Information For Authors

Problemos is a philosophical journal publishing original scholarly articles and research papers devoted to all kinds of problems in philosophy. The journal also publishes translations of the original texts, book reviews, and the chronicle of academic life. The submissions are subject to double-blind peer-review by two scholars. The publishing languages are Lithuanian and English. 

Structure of Submissions

Papers are expected to possess all the necessary features of the scholarly papers: clearly stated goals of the paper, conclusions, and references to the literature cited and/or discussed. It is strongly recommended for contributors not to exceed the size of 40.000 characters (including spaces). 

The manuscripts should be arranged as to include the following 

1. Title.
2. Author’s name and surname.
3. Author’s academic affiliation, office or private postal address, e-mail address.
5. Abstract (600–800 characters, with spaces), which should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
6. Keywords (up to 5), for indexing purposes.
7. Main body of the paper.
8. Abstract in Lithuanian (if possible, otherwise the editors will provide a translation of the abstract).
9. Keywords in Lithuanian (if possible, otherwise the editors will translate the keywords for you).
10. Please place notes as footnotes rather than endnotes. 

References

The authors are expected to provide references by adopting Harvard style:

-          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: Jonas Petraitis (1997b: 86–87) has agreed with the famous historian of Lithuanian philosophy that “Juozas Erlickas has been the first postmodernist philosopher in Lithuania” (Jonaitis 1993: 131).
If the source has more than two authors, only the name of the first author is provided (Crazy et al. 1999: 233). 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 redakcija.problemos@fsf.vu.lt. 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.

Following the editorial selections, authors of the accepted submissions are expected to sign the Licence Agreement regulating rights and obligations of the author and the publisher. The signed and scanned copy of the Licence Agreement should be sent to redakcija.problemos@fsf.vu.lt no later than 5 working days after the notification of acceptance. 

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.