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Author Guidelines

1. General notes

1. Substantiate the importance of the topic as a scientific problem.

2. Formulate  research object and aim.

3. Review previous research on the subject by providing references in the body of the text followed by a list of references at the end of the text. If the paper deals with an experiment conducted by the author, research methodology, data, analysis and results should be presented in a precise and clear way.

4. Present conclusions, reflecting the aim of the research, at the end of the paper.

5. The materials of the paper should be presented in the following order:

  • the title of the paper;
  • the author’s name(s) and surname(s);
  • affiliation(s), postal and e-mail address(es);
  • the annotation of the paper (300–500 characters);
  • key words;
  • the contents of the article;
  • the summary (at least 6.000 characters) in English.
  • the bibliographic and formatting standards are based on APA style

6. Data about the author(s) (not exceeding 500 characters) should be submitted together with the paper:

  • name(s), surname(s);
  • academic degree and title, specifying the area of science;
  • affiliation and address;
  • sphere of research interests.

An article should not exceed 10 A4 pages (the list of references and summary not included).

2. Requirements for the manuscript of the paper to be published in “Special Education”


Papers should be prepared in Microsoft Windows Microsoft Word 6,0 (Windows’ 95–98) Times New Roman.

Page format

The text should be written on a A4 page (210 x 297 mm) with the following margins: top – 20 mm, bottom – 20 mm, left – 20 mm, right – 20 mm.

Information presentation and arrangement in the paper

The beginning of the article should contain the title, the name(s) and surname(s) of the author(s), affiliation and address, and the annotation (300–500 characters). The body of the article is to be presented in two columns. The List of references at the end of the article must be given in alphabetical order and numbered. 



Submission Preparation Checklist

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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  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, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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Copyright. Articles are published Open Access under the Creative Commons Licence: CC-BY 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. The journal is copyright © Siauliai University, all rights reserved.


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