Print ISSN: 0258–0802
Online ISSN: 1648–1143

Aims and Scope

Literatūra is an international research journal the aim of which is to publish scholarly and critical articles on Lithuanian and World literatures, and the Classics as well as cultural studies, targeted at scholarly and academic community. It appears annually and regularly (4 issues per year). Each issue is numbered and devoted to the specific subject: Lithuanian literature, the Classics, Russian literature, Western literatures. Each issue consists primarily of research papers/articles in full text. The articles are accepted for publication in English, French, German, Lithuanian and Russian. All contributions are reviewed by at least two anonymous referees following the double blind refereeing procedure.

The journal has been published since 1958.


The journal has been indexed/abstracted/covered in:

  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • EBSCO Literary Reference Center Plus
  • Gale
  • HEAL link (Hellenic Academic Libraries Link)
  • Lituanistika
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • MLA  Directory of Periodicals
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology Virtual Library
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (per MLA)
  • Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies (EBSCO)
  • TOC Premier (EBSCO)
  • Ulrichs Web
  • Universitatsbibliothek Regensburg
  • WorldCat

Publication Ethics

The editorial team and reviewers of Literatūra follow the COPE code of conduct and best practice guidelines which aim to define best practice in the ethics of scholarly publishing. 


Open Access and Copyright

Literatūra is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

The journal does not charge article processing charges or submission charges.

Articles published in Literatūra are distributed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. 

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) when it is published, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

Cover photo: Frescoes by P. Repšys in the University’s Lithuanian Philology centre.

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