About the Journal

eISSN 2669-2899

The Diamond Open Access peer-reviewed scholarly journal Relevant Tomorrow was established in 2021 and is published by the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania.

Focus and scope. The journal covers several disciplines: media and information literacy, information environment security, communication (political communication) processes, digitisation and digital publishing, library science and bibliography, and methodology of information sciences.

In order to achieve academic dialogue and interdisciplinary relations, the journal publishes not only research on the above-mentioned subjects but also articles on sociology, history, and political science.

It also publishes reviews and annotations of research monographs and studies published in Lithuania and abroad that are relevant in the fields of the journal’s subject matter.

Publication frequency. 1 volume (2 issues [continuous publication]) per year.

Languages. The journal accepts papers in Lithuanian and English.

Fees. The journal does not charge any fees for manuscript submission and processing.

The published articles are assigned DOIs (the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania is a member of CrossRef).

The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania cordially invites authors to consider publishing their works in the journal Relevant Tomorrow.

The Journal’s Origins and Conceptual Framework

In 2020, the National Library updated its strategy for the publishing of its scholarly journals and dissemination of their content. One of the outcomes of this updating has been the appearance of the new periodical scholarly journal Relevant Tomorrow, namely Volume 1 (19) 2021.

The basis for the journal was formed by the continuing research publications Bibliografija (‘Bibliography’, published in 1997–2013) and Bibliotekų tyrimai Lietuvoje (‘Library Research in Lithuania’, published in 2015–2019). In total, 4 issues of Bibliotekų tyrimai Lietuvoje and 14 issues of Bibliografija were published. The issues are available in the section Archives of the Website of Relevant Tomorrow.

The journal Relevant Tomorrow not only continues the tradition of the National Library’s scholarly publishing but also marks its updating.

Extremely rapid social, economic, and political developments undergoing in Lithuania as well as global telematization tendencies, which, in the words of the philosopher Marius P. Šaulauskas, pervade arguably the entire sphere of coexistence, require critical reflection. Without reflection, there can be no targeted forecasting of the national development. Such realities and developments made the impetus to broaden the journal’s scope: alongside traditional studies in bibliography and information control, it was decided to publish articles on safety of information environment, media and information literacy, information policy and communication processes, and methodological issues. All this makes the bulk of the journal’s subject matter. In order to establish academic discourse and interdisciplinary communication, the journal will present material from the fields of political and social sciences and history research. All these thematic fields of research will provide the journal’s mandatory structural part, i.e., articles.

Another very important and explicit area of the journal’s focus is the increasing of its transnational aspect from thematic and linguistic points of view. The journal is bilingual: it publishes articles in Lithuanian and English. We invite you to submit manuscripts analyzing today’s social changes (related to the journal’s aim and scope) from comparative and international perspectives.

The journal will publish surveys of significant events and conferences and other information of current interest conforming to its scope as well as reviews and annotations of research monographs and studies published in Lithuania and abroad that are important as regards its subject matter. These texts will make up the journal’s second structural part ‘Surveys / Chronicle’ and ‘Reviews’.

In order to achieve the stated objectives, an international editorial board has been established.

The journal is and will continue to be published in electronic form. It is a diamond open access journal. The journal’s content is free to access, read, download, copy, and print. There are no publication fees, and authors retain full copyright and related rights to their work (See more in: Journal Policy).