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General Requirements

The scientific journal Respectus Philologicus publishes original scholarly article reviews, overviews, and discussions  that correspond to the following humanitarian research fields: linguistic researches, issues of literary narratives and contexts, influence of advertising discourse, theory and practice of translation, audiovisual research.

The Editorial Board of Respectus Philologicus gives priority to articles that correspond to the journal’s main trends. Articles that do not conform with Respectus Philologicus’s profile are accepted for publication in a limited quantity – no more than one article per issue. Accepted articles are published in accordance with the order of their arrival to the Board. 

The basic languages of the periodical are English, Lithuanian and Polish. The articles are published in the periodical only if they have never been published before in any of the basic languages of the journal. Suggested size of the article is 40,000 printed characters; the size of reviews and overviews is about 16,000 printed characters. If the paper exceeds the normal length, the editors’ approval is required for its publication.

The authors of the manuscripts are expected to conform to the format and documentation requirements that are given below. All submissions must be formatted according to the article manuscript template (please find the template here). Articles that do not conform to these requirements are not considered by the Editorial Board. If necessary, the Editorial Board reserves the right to edit the text by preserving its essence. 

  Manuscript requirements

1. Name and surname of the author(s), represented institution (to be provided in the language of the article), address of the institution(s) represented by the author(s) (at the request of the author – home address), e-mail and research interests are indicated at the beginning of the article, on the left side of the page.

2. The headline of the article is printed in the centre of the page.

3. A summary of 1,000–1,200 characters is presented in the language of the article, key words (no more than 5) are indicated.

4. A brief biography of the author(s) should then be provided – education, scientific and pedagogical name(s), position at the represented institution, major scientific activities and works (400–800 characters).

5. Introduction of the article shall formulate research aim and tasks, define research object, indicate the extent of research on the subject, research methods, relevance and (or) novelty.

6. The main body of the article is dedicated to the presentation of research conducted by the author(s). The research material should be divided into smaller parts. Each subdivision should have a subheading.

7. Detailed research conclusions should be formulated separately.

8. The article is followed by the list of references presented in an alphabetical order. Other appendices are available as well.

9. Please provide submission date of the publication.

Technical presentation

Main body of the text should be printed in Times New Roman, 12 point with 1,15 line spacing. Headings must be short, clearly defined and numbered, except for Introduction and Conclusions. Headings are not capitalized.
Explanations and notes should be given as footnotes. They should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals in Times New Roman, 10 pt with single line spacing, fully justified.
All tables, graphs, and diagrams are expected to back up your research findings. They should be clearly referred to and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. They should be placed in the text at the appropriate paragraph (just after its reference). All figures must have captions. In all figures taken or adapted from other sources, a brief note to that effect is obligatory, below the figure (more:
References to documents cited in the text should be provided in the end. They should be printed in Times New Roman, 11 point with 1,15 line spacing and fully justified. They are arranged in alphabetical order by authors’ surnames. References in Cyrillic and other non-Latin type should be given at the end of the list. Referencing should follow Harvard System. 


Quick guide to Harvard referencing:

Comprehensive explanation in:

Citations in the text are referred to in the text by giving the author’s surname, the year of publication and the page numbers.

e.g., As Harvey (1992: 21) said, “good practices must be taught” and so we...

The author’s surname is not given in parentheses if it naturally occurs in the context. If there are more than two authors, the surname of the first author should be given followed by et al.

e.g., Office costs amount to 20% of total costs in most businesses (Wilson et al. 1997).

Do not use ibid. Instead, show the subsequent citation of the same source in the same way as the first.

If there are several authors with the same surname, the author’s name is supplemented with initials.

References to documents cited in the text should be provided at the end. They are arranged in alphabetical order by authors’ surnames. References in Cyrillic and other non-Latin type should be given at the end of the list. They are referred according to the examples:

Reference to a book

Author’s SURNAME, INITIALS., Year of publication. Title. Edition (if not the first). Place of publication: Publisher.

MARTIN, J. R., WHITE, P. R. R., 2005. The Language of Evaluation. Appraisal in English. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English 1999. Eds. D. Biber, S. Johansson, G. Leech, S. Conrad, E. Finegan. London: Longman.

The Norton Anthology of African American Literature 1997. Paule Marshall (b. 1929). Gen. eds. H. L. Gates Jr., N. Y. McKay. New York – London: W.W. Norton & Co. Inc., 2050–2053.

Reference to a work of artistic literature, article or short texts from a book

Author’s SURNAME, INITIALS., Year of publication. Title of a fictional work, article or short texts. In: INITIALS. Surname, of author or editor of publication followed by ed. or eds. if relevant. Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher, Page number(s).

CONRAD, S., BIBER, D., 2000. Adverbial Marking of Stance in Speech and Writing. In: Evaluation in Text. Eds. S. Hunston, G. Thompson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 56–73.

Reference to an article in a journal

Author’s SURNAME, INITIALS., Year of publication. Title of article. Title of journal, Volume number and (part number), Page numbers.

ALSOP, S., NESI, H., 2009. Issues in the Development of the British Academic Written English (BAWE) Corpus. Corpora, 4 (1), 71–83.

Reference to an article from web resources

Author’s SURNAME, INITIALS., Year. Title of a work, article or other text. Title of electronic publication or website [online]. (Edition). Place of publication, Publisher (if ascertainable). Available from: URL [Access date].

ITALIE, H., 2009. John Updike, 1932–2009: Literary star leaves a rich legacy. Available from: [Accessed 1 December 2016].

Reference to a PhD thesis, master or bachelor thesis

Author’s SURNAME, INITIALS., Year. Title. Type of thesis. Place of publication: Publisher.

SOSKUTHY, M., 2013. Phonetic Biases and Systemic Effects in the Actuation of Sound Change. PhD thesis. Edinburgh: The University of Edinburgh.

When referencing dictionaries (if the author is indicated, the dictionary is referenced as a book), commissions, etc., an acronym is created and bibliographic or online reference is provided:

CEDT 2006. Collins English Dictionary and Thesaurus. 4th ed. Glasgow: HarperCollins Publishers.

CEA – The Commission on English Language Accreditation. Available from:

When an author has published more than one cited document in the same year, these are distinguished by adding lower case letters (a, b, c, etc.) after the year.They should be listed chronologically (earliest first), if possible.

ROWLING, J. K., 2000a. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. London: Bloomsbury Publishing. 

Proper names should be spelt in accordance with the latest orthographical norms. When mentioned for the first time, a personal name should include both first and last names, but when repeated the name initial and family name is sufficient. If the work is written in another language, proper names should be written according to the spelling rules of that language.

When books or periodicals published in foreign languages are mentioned in the paper, their titles are to be put in the original language. If their titles are translated or abbreviated, their original title should be indicated in brackets or in footnotes. All titles in footnotes are to be written in their original language.

Titles of books, journals and other periodicals should be italicized. Titles of other works that are not separate publications are to be given in quotation marks.

Quotations from fiction should be written in their original language and their original spelling and punctuation should be preserved. Citations from fiction in foreign languages may be translated in footnotes, while quotations from scholarly works are expected to be translated.

Reference to a movie shot


Authors are responsible for ensuring that all manuscripts (whether original or revised) are written in good English and accurately typed before final submission. One set of final editing will be sent to authors, if requested, before the final publication, which must be returned promptly.








The periodical is published twice a year:  April 25 and October 25.


Submissions for the autumn issue are accepted until June 1, 

and for the spring issue until December 1.