Evaluation is a qualitative assessment of the scientific works. The main aim of evaluation of works in Humanities and Social sciences (HSS), in the field of Lithuanian Studies is to qualify them as research works of Lithuanian Studies. A positive assessment means that works will be added to the Lituanistika database. This is the first work phase of the expert (qualitative) evaluation, when the decision is made on the principle "yes" or "no". According to this principle, HSS dissertations (the criterion - scientific degree confirms the scientific level of the work) are included into the database without additional expert evaluation. From 2012 more criteria were determined according to which publications can be added to the Lituanistika database without additional expertise. Regulative assessment is carried out under these criteria.
The second objective of evaluation is the quality level of a scientific publication. This objective is not immanent to qualify work for the Lituanistika database. It creates the conditions for rational achievement of other objective of Lithuanian Studies and science policy, i.e. periodically (every 3 or 5 years) assess certain aspects of the HSS, research of institutions or their departments, the results of the work of individual researchers. This objective is achieved by implementation of the expert evaluation method, the essence of which is to set out a general quality level on the basis of the common criteria for quality evaluation and expert questionnaires (prepared for a particular genre, or particular HSS research). Expert evaluation has been operated since 2007.