For authors

Authors are permitted to submit their contributions to both the peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed sections of the journal. Contributions submitted to the peer-reviewed section will be assessed by the editorial board, which will arrange for the reviewing of the article, based on the results of which the board will decide whether or not to include the contribution in this section. In the event of not being accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed section, the editorial board may suggest the inclusion of a shortened version of the article in the non-peer-reviewed section. The editor-in-chief accepts only unpublished contributions, in electronic form.

Authors must submit their manuscripts to the editor-in-chief using the appropriate form, including all the required attachments.

All articles are published in Open Access mode under the Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) licence – free and unlimited access to the full text version of all the articles published in the journal is available to all who are interested. The published materials can be used by anyone without restrictions as long as users cite the original publication. The copyright of the article remains intact.

Licence agreement

The licence agreement becomes valid at the moment the article is accepted for publication. The author is obliged to familiarise him/herself with the text of the licence agreement at the latest prior to submitting the manuscript to the editorial office of the journal.

Review proceedings

The review procedure takes place anonymously with respect to both parties in the form of two rounds. The first round consists of the evaluation of submitted articles by at least 2 reviewers according to unified established criteria as set out in tabular form (see below); they have the option to express their comments verbally. The reviewers choose from four options: I recommend publication in the reviewed section, I recommend publication in the reviewed section after adding comments, I recommend publication in the non-reviewed section or I do not recommend publication at all.

In the case that the opinions of the reviewers differ, a third review opinion is sought.

Authors are informed by the editor-in-chief of the results of the reviewer assessments and are invited to address the comments provided.

The second round of the review process comprises the assessment of the reviewers concerning the approach to the incorporation of their comments by the author. If the opinion is positive, the review procedure is terminated via the granting of approval.

The editorial board decides whether to include an article in the peer-reviewed section of the journal based on the results of the review process.

Articles submitted for inclusion in the non-reviewed section are assessed by the editor-in-chief with respect to the factual accuracy of the article and compliance with the content focus requirements of the journal and other relevant professional standards. The assessment process adheres to the principles of fairness, objectivity, impartiality and a unified approach. If necessary, the editor-in-chief consults with the members of the editorial board on the acceptability of articles.

The content of the journal must be approved by the editorial board on an issue-by-issue basis.

Editing of manuscripts

  • Required format: DOC or DOCX
  • Required range: approx. 30 thousand characters including spaces
  • Title of the contribution
  • Name and surname of the author/authors, including titles, names of institutions, contact information: country, city, e-mail address and telephone number.
  • Indication of grant support (if any)
  • Abstract in Czech: 10 to 15 lines
  • Abstract in English: 10 to 15 lines
  • Keywords in Czech
  • Keywords in English
  • Citations and bibliographic references must be complete and in accordance with the relevant standards

Charts and images must be adapted to the colour format (black and white) (the group column format in Excel, not spatial), the source files of which must also be attached. Any image, graph, diagram, etc. attachments must be editable and be provided in separate files in the original program (XLS, TIF, EPS).

The editor-in-chief ensures the language editing of the text.