“Social Sciences Bulletin” publishes original research papers on the problems of social sciences (sociology, political sciences, economics, social psychology, law), as well as review articles, information on conferences and scientific life. The Editorial Board accepts articles in English, Latvian and Russian. The scope of problems of articles is not limited.
The articles are evaluated according to the adopted scientific criteria: correspondence of the research to the present-day theoretical level in the domain of the chosen problem; sufficient empirical basis; originality of empirical material; originality of hypotheses, conclusions, and recommendations; topicality of the subject investigated. The logics and clearness of the exposition is evaluated as well. Preference is given to fundamental studies.
The Editorial Board does not pay royalties; manuscripts and diskettes (or CDs) are not given back.
Articles, which do not have an appropriate layout, will not be accepted.
Volume of article: 30,000 – 60,000 characters with spaces.
Article should be submitted by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Text should be composed using Times New Roman; font size – 12, line spacing – 1. Text should be aligned 3.5 cm – from the left side, 2.5 – from the right side, 2.5 cm – from the top and the bottom. If special computer programmes are used, then they should be submitted together with the article.
Summary: 2,000–2,500 characters. Articles in Latvian should contain a summary in English and (or) Russian; articles in English should be provided with a summary in Latvian and (or) Russian; articles in Russian should contain a summary in Latvian and (or) English.
Language of article: literal, terminologically precise. If author prepares an article in a foreign language, then he/she should take trouble about the linguistic correction of the written text consulting a specialist of the corresponding branch of social sciences – native speaker. Articles, which have a wrong spelling, will not be accepted and reviewed.
Layout of article references and notes, bibliography, tables, schemes, diagrams, charts, etc.). References should be placed in a text according to the example: (Turner 1990); (Bela 1997). Explanations and comments should be given in the endnotes. Tables, charts, schemes, diagrams, etc. should have indication of the source of the material and, if necessary, then the method of making the table, the chart, the scheme (calculations, data gathering, etc.) should be marked. These materials should have ordinal numbers and titles.
Bibliography should be compiled according to the given samples:
Monographs (books, brochures):
Mills Ch. R. (1998) Sociologicheskoje voobrazhenie. Moskva: Strategiya. (In Russian)
Turner J. H. (1974) The Structure of Sociological Theory. Homewood (Illinois): The Dorsey Press.
Articles in collections:
Turner R.H. (1990) A Comparative Content Analysis of Biographies. Oyen, E., (ed.) Comparative Methodology: Theory and Practice in International Social Research. London, etc.: Sage Publications, pp. 134–150.
Articles in magazines:
Bela B. (1997) Identitates daudzbalsiba Zviedrijas latviesu dzivesstastos. Latvijas Zinatnu Akademijas Vestis. A, 51, Nr. 5/6, 112.–129. lpp. (In Latvian)
Shmitt K. (1992) Ponyatie politicheskogo. Voprosi sociologii, Nr. 1, str. 37-67. (in Russian)
Articles in newspapers:
Strazdins I. (1999) Matematiki pasaule un Latvija. Zinatnes Vestnesis, 8. marts. (In Latvian)
Materials from the Internet:
Soms H. Vestures informatika: Saturs, struktura un datu baze Latgales dati. (In Latvian) Available: http://www.dpu.lv/LD/LDpublik.html (accessed 20.10.2002).
References should be compiled in the Roman alphabet’s order according to the authors’ names or titles (if the institution is the author).