Information for Authors

General information

The aims of Mykolas Romeris University peer-reviewed research journal Societal Studies are:

  •     to promote a scientific dialogue between scholars worldwide
  •     to analyze social problems specific to the national situation and to global environment
  •     to promote innovative research areas
  •     to develop interdisciplinary research of Social Sciences and the Humanities

The quarterly publishes research articles on theoretical and practical problems relating to various traditional areas of Social Sciences (Law, Economics, Management, Administration, Politology, Sociology, Psychology, Education Science, Social Informatics, etc.) and of the Humanities (Philology; History, Philosophy, Theology and Culture Studies; Art Studies, etc.) as well as to newly-structured broad fields of study (Area Studies: African, American, Asian, Australian and European Studies, Cultural and Media Studies, etc.) and to trans-disciplinary research areas (Migration Studies, Studies into Culture and Technology, etc.). The quarterly publishes reviews of monographs and other scholarly publications, notices on important conferences  and seminars in the areas of  Social Sciences and the Humanities.

Societal Studies publishes original and previously unpublished scholarly articles, written in Lithuanian, English, German or French or, by a separate permission of the board of editors,  an article may be published in a language different  from the above.

Article structure:

  • The title of an article;
  • Name and surname of the author(s);
  • An institution (scholarly or other) the author(s) is representing: its title, address, telephone, email;
  • The date of submitting the article to the managing editor of the board of editors of “Societal Studies”;
  • Abstract (at least 600 symbols) in the language the article is written in. The annotation should briefly present the content of the article, identify the main issues analysed;
  • The keywords (5–8 main concepts);
  • 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.);
  • 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 to these rules: “Rules on Citation and Bibliography”.
  • If an article is published in Lithuanian, it should be followed by a detailed summary (2200 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 (2200 symbols, i.e. at least one page long) and keywords in Lithuanian. If an article is published in German and French, it should be followed by a detailed summary (2200 symbols, i.e. at least one page long) and keywords in Lithuanian and English. The summary must reflect all issues analyzed in an article, its conclusions and recommendations.
  • The information about the author(s) is provided in Lithuanian and English: the name and surname of the author, scholarly names and degrees, an institution the author represents, position, and research fields.

Submission of articles

  • The authors should present 2 printed copies of an article, written in Microsoft Word application in Times New Roman fonts, size -12 pt. The manuscript should be 1,5 spaced on one side of an A4 list of paper, margins at least 25 mm. The article should be 12-18 pages (approximately 45 600 symbols), scholarly reviews should be 2-7 pages (approximately 20 000 symbols), the pages must be numbered. Upon a separate permission of the board of editors, a longer article or scholarly review may be published. Author(s) sign one printed copy of an article and indicates the date of submission. Together with the printed text of an article, an electronic version of the text of the publication should be submitted.
  • Information on author(s) should be provided on a separate page: name and surname, place of employment and its address, number of the work and mobile telephones, fax, email. This data is necessary to ensure the direct and operative communication of the board of directors, scholarly reviewers and employees of the Centre of Publishing (editors, editors-translators, and layout editors) and the author(s). In case there are few authors, the person responsible for communication with the board of editors should be indicated.
  • 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, Codel Draw, Excel. Photographs (colour 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; at least one of the reviewers should not be a member of 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 (printed and in electronic format) should be provided to the board of editors not later than in two weeks after the reception of the review.

Please submit the scholarly articles prepared in accordance with the stipulated requirements to the executive editor of “Societal Studies” assoc. prof. dr. Lora Tamošiūnienė. Tel. (+370 5) 271 4735, fax. (+370 5) 271 4561, sms@mruni.eu,  or send to this adress: Mykolas Romeris University, Institute of Humanities, Ateities str. 20, LT-08303 Vilnius, Lithuania.

  • Ateities st. 20, LT-08303 Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Editor: Snieguolė Zalatorė
  • Tel.: (+370 5) 271 4739
  • E-mail: snieguole@mruni.eu
  • www.mruni.eu
  • Company VAT code: LT119517219.