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Author Guidelines

Verbum is a scientific publication for research in German, Roman, and Slavic linguistics (04H) and educology (07S). Verbum publishes authentic scholarly articles, reviews and overviews of new books and research, information about scientific conferences, seminars and other scientific events, translations of scientific publications. The size of articles is from 15,000 to 20,000 characters with spaces; the size of reviews and overviews is up to 10,000 characters with spaces.

The papers for publication are to be submitted in two hard copies printed in Times New Roman font-size: 12 pt, with 1.5 space be­tween the lines, page numbers typed in the top right-hand corner of each page. A copy on a portable storage medium (Microsoft Word, Office 2003 or a newer version) has to be added to the hard copy or sent by e-mail at the address All articles submitted for publication in Verbum are to be reviewed by at least two reviewers appointed by the Editorial Board. Reviewers remain anonymous.

All contributions are expected to conform to the following requirements. Articles submitted for publication in Verbum should include the aim(s) and methodology of the research, give an overview of the work previously done on the problem under investigation, substantiate the achieved results of the research and have a list of references. Articles presented in the Lithuanian language have to contain an abstract with key words indicated of at least 1,000 characters in Lithuanian and a summary both in Lithuanian and in English of at least 2,000 characters each. Articles presented in a foreign language have to contain an abstract with key words indicated of at least 1,000 characters in the language of the article and a summary both in Lithuanian and in English of at least 2,000 characters each. The articles are printed on one side of A4 sheets with all four margins set at 3 cm. The main text is formatted using full justification. At the end of an article, the date of submission is to be indicated.

The following is to be typed in the top left-hand corner of the first page: 
the author’s full name (in bold and italic type, font-size: 12 pt);
followed by (in italics, font-size: 10 pt, single line spacing):
academic affiliation (in the language of the article);
office address (in the language of the country represented),
telephone number,
e-mail ad­dress, and
research interests (in the language of the article).

TITLE OF THE ARTICLE is typed in the centre of the page, font-size: 14 pt, double spacing before and after the title. Subtitles typed in bold.

Abstract (in the language of the article) typed in italics, font-size: 10 pt. Key words started with a new line below, double spacing before and after the key words. The main text follows.

The title of the article, the author‘s full name, academic affiliation and scientific interests are to be repeated at the end of the article before the summary in the English language.

All references are presented in accordance with the international Harvard System (see more at:                            

Citations in the main text are in-text citations set out as follows:
the author’s surname, year of publication, and the page number are given in parenthesis, e. g. (Pruvost 2006, p. 21) . If there are more than two authors, only the surname of the first author is given followed by et al., e. g. (Jonaitis et al. 2000, p. 6).

Explanations and notes are inserted as footnotes, font-size: 10 pt, continuous numbering.

List of references is presented after the main text. The references are arranged in alphabetical order by the authors’ surnames. References in Cyrillic and other non-Latin types are given at the end of the list. The references are to be listed in accordance with the examples:

Reference to a book:
The author’s LAST SURNAME, INITIALS, year of publication. Title of the book. Place of publication: Publisher. (PAKERYS, P., 1997. Lietuvių bendrinės kalbos fonetika. Vilnius: Enciklopedija.)

Reference to a literary work or an article from a book:
The author’s SURNAME, INITIALS, year of publication. Title of a literary work or an article. In: INITIALS. SURNAME, of the author or compiler. Title of the book. Place of publication: Publisher, page number(s). (e. g. SÉRIOT, P., 2003. Une identité déchirée. In: P. SÉRIOT. Contributions suisses au XIIIe congrès mondial des slavistes. Bern: Peter lang, 269–292.)

Reference to an article from a journal:
The author’s SURNAME, INITIALS., year of publication. Title of the article. Title of the journal, Vol­ume number, page numbers. (e. g. KAZLAUSKAS, J., 1966. Lietuvių literatūrinės kalbos fonemų diferencinių elementų sistema. Kalbotyra. Nr. 14, 73–81.

Reference to an article from an on-line publication:
The author’s SURNAME, INITIALS., Year of publication. Title of the article. Available from: URL [Access date]. (e. g. VAISSE, J., 2000. L‘Europe au miroir de Barack Obama. Available from: URL (accesed on January 2, 2009).

Lithuanian proper names in a Lithuanian text are to be spelt in accordance with the latest orthographical norms; foreign proper names retain their original spelling, see: Lietuvių kalbos rašyba ir skyryba (parengė SLIŽIENĖ, N., VALECKIENE, A., 1992. Vilnius: Mokslas, 81–89).

When men­tioned for the first time, a personal name includes both the first and last names, when repeated, the last name is sufficient.

In a work written in another language, proper names are spelt in accordance with the rules of that language.

Information graphics – tables, graphs, charts, etc. – are to be reproducible originals. They have to be numbered and can be moved within the text. The titles should be placed in italics below the presented piece of graphics.

At the end of the article, the author‘s full name, academic rank and title, position at the institution represented are to be given.

The articles are to be edited, the printed text proofread. Contributions presented in violation of the present requirements will not be considered by the Editorial Board, the manuscripts will not be returned.

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