The editors of the Czech-Slovak Historical Yearbook accept only original scientific texts (studies and materials, i.e. smaller collections of sources) that have not yet been published in another periodical or publication. They also accept reports on literature, reviews, and reports on projects or important scientific meetings related to Czech-Slovak issues. Compilations or texts of disputed authorship are not accepted. Texts can be submitted and will be published in Czech, Slovak, English, or German. Integral part of the peer-reviewed papers (studies, materials) are related keywords (3–7) and a summary (approximately 1,800 characters), both to be translated into English.
The journal of the Czech-Slovak Historical Yearbook ensures compliance with valid, generally recognised standards of publishing ethics. Observance of these standards is a duty for every author of any scientific work. The starting point is the standards of publication ethics set by the Committee on Publication Ethics: https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines; https://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct.
Author of an article undertakes to refrain from taking over any data of another author without mentioning the source. This relates to not only specific data, but also ideas or concepts. Author of an article submitted to the Czech-Slovak Historical Yearbook is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the data, including the correct presentation of co-authorship. The author must not submit his article to more than one publisher at a time. The author can contact a new publisher only after the publication is refused by the previously contacted publisher.
The editors of the Czech-Slovak Historical Yearbook ask the authors to adhere to the following guidelines to speed up the editorial work and the preparation of the periodical:
1) Send your text by e-mail to the editorial office (firstname.lastname@example.org, Richard.Pavlovic@minv.sk).
2) Maximum length of an article is 30 standard pages (approx. 54,000 characters with spaces) without images. Any longer text must be discussed in advance with the editors.
3) Text of an article must be written using the Word text editor and saved in *.rtf format.
4) Text, including notes, must be submitted without right-margin alignment, hyphenation, headers, or footers. The text is written continuously within a paragraph and only paragraphs are separated by the Enter key. Styles cannot be used during writing, only basic text. It is possible to use only one written font in the text, within which it is possible to use bold and italic fonts. Distinguish between dashes (–) and hyphens (-).
5) Insert notes into the text using the automatic Insert – Footnotes function (continuous numbering 1, 2, 3…). For document editions, it is more appropriate to insert archeographical (a, b, c…) and factual (1, 2, 3…) notes at the end of each document.
6) Texts can be supplemented with pictures (photographs, documents, caricatures, etc.) after consultation with the editors. Facsimiles must be submitted as separate files in the required print quality (minimum 300 dpi), preferably in *.tif or *.jpg format. Description of the documents with links to the source is submitted in a special file.
7) In the notes section, the following citation format must be used:
Follow this order of data in references to archives and collections: name of archive; name of the fund or collection – f. XX-X, possibly also its parts; signature (sign.) / inventory number (inv. No.) / inventory unit (inv. u.) / case number, Box / Folder; document name or description (e.g. National Archive (NA), f. KSČ – Central Committee, 1945–1989, Prague (KSČ-ÚV), 02/1 – presidium, 1962–1966, Folder 11, arch. u. 14, b. 1, Report of the Commission for the Inquiry into Political Processes in the Period of 1949–1954, submitted on 14th meeting of the Central Committee of KSČ held on 26 March 1963. – abbreviation for further citations: NA, KSČ-CC, …)
For literature references, follow this order of the data:
Monograph – Name of the author(s) (in order: SURNAME [in capitals], First Name – co-authors): Name. Subtitle (both in italics). Place of issue year of issue, page (or page interval with en dash without spaces, abbreviation p.). (e.g. OTÁHAL, Milan: Normalizace 1969–1989. Příspěvek ke stavu bádání. Prague 2002, p. 22.)
Article from proceedings – Author of the article (see above): Name. Subtitle (normal, NOT italics). In: Name of proceedings. Subtitle (both in italics). Editor(s) (abbreviation Ed./Eds.). Place of issue, year of issue, page (or page interval, abbreviation p.). (e.g. KŘESŤAN, Jiří: Opožděná reportáž o neopožděném kultu. Vyhnání Ivana Svitáka z akademie věd v roce 1964. In: Česká věda a Pražské jaro (1963–1970). Sborník z konference. Eds. Zilynská, Blanka – Svobodný, Petr. Prague 2001, p. 261.)
Article from a journal or other periodicals – Author of the article (see above): Name. Subtitle (normal, NOT italics). In: Name of journal (in italics), year, volume (abbreviation vol.), issue (abbreviation i.), page (or page interval, abbreviation p.). (e.g. KVAČEK, Robert: Stále neklidné dějiny. K obrazu první republiky. In: Soudobé dějiny, 2001, vol. 8, i. 1, p. 116.)
When citing repeatedly, use an abbreviated form of the reference – name without subtitle and other bibliographic data (e.g. OTÁHAL, Milan: Normalizace 1969–1989, p. 265. For repeated citation from of an article from proceedings use only SURNAME, Name of author: Name of article, p. xx. Article or book name can be shortened if it is too long.
Online sources – Kubišová, Marta: Dopis řediteli čs. televize. In: Informace o Chartě 77, 1979, vol. 2, i. 3, p. 18–19, online in: https://www.vons.cz/data/pdf/infoch/1979/INFOCH_03_1979.pdf (29 March 2021).
All studies published in Czech-Slovak Historical Yearbook are subject to double-blind peer review. The Editorial Board uses two independent reviewers for a review of each article. The author will be provided with the content of the reviews. Based on the reviews, the Editorial Board may accept, reject, return the text to the author for a completion or revision, or request a third independent review.
Studies will be published in a classic “paper” form as well as in a digital form. The authors are responsible for the factual and linguistic accuracy of their contributions and agree to publish the printed version of their article in the electronic version of the periodical on the internet. The editors reserve the right to modify the contributions in terms of vocabulary and grammar.