Archaeologia Lituana
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Author Guidelines

General information

All articles submitted to the journal must conform to the requirements for scholarly papers. Submissions accepted for publication must be original, previously unpublished articles in Lithuanian or English with extensive summaries in English or Lithuanian respectively. The authors take full responsibility for the content of their articles and warrant that copyright of any third party has not been violated.

Articles are reviewed by two anonymous reviewers appointed by the editorial board. The editor-in-chief also offers remarks concerning the quality of the article. After the review the articles must be corrected taking into account the remarks of the reviewers and the editor-in-chief. In case the authors do not agree with the remarks, they have to provide reasons for their disagreement.

The text should not exceed 80,000 characters with spaces. All manuscripts should use font 12 pt Times New Roman with 1.5 spacing between the lines throughout the paper in MS Word. Tables are presented in MS Word or MS Excel format. The article should contain an abstract in Lithuanian and in English. The abstract should not exceed 200 words in both languages. The abstract is followed by 5–7 keywords in Lithuanian and in English. Illustrations should not exceed A4 format and be of good quality. They should be numbered and related to the text. The caption of the illustration and the name of its author are given under the illustration (e.g. photo by B. Dakanis).


References to sources and literature in the text are presented in brackets, for example, (Kulikauskas, 1995, p. 200). If the article refers to several papers by the same author published in the same year, the year of publication is followed by a small letter (Kulikauskas, 1995a, p. 210). Reference to different authors should be separated by a semi-colon (Kulikauskas, 1997, p. 10; Daugudis, 1993, p. 5). If reference is made to a publication written by more than three authors, only the surname of the first author is given followed by et al. (Kulikauskas et al., 1995, p. 10).

The list of references

Separate lists of sources and literature are presented: first, the list of sources, and then the list of literature. All references are listed alphabetically (first in Latin, and then in Cyrillic) in a chronological order. They should follow the following patterns:

  • Entry for sources: 
    Brawn V. 1980. Excavations of XXX hillfort in year 2005. The archyve of XXX country, f. 1, No. 1225, p. 127–130.
  • Entry for monographs: 
    author(s) surname(s), the first letter of the author‘s name, year of publication, title (in italics), place of publication, printing house. For example, Insoll T. 2004. Archaeology, Ritual, Religion. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Entry for journal articles: 
    Vedru G. 2015. Remembering through place. Estonian journal of Archaeology, 19/1, p. 29-57.
  • Entry for articles in edited volumes:
    Lilley I. 2004. Diaspora and Identity in Archaeology: Moving beyond the Black Atlantic. L. Meskell and R. Preucel (eds.) A Companion to Social Archaeology. Blackwell Publishing, p. 287-312.
  • Entry for internet (electronic) sources: 
    authors of the electronic publication, year, title, pages, reference to the internet address, the date when the source was accessed. For example, Jansson J. 1996. The burial rights in Sweden. Internet Archaeolology, 1 [interactive]. Available at: <> [accessed on 2 February 2015].

If you have any questions, please contact the editorial board of Archaeologia Lituana.

Address of the Editorial Board:
Department of Archeology
Faculty of History
Vilnius University
7 Universiteto St., LT-01513, Vilnius
Tel.: + 370 5 268 7284

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