Notes for Contributors


Lietuvos etnologija / Lithuanian Ethnology (LE) is an international, open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal published annually since 2001 by the Lithuanian Institute of History. The annual issue is published online and inprint in December.



LE seeks to share research in Lithuanian anthropology and ethnology, from theoretical, ethical, historical, comparative and contemporary perspectives. Attention is focused on Lithuania and Central and Eastern Europe. Issues of the social reality, culture, the history and theory of anthropology and ethnicity in the societies of the Baltic region are of particular importance. The journal encourages innovative theoretical anthropological and methodological interdisciplinary discussion. It presents debates on topical questions in anthropology and ethnology based on field research, through original scientific articles and book reviews, as well as ethnographic texts, and expedition, film and project surveys. The texts are in Lithuanian or English.



The author warrants, as set out in the Licence Agreement, that the text provided is the original work of the author, that it has not been published before and is not currently planned to be published elsewhere, that it does not contain any defamatory or unlawful statements, and that the direct or indirect use of the ideas of others is acknowledged by reference to the sources. The author, as the owner of the copyright, may assign these rights (for more information, see “Ethical Policy”).


Please provide details of any potential conflicts of interest related to the research conducted for this work.


All texts are freely available online. The author(s) grants to the publisher a non-exclusive licence, free of charge, to publish the article in the LE in print and electronic form (freely available on the Internet), and to publish and distribute the article individually, or in the LE on an unrestricted territorial basis.



Original articles can be submitted to LE via the Submission system ( as electronic *.doc, *.docx, *.rtf, *.xls documents using either the Normal or Footnote Text styles. Supplementary File and illustrations should be sent as separate files (in the following formats: *.gif, *.jpg, *.tif 600 ppi). Authors of original articles must comply with the “Notes on Manuscript Structure Style” and the “Documentation Style” (see below).


Special Issues

Invitations to the special issues are published on the LE website, as well as on the website of the Lithuanian History Institute.


The deadline for submitting an article for the current year's issue is April 15, and for submitting a book review is September 15. In exceptional cases, the Editorial Board takes the decision.


If you have any questions, please contact the editors:

Lietuvos etnologija /Lithuanian Ethnology Editorial Board

Lietuvos istorijos institutas

Tilto g. 17, 01101 Vilnius


E-mails: or


Double-blind Peer Review Process

LE articles are double-blinded within three months or less. Submitted manuscripts are subject to peer review at the discretion of the Editorial Board by at least one or two outside scholar peer reviewers. Reviews are presented to the LE Editorial Board. The editor or an editorial commission sends their opinion and any comments to the author regarding the article’s suitability for publication in the journal.


If the conclusions of the peer referees differ, a third referee is appointed (for more details, see “Ethical Policy”).


Authors receive anonymous peer reviews with recommendations on how to improve the text, either via the Submission system or by email. Texts with minor corrections should be returned to the editors within two weeks and texts with major corrections within two months via the Submission system.


Book reviews

Book reviews, review articles and other texts are peer reviewed by Editors and an Editorial Board. Texts must be written in accordance with the Documentation style.



Accepted copy-edited texts (electronic or paper versions) are given to authors for a final proof reading. Authors are responsible for checking them and making only minor corrections. Corrections should be returned immediately.


Accepted edited articles first appear online and then in print at the end of the year.



The total document word count cannot exceed 8,000 words. Survey articles, book summaries and book reviews must not exceed 6,000 words, their submission must follow an analogous procedure. Longer texts are published only in exceptional cases. Please contact: or


Abstract and Keywords

LE articles must begin with a title, the author’s name and surname, institutional affiliation, an Abstract in Lithuanian and English no longer than 100 words, as well as five Keywords in Lithuanian and English under each abstract.


Introduction, Headings and Conclusion

The editors strongly recommend the use of subheadings to distinguish between the Introduction, Chapters, Conclusions and other subsections.



Authors may include a word of thanks.


References and Summary

The submission should end with a list of References, a Summary of around 800 words in English (in Lithuanian for articles submitted in English).



At the very end, provide a list of Illustrations. Figures and etc. in articles are clear and well configured within article content. The author must have permission from the copyright holdes to reproduce the illustrations.


Supplementary File

“Documentation Style



Fonts and Main Text

The text must be in Roman script. The journal uses the ALA–LC transliteration scheme for Cyrillic and etc. alphabet (see more the Library of Congress' website ( and please ask via e-mail


All text, including footnotes, should be in 12 pt Times New Roman font, double-spaced.


