  • Accepted Version. (Author Accepted Manuscript)
  • Published version (Version of Record)

Editor-in-Chief of the periodical scientific journal is Prof. Dr. Giedrė Kvieskienė.

The journal "Social Education "is abstracted and indexed by:

All works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The journal is licensed using a CC_BY_SA license, which allows others to distribute, change and create new works even for commercial purposes, indicating the authors of the original work. Further work should possess the same license as the original work. The journal is presented as open access journal under provision No 291, issued on February 19th, 2014, of the Senate of Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, entitled "The policy outlines of the open access for scientific studies and other information at Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences. "

Focus and scope:

As a publication that represents a variety of cross-disciplinary interests, both theoretical and practical, Social Education invites manuscripts on a wide range of topics, especially in the following areas:
• Didactics of Social Pedagogy, Social Welfare, Civic Education, Integrated Social Education Subjects (Cicic, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Public Health, History, Geography, etc.), and Social Work.
• Theory and practice in Social Pedagogy, Social Education, Social Welfare, Positive Socialization, Social-emotional education, Social Partnership, and Clustering.
• Philosophical, political, economic, and social aspects of Social Education;
• The Role of Science and Technology Education in Modern Society;
• Social Education and Technology Education at All Levels of the Education System;
• Modern ICT in the Process of Social Education;
• Socioecological Approach and Sustainability at all levels of the Education System;
• Curriculum on Social Sciences Education;
• Social and Educational Policy;
• Public, Private, NGO and Research Partnership, Administration and Management;
and other innovative undertakings in the social-educational field, which the journal is concerned with, including economic growth and poverty reduction; human development, well-being, the availability of human rights; democracy, social cohesion, and peace-building; resilience and environmental sustainability.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors must 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's Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

General requirements for publications

Only original scientific articles are published in Social Education:

  • The provided manuscript and its separate parts should not repeat the works which are already published, including the works you published before;
  • the manuscript should be presented to Social Education while the article is in the process of review and publication; it cannot be parallelly submitted to other journals;
  • the manuscript should contain nothing illegal;


The manuscript should match the journal's subject matter and meet all requirements for quality scientific articles.

  • At first, the manuscript is reviewed by the editors. The manuscript could be rejected if it does not match the subject matter of the journal or does not meet the minimum requirements required to prepare a scientific article.
  • The originality of the article is checked by using a plagiarism check system.
  • In the second stage double-blind peer review is carried out.


  • How to Submit an Article

Submit the article as two documents.
The first document – the article itself without the name/s and surname/s of the author/s; without the name of the institution and other data. This document will be used for double-blind peer review.
The second document - article title, name/s, and surname/s of the author/s; the name of the institution; address and email of the author/s, data about the author/s: scientific field, degree, pedagogical name, scientific interests.
Other documents – more complex high-quality pictures, tables, and other graphical material (they must also be provided in the article) can be submitted separately.

How to prepare the manuscript

The structure of the manuscript

1.1. article title;
1.2. author's name, surname (up to 5 authors);
1.3. the name of the author's institution, address, and author's email;
1.4. article annotation (up to 500 characters with intervals):
1.5. keywords (from 4 to 7 words);
1.6. article text (up to 40 000 characters with intervals);
1.7. reference list (not numbered);
1.8. Summary of the article (after the reference list) in another language than the article (if the article is prepared in Lithuanian, its summary should be presented in English; if the article is prepared in English, its summary should be provided in Lithuanian, when the authors are Lithuanians or English when the authors are not Lithuanians. The summary contains up to 1500 characters with intervals).

  1. Parts of the article text:

2.1. Introduction, in which the relevance of the scientific research must be grounded, and the aim of the article should be formulated, while the tasks of the study could also be proposed.
2.2. Theoretical analysis of the problem field, in which earlier scientific works of this area are reviewed and organized.
2.3. The reasoning behind research methodology, revealing the selected research strategy, data collection, analysis methods, and procedures;
2.4. The presentation of research results, presenting them according to the requirements of the applied research strategy (quantitative, qualitative research, etc.) requirements;
2.5. Discussion and conclusions, in which generalizations related to the proposed problem, the aim of the research, and its tasks are provided.

  1. Manuscript layout:

3.1. The article is presented in Word Times New Roman font, with a single interval between the rows.
3.2. Article name – size 22 font, bold, alignment – left,
3.3. Name (s), surname (s) of the author (s) - size 10 font, bold, alignment – left;
3.4. Name of the institution, address, and email – size eight font, left.
3.5. Annotation – size 10 font, indent 0,5 cm.
3.6. Keywords – size 10 font, italic, indent 0,5 cm.
3.7. Headings of article parts: Heading level 1 – size 14 font, bold, left 0,5 cm from the edge, Heading level 2 – size 12 font, italic, left 0,5 cm from the edge.
3.8. Main text – size 12 font, paragraph indents – 0,5 cm from the edge.
3.9. Reference list – size 10 font.
3.10. Illustrative material, tables, schemes, diagrams, etc., should be prepared according to the requirements of APA version 7. They should be original, be of high quality (at least 300 dpi: in GIF, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF formats), and should not infringe copyright.
3.11. Title of the table – size 11 font, italic, left, no indent; the word 'table' with a number above the table's name – size 11 font, left, no indent.
3.12. Title of the figure –size 11 font, italic, left, no indent; the word 'figure' with a number above the name of the figure – size 11 font, left, no indent.
3.13. The title of the article in summary– size 16 font, bold, left; The name (s), surname (s) of the author (s) - size 10 font, bold, left; The name of the institution, address, and email – size 8 font, left; summary text – size 10 font.

  1. Citation and composition of reference list

Reference lists and references to the source of information in the text should be presented according to APA 7 version requirements. Authorities are not numbered.
More information on http://www.apastyle.org/

  1. Requirements for article language

For articles provided in English native editing should be performed. Authors may use either British English or American English in their paper but not a combination of both. While submitting their form, authors should state clearly which type of English they have used in their writing. For UK spellings, authors may consult the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors, or Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary as appropriate. US spellings typically prefer '-ize' to '-use as a verb ending.

  1. Information about funding and acknowledgment.

At the end of the article, information about the funding received for preparing the academic paper could be provided. Acknowledgment could also be provided.

Declaration on the protection of personal data   Declaration on the protection of personal data

Personal data and email addresses provided when registering for the journal will only be employed for registration, will not be used for other purposes, and will not be given to any third party.

Plagiarism, Data Fabrication, and Image Manipulation

Plagiarism is strictly prohibited in the Social Education journal. Plagiarism is copying text, ideas, images, or data from another source, including your publications, without crediting the source.

Text copied from another source must be reused between quotation marks, and the source must be cited. If the design of a study, or the structure or language of the manuscript, was inspired by previous research, it must be explicitly noted.

Image files must not be manipulated or altered in any way that could result in an incorrect interpretation of the information provided by the original image.

We may reject the manuscript if irregular image manipulation is discovered and confirmed during the peer. We may correct or retract the paper review if we find out and ensure quirky image manipulation after the paper.

The presented information must be original, not improperly selected, manipulated, enhanced, or fabricated. This includes 1) excluding data points to increase the significance of conclusions, 2) fabricating data, 3) selecting results that support a specific conclusion over contradictory data, and 4) deliberately selecting analysis tools or methods to support a specific conclusion.

Text matching is checked through the Oxicso system.

Private Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal. They will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.