INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

 

Anyone willing to submit the article to the peer review process can become the author of the Czech Journal of Political Science. The anonymity of both reviewers and authors that is maintained during the peer review process contributes to cultivation of scientific community and ensures high quality of published texts. We welcome theoretical contributions as well as texts applying or testing theories, and we accept not only manuscripts written by established scholars but also texts by young researchers, e.g. doctoral students.

The Czech Journal of Political Science publishes scholarly articles corresponding to its specialization. Manuscripts sent to the journal may not be submitted simultaneously for publication or evaluation to any other periodical. If submitted manuscript fulfills formal requirements for an academic text, it is subjected to a double-blind peer review. Final acceptance of the text is approved by the editorial board which decides on the basis of this peer review process. The process is anonymous, based on opinion of two independent reviewers. Manuscripts should be submitted in formats supported by MS Word. The texts must comply with instructions described below and with citation norm of the Czech Journal of Political Science. The accompanying letter should contain a full contact address including telephone number and e-mail, and brief information about the author. The Czech Journal of Political Science receives contributions only via e-mail sent to the managing editor.

Length of the text should be between 8 000 words for articles, 2 000 words for a review, 4 000 words for review essay and not more than 1 000 words for information.

For contributions following instructions apply:

  • attached must be: title and short summary in English language (abstract), placed in the introduction to the contribution (below the title and the author’s name); the length of the abstract should be 10–15 lines,
  • keywords in English must be stated beneath the abstract
  • on the first page of the contribution, the author’s contact hast to be given in the form of a footnote, containing the full name and address of the author’s workplace, and email address.

The authors of the texts accepted for publication in the Czech Journal of Political Science agree that these texts may be published on-line as materials of the Czech Journal of Political Science.
  

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Ethical guidelines for journal publication

Czech Journal of Political Science/Politologický časopis is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles. All parties involved (authors, editors, reviewers, and the publisher) are expected to conform to standards of ethical behaviour.

Authors: Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of the research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the experiments. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable. The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, they must be appropriately acknowledged or referenced. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. The corresponding author (if there is more than one author) should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.

Editors: Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors should take responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper. Editors are obliged to make sure that every document sent to reviewers for peer review is anonymized and that an unbiased review process is assured.

Reviewers: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use to improve the paper. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors connected to the papers.

These guidelines are based upon COPE Code of Conduct.