Scientific journals

Faculty publishes five scientific journals.

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SOCIAL WORK. EXPERIENCE AND METHODS 

Social work. Experience and methods is the journal with the editorial office, which consists of recognized Lithuanian and foreign academic specialists of social work. Scientists and practicians of social work share the results of their research and practical knowledge. The best works of the students are also published in the journal, as well as interviews with the experts of social work. More >

This journal is registered in the CrossRef system and uses plagiarism detection systems CrossCheck.

Publication frequency: 2 issues per year

Publication language: Lithuanian, English

Editor in chief: prof. dr. Jonas Ruškus

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CULTURE AND SOCIETY: JOURNAL OF SOCIAL RESEARCH 

Culture and Society. Journal of Social Research, is a peer-reviewed social research journal founded in 2009 at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. It presents interdisciplinary empirical and theoretical scholarship in social sciences. The journal welcomes contributions from a wide range of relevant fields, including sociology, social work, anthropology, gender studies, media and communication studies. Using diverse methodologies, the articles in Culture and Society explore variety of topics related to globalization, identity politics in contemporary world,  social welfare and multiculturalism. Contributions in both Lithuanian and English are welcome. This journal is registered in the CrossRef system and uses plagiarism detection systems CrossCheck. More >

Publication frequency: 2 issues per year

Publication language: Lithuanian, English

Editor in chief: prof. dr. Artūras Tereškinas

 

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VOCATIONAL TRAINING: RESEARCH AND REALITY

The Journal Vocational training: Research and Reality is the scientific publication of Vytautas Magnus University with high reputation in national and international levels. The Journal is included in variety of International Data Bases.

Vocational training here is understood as concept in broader sense and is concurrent with vocational teaching, learning and education. Research and reality means that research must reflect the contemporary realities in vocational training. The topic of ‘vocational training’ is concurrent with labour market, educational policy internationally and nationally. Findings of research in vocational training are the first step of information help in educational policy, when the change from unemployment to employability is pursued. The labour market permanently exposes new needs for skills, qualifications and competences then the research in vocational training is the first valid step by seeking for sustainable life, productivity and dignity. More >

Publication frequency: 1 issue per year

Publication language: English

Editor in chief: prof. dr. Vilma Žydžiūnaitė

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY: A BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL APPROACH

The scope of International Journal of Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Approach is to study the phenomena of human mental processes and behaviour, based on the viewpoint that both mind and behaviour originate, develop and function due to close interaction of biological and psychological factors with social environment. Such holistic understanding of mental phenomena as well as human behaviour stresses the necessity of integration of different branches of science. Therefore, the priority will be given to the topics, analyzing psychological issues within the broader context, including biological, psychological, and social aspects.

International Journal of Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Approach encourages discussions between scientists and academic communities of Lithuania, USA and other countries, strives for collaboration of scientists, representing various scientific fields and branches, in order to promote the development of Psychology, and to expand practical implementation possibilities enabling to find the most appropriate solution of problems faced both by the individual and the community within the rapidly changing social milieu.

The authors are encouraged to submit original empirical as well as theoretical articles, with diverse methodology and methods of statistical analysis, which would expand the knowledge in the field of Psychology, and (or) have importance for practical psychologists.

International Journal of Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Approach has two sections: one is designed for peer reviewed theoretical and empirical research, and the other is for publishing articles of practical psychologists, selected articles of psychology students, book reviews, dissemination of information about ongoing projects, scheduled conferences and other relevant events.

The ownership of International Journal of Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Approach is shared equally between University of Nebraska at Kearney, USA and Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. It published by VMU Psychology Department, Psychological Clinic and UNK Department of Counseling and School Psychology.

This journal is registered in the CrossRef system, uses Open Journals Systems (OJS) software for management and publishing support and plagiarism detection systems CrossCheck. More >

Publication frequency: 2 issue per year

Publication language: Lithuanian, English

Editor in chief: prof. dr. Auksė Endriulaitienė

 

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THE QUALITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION 

The journal The Quality of Higher Education is a forum for different philosophies of education quality competing with each other. We do hope that both theoretical and empirical research of higher education quality being published in the journal will enable the readers to analyze, evaluate and develop their own attitude towards the issues of higher education and research quality, as well as will contribute to the quality culture improvement in universities, colleges, and other institutions of higher education sector.

The journal, being published in the Lithuanian and English languages, provides prime possibility for native scientists and practitioners to join international discussions together with the researchers from various nations, searching for the most efficient means to solve quality issues together with politicians and employees of higher education institutions. On the other hand, we do hope as well the journal to contribute definitely in obtaining supplementary information for the European and global academic community about the changes in education quality culture progressing in our country. It is supremely relevant for Lithuania being a member of the European Union and aiming to join the European Higher Education Area till 2010.

The journal is structured in two sections – research and realities.

The first sections assigned for fundamental, comparative and applied research of higher education quality covering the goal to initiate conceptual discussions on philosophy of higher education and research quality, general principles, systems and models for quality assessment and management.

A distinguished peculiarity of the journal to be mentioned here concerns designing a system of higher education and research quality phenomena in order to release discussions and mutual understanding of different lingual and cultural researchers. We do expect this practice may facilitate the standardization of quality phenomena including determining conceptions in the future. That is precisely why the authors are asked to define and name fundamental phenomena being researched in the provided publications.

The mission of the realities section concerns providing information to both national and foreign academic communities about initiated juridical acts and laws, issued publications and scientific works, national and international projects in the context of education quality or its policy, present and future conferences along with all the outcomes being relevant for the development of both quality culture and higher education and research quality assurance in Lithuania.

The journal The Quality of Higher Education is, first of all, assigned for lecturers and students of higher education institutions, as well as politicians and leaders, employers and graduates, scientists and practitioners including all those carrying out research, studies, and being concerned with higher education and improvement of its quality.

This journal is registered in the CrossRef system and uses plagiarism detection systems CrossCheck. More >

Publication frequency: 1 issue per year

Publication language: Lithuanian, English

Editor in chief: prof. dr. Kęstutis Pukelis