For Authors

Terminologija publishes scientific articles, critical reviews, surveys, and bibliographies. Submissions in Lithuanian, English, or Russian are accepted.

1. Length of the submission

The length of an article should not exceed 40,000 characters and that of a review 20,000 characters. Longer works will be published only by the consent of the editor and the editorial board.

2. Submission format

Articles should be submitted in Microsoft Word format. It is requested to use MS WinWord 2000 or later versions, using the *.doc, *.docx, *.rtf format. The text must be typed in Times New Roman font. If special characters are used, their files should be presented. Illustrations are presented in black and white in a separate file (*.jpg, *.tiff) with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. The places of the illustrations must be marked in the article.

3. Submission Structure

The manuscript of the first version of the article shall not include the first name and the surname of the author/authors. They can only appear in the accepted article.

The first page of a submission shall contain the full name and surname of the author, the author’s affiliation, author's ORCID id. These are followed by an abstract (up to 800 words) and not less than 5 keywords in English. The date of the submission, postal address of the author’s institution or home, and the email address should be added on the last page. The article should be accompanied by a summary in English (1500–2000 characters), which will be translated into Lithuanian by the editorial staff. Abstracts are not required for reviews. If the article is not in the author's native language, the author must ensure that the text of the article has been edited by the native speaker before publication.

4. Works Cited (References)

Literature cited in the text should be given in brackets: author’s name, year of publication, colon, page number(s), e.g., (Gaivenis 2002: 125; Keinys 2005: 45–46; Zemlevičiūtė 2020: 233–257). For dictionaries, encyclopaedias and similar publications, initialisms or acronyms should be used, e.g. (LKŽe).

The article should be followed by a bibliography, e.g.:

LKŽe – Lietuvių kalbos žodynas 1–20 (1941–2002), red. kolegija G. Naktinienė, J. Paulauskas, R. Petrokienė, V. Vitkauskas, J. Zabarskaitė, vyr. red. G. Naktinienė, e. variantas, Vilnius: Lietuvių kalbos institutas, 2008 (atnaujinta versija, 2017). Prieiga internete:

Meyer Ingrid, Mackintosh Kristen 2000: When terms move into our everyday lives: an overview of de-terminologization. – Terminology 6(1), 111–138.

Myking Johan 2007: No fixed boundaries. – Indeterminacy in Terminology and LSP: Studies in honour of Heribert Picht, ed. B. E. Antia, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 73–91.

Miliūnaitė Rita 2018: Naujažodžių pateikimas ir paieškos galimybės Lietuvių kalbos naujažodžių duomenyne. – Bendrinė kalba 91, 1–21. Prieiga internete:

Mockienė Liudmila, Rackevičienė Sigita 2018: Models of Formation of MultiWord Terms in Legal Acts of a Constitutional Nature in English and Lithuanian. – Terminologija 25, 55–76.

Sager Juan C. 1990: A Practical Course in Terminology Processing. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Lejčik Vladimir M. 2006: Лейчик Владимир М. Терминоведение: Предмет, методы, структура, Москва: КомКнига. [Terminovedenije: Predmet, metody, struktura, Moskva, KomKniga.]

The titles of publications should be presented in italics and the titles of articles in single inverted commas. When mentioning a person in the article for the first time, both the first name and the surname should be given.

References should indicate both the location and the publishing house. Pages of articles should be indicated (from – to). The list of sources should precede the list of references.

For more detailed instructions on how to write the bibliography, please see this document.
In the bibliography and references, all cited literature must be in Latin characters. We recommend transliterating bibliographic descriptions of works published in Cyrillic using the international Cyrillic transliteration system (see In articles written in Russian, the bibliography can be given in both Cyrillic and transliterated.

5. Linguistic forms cited in the text

Examples should be italicized; when necessary, spacing could be expanded; examples should not be put in bold type. Word meanings should be given in double inverted commas appropriate to a particular language. In articles in English, decimal points should be used to indicate decimals and commas to indicate thousands.

6. Submission of the manuscript for review

Articles submitted to the journal are reviewed anonymously by two reviewers appointed by the editorial board. Therefore, the name of the author of the article or other references to authorship cannot be mentioned in the text.

Please send your articles to the editorial board via the electronic publishing system at

Updated 18/03/2024