ATI guide to authors

Guide to authors

Sample article template

  • Please read the following guidelines and use the ATI article submission format for submission of your paper since only articles formatted accordingly may be accepted. This sample template can help you  avoid mistakes in formatting process of your original article. Do not send us articles in other formats (e.g., pdfs). Improper formatted articles will not be considered for screening and review process. We made this basic template to save your time in reading detailed instruction and guidance.

Screening, editorial analysis and peer-review procedures

  • All articles submitted to ATI undergo screening and followed with a peer-reviewing  process.
  • The corresponding author should send the formatted article and necessary attachments through the Online submission form.
  • The author who submits the manuscript for publication accepts the responsibility of notifying all co-authors of the manuscript being submitted. The corresponding author must fill in and sign the ATI declaration of contribution (in case there are two authors or more), which should be submitted together with the manuscript.
  • After initial screening, the titles and abstracts of the articles, which receive positive evaluation, will be published online.
  • Every article proceeds double-blind peer-review analysis by editorial and external experts. The submitted paper is reviewed by at least two independent reviewers (outside of the authors' affiliated entity). The reviews are in written form and contain a clear referees' statements concerning paper's publishing approval or its rejection. Reviewers should evaluate the quality of an article based both on established criteria and own views of experts. A reviewer is expected to fill the review form and send to the editorial department.

Quality control

  • Papers accepted undergo quality control by Editorial board and peer reviewers. All research articles in these journals undergo peer review process, based on initial editor screening and anonymous expertise of reviewers. Articles previously published, those under consideration by another journal, and those with a pre-existing copyright may not be submitted. An author must ensure that about half of the paper contents or core idea has not been published anywhere else.  In other words, authors should prove the considerable adjustment made and value added in their submissions.


  • Articles must be written in English.


  • Concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations.

Author names and affiliations

  • Full names should be provided. Please indicate affiliations of the author. Indicate the authors' affiliation addresses below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the Author's name and in front of the appropriate address.


  • Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.


  • A concise abstract should briefly state the purpose of the research and the main results. An abstract must be presented in English and separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone.

Graphs (figures or charts)

  • Graphics should be done in MS Word/Excel and must be editable. Do not put "uneditable" figures/charts/tables made as photos/images of originally derived charts or tables. Use "Arial Narrow" font for constructing charts.


  • Tables should be numbered consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals and printed on separate sheets. Any manuscript which does not conform to the above instructions may be returned for the necessary revision before publication.


  • The use of footnotes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript Arabic numerals.


  • References to publications should be as follows: “Nelson (1992) noted that...” or “This problem has been studied previously (e.g., Smith et al., 1969)”.
  • The author should make sure that there is a strict one-to-one correspondence between the names and years in the text and those on the list. The list of references should appear at the end of the main text. It should be double-spaced and listed in alphabetical order by author's name.
  • Examples for monographs what references have to look like:
    • MILTA, 2010. Lithuanian Innovation Strategy for the Year 2010-2020. Agency for Science.
    • Eurostat, 2051. European Commission, Eurostat.
    • CREST, 2007. OMC Policy Mix Review Report, Country Report. Lithuania. June 2007. EU, Coordinating the Research Framework Programme and the Structural Funds to support Research and Development.
    • Revuelta F.I., Esnaola G. (Eds.), 2013. Videojuegos en redes sociales. Perspectivas del edutaiment y la pedagogía lúdica en el aula. Barcelona: Laertes.
  • For contributions to collective works
    • Dillenbourg P., Järvelä S., Fischer, F., 2009. "The evolution of research on computer-supported collaborative learning: From design to orchestration", In: Balacheff N., Ludvigsen S., de Jong T. et al. (Eds.), Technology-Enhanced Learning. Principles and products, pp.3-19.
  • For journals
    • Büyüközkan G., Çifçi G., Güleryüz S., 2011. "Strategic analysis of healthcare service quality using fuzzy AHP methodology", Journal of Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.38(8), pp.9407-9424
    • Chatti M.A., Agustiawan M.R., Jarke M., Specht M., 2010. "Toward a personal learning environment framework", International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, Vol.1(4), pp.66-85
    • Chen M.K. and Wang S., 2010. "The critical factors of success for information service industry in developing international market: Using analytic hierarchy process (AHP) approach", Journal of Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.37, No.1, pp.694-704
  • For bulletins
    • ECB, 2004., “Labor productivity developments in the euro area: Aggregate trends and sectoral patterns”, ECB Monthly Bulletin, July.

Submission fee payment

  • Standard submission & service fee is - 160 Euro (plus VAT, when applicable).
  • The fee is due to pay only after receiving the positive review and formal acceptance letter from the editor.
  • The fee provides compensation for a range services related to expertise, scientific and technical editing, printing, electronic storing and web-managing. All papers are printed online (with corresponding online ISSN) and in print form (with corresponding Print ISSN).
  • The major  version of ATI publication is online (electronic) with eISSN 1804-4999
  • The fee is not a subject to guarantee the sending printed copy via standard airmail.

Payments options

  • You will receive an invoice with several payment methods you can choose after the letter of acceptance.


  • Payments must be done only after the final letter of acceptance of a paper for publication.

Electronic submission