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Author Guidelines

Only original unpublished texts that have not been submitted to another journal or publication will be considered for publication in our journal. All submitted works undergo a two-phase review procedure, during which the author and the reviewer remain completely anonymous.

There are no article processing charges (APC) for authors or for article submissions. The journal does not pay any fees or royalties to the author(s) for the published work.

Manuscript submissions are first evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief (in case of any doubt, the Editor-in-Chief will consult the Editorial Board). If a manuscript is deemed suitable for publication, it will be sent to two different reviewers selected by the Editor-in-Chief from a list approved by the Editorial Board as part of a double-blind review process. Following advice from the reviewers, the Editor-in-Chief (with the consent of the Editorial Board) will determine whether the piece (a) is suitable to be published with minor or no changes; (b) needs to be revised and resubmitted; (c) is to be rejected; (d) is to be sent to a third reviewer. The final decision is presented and approved by the Editorial Board.

A cover letter shall include the title of the paper, abstract, keywords and all useful contact information - e.g. a mailing address, phone numbers where we can reach you, an e-mail address, etc. Any identifying references to the author(s) mus have been removed prior to submission. Submission should be carried out via the journal online submission process.

When submitting a manuscript, please submit the title page/cover letter separately and make sure that it includes the following: article title, all authors´ namens, institutional affiliations, and information regarding funding and institutional support that was applied toward the preparation of the manuscript as you want it to appear in the journal, mailing address, telephone numbers, e-mail address. Prior to submitting your article, please include only the article title and remove all identifying references to the author(s).

Articles and research articles should be no longer than 25 standard pages (45,000 characters with spaces, bibliography and endnotes included). Contributions to the discussion section should be a maximum 10 standard pages (18,000 characters with spaces, bibliography and endnotes included). Authors of articles, research articles and contributions to the discussion section must also include an English language abstract and either a Czech or Slovak abstract that isi a maximum of 1,000 characters in length including spaces, as well as up to 7 keywords in both the English and Czech or Slovak languages.

Text attachments must be in DOC, DOCX or RTF format. PDFs will not be accepted. Please use Times New Roman size 12 font, 1.5 spacing without any additional spacing all throughout the text. Only the following additional typefaces are allowed for formatting your text: bold for headings and italics for citations and highlighting. Do not edit the text with editing tools and do not use macros or pre-set styles.

The length of a book or CD review should not exceed 4 standard pages (7,200 characters) while the length of conference and exhibition reports should not exceed 3 standard pages (5,400 characters). The journal does not publish personal contributions, such as salutations or obituaries.

Diagrams, tables, scores, and illustrations (pictures) are to be sent separately. Images should be sent in uncompressed formats (such as TIFF) at a minimum resolution of 300dpi. The technical specifications for these materials should be consulted individually with the editors. The authors of a study or article are solely responsible for resolving all copyright issues regarding the use of photographs or images.

All submission should be carried out using the journal online submission system (see links above for registration and login).

Once you login, click "new submission" and follow the instructions carefully to submit your article. If problems arise, please contact the technical editor at

Citation Style

Český lid / Czech Ethnological Journal uses the Harvard citation style. You can find a detailed manual for using this citation style along with other vital information for modifying your manuscripts here.Literature is referenced directly in the text with a full bibliography provided at the end of the text. Please only use footnotes for citations of archived sources or for providing explanations, comments, or specifying facts mentioned in the main text. When inserting footnotes, please use the automatic functions found in text editors. Do not place footnotes at the end of the text.

Copyright Notice

During the submission process, the authors are asked to agree to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), which will apply to the submission if and when it is published by this journal.

Creative Commons License

Works published in this journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

Copyright for articles published in Český lid / Czech Ethnological Journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open-access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution and links to the licensing in educational, commercial, and non-commercial settings.

A complete list of licensing terms and conditions for this journal is avaible for download here.

Privacy Statement

The names and e-mail addresses provided on the journal website will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be disclosed for any other purpose or to any other party.