Individuals’ names

Individuals’ names are to be given in their original form in Roman script (with inflection when written in Lithuanian), in full at the first mention and only the surname in subsequent mentions. If the surnames of several individuals are the same, include the first initial with the surname.



Please use quotation marks to distinguish citations in the text.


Quotation marks in the List of References should appear as they do in the original publication.


Citations longer than 40 words should begin on a new line without quotation marks in 10 pt size text, to make them stand out from the regular text.



Footnotes should appear at the end of each page using consecutive numeration. Archival document annotations should be included in the footnotes.



All references to literature in the text must appear in brackets, showing the author’s surname, year of publication and page number, e.g.: (Šaknys 1996: 15); (Goody et al. 1981[1968]: 25); (Moore 2005 cited in Čepaitienė 2017: 29).


When reference is made to several works by the same author released in the same year, the letters ‘a’, ‘b’, etc., separated by a semicolon, should be used to denote the work in question, e.g.: (Volteris 1928a; 1928b).


References to archival documents or field research reports should be presented as follows: (LIIBR F 73, b. 5, l. 16); i.e., Lietuvos istorijos instituto Bibliotekos rankraštynas, fondas 73, byla 5, lapas 16. For submissions in English: (LIIBR col. 78, file 5, p. 16); Lithuanian Institute of History Library Manuscripts Department, collection 73, file 5, page 16).



Basanavitius [Basanavičius], Jonas. 1893. Etnologiškos smulkmenos. Tilžė: Otto von Mauderodes spaustuvė.


Kalnius, Petras. 2012. Žemaičiai: XX a. – XXI a. pradžia. Vilnius: Mintis.


Čiubrinskas, Vytis (sud.). 2011. Lietuviškasis identitetas šiuolaikinės emigracijos kontekstuose. Kaunas: Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas.


Kockel, Ullrich; Nic Craith, Máiréad (eds). 2004. Communicating Cultures. Münster: LIT Verlag.




Mažiulis, Antanas. 1975. Lietuvos antropologijos bibliografija, Tėviškės žiburiai 02 13: 7, 02 20: 7.


Klumbytė, Neringa. 2010. The Soviet Sausage Renaissance, American Anthropologist 112(1): 22–37.


Mačiekus, Venantas. 2011. Paprotinė teisė, V. Savoniakaitė (sud.). Lietuvos etnologijos ir antropologijos enciklopedija: 323–328. Vilnius: Lietuvos istorijos instituto leidykla.


Online sources

Production in Construction – Annual Data. 2017. Eurostat. [accessed on 30 04 2017].


Savoniakaitė, Vida. 2022. Georg Forster on Race from Vilnius, 1785–1787: Transformations and (De)coloniality, 17th EASA Biennial Conference Transformation, Hope, and the Commons, 26–29 July, 2022 Queen’s University Belfast. [accessed 08 07 2022].



Tilvikas, Jonas. 2019. Liaudies medicina Mažosios Lietuvos sveikatos sistemoje. Daktaro disertacija, Lietuvos istorijos institutas.



Mažiulis, Antanas. 1966. Senojo lietuvių tikėjimo metmenys, Draugas II: Mokslas, menas, literatūra 12 03: 1–5. Rec. kn.: Balys, Jonas. 1966. Lietuvių liaudies pasaulėjauta tikėjimų ir papročių šviesoje. Chicago, Ill.: Pedagoginis literatūros institutas, 120 p.



For source publications, referencing should be presented in the same way as literature references. 



When the final proof-read version is returned to the editors, the article author(s) and the Lithuanian Institute of History sign a Licence Agreement as confirmation of approval to publish an electronic version of the text on the website and to enable free access. 


The publisher permits the author to use the article elsewhere after it has been published, including posting the article on the author's personal web pages, in other works, or for the purposes of the author's teaching and research, citing the LE as the original source of publication.


The journal does not contain post-publication corrections or discussions. They may be submitted as Forum articles.



The publishers provide a PDF file of the article and the LE volume free of charge to the authors. Any direct marketing activities, including solicitation of manuscripts that are conducted on behalf of the journal, shall be appropriate, well targeted, and unobtrusive.



LE plan for electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal content ( in the event a journal is no longer published will be in the online archive of the Lithuanian Institute of History.



Journal does not publish advertising. In the future, it could promote books published by the Lithuanian Institute of History. Advertisements will be separated from the published content.