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Author Guidelines

Problemos is a philosophical journal publishing original scholarly articles and research papers devoted to all kinds of problems in philosophy. The journal also publishes book reviews, translations of the original texts and the chronicle of academic life. The submissions are subject to double-blind peer-review by two scholars. To avoid the desk rejection please follow the instructions below.

Structure of Submissions

Papers are expected to possess all the necessary features of the scholarly papers: clearly stated goals of the paper, thesis, conclusions, and references to the literature cited and/or discussed. It is strongly recommended for contributors not to exceed the size of 40.000 characters (including spaces).

The submission should include the following:

  1. Title.
  2. Author’s name and surname.
  3. Author’s academic affiliation, office or private postal address, e-mail address.
  4. Abstract (up to 130 words), which should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
  5. Keywords (up to 5), for indexing purposes.
  6. Main body of the paper.
  7. Abstract in Lithuanian (if possible, otherwise the editors will provide a translation of the abstract).
  8. Keywords in Lithuanian (if possible, otherwise the editors will translate the keywords for you).
  9. Please place notes as footnotes rather than endnotes.


The authors are expected to provide references by adopting Harvard style.

In text references are to be provided in parentheses by writing name and year followed by semicolon and page number of the source. For example: Jonas Petraitis (1997b: 86–87) has agreed with the famous historian of Lithuanian philosophy that “Juozas Erlickas has been the first postmodernist philosopher in Lithuania” (Jonaitis 1993: 131).

If the source has more than two authors, only the name of the first author is provided (Crazy et al. 1999: 233). If two or more authors have the same last name, the last name of the author should be supplemented by the initial letter of the first name.

Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work. The sources in non-Latin alphabet languages are to be transliterated.

The reference lists of the papers published in the journal should be consulted as examples (for the most up-to-date practice please see volumes published in 2018 or later). For more detailed instructions see

Following the tradition prevalent in Humanities we use capitalization in titles of the articles, for more detailed instructions please see

For quotations that are four or more lines please place quotations in a free-standing block of text and omit quotation marks. Start the quotation on a new line, with the entire quote indented from the left margin. The reference is placed after the last punctuation marks in the quotation or it may be included into the part of the sentence preceding the quotation.


The authors should submit papers electronically in Microsoft Word document format through the OJS on the webpage of Problemos, or by email to 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.

Problemos 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. Problemos uses Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate to check for the duplication and attribution in submitted manuscripts. However, even using the contemporary technological devicees and with the kind assistance of the experienced referees, the journal’s Editorial board is not in a position to thoroughly compare all the submitted papers with the vast totality of philosophical texts, 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 Editorial board will make a public notice to the readers.

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