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General information

The periodical, issued twice per year scientific journal „Social Technologies” publishes articles which analyses application of social technologies in defending human rights, implementing e-justice, safety of a person and community, increasing internal functionality of society and communication, distributed teaching and education, health systems solutions, leisure time organization and creation of other social goods and encourage scientific research in the field mentioned. Systematic analysis of technical, legal, political, economical, psychological and social obstacles preventing more effective adaption of information, communication and new (nano-, bio-, mega-) technologies in social life is in demand.

„Social Technologies” publishes original and previously unpublished scholarly articles, written in Lithuanian and English languages. Upon a separate permission of the board of editors an article may be published also in a different language.

Type

Description

Research paper

The scientific research paper involves the construction or testing of a model or framework, action research, market research or surveys, empirical, scientific or clinical research.

ViewpointThe scientific research paper where content depends on author’s opinion or interpretation.
Technical paper

The scientific research paper describing and evaluating technical products, processes and services.

Conceptual paper

The scientific research paper based on developing and testing hypothesis.

Case study

The scientific research paper describing actual situations and experiences within the organizations.

Literature review

The scientific research paper concentrating on annotating and/or criticizing the literature in a particular subject area.

General reviewThe scientific research paper providing a general overview or historical examination of some concept, technique or phenomena.

Article structure:

- The title of an article.
- Name and surname of the author(s), an institution (scholarly or other) the author(s) is representing, country, e-mail address.
- Abstract. Not less 3000 characters with spaces (To check the amount: select the part of the article described above and go Tools/Word count/Characters (with spaces)). Abstract consists of these parts: Purpose; Design/methodology/approach; Findings; Research limitations/implications; Practical implications; Originality/Value; Keywords; Research type. Abstract form for filling is presented in the same file with the form for article.
- Introduction (It should address the topicality of the topic of the article, identify the purpose of the scholarly analysis, its object, applied methods and prior coverage of the issue).
- The main text of the article - the analysis of scholarly research. It is recommended to divide the text into parts and subparts (e.g. 1.2.1., 2.2.1., etc.). Article form with remarks  Article form to fill
- The article should be finalized with conclusions summarizing considerations or solutions – substantiated results of the research and recommendations should be provided.
- All sources referred to in the article should be provided in the list of bibliography at the end of the article. The bibliography should follow the conclusions in an alphabetical order. References in the main text should be made in footnotes, numbered consecutively in Arabic numbers, at the bottom of each page providing the bibliographic references of the cited source. It is advisable that the authors use newest scholarly sources (published in last five years) and at least five of them should be published in publications included in recognized international data bases. The bibliography and inclusion of references in the main text should be made according APA (American Psychological Association) style rules. 
- If an article is published in Lithuanian, it should be followed by a detailed summary (3000 symbols, i.e. at least one page long) and keywords in English. If an article is published in English, it should be followed by a detailed summary (3000 symbols, i.e. at least one page long) and keywords in Lithuanian. The summary must reflect all issues analyzed in an article, its conclusions and recommendations.

Submission of articles

- The authors should present electronic version of the articles in doc and pdf formats. Text prepared by Microsoft Word program letters should be Times New Roman 12 pt, line spacing single, A4 size paper format with 20 mm margins. Title (main and in summary) bolded. Summary and bibliography letters should be Times New Roman 10 pt, line spacing single. For more accurate requirements see article form.
- Volume of the article 10000-40000 characters with spaces (To check the amount: select the part of the article described above and go Tools/Word count/Characters (with spaces)).
- On a separate file should be name and surname of the author(s), an institution (scholarly or other) the author(s) is representing, country, e-mail address and mobile phone number provided. This data is necessary for fluent communication between authors and administration of the journal.
- Pictures, schemes, diagrams, tables and photographs should be presented in a separate electronic media. Pictures, schemes, diagrams, tables and photographs printed at the place of reference in the text. Large graphic files could be placed at the top or the bottom of a page, or at the bottom, fully stretching across the page. The width of the pictures, schemes, diagrams, tables should not be over 84 mm (per column) or 175 mm (per page). The best suitable formats of graphic files: Tagged Image Format File (TIFF), Word for Windows, Corel Draw, Excel. Photographs (color and monochrome) must be of good quality, sharp and suitable for reproduction. Pictures, schemes, diagrams, tables and photographs are numbered in an alphabetical order. Titles of pictures, schemes, diagrams, and photographs are indicated at their bottom, and titles of tables are placed at the top.
- An article should be reviewed by at least two active scholars appointed by the board of editors. The reviewers are appointed confidentially. The author(s) must correct an accredited article in accordance with the commentaries of the reviewers and editors or provide a substantiated explanation, why they have not been incorporated. The corrected version of an article should be provided to the board of editors not later than in two weeks after the reception of the review.

Please submit the scholarly manuscripts prepared in accordance with the stipulated requirements to the office of “Social Technologies“ editorial vie a Mykolas Romeris University's Open Journal System environment.