Oikos: Lithuanian Migration and Diaspora Studies

The Scientific Journal “OIKOS. Lithuanian Migration & Diaspora Studies” from VMU Lithuanian Emigration Institute.

Here was published the articles for contemporary migration, Lithuania migration policy Diaspora history and culture issues to discuss. The magazine’s mission – to join the common European Union immigration discourse of Lithuanian support the idea of the United States, Australia, Great Britain and other countries societies earlier and the new diaspora communities in which geography has expanded enormously. Hence, to achieve intellectually contribute to our national resistance, immunity strengthening globalization.


Articles are to be submitted until the 10th of October, 2018. Please send them to lii@vdu.lt or to executive secretary Dalia Kuizinienė – dalia.kuiziniene@vdu.lt


Editorial Board

  • Egidijus ALEKSANDRAVIČIUS Editor-in-Chief (Vytautas Magnus university, Lithuania)
  • Dalia KUIZINIENĖ Executive Secretary (Vytautas Magnus university, Lithuania)
  • Kristine BEKERE (Latvian Academy of Sciences, Latvia)
  • Ingrida CELEŠIŪTĖ (VMU World Lithuanian University, Lithuania)
  • Daiva DAPKUTĖ (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania)
  • Beata KALĘBA (The Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland)
  • Violeta KELERTIENĖ (University of Washington, Seattle, USA)
  • Vėjas Gabriel LIULEVIČIUS (University of Tennessee, USA)
  • Violetta PARUTIS (University of Essex, United Kingdom)
  • Juozas SKIRIUS (Lithuanian University of Educationa Science, Lithuania)
  • Giedrius SUBAČIUS (Ilinojaus universitetas, Chicago, USA)

Submission guidelines

Since 2006 the Lithuanian Emigration Institute has been publishing a scholarly journal called Oikos (from the Greek word meaning home) devoted to discussing contemporary migration processes involving Lithuania and other countries, the migration policies of Lithuania and other countries, and problems of diaspora history and culture. The journal publishes original scholarly research and review articles, critical notices, and archival documents. In order to foster interdisciplinary research it also publishes the results of scholarly research in sociology, anthropology, literary studies, history of literature, theater studies, history of migration policy, history of the diaspora, and related disciplines.

  • Articles are published in Lithuanian and English. Submissions are evaluated by two reviewers assigned by the Oikos Editorial Board.
  • Articles should not exceed 40,000 characters in length, while reviews should be at least 10,000 characters in length. Articles exceeding, or reviews falling short of, the recommended length should be discussed beforehand with the Editorial Board.
  • Texts must be submitted in A4 format, Times New Roman 12-pt. font, and be one-and-a-half spaced (1,5).
  • Articles must meet standard academic requirements.These include a statement of the research purpose; an indication of the overall state of research with respect to the problem under analysis; a statement of the conclusions reached; and a disclosure of the sources and of the literature used. The text must include summaries (from 600 to 1000 characters long) and keywords in both English and Lithuanian.
  • Footnotes consecutively numbered must be placed at the bottom of the page. The article must end with a bibliography.
  • Quotations are to be placed within double quotation marks without changing the font. In Lithuanian texts, non-Lithuanian personal names are written in the original language in accordance with the established rules for grammatically rendering foreign names (http://www.vlkk.lt/aktualiausios-temos/svetimvardziai/gramatinimas/). On the first occasion of use in a text, the whole of a person’s name and surname is given; on subsequent occasions it suffices to write only his (her) surname. In Lithuanian texts, frequently used place names about which information is readily available in standard encyclopedias are to be rendered traditionally according to the way they are pronounced, whereas rare place names not having a transliteration are to be written in their original language.
  • At the end of the article the author(s) must indicate his, her, or their name(s) and surname(s), institution(s), academic degree(s), electronic address(es), and telephone number(s).
  • Please send the text(s) to Vytautas Magnus University’s Lithuanian Emigration Institute at lii@vdu.lt or to the Deputy Editor Dalia Kuizinienė at dalia.kuiziniene@vdu.lt.
  • If you have any questions please contact the Lithuanian Emigration Institute by mail at S. Daukanto g. 25, LT-44249 Kaunas, or by e-mail at lii@vdu.lt, or by phone at +370 37 327 839.
  • Oikos is peer-reviewed and included in EBSCO databases at http://www.ebscohost.com/.
  • Notes and bibliography follow The Chicago Manual of Style.



Journal volumes

You can view and download journal content at VMU Lithuanian Emigration institute website. Here you can find full texts or content lists from year 2006 to 2016.