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The article submitted for the journal has to address topics relevant to folklore studies or related disciplines. We publish research articles in Lithuanian, English, German, Latvian, Russian, and Polish.
The head of the article should include its title, the name(s) and surname(s) of the author(s), the name(s) of the institution(s), in which the submitted work has been carried out, a short abstract (up to 200 words) disclosing the main idea of the paper, and max. 5 keywords (in Lithuanian and English).
In the Introduction, the author is expected to present the subject and the research problem, including its background, relevance, and the level of former investigation. The body of the text may be broken into sections with individual headings. Conclusions of the article have to rest on the research results.
At the end of the paper, the author(s) should present list of abbreviations and bibliography, and a summary (2000 symbols at least).
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Quotations are in original form, separated by comas, longer ones – in brevier, shortened text lines. All modifications in the quotes are indicated by angle brackets. Source references following the quotes or renderings are in brackets and must contain the author’s surname, year of publication, and page number(s): (Biržiška 1925: 10–11; Smith, Watson 2010: 22). Abbreviations for frequently used source publications (such as dictionaries, collections, etc.) are also welcome. The number of the volume, if necessary, precedes the page number: (BRMŠ II: 45). Whenever indicating the number of the quoted text rather than page number, the order is as follows: abbreviation, volume, and text number (LLD V 225).
Broader explanations and other additional information are presented in footnotes that are numbered and placed at the bottom of the page.
Abbreviations and bibliography:
Alphabetically ordered lists of abbreviations and bibliography are presented at the end of the research publication. First, entries in Latin alphabet are listed, then those in Cyrillic alphabet follow; entries in Cyrillic are transliterated in Latin alphabet as well. Publications by the same author of the same year are indicated with letters (a, b, c…). If there are more than three authors or editors, only the first one is named, followed by abbreviation et al. in angle brackets. The author’s surname precedes the name (in footnotes, vice versa). If the book or publication has a subtitle, it is indicated following the title and separated by colon.

Abbreviations / Source publications
BsJK – Juodoji knyga, surinko Jonas Basanavičius, parengė Kostas Aleksynas, Leonardas Sauka, (Jono Basanavičiaus tautosakos biblioteka, t. 12), Vilnius: Lietuvių literatūros ir tautosakos institutas, 2004.
BRMŠ – Baltų religijos ir mitologijos šaltiniai, sudarė Norbertas Vėlius, t. 2: XVI amžius, Vilnius: Mokslo ir enciklopedijų leidykla, 2001; t. 3: XVII amžius, 2003; t. 4: XVIII amžius, 2005.
LLD – Lietuvių liaudies dainynas, t. 10: Jaunimo dainos. Meilės dainos, [kn. 1], parengė Nijolė Laurinkienė, melodijas parengė Živilė Ramoškaitė, Vilnius: Lietuvių literatūros ir tautosakos institutas, 1995. 
Aleksynas Kostas 1985. „Pasakotojai ir jų pasakos“, in: Stebuklingas žodis: Lietuvių liaudies pasakos, parengė Kostas Aleksynas, melodijas parengė Zofija Puteikienė, Kaunas: Šviesa, p. 3–9.
Biržiška Mykolas 1925. Dainų istorijos vadovėlis, 3-iasis leidimas, Kaunas: „Vyties“ b-vė.
Carnes Pack 1994. “The Fable and the Proverb: Intertexts and Reception”, in: Wise Words: Essays on the Proverb, edited by Wolfgang Mieder, New York–London: Garland, p. 467–493.
Geertz Clifford 2005. Kultūrų interpretavimas: straipsnių rinktinė, sudarė Arūnas Sverdiolas, iš anglų k. vertė Antanas Danielius... [et al.], Vilnius: Baltos lankos.
Georges Robert A. 1981. “Do Narrators Really Digress? A Reconsideration of ‘Audience Asides’ in Narrating”, Western Folklore, vol. 40, No. 3 (Jul.), p. 245–252.
Kaivola Bregenhøj Annikki 1996. Narrative and Narrating. Variantion in Juho Oksanen’s Storytelling, (FF Communications, No. 261), Helsinki: Academia Scientiarum Fennica.
Krištopaitė Danutė (sud.) 1985. Aš išdainavau visas daineles: Pasakojimai apie liaudies talentus – dainininkus ir muzikantus, t. 1, sudarė ir parengė Danutė Krištopaitė, Vilnius: Vaga.
Kudirkienė Lilija 2001. „Patarlė kaip žmonių gyvensenos atspindys“, Tautosakos darbai, t. XV (XXII), p. 121–127.
Litovkina Anna T. ... [et al.] 2008. “Punning in Anglo-American, German, French, Russian and Hungarian Anti-Proverbs”, Proverbium, No. 26, p. 248–287.
Nikžentaitis Alvydas 2004. „Rytų Lietuva lietuvių atminties kultūroje ir politikoje: Istoriko ir atminties kūrėjo santykio problema“, Nr. 10, prieiga per internetą:, [žiūrėta 2012-10-19].
Smith Sidonie, Watson Julia 2010. Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives, 2nd edition, Mineapolis, London: University of Minnesota Press.
Клiмковiч Iрына (скл.) 2006. Беларуская мiфалогiя: Энцыклапедычны слоўнiк, 2-ое выдание, дапоўнение, Мiнск: Беларусь.
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