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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.
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Author Guidelines

Colophon of the article / author information

Authors shall present the following information together with the text in English and Lithuanian: place of work and its address, occupational title, educational degree and contact information (phone and e-mail). This information shall be indicated on the verso of the first page. When the article is published, the dates of its submission to the Editorial Board and the final acceptance for publication shall be indicated. At the end of the text, the date of the article‘s submission shall be indicated. The author‘s information shall be linked to the information at ORCID.

Composition of the article

The article shall start with the author information (see above), summary in English, key words and the text of the article (it shall contain component parts which are requisites for a research work: introduction, indication of the research object and scope of previous research, research methodology, results, conclusions or summing-up and reference list and literature). The article shall end with a summary (after conclusions) with the indication of the title and the author‘s name as well as key-words in English.

Selection criteria

The article shall be appraised according to its conformance to issues of parliamentarianism by taking into account aspects of the currency and originality of the research, level of author‘s arguing, scholarly level of the language and conformance of sources to the article‘s topic.

Size

The size of articles shall be limited to 1 author‘s sheet (40,000 characters) including all elements of the text. The number of characters of the summary in English shall be limited to 2,000 characters and that of the summary in Lithuanian, to 600 characters. The size of other types of publications shall be limited to 0.5 author‘s sheet (20,000 characters). In exceptional cases, the Editorial Board may increase the indicators for the size of the text, in particular in case of a research study.

Language

The journal is published in English and Lithuanian. The authors may submit articles in other languages as well (the final decision shall be taken by the Editorial Board). The sources shall be presented in the original language. The summaries shall be presented in English.

Requirements for texts

The Editorial Board shall be submitted with 1 copy of the text signed by the author in the doc.Word format; the main font shall be Times New Roman. The accented characters shall be from the Times Lt font. The size shall be 12 points and the spacing, 1.5 points.

Submission of the text

The article’s author shall be required to register on the Website of the journal Parliamentary Studies hereIt will allow loading the manuscript copy. When registering, it is important to indicate the precise e-mail, at which the author will receive information about the final decision after the review; at their account, the author shall be able to get acquainted with the reviewers’ conclusions.

Visual information

Illustrations, graphic material or maps should be of sufficient quality and clearly described with the indication of their authors and sources.

References

Sources and literature shall be indicated after the article by using the automatic insert footnote mode; the font size shall be 10 points.

Reviewing

All articles shall be reviewed by two reviewers: a member of the Editorial Board and an appointed scholar representing the appropriate domain. Articles not satisfying the above-described requirements shall not be accepted. A registered user having their own account shall be given permission to amend the text in line with the reviewers‘ comments.

Presentation of sources within the article

When citing a book, the author‘s surname and the first letter of the first name shall be written in a vertical font; the title of the publication, in italic (without quotes); place of publication (name of the city), name of publishers, year, volume (fascicle or issue) and pages of the cited text, in vertical font. When citing an article, the title of the article shall be indicated in vertical font after the author‘s surname followed by a dot followed by the title of the publication containing the article in italic and other information in vertical font. The compiler of the publication and editor shall be indicated after the title of the publication (followed by a dot) in vertical font. The title of the manuscript copy of the work shall be written in vertical font. The title of the archives or manuscript collection shall be written in italic; abbreviations of holdings, inventories, records, sheets (pages), in vertical font. The title of the publication, archives or manuscript collection may be abbreviated in line with the established rules; abbreviations shall be written in italic.

After the footnote with extensive information about the publication or archive, some information within the following footnote may be omitted or the reference Ibid. may be given in italic.

If necessary, authors may consult the editorial board or refer to the established standards for bibliographic referencing LST ISO 690 and LST ISO 690-2.

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