Information for Authors

Lithuanian Foreign Policy Review aims to publish research articles on Central Eastern European region, especially focusing on matters of regional cooperation and security.

The articles should formulate a clear definition of a problem, review the extent to which the problem has been researched and how innovative and relevant it is. Well founded arguments, analysis, results of the research and conclusions should be presented.

All material must be original, must not have appeared elsewhere, and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere.

Lithuanian Foreign Policy Review uses peer review for most its editorial decisions. On all matters concerning the publication of submitted manuscripts the editor’s decision is final.

The approximate length of the articles should be 6 000 – 9 000 words (including footnotes but excluding an abstract of up to 150 words and up to six keywords).

How to submit the manuscript

Articles should be submitted through e-mail in .doc, .docx or .rtf file format. The e-mail of the editor is

The articles can also be submitted online

Each article should contain:

  • title page with full title and subtitle (if any)
  • full name of each author with current affiliation, contact details (address, phone, email), and short biographical note should be on a separate sheet
  • abstract of 100-150 words
  • up to 6 keywords
  • the main text and word count suggested target is 6 000 – 9 000 words
  • text has to be clearly organized, with a clear hierarchy of headings and subheadings and quotations exceeding 40 words displayed, indented, in the text. Excessive subdivision in not recommended. Chapters should include more than one section.
  • Tables, figures and diagrams must be inserted in the text where relevant. Annexes and lists of abbreviations may be added to the text if required. If any additional annexes are submitted, they should be placed at the end of the article
  • all references and other sources used must be specified in footnotes
  • no separate list of references or bibliography is required


  • The main text must be typed in 1.5 line spacing.
  • Headings should have an initial capital with everything else lowercase, unless proper names.
  • Headings are unnumbered. Chapter headings (H1) must appear in Bold. Section headings (H2) Bold and Italic.
  • New paragraph must be indented 1.27 cm, text must be fully justified.
  • Tables must be indicated consecutively by number. The title of the table must appear above the table.
  • Pictures, diagrams, figures must be indicated consecutively by number starting from the beginning of the article. The title of the figure must appear under the picture, diagram, figure.
  • Page numbers must be inserted.


References should be compiled in the University of Chicago Style.

The Journal uses British English.

References should be typed in the form of the following examples:


E. H. Carr, The Twenty Years’ Crisis (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1962), 107-39.

Carr, Twenty Years’ Crisis, 119.

Antis Lejins and Diana Bleiere, The Baltic States. Search for Security (Riga: Latvian Institute of International Affairs), 1996, 15-16.

Lejins and Bleiere, The Baltic States, 18.

Pertti Joenniemi and Peeter Vares, eds., New Actors on the International Arena: The Foreign Policies of the Baltic Countries (Tampere: TAPRI), 1993, 199-200.

Joenniemi and Vares, New Actors on the International Arena, 200.

Articles in edited volumes

Michel Foucault, “Governmentality”, in The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality, eds. Graham Burchell, Colin Gordon, and Peter Miller (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991), 87-104.

Foucault, “Governmentality,” 90.

Margot Light, “Post-Soviet Russian Foreign Policy: the First Decade,” in Contemporary Russian Politics. A Reader, ed. A. Brown (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), 419-28.

Light, “Post-Soviet Russian Foreign Policy,” 422-23.

Journal Articles

Christine Sylvester, “Empathetic Cooperation: A Feminist Method for IR”, Millennium: Journal of International Studies 23 , no. 2 (1994): 315-34.

Sylvester, “Empathetic Cooperation,” 330.

Vytautas Landsbergis, “The Russian Riddle and Lithuanian Reality,” Lithuanian Foreign Policy Review 6 (2000), 202-4.

Landsbergis, “The Russian Riddle and Lithuanian Reality,” 203.

Citing the article in an online journal include a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) if the journal lists one. If no DOI is available, list a URL.

Jutta Weldes, “Bureaucratic Politics: A Critical Constructivist Assessment,” Mershon International Studies Review 42, no 2 (1998): 216-225, DOI: 10.2307/254413.

Weldes, “Bureaucratic Politics,” 222.

John Fitzpatrick, “A Cautionary Tale of American Intervention,” Small Wars Journal, February 15, 2015,

Fitzpartick, “A Cautionary Tale of American Intervention.”

Newspapers and Magazine Articles

Debora L. Spar, “How Greece Fell into the Eurozone Trap,” Foreign Policy, May-June, 2015, xxx.

Spar, “How Greece Fell.”

For article online include a URL. If no author is identified, begin the citation with the article title.

David E. Sanger, “Obama’s Leap of Faith on Iran,” The New York Times, July 14, 2015,

Sanger, “Obamas Leap of Faith.”

Internet (electronic) sources

“International Justice,” Human Rights Watch,

“International Justice.”

Official document

The name of the government agency (if necessary), The title of the publication (if necessary – place and publisher), pages. If the document is on the internet, is to be presented according to requirements for references from the internet; if it is in a periodical – according to those for periodical publications.

British Ministry of Defence, Report of the Defence Estimates 1997 (London: Her Majesty’s Stationary Office, 1997), 41.

Paper presented at a meeting or conference

Ole Wæver, “Aberystwyth, Paris, Copenhagen New ‘Schools’ in Security Theory and their Origins between Core and Periphery,” (paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Montreal, March 17- 20, 2004)

Wæver, “Aberystwyth, Paris, Copenhagen.”


If the source is cited several consecutive times, the reference is provided by using the abbreviation Ibid:

Ibid., p. 194.


It is recommended to submit a translation into English of titles of non English books, articles or documents cited enclosed in brackets (without quotation marks, capitalized sentence-style).

Julijus Ševcovas, “Baltijos valstybių integracija ir Baltarusijos užsienio politikos interesai” (Integration of the Baltic States and the interests of Belarus foreign policy’), Politologija 6 (1995): 120.

For all other questions of reference and style, refer to The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition.

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Last updated August 14, 2015.