Requirements for the Articles to be Published
- The structure of the article should be as follows:
1.1. Title of the article;
1.2. Author names and affiliations (first name and last name, full postal address including department, university or other organization, city, country and the e-mail address of each author);
1.3. Abstract in the original language of the article (approximately 500 printed characters). If the article is prepared in Lithuanian or in English, the abstract should be prepared in the same language as an article;
1.4. Keywords (5–7 words);
1.6. The main text (approximately 40 000 printed characters);
1.7. List of references (numeration is not needed);
1.8. Summary (approximately 1500 characters). If the article is prepared in Lithuanian or in other languages (except English) the summary should be prepared in English.
- Scientific problem, relevance and originality, aim and objectives, methods and methodology must be indicated in the article. The problem needs to be fully explored, comprehensive and reasoned results of the research must be indicated, conclusions (summing-up) should be related with the problem indicated as well as with the aim of the research, and the results achieved.
- Illustrations, tables, charts, graphics and other material should be presented genuine, in a good quality (at least 300 dpi, JPEG or TIFF formats required) and without the prejudice to the copyrights.
Recomendations for the citation and list of references
- Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (APA style).
- When a book, article, or other source lists only one author, simply provide the author's last name followed by the publication date, e.g. New education paradigm expresses a different relationship between teaching and learning in the study proces (Petraitis, 2014).
- If the last name of the author is included in the sentence, then the year of the publication should be included in the parenthesis, e.g. Žukauskas (2004) compared various periodical literature.
- When a source lists two authors, in-text citations should provide the last names of both authors and the publication date, e.g. (Bagdonas, Jucevičienė, 2013).
- While quoting the source prepared by three of more authors, the last name of the first author needs to be included adding „et al“, and the year of the publication after comma, e.g. (Trimble et al., 2013).
- When an association, community, governmental organisation or other institution is indicated as the publisher but not a concrete author, the collective authorship needs to be indicated, e.g. (American psychological association, 2003).
- The list of references below the text of the article is arranged in alphabetic order, with sources in the Lithuanian language and Latin alphabet coming first, and after those – sources in other languages listed. Every source on the list must be done by APA (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association) standard (more information - www.apastyle.org). Examples:
7.1. Reference to a journal publication:
Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton, R. A. (2010). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51–59.
7.2. Reference to a book:
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (2000). The elements of style. (4th ed.). New York: Longman, (Chapter 4).
7.3. Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281–304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.
7.4. Reference to an article from databases:
Author’s last name, A. A. (Year of Publication). Title of the article. Title of the periodical, Volume (Number), pages. The DOI number of the article http://dx.doi.org/xxxxxxxxxx. Swan, T. (1956). Economic Growth and Capital Accumulation. Economic Record, 32, 343–61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4932.1956.tb00434.x