ISSN 1648-2425 | eISSN 2345-0266
Focus and scope. Scientific journal STEPP (Socialinė teorija, empirija, politika ir praktika) is diamond open access journal published by Vilnius University since 2001. That is the first scientific journal about social work and social policy in post-communist Lithuania. Original, peer reviewed, scientific articles about social work and social policy are published in the journal. The anonymous peer reviewing of manuscripts started in 2009. The new international editorial board of members from different fields of social sciences was formed in 2013. Academics, practitioners and students will find a lot of valuable information about social work and social policy in Lithuania and abroad.
Publication frequency - two volumes per year.
Languages. The journal accepts articles in Lithuanian and English.
Charges. The journal does not charge article processing charges or submission charges.
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Web of Science Journal Citation Indicator 0.06, Q4, 5.11 percentile, category Social Work 84/88 (2021)
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The journal is a participant of Open Archives Initiative. The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is a low-barrier mechanism for repository interoperability.