Information For Authors

Religion and Culture is a regional interdisciplinary journal publishing original scholar articles and surveys, discussing all kinds of problems in philosophy, religion and culture, book reviews, translations and academic chronicle. The publishing languages are Lithuanian and English. The submissions are peer-reviewed by two scholars (anonymously). 

Structure of Submissions 

Papers are expected to have all necessary features of the scholarly papers: clearly stated tasks of the paper, main body, conclusions and the references. It is strongly recommended for contributors not to exceed the volume 40,000 characters (with spaces). 

The manuscripts should be arranged as to include the following: 

1)      title, author’s name and surname, academic affiliation, office or private postal address, telephone, e-mail;

2)      abstract (600–800 typographical units), keywords (up to 5);

3)      main body of the paper;

4)      references;

5)      abstract and keywords in Lithuanian (if possible, otherwise we will make a translation of the abstract for you);

6)      please place notes as footnotes. 

References 

The authors are expected to use the Harvard reference system.
In text references are to be provided in parentheses by writing name and year followed by semicolon and page number of the source. For example: “[...] not to reduce a secret into a problem (Sodeika 1995: 50).
If the source has more than two authors, only the name of the first author is provided (Habermas et al. 2010: 16). If two or more authors have the same last name, the last name of the author should be supplemented by the initial letter of the first name.
Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work. The sources in non-Latin alphabet languages are to be transliterated.
The reference lists of the papers published in the journal should be consulted as examples. For more detailed instructions see http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk/referencing/harvard.htm 

Submission 

The authors should submit papers electronically in Microsoft Word document format, by email to rita.serpytyte@rstc.vu.lt or baceviciute@gmail.com. Submissions should be accompanied by a letter which declares that the paper is original, i.e. has not been published previously and is not submitted for publication in any other journal or book.
Despite the kind assistance of the experienced referees, the journal’s Editorial board is not in a position to thoroughly compare all the submitted papers with the vast totality of philosophical texts, therefore the originality of the papers remains at the sole responsibility of the authors. In case plagiarised material is revealed in any of the published papers, the paper will be retracted and Editorial board will make a public notice to the readers.

Electronic version of the journal is available: http://www.vu.lt/leidyba/lt/mokslo-zurnalai/religija-ir-kultura/apie-zurnala