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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

General Guidelines

The peer-reviewed journal Colloquia publishes original and previously unpublished research articles, reviews, discussions, translations, and archival material. Articles and publications should correspond to the following areas of research in the humanities: recent research on the twentieth- and twenty-first-century Lithuanian and European literature, theoretical works, and interdisciplinary literary studies. Only those articles that correspond to the journal’s guidelines are accepted. At least two anonymous reviewers evaluate each article.

The article should be in English or Lithuanian. An article must be at least 10,000 characters, and a scientific review should be 14,000 characters. An article or review may not exceed 40,000 characters.

Articles follow the following structure guidelines. Articles that do not comply with the guidelines will not be considered by the Editorial Board. The editors reserve the right to edit the text where necessary without altering its content.

The text must be prepared using the word processor MS Word for Windows (formatted as 'doc' or 'docx') and typeset in standard Times New Roman 12-point font. The length of the academic article shall be 40,000 characters, including spaces. The footnotes shall be in an automatic style, in 10-point font, numbered and placed at the bottom of the page, and shall be numbered consecutively in the text.

Graphic material (figures, tables, charts, and diagrams) must be prepared using computer graphics; photographs must be saved in tiff or jpg format (file extension *.tif or *.jpg), with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. The graphic material must be submitted in a separate document. The photographer, photograph’s description, the date it was taken, and the source of the photograph shall be indicated. The author of the article must have permission to use the illustrations.

An article should contain:

1) formal part:
(a) title in English, in lowercase in 14-point font;
(b) author’s name in lower case, aligned to the left margin;
(c) name of the institution where the article was carried out, the title of the article in the language of the article, author’s e-mail address and ORCID;
(d) abstract in English (1,000-1,200 characters, it will be translated into Lithuanian by editor);
(e) keywords in English (max. 6);
2) main text and conclusions;
3) lists of sources and references.

Quotation and Reference Guidelines:

Quotations in the publication are in quotation marks. Each correction to a quotation made by the author of the article is indicated by square brackets.

Words in a quotation or authorial text highlighted in various ways, such as s p a c i n g, bold, and underline, are showed in one way, either by italics or quotation marks. Quotations in other languages are translated to Lithuanian. Where appropriate, they are given both in the original language and Lithuanian language.

Titles of Lithuanian and non-Lithuanian works of fiction and books of a significant length (novels, short stories, plays, and poems) are in italic; while titles of articles, essays and works of a smaller length (short stories, novellas, and verses) are in quotation marks. Titles of works by non-English authors are given in the original language, with the title of the work in English in round brackets.

All proper names are given in their original spelling and in full, including first names; wherever possible, names remaining in initials in the source are identified. Upon the first mention in the text, the full name is recommended, followed by the surname only (in some cases, with an initial).

After the quotation or its retelling, references to literature and sources are given in parentheses: the surname(s) of the author, compiler, or editor, the year of publication, and the page of the publication (Biržiška 1925: 10-11; [Gira] 1911: 9; Litovkina et al. 2008: 250).

Sources are referenced using one system (abbreviations are recommended). When the volume of publications is to be indicated, it should be written in Arabic numerals ahead of the page number (BRMŠ 2: 45; BsJK: 383, No. 4). Where it is more convenient to indicate the number of the text quoted from rather than the page number of the publication, the publication, volume, and number are given (LLD 21, No. 225).

Both in the text and in the quotation, the reference to the literature or source is placed in front of the punctuation mark. The name of the author may be omitted if it is clear from the context to which author the cited work belongs. If the source is mentioned several times in a row, the reference may be repeated or written out Ibid.: 17. If a source has more than two authors, only the name of the first author should be cited: Kubilius et al. 1999: 131. If two or more authors on a reference list have the same name, the author’s surname is followed by the initial of the first name (Kubilius V. 1999: 15).

Bibliographical Guidelines

The list of references and sources is given at the end of the publication in alphabetical order. Latin alphabetical entries come first, followed by Cyrillic or other alphabetical entries. Publications by the same author published in the same year are separated by letters: a, b, c … . Where there are more than three authors or compilers, only the first author followed by the abbreviation et al. is given. When describing a publication signed by a pseudonym or initials, the first name is given in square brackets. The DOI of the source must be presented.

