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Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • One Author designated as corresponding Author:
    • E-mail address;
    • Full postal address;
    • Telephone and fax numbers.
  • All necessary files have been uploaded:
    • Keywords
    • All figure captions;
    • All tables (including title, description, footnotes);
  • Further considerations:
    • Manuscript has been “spellchecked” and “grammar-checked”;
    • Authors names, surnames and their affiliation institutions are provided in Roman script;
    • Reference list is written using only Roman script;
    • References are built in APA style. Citation in text;
    • All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa;
    • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web).

Submission to this journal also proceeds by email a.tvaronaviciene@mruni.eu 

All further correspondence, including notification of the Editor’s decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail, removing the need for a hard-copy paper trail. If you are unable to provide an electronic version, please contact the editorial office prior to submission [e-mail: a.tvaronaviciene@mruni.eu; telephone: +37065538282].

Author Inquires

For inquiries relating to the submission of articles (including electronic submission) please contact associate editor via e-mail a.tvaronaviciene@mruni.eu


As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.


Types of paper

Contributions falling into the following categories will be considered for publication: Original Research article. Under the decision of the Editorial Board, the issue may contain other sections as presentation at the conferences, review articles, letters to the Editor, book reviews etc. Please contact Editorial Board for more details.

Conflict of interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

Submission declaration

Submission of an article implies that:

1)      the submitted work has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis);

2)      it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere;

3)      its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out

4)      if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere (both in printed of electronic form), in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright holder.

Changes to authorship

This policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts. Requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal associate editor from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include:

(a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and

(b) written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement.

In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. The Journal associate editor will forward requests, which are not sent by the corresponding author, to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above.

Role of the funding source

You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the paper for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.


Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Please ensure that all text (including title of the article, names and surnames of the authors and their affiliation institutions) are written in Roman script. Reference list as well should be written using only Roman script. In case any source was published in languages, which use other scripts, please transliterate it to the Roman script.

Additional Information

Tables and figures may be presented with captions within the main body of the manuscript; if so, figures should additionally be uploaded as high resolution files.



Use of word processing software

It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. In particular, do not use the word processor’s options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, You may use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc. if it is necessary.

When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns. Note that source files of figures, tables and text graphics will be required whether or not you embed your figures in the text.
To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the “spellcheck” and “grammar-check” functions of your word processor.



Essential title page information

Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author names and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Please provide a short description of the main activities of authors in the footnote right after their names. Present the authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations in footnotes with a lowercase superscript letter immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and the e-mail address of each author.

Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of reviewing and publication, also post-publication. Please provide it in footnote right after the name of the corresponding author. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.

Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a “Present address” (or “Permanent address”) may be indicated in a footnote to that author’s name together with description of his activities. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.

A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Authors are invited to submit from 3 to 5 keywords associated with their paper.

Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

Include acknowledgements in the title page, as a footnote to the title. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

State clearly the objectives of the work and used methods; provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Article structure
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to “the text”. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Main text

In this section the topic of article must be revealed and main results of the research presented.

The authors should present an electronic version of an article, written in Microsoft Word application in Times New Roman fonts, size -12 pt. The manuscript should be 1,5 spaced on one side of an A4 list of paper, margins at least 25 mm each. The article should be minimum 8 – maximum 20 pages. Pages must be numbered. Upon a separate permission of the editor, a longer or shorter article may be published.

Math formulae

Present simple formulae in the line of normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).

Please avoid using Footnotes in the main text. Use it only in case it is necessary to provide an explanation. Number footnotes consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers.

Figure captions

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.

The main conclusions of the study must be presented in a short Conclusions section, which should stand alone. Conclusions should also consists of recommendations, how to deal with research problem in future.

If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and fi gures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

Citation in text! Please ensure that every citation is provided with reference in text. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended to use as a source, but may be mentioned in the text. Such sources are not recommended to include in the reference list. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either “Unpublished results” or “Personal communication”. Citation of a reference as “in press” implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Web references

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references must be included in the reference list.

Reference style

Citations in text should follow the APA referencing style (for more information, please visit: https://www.apastyle.org/).
In-text citations consist of the surname(s) of the author(s) and the year of publication.
If there is no author, use the title (or a short form of the title, if it is lengthy) and the year.
If there is no date, use “n.d.” instead.

Reference list

References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. Please use APA style for referencing.



Use of the Digital Object Identifier

The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alpha-numeric character string which is assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The assigned DOI never changes. Therefore, it is an ideal medium for citing a document, particularly ‘Articles in press’ because they have not yet received their full bibliographic information. When you use the DOI to create URL hyperlinks to documents on the web, they are guaranteed never to change.

One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author or, a link will be provided in the e-mail so that authors can download the files themselves.
Proofreading is solely your responsibility. Note that Publisher may proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received.

The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.