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Social Sciences Bulletin



“Social Sciences Bulletin” is an international scientific Journal in social sciences published by the Daugavpils University (Latvia). The Journal aims at stimulating dialogue between researchers in social sciences, as well as socioeconomic policy makers in the European Union member states and beyond. The mission of the Journal is to become the “bridge” between West and East, North and South establishing the platform for scientific discussions in three languages – Latvian, English and Russian

Indexing / Abstracting
Included in the databases: ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences), EBSCOhost SocINDEX, Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (CEJSH) , World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR)

Library: Electronic Journals Library of University of Regensburg

For Authors


The Journal maintains high scientific standards. Papers submitted for publication should be original, relevent and scientifically accurate. Authors are expected to provide new information or analysis, and should present a summary of the basic facts they deal with and the conclusions they draw, maintaining coherence and compactness of their argumenting.

The articles submitted to the Editorial Board are reviewed by two reviewers and the editor. The Editorial Board observes mutual anonymity of the authors and the reviewers. The authors have a right to get acquainted with the reviews and the critical remarks (comments) and, if it is necessary, they may make some changes, coming to an agreement about the terms with the editor. The Editorial Board has a right to make necessary stylistic corrections, change the layout of the scientific paper to come to the uniformity of the layout. The corrections made by the Editorial Board will be agreed with the author.

Author(s) guarantee from (DOC, 27 kB)


“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 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: Text should be composed using Times New Roman font; 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):

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. In: Ųyen, E., ed. Comparative Methodology: Theory and Practice in International Social Research. London, etc.: Sage Publications, pp. 134–150.

Articles in magazines:

Bela B. (1997) Identitātes daudzbalsība Zviedrijas latviešu dzīvesstāstos. Latvijas Zinātņu Akadēmijas Vēstis. A, 51, Nr.5/6, 112.–129. lpp.

Articles in newspapers:

Strazdiņš I. (1999) Matemātiķi pasaulē un Latvijā. Zinātnes Vēstnesis, 8. marts.

Materials from the Internet:

Soms H. Vēstures informātika: Saturs, struktūra un datu bāze Latgales dati. Pieejams: (skat. 20.10.2002).

Bibliography should be compiled in the Roman alphabet’s order according to the authors’ names or titles (if the institution is the author).

For Reviewers

The articles submitted to the Editorial Board are reviewed by two reviewers and the editor. The Editorial Board observes mutual anonymity of the authors and the reviewers. The authors have a right to get acquainted with the reviews and the critical remarks (comments) and, if it is necessary, they may make some changes, coming to an agreement about the terms with the editor.
Form for the review (Doc, 35kB)

Editorial Board

Vladimirs Meņšikovs, Chairman of the Editorial Board (Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia)

Manuela Tvaronavičiene, Vice-chair of the Editorial Board (Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, LatviaVilnius Gediminas Technical University, The General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania)

Aadne Aasland (The Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR), OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway)

Givi Bedianashvili (European University, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia)

Aleksandrs Ivanovs (Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia)

Elita Jermolajeva (Latvia University of Agriculture, Jelgava, Latvia)

Jerzy Kaźmierczyk (Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poznań, Poland)

Irēna Kokina (Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia)

Kostadin Kolarov (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)

Vera Komarova (Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia)

Anatolijs Kriviņš (Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia)

Svitlana Kucherenko (Hryhoriy Skovoroda University, Pereyaslav, Ukraine)

Olga Lavriņenko (Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia)

Arvydas Virgilijus Matulionis (Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences, Vilnius, Lithuania)

Sarmite Mikulioniene (Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences, Vilnius, Lithuania)

Slawomir Partycki (The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland)

Anita Pipere (Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia)

Baiba Rivža (Latvia University of Agriculture, Jelgava, Latvia)

Juris Rozenvalds (University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia)

Peter Sasvari (University of Miskolc, Miskolc, Hungary)

Maria Johanna Schouten (University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal)

Anita Stašulāne (Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia)

Jānis Teivāns-Treinovskis (Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia)

Tālis Tisenkopfs (University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia)

Vladas Tumalavičius (Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, LatviaThe General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania)

Jonathan Westover (Utah Valley University, Orem, USA)

Alena Vankevich (Vitebsk State Technological University, Vitebsk, Belarus)

Elena Varshavskaya (Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)

Aleksejs Vorobjovs (Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia)

Naveed Yazdani (University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan)

Vitolds Zahars (Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia)


Feliciana Rajevska (Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Valmiera, Latvia)

Jurijs Baltgailis (Institute of Transport and Telecommunication, Riga, Latvia)

Jerzy Kaźmierczyk (Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poznań, Poland)

Maria Johanna Schouten (University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal)

Bagdonas Albinas Vilnius University (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Ludmila Aleksejeva Daugavpils University (Daugavpils, Latvia)

Baiba Bela University of Latvia (Riga, Latvia)

Irina Gvelesiani Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Sergejs Ignatjevs Baltic International Academy (Rezekne, Latvia)

Ireneusz Jazwinski University of Szczecin (Szczecin, Poland)

Jurgita Jurkevičiene Kaunas University of Technology (Kaunas, Lithuania)

Ēriks Kalvāns Rezekne Higher Education Institution (Rezekne, Latvia)

Jurgita Karalevičienė Šiauliai University (Šiauliai, Lithuania)

Kristīne Mārtinsone Riga Stradiņš University (Rīga, Latvia)

Olga Lavriņenko Daugavpils University (Daugavpils, Latvia)

Maryna Navalna Hryhoriy Skovoroda State Pedagogical University of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky (Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskiy, Ukraine)

Valeriy Nikolayevskyy V.N. Karazin Khrakov National University (Kharkiv, Ukraine)

Marian Olinski University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Olsztyn, Poland)

Inta Ostrovska Daugavpils University (Daugavpils, Latvia)

Anita Pipere Daugavpils University (Daugavpils, Latvia)

Irina Plotka Baltic Psychology and Management University College (Rīga, Latvia)

Mikhail Potapov Novosibirsk State Technical University (Novosibirsk, Russia)

Antra Roskoša Riga Technical University (Rīga, Latvia)

Ritma Rungule Riga Stradins University (Rīga, Latvia)

Oksana Ruža Daugavpils University (Daugavpils, Latvia)

Juris Saulītis Riga Technical University (Rīga, Latvia)

Solveiga Skunčikienė Šiauliai University (Šiauliai, Lithuania)

Andrejs Vilks Riga Stradins University (Rīga, Latvia)

Viktor Voronov Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia)

Maija Zakriževska RISEBA (Rīga, Latvia)

About us:
Daugavpils University
Registration No. 000702889
Registration document No. M 000331
Established in 2004
©Daugavpils Universitāte ISSN 1691-1881

ISSN: 1691-1881 (print)
ISSN: 2592-8562 (online)

Contact info:
Centre of Social Research of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of Daugavpils University
Parades street 1, Daugavpils, LV-5401, Latvia