The bibliographic description includes:

Books and monographs

Author’s Surname and Name Year of publication. Title of the book, Place of publication: Publishing house (Publisher):

Valentas Skirmantas 1997. Lingvistinis pasaulis poezijoje, Vilnius: Mokslo ir enciklopedijų leidybos institutas.
Goštautienė Rūta (sud.) 1992. Muzika kaip kultūros tekstas, Vilnius: Apostrofa.
Mathon Geneviève, Lauffer David 2014. Beckett et la musique, Strasbourg: Presses universitaires de Strasbourg.
Smith Sidonie, Watson Julia 2010. Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives, 2nd edition, Mineapolis, London: University of Minnesota Press.

If the publication is signed by a pseudonym, real author’s Surname and Name precedes the pseudonym in square brackets:

[Gira Liudas], E. Radzikauskas 1934. Lietuviškos eilėdaros kūrimosi raida, d. 1: 16–18 amžiai, Kaunas: Akc. B-vės „Varpo“ spaustuvė.

Fiction, article or other smaller text from a book

Author’s Surname and Name Year of publication. Title of fiction, article or other minor text, in: Book author’s Name and Surname, Title of the book. Place of publication: Publisher, pages.

Geda Sigitas 1985. „Georgas Traklis“, in: Georgas Traklis, Eilėraščiai, iš vokiečių k. vertė Sigitas Geda, Vilnius: Vaga, 68–70.

Author’s Surname and Name Year of publication. Title of fiction, article or other minor text, in: Title of the book Name of the compiler or editor (in such case the abbreviation comp. or ed. is added in front of the surname) Name Surname, Place of publication: Publisher, pages.

Melnikova Irina 2010. „Intertekstinio tinklo struktūra ir reikšmė Kosto Ostrausko pjesėje ‘Belladonna’“, in: XX a. literatūros teorijos: konceptualioji kritika, sud. Aušra Jurgutienė, Vilnius: LLTI, 421–441.

Archival source and manuscript

[source] title, date, name of archive, fond number, inventory number, file number, page number:

LTSR Rašytojų sąjungos valdybos pirmininko pavaduotojo Justino Marcinkevičiaus raštas, [s. a.], Lietuvos literatūros ir meno archyvas, f. 34, ap. 1, b. 319, l. 24.

Article from a journal

Author’s Surname and Name Year of publication, title of the article in quotation marks, title of the journal, volume number, pages.

Vaškelis Aleksas 1964. „Pietistinis sąjūdis Mažojoje Lietuvoje ir Kristijonas Donelaitis“, Aidai, 3, 103–123.
Georges Robert A. 1981. “Do Narrators Really Digress? A Reconsideration of ‘Audience Asides’ in Narrating”, Western Folklore, 40 (3), 245–252.

Article from e-publication

Author’s Surname and Name Year of publication. Title of fiction, article or other minor work, Name of e-publication or website, Internet access: <Internet page address> [Accessed on [date]] DOI (if assigned).

Alkas LT 2013 07 15. Nuspręsta, kas stovės Vilniaus Lukiškių aikštėje? prieiga internete: <> [žiūr. 2018 03 19].

Čepaitienė Giedrė 2016. Vakarų aukštaičių kauniškių ir rytų aukštaičių panevėžiškių sociokultūriniai tinklai, Taikomoji kalbotyra, 8, 136–159, prieiga internete:> [žiūr. 2019 02 02],

PhD, MA or BA theses

Liškauskaitė Daiva 2006. Gyvenimo istorija kaip folkloristikos objektas: magistro darbas, VU Lietuvių literatūros katedra.
Vācere Laila 2012. Kognitīvā poētika latviešu dainās par ābeli: no formulas uz zīmi: promo-cijas darbs, Rīga: Latvijas universitāte.


Author’s Surname and Name Year of publication. Title of book or other text [e-book], Place of  publishing: Publisher, Internet access: <Internet address> [Accessed on [date]]

Fishman Robert 2005. The rise and fall of suburbia [e-book], Chester: Castle Press, prieiga per internetą: ARU Library website <> [žiūr. 2018 03 19].

DVD, video or film

Full title of the DVD or video Year of release. [media type] Director, Place of production, Film Studio (Other relevant details).

Stiklo šalis 2004. [vaidybinis] Režisierė Janina Lapinskaitė, Lietuva, Studija 2000, pagal Vandos Juknaitės apysaką Stiklo šalis
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 2020. [DVD] New York: Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.
Macbeth 2015. [film] Directed by Justin Kurzel, USA: StudioCanal, Film4, DMC Film, Anton Capital Entertainment, Creative Scotland, See-Saw Films.

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