Writing a research paper thesis and creating the research paper itself is some of the most crucial parts of being a student or a researcher. Documents like a research paper can help spread awareness about a particular scientific or educational topic.
The research paper thesis should comply with the following requirements:
It must be printed on white plain (unlined) A4 (210x 297 mm) standard format paper.
It should be written in correct academic English.
The cover page is written in English, the title page is in Lithuanian.
The contents page is presented after the title page.
The abstract is presented at the beginning of the thesis and is written in English. It contains a concise description (100–200 words) of the research problem, the aims of the research and the results.
The summary in Lithuanian is presented at the end of the thesis.
The appendices are presented after the list of references.
The pages of the thesis must be numbered continuously starting with the abstract (the cover page, the title page, and the contents page are not numbered) to the final pages; page numbers are placed at the bottom of the page on the right.
The thesis must be bound.
It must be word processed or typewritten in Times New Roman font, font size 12, font style regular, 1.5 line spacing, the left margin – 3 cm, top and bottom – 2 cm, right hand – 2 cm; alignment justify.
The text must be written in paragraphs; the indentation of a new paragraph is 1 cm.
The examples must be presented either in a running text or on another line, indented; shorter examples – words, morphemes and phrases – must be incorporated into larger text sequences and they must be put in italics:
It has to be noted that the demonstrative this, functioning as head of the noun phrase, is an item of reference rather than an item of ellipsis.
Numerous examples must be presented on a new line which is indented 10 spaces and numbered in parentheses before each example; they must be indented and must always appear with a lead-sentence before them. The relevant words in the example must be put in bold type.
Consider the following examples:
(1) The clinical conditions of the pigeons was improved by this treatment, the mortality reduced and the outbreak controlled (PSJ, 21).
(2) The mean annual number of cases of gangrenous dermatitis was 15.9. This disease is thought to be a result of immunosuppression caused by gumboro. The use of the killed gumbaro vaccines has the potential virtually to eliminate this disease (PSJ, 160).