SOVIJUS publishes scholarly articles and studies covering the development and dissemination of culture, cultural theory, comparative civilisational studies, social and cultural anthropology, cultural memory, cultural psychology, cultural sociology, and new media culture, as well as translations of significant texts, historical sources, reviews, and conference proceedings. Articles are published in Lithuanian, English, French, German and other languages commonly used by the international scientific community.

General requirements:

The text can be typeset using any text editor compatible with Windows operating system. Font size: Times New Roman, 12 pt., line spacing: 1,5 line spacing.  Margins: 2,5 cm at the top, 3 cm at the bottom, 3 cm at the left and 2 cm at the right.

References shall be placed at the bottom of the page using the footnote application and the automatic numbering method. The footnote number in the text precedes the punctuation mark.

A summary in English (1000-3000 characters, in Lithuanian, if the article is written in English) at the end of the article.

General requirements for the structure of the article:

The published article must comply with the standard for scientific publications. The full name of the author and the title of the article should appear at the beginning of the article. The scientific article must have chapters. The introductory chapter shall state the aim of the research, define the subject, indicate the methods of the research and the degree and novelty of the problem under investigation; review and evaluate the literature on the topic under study. The author concludes the paper with detailed conclusions reflecting the aim of the research.

Bibliographic requirements for sources and references:

Citing the source from an archive or manuscript repository:

Title of the source. Name of the archive, fund number, inventory number, file number, page number. E.g. J. Basanavičius’ letter to J. Šliūpas, 16 March 1888, Lithuanian Central State Archive (hereinafter – LCVA), f. 1, ap. 4, b. 36, l. 47.

Referring to the monograph:

Author’s surname, first letter of name. Title of the book. Place and publishing house of publication, year, pages.

E.g. Tamošaitis, M. Vincas Krėvės-Mickevičius’ political biography: the writer’s tragedy in politics. Vilnius: Gimtasis žodis, 2012, p. 172.

Citing a journal article:

Author’s surname, first letter of first name. Title of the article. Title of the journal, year of publication, volume number, pages. E.g. Repšienė, R. Identities of memory: dilemmas of historicity and rhetoric of choices. Cultural Studies, 2010, vol. 18, pp. 45-73.

Citing an article from collections of articles, encyclopaedias, continuing publications:

Author’s surname, first letter of first name. Title of the article. Title of the publication, first letter of the editor’s (compiler’s) name. Surname. Place and publisher of publication, year, pages. E.g.: Mačiulis, D. The landscape of collective memory in the Provisional Capital. From Basanavičius, Vytautas the Great to Molotov and Ribbentrop: Transformations of Memory and Memory Cultures in the XX-XXI Century, ed. A. Nikžentaitis. Vilnius: Lithuanian Historical Institute Publishing House, 2011, pp. 133-156.

The list of bibliographic sources and literature is given at the end of the article in alphabetical order. In addition, a reference to the cited bibliographic source or literature is given in the text (at the bottom of the page). In the latter case, an abbreviation of the title of the source, book or article may be given.

The author’s name, surname, place of work, position, work address and e-mail address must appear on a separate sheet. Articles should be sent to