ISSN 1392-8295 (Print), 2335-2388 (Online)

General requirements for publications

A philological journal Respectus Philologicus publishes original scholarly article reviews, overviews, and discussions written in English, Lithuanian, Polish and Russian 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. The size of articles is up to 30,000 printed characters; the size of reviews and overviews is up to 10,000 printed characters. If the paper exceeds the normal length, the editors’ approval is required for its publication.

     The basic languages of the periodical are English, Lithuanian, Polish and Russian. The articles are published in the periodical only if they have never been published before in any of the basic languages of the journal.  

   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 two articles per issue. Accepted articles are published in accordance with the order of their arrival to the Board. Submissions for the autumn issue are accepted until 1 June, and for the spring issue until 1 December.


A copy of the scientific article should be forwarded to the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Scientific articles should be submitted in one hard copy, ONLY in case of e-mail connection failure at the given address:

Respectus Philologicus

Vilnius University

Kaunas Faculty

Muitinės g. 8, Kaunas LT-44280


    The authors of the manuscripts are expected to conform to the format and documentation requirements that are given below. 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. 

The reviewing process

     All articles submitted for publication to Respectus Philologicus are subject to approval by the CrossCheck plagiarism prevention system. Submissions are reviewed by at least two academics appointed by the Editorial Board, one of whom is not a board member. Reviews are double-blind and all reviewers stay anonymous. The dates of submission and acceptance for publication of the paper are indicated by the editors at the end of the published manuscript.

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 1000–1200 characters is presented in the language of the article, keywords (no more than 5) are indicated.

4. 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.

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

6. Detailed research conclusions should be formulated separately.

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

8. Name and surname of the author(s), represented institution and country, research interests in the English language are repeatedly provided on the left side of the page.

9. The title of the article is printed in the centre and an analogous summary of 1000–1200 characters and keywords (no more than 5) are presented.

10. Submission date of the publication, name and surname of the author(s), academic title(s), position occupied in the subdivision of the represented institution, and phone number are provided at the end of the article.

Technical presentation

Main body of the text should be printed in Times New Roman, 12pt with single line spacing. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. Headings must be short, clearly defined and numbered, except for Introduction and Conclusions. Headings are not capitalized. 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 should be presented according to the international Harvard System (quick Harvard guide: 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.

Explanations and notes should be given as footnotes printed in 10 point Times New Roman. Numbering is continuous.

References to documents cited in the text should be listed 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.

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:Eds. S. Hunston, G. Thompson. Evaluation in Text. 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 [online]. (Edition). Place of publication, Publisher (if ascertainable). Available from: URL [Access date].

RAYSON, P., 2015. Log-likelihood and Effect Size Calculator. Available from: http://ucrel.lancs. [Accessed 16 November 2015].

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:

WARD, G., 2003a. The Rough Guide to History of USA. London: Rough Guides.

 In References they should be listed chronologically (earliest first), if possible.

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.



The periodical is published twice a year: April 25, October 25. Submissions for the autumn issue are accepted until June 1, and for the spring issue until December 1.

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