Focus and scope. The scholarly journal Knygotyra (Book Science) seeks to promote interdisciplinary research on the book and digital media culture, including all the varied possibilities of textual communication and related issues. Topics the journal covers include the theory and methodology of book science, book history and historiography, traditional and digital publishing, research on media literacy and reading, book art, bibliophily, studies in printed and digital heritage, book sociology, and closely related topics from the humanities and social sciences: epigraphy, codicology, the history of the library and librarianship, bibliography, archival studies and records management, etc. Knygotyra publishes original scientific articles, scientific publications of historical sources, reviews of books, and a chronicle of events that are important for book science.
Publication frequency - two volumes per year, in June-July and October-November.
Languages. The journal accepts articles in Lithuanian and English. Regarding submissions in other languages, please contact the editorial team.
Charges. The journal does not charge article processing charges or submission charges.
Indexed in. Book History Online (BHO), EBSCO Electronic Journals Service, Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA), Modern Language Association International Bibliography, Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (EZB): Electronic Journals Library, Ulrich’s Web, Lituanistika, Scopus, Google Scholar, China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database, DOAJ.
History. The scholarly journal Knygotyra has been published without interruption since 1961. Its initial title, from 1961 to 1969, was Bibliotekininkystės ir bibliografijos klausimai (Issues of Librarianship and Bibliography), which in 1970 was changed to Knygotyra. The journal was originally published in two parts: one focused on book history and publishing, and the other on librarianship, bibliography and information science. As of 1994, the second part has acquired independent status and is published as Informacijos mokslai (Information Sciences). From 1990 to 2001 Knygotyra was published in a single annual volume; since 2002, two volumes have been published each year.