14th International Symposium Moral Competence: Its Nature, Relevance, and Education in Vilnius, July 23-24, 2020


    Extended Deadline for Abstract Submission

    Article submission guidelines

    • All articles will be double-blind peer reviewed.
    • For initial submission, authors should submit their MANUSCRIPT in electronic form in Word only, double-spaced with 3cm/1 inch margins.
    • While submitting the manuscript authors must provide a concise and informative title of the article; the name, affiliation, and address of each author; a  structured abstract in English (150-200 words) that should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references, and five to ten keywords.
    • A STRUCTURED abstract should have around 150-250 words and it should contain the following sections (choose regarding the nature of the article):
    • Aim/Thesis, research questions
    • Concept/Methods: definition of core
      concepts, directly related research, research tools, design and procedure
    • Research findings  and conclusion
    • Research restrictions (optional)
    • Practical application (optional)
    • Originality/Cognitive value
    • The structure of the paper
    • Papers should be divided into sections and, if necessary, subsections. The headings of these subsections should be numbered in Arabic numerals (1.; 1.1.; 1.1.1.). Authors are advised not to use more than three levels of displayed headings.
    • Papers should include:
    • An itroduction
    • A  theoretical background of the research
    • Methodologgy of the research
    • Research results
    • Discussion
    • Conclusions
    • Information about authors

    Information about the author

    • Full name with an academic  title
    • Academic status
    • Institutional affiliation
    • ORCID (if available)

    University address or private address (for retired or freelance scholars)

    • Department
    • University
    • City &Postal/Zip code
    • Country
    • E-mail

    Personal profile

    • Please include your degrees, former academic affiliations, etc.
    • Please list your fields of academic interest, major publications and achievements.

    Presentation of visual materials (Figures and Tables)

    • Line drawings (FIGURES) should be submitted as reproducible originals. They should be numbered consecutively, and appropriate captions should be provided.
    • Reference to any FIGURES should be given in the appropriate place where they should appear.
    • TABLES should be numbered consecutively and should be referred to in the main text.
    • TABLES should be created with Word’s table function, not as spreadsheets.


    • Submissions should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition. 
    • REFERENCE in the text should be formatted according to APA style. Follow the examples:
    • A Work by Two Authors: Name both authors in the signal phrase or in the parentheses each time you cite the work. Use the word “and” between the authors’ names within the text and use the ampersand in the parentheses.
    • Research by Wegener and Petty (1994) supports…
    • Research supports…. (Wegener & Petty, 1994)
    • A Work by Three to Five Authors: List all the authors in the signal phrase or in parentheses the first time you cite the source.
    • (Kernis, Cornell, Sun, Berry, & Harlow, 1993)
    • In subsequent citations, only use the first author’s last name followed by “et al.” in the signal phrase or in parentheses.
    • (Kernis et al., 1993)
    • In et al., et should not be followed by a period.
    • Six or More Authors: Use the first author’s name followed by et al. in the signal phrase or in parentheses.
    • Harris et al. (2001) argued…
    • (Harris et al., 2001)
    • Two or More Works in the Same Parentheses: When your parenthetical citation includes two or more works, order them the same way they appear in the reference list, separated by a semi-colon. That means that they are in alphabetical, not chronological order.
    • (Berndt, 2002; Harlow, 1983)
    • Authors with the Same Last Name: To prevent confusion, use first initials with the last names.
    • (E. Johnson, 2001; L. Johnson, 1998)
    • Two or More Works by the Same Author in the Same Year: If you have two sources by the same author in the same year, use lower-case letters (a, b, c) with the year to order the entries in the reference list. Use the lower-case letters with the year in the in-text citation.
    • Research by Berndt (1981a) illustrated that…
    • Book (monograph):
    • Montrul, S.A. (2008). Incomplete acquisition in bilingualism. Re-examining the age factor. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
    • Dissertation:
    • Anderson, B. (2002). The fundamental equivalence of native and interlanguage grammars: Evidence from argument licensing and adjective position. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Indiana University, country.
    • Book (edited volume):
    • Article (in book):
    • Bullock, B.E., & Toribio, A.J. (2009). Trying to hit a moving target: On the sociophonetics of code-switching. In L. Isurin, D. Winford, & K. de Bot (Eds.), Multidisciplinary approaches to code switching (pp. 189-206). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
    • Articles (in journal):
    • Grosjean, F. (1998). Studying bilinguals. Methodological and conceptual issues. Bilingualism, Language and Cognition, 1(2), 131-149.
    • Bobaljik, J.D. & Wurmbrand, S. (2002). Notes on agrement in Itelmen. Linguistic Discovery1(1). Available from <http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002967.html>
    • Electronic, online sources:
    • Liberman, M. 2006. Uptalk is not HRT. Language Log, 28 March 2006, retrieved on 30 March 2006, from <http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002967.html>

    Articles for publication of research papers  Moral Competence: its nature,  relevance and  education   with Cambridge Scholars Publishing should be sent to: roma.kriauciuniene@flf.vu.lt by 1 September 2020.

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