Focus and Scope

The aims of Mykolas Romeris University peer-reviewed research journal Societal Studies are:

  • to promote a scientific dialogue between scholars worldwide
  • to analyze social problems specific to the national situation and to global environment
  • to promote innovative research areas
  • to develop interdisciplinary research of Social Sciences and the Humanities

Peer Review Process

The scholarly articles submitted to Societal Studies are subject to editorial screening by at least two members of the editorial board or experts appointed by the board and a double-blind peer review.

Publication Frequency

All articles to Societal Studies are posted online immediately as they are ready for publication. All articles will be assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby they become searchable and citeable without delay.

Open Access Policy

MRU research journals are Open Access (OA). All responsible users are free to read, download, copy, print and search within the articles of the journals without requesting permission from the publisher or the author.

Sharing scientific knowledge through Open Access paradigm gives meaning to the research work carried out by MRU scholars, makes research available to society, makes its content more visible and more cited both nationally and globally.

Open Access principles are made public in four founding documents: the Declaration of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (2002), the ECHO Charter and the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing (2003) and Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities (2003).

As of 1 March 2013 MRU is a party to Berlin Declaration. All Open Access contributions must satisfy two conditions:(1) the author(s) and right holder(s) of such contributions grant(s) to all users a free access to their research publications with proper authorship attribution;(2) a complete version of the work is deposited (and thus published) in at least one online repository using suitable technical standards.

Open Access products are made available either by the “gold road” publications accessible to the public in line with Open Access requirements in one of the OA respositories (e.g. DOAJ, PloS, Biomed Central) or the “green road”, the secondary electronic publishing of primary journal or book publications.

Open Access journals usually publish peer-reviewed postprint articles.

Publication fee
Publishing in Societal Studies is free of charge. In other words, there are no article submission or article processing fees.