About the Journal

The journal “Health Care and Social Work” is a registered periodical not reviewed scientific journal of Šiaulių valstybinė kolegija / Higher Education Institution, Faculty of Health Care, published since 2023. Its uniqueness among other scientific journals is its orientation to the results of original applied scientific research of the students and their supervisors in the field of Medicine and Health, in the field of Social Sciences. The focus is on the high scientific level of student works, the aim is to attract the solid publications of Lithuanian and foreign students.

The journal publishes articles written in Lithuanian or English. Articles are published online at https://ojs.svako.lt/SPSD Publication of articles is free. The scientific journal is published in one or two issues a year. Cumulative dialing is applied: an article that has passed the editing and layout procedures is published immediately, without waiting for the full issue to be published.

Guidelines for authors

Articles are submitted in Open Journal System (OJS) https://ojs.svako.lt/SPSD or sent by e-mail t.tamosiunas@svako.lt . The journal publishes articles written in Lithuanian or English. Authors must submit articles in the correct language.

Format requirements:

Text editor – Microsoft Word.

Font – Times New Roman, 12 pt.

Margins: Top and Bottom 20 mm, Left 20 mm, Right 20 mm.

Line spacing: single.

Paragraph indent 0.75 cm.

An article length should by at least 10,000 characters with spaces and no more than 40,000 characters with spaces.

Structure of the article:

The title of the article.

Author's name and surname.

Student's study program, course. Supervisor’s place of work, position, degree, email address.

Annotation in English (up to 500 characters). Keywords (up to 3 word).

Introduction of the article: relevance of the topic, research problem, the aim and objectives of the research, research methodology.

Text of the article: theoretical, methodological, research results sections, conclusions.


The formatting of tables and figures, in-text citations and reference list: APA style should be applied in the social sciences, Vancouver style in the biomedical and health sciences.

Ethics of publishing

The articles in the journal are published in accordance with the standard requirements of academic ethics. Authors may submit only original, previously unpublished articles. Authors submitting articles undertake to adhere to the principle of academic integrity. Plagiarism check is done.