For Authors

„Istorijos šaltinių tyrimai = Studies in Historical Sources“ is a scholarly journal devoted to the analysis of source material pertaining to Lithuanian History in the broad sense. The journal
publishes original work and provides room for critical publication of hitherto unpublished or unsatisfactorily edited documents. The editorial board of the journal encourages scholars to send in reviews and annotations of publications of source material and books which deal with the history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The latter polity determines by far and large our main interests in terms of geographical and chronological scope. It should also be emphasized that any documentary evidence, even if it be regarded as external to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania by dint of its provenance, falls within the remit of the journal if it has anything to do with territories of present-day Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Eastern Poland.
Although the focus of this journal is the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, we welcome specialists of the nineteenth–twentieth centuries and encourage them to contribute to the journal by
sending articles or any other kind of information which is important for tackling the problems related to the fate and current state of preservation of the archives of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Discussions regarding the methods of source-editing and ways of interpretation are also very welcome. Articles are accepted in Lithuanian, English, German, Polish and Russian. Authors are requested to submit their articles both electronically and in one hard copy to the editor-in-chief. Authors should prepare their manuscript with Microsoft Word (Microsoft Office 2000 and later versions) using the Times New Roman font. In principle we do not set formal limits to the extent of contributions but if they exceed 120 thousand characters, the editor-in-chief should be consulted in advance. Articles are peer-reviewed anonymously by two reviewers. The period of time in which the editorial board takes a decision regarding the acceptance of a submission does not usually exceed four months. This period of time does not relate to the eventual date of publication of the subsequent volume of the journal. In case of queries please consult the editor-in-chief.
„Istorijos šaltinių tyrimai = Studies in Historical Sources“ is a joint-project run by the Lithuanian Institute of History and the History Faculty of the University of Vilnius.