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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 or Microsoft Word 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 the 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 or Lithuanian.

The articles should not exceed 7000 words. The article should begin with an abstract of 250-350 words written in the same language as an article and should end with the summary of 250-350 words. The summary of articles written in Lithuanian should be written in English and additionally summary of articles written in English 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 the 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 provide surname of the first author and publication year. In the bibliography list, the references are given in the original language and should respond to the APA requirements.

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 an indention of 0.6 cm. For article text, font size is 12 pt, for summary and bibliography list font size is 10 pt.


Commentaries/perspective articles/opinions:

- Commentaries are usually short articles that consist of 1000 to 1500 words. They are drawing the reader's attention to, or critique a book, report, or article that is already published. 

- Perspective articles are scholarly reviews about recent ideas as well as fundamental concepts in a specific field of interest. Usually, they are written in essay form, consist of 2000 words. Perspective articles represent a personal and criticizing author's view on some popular notions about a particular field. 

- Opinion articles consist only of the author’s viewpoint on a particular study’s interpretation, methods, or analysis. The author can comment on the strengths and weaknesses of a certain hypothesis or theory, and the articles are usually both backed by sound evidence and based on constructive criticism. 


An erratum or corrigendum is a correction of a published article. 


Essay is a short article, up to 1500 words. It represents the author's opinion or experience.  

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