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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

This journal publishes the articles analyzing public policy and administration theoretical and practical problems. The priority is given to the articles that emphasize the topicality of modern public policy and public administration in Lithuania, including the reform of public administration system, the adjustment of Lithuanian public administration system to the requirements of European Union and etc. The reviews of the problems discussed in the conferences, the critique of new published public administration books and information about the events in scientific and academic field of Lithuanian public administration institutions are also published in the journal.

The articles of authors from Lithuania are published in Lithuanian or English and the articles of authors from foreign countries are published in English, French, Russian or German.

The articles should not exceed 40 000 symbols The article should begin with an abstract of 600 - 1 000 symbols written in the same language as an article and should end with the summary of 800 - 1 500 symbols. The summary of articles written in Lithuanian, French, German or Russian should be written in English and additionally summary of articles written in foreign language should be in Lithuanian.

An article should include the following order: the title, author's name and surname, workplace and its' address, abstract, keywords in Lithuanian and English, text, bibliography, summary. On separate sheet should be included author's personal data: name and surname, scientific degree, research field and direction, work and position, and information about previous work experience, address.

It is desirable that the article should be divided into paragraphs. The essential thing of the first paragraph is to substantiate subject relevance and to define problem, subject, the aim and the methods of the research, describe the relation with the works of other investigators. The same information should be condensed in the abstract and summary as well. Main conclusions and recommendations should be stated at the end of the article.

Bibliographic references should be given in angle brackets and should refer the number in the bibliography list and the number of the page. In the bibliography list the references are given in original language and should respond the following requirements:

Articles in the periodical:

1.      Vitkauskas K. Vaiko globos organizavimo principų įgyvendinimas Lietuvoje. Viešoji politika ir administravimas, 2010, Nr. 31, p. 133‑146.

2.      Pollitt, Ch. The History and Future of Nation Building: Editor's Introduction. International Review of Administrative Sciences, 2010, Vol. 76, No 2, p. 195‑196.

Articles in notes or chapters in books of multiple authors:

3.      Jasaitis E. Įvadas į: viešąjį administravimą. Kn.: A. Raipa (red.). Viešasis administravimas. Kaunas: Technologija, 1999, p. 6‑16.

4.      Gulick, L. Notes on the Theory of Organization. In: L. Gulick and L. Urwick (eds.). Papers on the Science of Administration. New York: Institute of Public Administration, 1937, p. 1‑46.


5.      Bakaveckas A. Lietuvos vykdomoji valdžia. Vilnius: Eugrimas, 2007.

6.      Denhardt, R. B., Denhardt, J. V. Public Administration: An Action Orientation (6th ed.). Wadsworth Publishing, 2008.

7.      Geddes, A. The Politics of Migration and Immigration in Europe. Sage Publications, 2003.

Institutional books:

9.      Mokslo darbuotojai ir jų veikla (2010 m. katalogas). Vilnius: Statistikos departamentas prie Lietuvos Respublikos Vyriausybės, 2010.

10.  Municipal Year Book 2009. Washington, DC: International City Management Association, 2009.

Legislation and government resolutions:

11.  Lietuvos Respublikos audito įstatymas. Valstybės žinios, 1999, Nr. 59-1916.

12.  Lietuvos Respublikos Vyriausybės 2000 m. vasario 7 d. nutarimas Nr. 127 Dėl valstybės įmonių ir įstaigų audito. Valstybės žinios, 2000, Nr. 13-323.


13.  Tarptautinis bendradarbiavimas. http://www.vrm.lt/index.php?id=10 [2010-06-19].

14.  United Nations E-Government Survey 2010. Leveraging E-government at a Time of Financial and Economic Crisis. http://www.unpan.org [2010-07-20].

The article should be submitted in electronic copy. Text editor: Microsoft Word; font Times New Roman. All submissions must be 1.5 spaced on one side paper of A4 format and with margins as follows: top 2 cm, left and right - 1.8 cm. Each paragraph should begin with indention of 0.6 cm. For article text font size is 12 pt, for summary and bibliography list font size is 10 pt.

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