The National Library has updated strategies for the publication and dissemination of scientific journals


The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania has updated its research journal publication and dissemination strategies. The conceptual outline of the publication of the magazine “Parlamento Studijos” (Parliamentary Studies) and the newly developed scientific journal “Aktualu Rytoj” (Relevant Tomorrow) was reviewed. The new composition of the international editorial colleges was formed, and the website of the magazine “Parlamento Studijos” was substantially updated. Soon, a new publication from the National Library — a peer-reviewed, bilingual, digital science magazine “Aktualu Rytoj” — will reach its consumers.

“The National library, while rearranging the planning of research activities, distinguishes scientific publishing as a priority activity. We believe that both updated academic journals will make a significant contribution to the professional dissemination of scientific results. From now on, both scientific journals will be published using the OJS (Open Journal Systems) e-publishing platform, and the innovations introduced will not only improve the quality and accessibility of magazine publishing, but also facilitate indexing and presentation of information to search engines,” — said Prof. Dr. Renaldas Gudauskas.

The National Library has been publishing “Parlamento Studijos” since 2004. The scientific journal aims to expand and promote research into democratic governance, parliamentarism and political culture. It presents a collaboration of political analysts, historians, sociologists, linguistics, legal scientists, and authors specializing in political communication’s scientific direction. Various scientific works, sources, chronicles and reports are published.

The magazine “Aktualu Rytoj” has been in publication since 1993. The National library published periodic collections of scientific articles based on "Bibliografijos žinios" (Bibliography news) and "Bibliografija" (Bibliography). The Library Science Council reviewed the concept of the journal. The Library Science Council decided to expand the magazine’s field of interests: in addition to bibliography, information management studies, articles and studies on information environment security, media and information literacy, information policy and communication processes - methodology issues will also be published. The format of the magazine is changing. From now on, the magazine will reach readers only in digital form.

 Both magazines’ review procedures have been redesigned and developed to focus on international academic research of the highest quality. Both publications will remain free for researchers who want to publish articles in them. The newly created magazine’s website meets all the requirements for academic class magazines and meets the quality criteria of prestigious scientific databases: harmonized licensing of published works, international numbering, addressing, layout, etc.

Electronic versions of both magazines are free and freely available.