Lietuvos istorijos studijos
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Author Guidelines

The peer review process is initiated only if the manuscript:

is written in clear and concise Lithuanian or English language; papers below the journal’s standard can be rejected for this reason alone;
is a technically as well as grammatically correct copy;
satisfies the formal requirements of the journal.

Please follow the instructions below.

I. Formal Requirements

Structure of Submissions

Manuscripts are expected to possess all the necessary features of scholarly papers: clearly stated aims of the paper, a thesis, conclusions, and references to the literature cited and/or discussed. It is strongly recommended for contributors not to exceed the number of 50,000 characters (with spaces), including all parts of the submission.


The references to historical sources should be provided in footnotes with a full description in this style: name of a document, date, in: name of institution of storage, fund number, case number, page number. For example:

Juozas Tumas’ letter to Augustinas Liepinis, 1931-08-16, in: Vilnius University Library, The Department of Manuscripts, f. 1, b. F600, l. 10.

The references to literature should be provided in footnotes only in a short version, by writing name and year followed by page number: Sh. Fitzpatrick, 1999, p. 34.

A full list of literature with complete bibliographical description should be provided at the end of the paper. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author or editor of each work. The sources in non-Latin alphabet languages are to be transliterated. For journal style and format, consult recent issues of the journal. Here are the most typical examples for entries in the Reference list:

Fitzpatrick Sh., 1999 – Sheila Fitzpatrick, Everyday Stalinism: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: Soviet Russia in the 1930s, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Lovell D., 2004 – David Lovell, “Marx’s Utopian Legacy”, in: The European Legacy, 2004, Vol. 9, No. 5, p. 629–640, <>
Dobrenko, E., 2013 – Evgeny Dobrenko, „Socialist Realism and Stasis“, in: Ch. Lodder, et al. (eds.), Utopian Reality: Reconstructing Culture in Revolutionary Russia and Beyond, Leiden: Brill, 2013.
Гутнов A. et al., 1966 – Алексей Гутнов, Новый элемент расселения: на пути к новому городу, Москва: Cтройиздат, 1966.
[Gutnov A. et al., 1966 – Alekseĭ Gutnov, Novyĭ element rasseleniya: na puti k novomu gorodu, Moskva: Ctroĭizdat, 1966.]

In cases when the entry has a DOI number, please specify it.

We use capitalization rules in titles of the paper following the tradition prevalent in the Humanities. For more detailed instructions, please see:

Please place notes as footnotes rather than endnotes.

II. Paper Submission

The authors are welcome to submit papers digitally in Microsoft Word document format through the OJS on the webpage of Lietuvos istorijos studijos: or by email at In cases of co-authorship, a copy of the email should be addressed to the co-authors as well. Emailed 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. Resubmissions must be declared as such.

If you chose to submit by email, please send 3 documents:


Author’s first and last name
Academic affiliation
Email address
ORCID ID (recommended)
Postal address (for delivering a paper copy)


Title of the paper
Abstract in English (up to 130 words)
Keywords in English (up to 5), for indexing purposes
Abstract in Lithuanian (if possible, otherwise the editors will provide a translation of the abstract)
Keywords in Lithuanian (if possible, otherwise the editors will translate the keywords for you)


Main body of the paper

Authors submitting through the webpage of Lietuvos istorijos studijos will be guided to fill in the same data.

III. Copyright

Lietuvos istorijos studijos is an open-access journal. All content is freely available without charge to users or their institutions. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission of the publisher or the author. Articles published in the journal are distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) license.

N.B. Lietuvos istorijos studijos uses Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate to check for duplication and attribution in submitted manuscripts. However, even using the contemporary technological devices and with the kind assistance of experienced reviewers, the journal’s Editorial Board is not in a position to thoroughly compare all the submitted papers with the vast totality of historical texts published in various languages; 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 the Editorial Board will make a public notice to the readers.

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