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Author Guidelines

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Societal Studies publishes original and previously unpublished scholarly articles, written in Lithuanian, English, German or French or, by a separate permission of the board of editors, an article may be published in a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

As part of the submission process, authors are required to 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.

  1. The authors should submit a manuscript through OJS submission system at the address http://ss.mruni.eu, 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 manuscript 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.
  2. Information on the author(s) should be provided in  a separate page Word document: 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 editors, scholarly reviewers and publishers ( language editors, and layout editors) and the author(s). In case there are several authors, the person responsible for communication with the board of editors should be indicated.
  3. The width of the pictures, schemes, diagrams, tables should not  exceed 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 a good quality, sharpness 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 of the table.
  4. A manuscript  will be reviewed by at least two active scholars appointed by the board of editors; at least one of the reviewers  will not belong  to  the board of editors of the journal. 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  choose to avoid suggested corrections.  The revised version of the article  should be resubmitted to the OJS system  within  two- week period after the reception of the review.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors contributing to Societal Sciences agree to publish their articles under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public Licence (CC BY-NC-ND), allowing third parties to share their work (copy, distribute, transmit) and to adapt it, under the condition that the authors are given credit, and that in the event of reuse or distribution, the terms of this licence are made clear.

Authors retain copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to the Association for Learning Technology.

 

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