Information For Authors

Reminder for authors 

The journal publishes scholarly works in book research and the wider range of disciplines within social sciences and humanities (e.g., theory and methodology of book science; book history; book sociology; publishing research; bibliophilia; book culture; bibliography; library science; reading science; book art; history of writing; epigraphy; manuscript, printed, and digital heritage; documentation research; archival and records management issues; biographistics, etc.) devoted to the object related to that of the Book Science.
The editorial board of “Knygotyra” draws your attention to some regulations on presentation of the material. The article should include the elements required in any research publication: the goal and objectives of research, description of theoretical framework and methodology, historiography of the problem or earlier research review, results of research, discussion, conclusions, and lists of references and sources. The article or publication should be appr. 22-24 typed pages (1,5 lines spacing, or appr. 40 000 characters with space), surveys – appr. 12 pages. The short abstract of the article (till 1300 characters with space) and key words must be presented at the beginning of the article. The summary of 30-50 lines in English should be attached to the manuscript (it will be translated to Lithuanian language). The notes and references to the text are given in footnotes (check the style of references to the literature further down).

·         The short data about author should be presented on a separate sheet. 

  • “Knygotyra” requires authors to follow the general research ethics and the Code of Ethics of Vilnius University.
  • Authors of the accepted articles are also expected to sign the Licence Agreement regulating rights and obligations of the author and the publisher, and to certify that the paper is original and was not published before. The copyright of the journal and the publication texts belongs to Vilnius University according to a signed publication agreement. During the first three years of validity the licence shall be exclusive, while during the remaining period of validity it shall be non-exclusive. The names and other data of the authors and co-workers of “Knygotyra” are used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available to any other purpose of the third party.
  • Each article is assessed by two reviewers. The Editorial Board ensures the objectivity and fairness of the peer review process. 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 information and communication research texts, therefore the originality of the papers is at the sole responsibility of the authors. In case plagiarised material is revealed in any of the published papers, the editorial board will make a public notice to its readers.

Visiting address

Editorial board of “Knygotyra”
Faculty of Communication
Vilnius University
Saulėtekio al. 9, building 1, room 502
Vilnius, Lithuania 

Mailing address

Editing board of “Knygotyra”
Faculty of Communication
Vilnius University
Universiteto 3
LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. (370 5) 236 61 11, 236 61 12


References in “Knygotyra”  

References in “Knygotyra” should meet the requirements of the international standard ISO 690:1987 (E) Documents. Bibliographic references. Contents, format, and structure and a Lithuanian standard LST ISO 690-2:1999 and should be presented in footnotes. References in non-Latin alphabet languages are to be transliterated. Cyrillic are to be transliterated according standard BSI: ё – e, ж – zh, и – i, й – i, х – kh, ц – ts, ч – ch, ш – sh, щ – shch, ы – y, ь – ', э – e, ю – yu, я – ya.

It is recommended to use only mandatory data elements in the references. When the book or the article was already quoted, reference includes only name of the author, beginning of the title and quoted page(s). The full-scale list of bibliographic references should be presented in an alphabetic order at the end of the article and numbered consequently. The articles using other systems of referencing are not accepted. 


  • Monograph 

THOMPSON, John B. Merchants of Culture: Publishing Business in the Twenty-first Century. 2nd ed. Cambridge (UK): Polity, 2012. 441 p. ISBN 978-0-7456-6106-3. 

  • Article in the monograph 

GAMBIER, Yves. Translation Studies: A Succession of Paradoxes. In SCHÄFFNER, Christina (ed.). Translation Research and Interpreting Research: Traditions, Gaps and Synergies. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 2004, p. 62–70. 

  • Article in serials 

ELIOT, Simon. Has Book History a Future? Knygotyra, 2010, t. 54, p. 9–18. ISSN 0204-2061. 

MANGEN, Anne; WALGERMO, Bente R.; BRONNICK, Kolbjorn. Reading Linear Texts on Paper Versus Computer Screen: Effects on Reading Comprehension. International Journal on Educational Research, 2013, vol. 58, p. 61–68. 

  • Article in electronic monograph, database, computer software 

The Law of Cultural Autonomy. In The History of Jewish Community and Holocaust in Estonia: virtual exhibition [interactive]. Tallinn: Estonian History Museum, 2014 [accessed 28 November 2015]. Access through Internet: ˂˃. 

  • Reference to manuscripts  

Letter of Eduards Freimanis to Aina Zemdega on 8 February 1990, Edmonton. National Archive of Latvia, Coll. 1882, Inv. 1, F 64, p. 6–7.