Guidelines for Authors

The submitted article must not be previously published or submitted as an issue of original research for publication in any other editions.

The article should be submitted in Latvian with a summary in English. Foreign authors can submit articles in national languages with summaries in English. The editors provide translation of the accepted texts or their summaries  into Latvian.

The article should be prepared in accordance with the formal requirements listed below.

When submitting the article, the author should provide a written declaration that the article is an entirely original work and all the used sources are appropriately cited or quoted.

The academic merit of the submitted article will be evaluated by a blind peer-review. If article is accepted with insignificant flaws, the author should correct the revised text and comment disputable information.

Requirements regarding manuscript preparation

The Editorial Board accepts manuscripts electronically (text editor – Word Document, font – Times New Roman) and in one A4 paper copy. Page layout normal, margins on left and right – 3,18 cm; font size – 14 pt, line spacing – 1,5. The title should be given in 16 pt (bold), subheadings in 14 pt (bold). An article should not exceed the length of 40000 characters (with spaces).

The number of illustrations depends on the content of the article. Digital illustrations should be submitted in JPG, PSD or TIF format; advisable output resolution 300 dpi.

Persons mentioned for the first time in the text should be identified by their names and surnames, further – only by surnames. References should be placed at the end of the article.


  1. referencing a book:  Lamberga D. Le modernisme classique. La peinture lettone au début du XXème siècle. – Riga: Neputns, 2005;
  2. referencing collected articles:  Pelše S. Ethnography, Neo-Classicism and International Context; Latvian Traditionalist Thinking on the Art in 1930s// Reinterpreting the Past. Traditionalist Artistic Trends in Central and Eastern Europe of the 1920s and 1930s/ed. by Irena Kossowska. – Warsaw: Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 2010. – P. 90.
  3. referencing a journal article: Illyne M. Russian Painter V. Pourvit//The Studio. – 1905. – January. Nr. 142. – P. 285.

Referencing a Website: full address, date of visit

Shortening of previously quoted sources:

  1. Pelše S. Ethnography, Neo-Classicism and International Context; Latvian Traditionalist Thinking on the Art in 1930s. - P. 99.
  2. Ibid. – P. 100.

Information about reproduced artworks should include:  name of artist,  title, date, materials, size, possession, photographer and/or source of reproduction. Example;

Jēkabs Kazaks. Refugees.1917. Canvas, oil, 210,5 x 107. Latvian National Art Museum in Riga. Photo: Normunds Brasliņš.

Information about architectural objects: name of the object, place, date, architect, photographer, date of picture producing or source of the picture.


Commercial School of Riga Stock Exchange (now Art Academy of Latvia). Riga, Kalpaka boulevard 13. 1902 – 1904. Architect Wilhelm Bockslaff. Photo: Daina Lāce. 2011.