FOCUS AND SCOPE
The Standard Language (in Lith. Bendrinė kalba) is an international scientific peer-reviewed journal that focuses on:

  • political, theoretical, practical and other aspects of language(s) and language(s) use;
  • language(s) variation, adaptation and standardization;
  • interdisciplinary topics that cover and connect the study of language(s) to relevant areas of communication, IT, translation issues, educology, philosophy, musicology, history, etc.
  • reviews of publications on focus and scope of the journal;
  • information on scientific conferences and other events.

PEER REVIEW PROCESS AND PUBLICATION FREQUENCY
The journal uses a double-blind peer-review policy, each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. Referees normally submit their reviews within one month after receiving the manuscript. The author must prepare the final version of the article in accordance with the reviews.
The Standard Language is an online-only journal that appears annually and regularly.

LONG-TERM ARCHIVING POLICY
The Institute of the Lithuanian Language deposits articles that it publishes in digital archives (including but not limited to both internal and external servers of the Institute of the Lithuanian Language) to guarantee long-term digital preservation.

JOURNAL POLICIES
Bendrinė kalba provides policies, which include detailed information about submission, editorial and publishing processes and guidelines for both authors and reviewers. To ensure smooth and ethical publishing process, all parties are introduced with their rights and responsibilities. See Journal Policies.

FEES AND CHARGES
Bendrinė kalba operates as open access journal, the process is completely free of charges to both authors and readers. All publication fees are covered by the Institute of the Lithuanian Language. See Journal Policies – Fees and Charges.

LANGUAGES
Since 2019, the articles in the journal can be written in the following languages:

  • English,
  • German,
  • Latvian,
  • Lithuanian,
  • Russian.

BIBLIOGRAPHIC DATABASES
The journal is indexed in the following international bibliographic databases:

  • CEEOL
  • DOAJ
  • EBSCO
  • ERIH PLUS
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Lituanistika

OPEN ACCESS POLICY
The reader is given open access to the Content of Bendrinė kalba. This encourages greater knowledge sharing on a global scale. See Journal Policies - Open Access.

PLAGIARISM DETECTION
The journal uses PlagScan software to check submitted articles for plagiarism.

FREE PUBLICATION POLICY
Authors are not charged any article submission or publication fees.

JOURNAL CONTACTS

Institute of the Lithuanian Language
P. Vileišio st. 5
LT-10308 Vilnius
Lithuania

Editor-in-chief Vilija Sakalauskienė, email: vilija.sakalauskiene@lki.lt

Deputy Editor-in-chief Jolita Urbanavičienė, email: jolita.urbanaviciene@lki.lt

Technical Editor Ramunė Vaskelaitė, email: ramune.vaskelaite@lki.lt