Information for Authors

Peer Review Policy

Submissions to Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication by contributors to the parallel sessions, authors of disputations, commentaries and critical notes are blind-reviewed.

Information for Authors

The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication has no article processing or submission charges.

General Submission Rules

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  3. Where available, DOIs (digital object identifiers) for the references have been provided and are hotlinked in the Word document. As a member of CrossRef, our publisher, New Prairie Press, is required to include DOIs. Use the free DOI lookup on CrossRef's website to check your citations.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

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Formatting Requirements

Submitted manuscript should have the following form and comply with the requirements decribed below.

University of some Place, Country.

A Guide

Abstract: These instructions are intended to provide guidance to contributors to The Baltic International Yearbook for Cognition, Logic and Communication when preparing a manuscript for publication. Please read these general instructions carefully before beginning the final preparation of your manuscript. This document presents you with a model for the final layout. It is by no means original and authors may find similarities with sets of instructions given by other publishers. It is nonetheless to be complied with thoroughly.


We kindly ask you to submit your document in Word format (or RTF). (Texts need to be easily accessible by a number of different persons involved in the refereeing and the revision of manuscript. For this reason, only the FINAL VERSION of a manuscript may be submitted in LaTeX format. Authors are required to consult with the editors to confirm at which point of the editorial process they are welcome to do so.)


    2.1. Format and Style
    The text should be in clear, concise English. Please be consistent in punctuation, abbreviations, spelling (British vs. American), headings, and the style of referencing. Please make sure a native speaker of English has proofread the final version of your text.

    2.2. Layout of the Opening Chapter Page
    The opening page should consist of: the contributor’s name in capital letters, centered, on the first text line. This is followed by the title. The subtitle, if used, should be in upper and lower case, italicized, and centered below. This should be followed by the abstract (100-200 words), then the opening text or the first heading.

    2.3. Fonts
    The font for your manuscript should be Times New Roman, the size 12.

    2.4. Endnotes
    We kindly ask you to use the ENDNOTE function to create notes.

If numbering is used in headings, it should be Arabic, NOT Roman. Please distinguish between the following four levels of headings:


    4.1. Subheads, Second Order
    Again, it should be Arabic, not Roman.

    4.1.1. Subheads, Third Order
    Subheads, Fourth Order. No numbering is used. Where a subhead appears directly after another subhead, leave less space.

Equations should be italicized and centered on the page, with the equation number in parentheses, flush right.
   E=mc2 (1)
Wherever possible, try to avoid breaking equations between parentheses, brackets, or braces.

Sample sentence numbers should be indented 0.5 cm. The sentence itself should be indented 2 cm.
   (1) Please put space above and below the sample sentence.

Quotations should be indented 1 cm on the left and on the right.
After long quotations, follow indentation or lack of indentation depending on whether a new paragraph is required.

Please centre tables on the page, unless it is necessary to use the full page width. Font size 9 pts.

Consider References title as a Subhead first order. The font size should be 12 pts. Second and subsequent lines of each reference to be indented slightly (0.5 cm). The examples of bibliographical references below reflect humanities citation style. Thank you for using it.

    9.1 Books

    Raven, Robert. 1998. Parts and Pieces. San Francisco: Abe Books. [In-Text: (Raven 1998)]

    Flanders, Lola J. & Mondrian, Geoffrey E. (eds.) 1993. Theory and concepts. New York: Teachers College Press. [In-Text: (Flinders and Mondrian 1993)]

    9.2 Articles and Book Chapters

    Tuborg, J. 2008. “The evolutionary role of shame”, BioScience 24:715-22. [In-Text: (Tuborg 2008, 20) or (Tuborg 2008)]

    9.3 Electronic articles:
    DOIs must be added to all citations and hotlinked where applicable.

    Marion, Kevin M. 2006. “Quebec and Nationalism”. Political Review 46, no. 1: 59-81.
    http://www.jstor.org/ (accessed June 30, 2007). [In-Text: (Marion 2006)]

    Baron, R. A. 1987. 'Mood interviewer and the evaluation of job candidates'. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 17: 911–926.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Authors retain copyright but grant exclusive first publication rights and a non-exclusive license to have the work reproduced in other ways, including in electronic databases and on-line. Once an author's work has been published in the Yearbook, the author is free to use it in any way she/he wishes, so long as that use is consistent with the license given, to continue to use the work for the duration of its copyright in all languages, throughout the world, in all media. The journal asks only that authors acknowledge in subsequent works the publication of earlier versions in Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication.

The author may include the officially published version of the article (version of record) in an institutional or disciplinary repository, provided the posting includes a prominent statement of the full bibliographical details, and a link to the online edition of the journal.

Open Access

The Yearbook provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Archival Policy

Contents of the Journal are archived for perpetual access through New Prairie Press' participation in CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) and Portico, managed through the Digital Commons Publishing platform. New Prairie Press also participates in LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe).

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