About the Journal

Socialinė teorija, empirija, politika ir praktika
About the Journal

ISSN 1648-2425 | eISSN 2345-0266

Focus and scope. The scientific journal STEPP (Socialinė teorija, empirija, politika ir praktika) is a diamond open access journal published by Vilnius University since 2001. The main goal of the journal is to facilitate communication between academics and professionals dealing with personal and social issues at individual and policy levels. The main topics covered in the journal include social and personal problems, mechanisms of their occurrence, prevention and intervention strategies in social work and social policy. The journal publishes original, peer-reviewed scientific articles on social work and social policy, book reviews, project reviews, and commentaries.

STEPP is the first scientific journal of social work in post-communist Lithuania. Anonymous peer reviewing of manuscripts started in 2009. The new international editorial board, consisting of members from different fields of social sciences, was formed in 2013. Since 2020, the journal has been indexed in the Web of Science ESCI database.

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.

Indexed in. BASE, Cabell’s directories of Academic Journals, C.E.E.O.L., CNKI, CORE, EBSCO, Dimensions, DOAJ Seal, ERIH-PLUS, Google Scholar (h5-index 5, g5-index 6), HEAL link (Hellenic Academic Libraries Link), Index Copernicus International, JournalTOCs, Lituanistika, QOAM, ROAD, Redalyc, ScienceGate, ScienceOpen, Scilit, Sherpa Romeo

Web of Science
2022 Journal Impact Factor 0.2 (Social work)
JIF Rank 85/90, Q4, 6.11 percentile (Social work)
5 Year Impact Factor 0.1

We are member of the Initiative for Open Citations (i4OC) which is a multi-stakeholder project to make scholarly citation data openly available to enable the creation of new and better metrics.
We are members of the The Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA) which is a collaboration between scholarly publishers, infrastructure organizations, librarians, researchers and other interested parties to advocate and promote the unrestricted availability of the abstracts of the world's scholarly publications, particularly journal articles and book chapters, in trusted repositories where they are open and machine-accessible.
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.

Sponsors. In 2016-2024 publication is funded by the Research Council of Lithuania (LMTLT) according to The National Lithuanian studies development programme (Agreement No.P-LIP-22-81).