About Czech Political Science Review

About the journal POLITOLOGICKÁ REVUE (Czech Political Science Review)

POLITOLOGICKÁ REVUE (Czech Political Science Review) is an academic, peer-reviewed journal of political science mainly focused on original academic articles, discussion papers and book reviews of both Czech and foreign authors. It also covers the latest news from the scientific life. The journal is published by the Czech Political Science Association (Česká společnost pro politické vědy) twice a year, in June and December.

The editor-in-chief, the executive editor, all members of the editorial board and members of the advisory editorial board are designated to their posts in compliance with the Statute of the Czech Political Science Association (Stanovy) and none of them is an employer of the Association. Likewise, no individual institution (department of political science) in the Czech Republic has privileged access to publication in the journal.
Publishing of the journal is financially supported by the Czech Political Science Association and by the Council of Scientific Societies of the Czech Republic according to results of the grant assignment process.
The journal is provided to the editorial board of the International Political Science Abstracts – Documentation Politique Internationale, it is also included in databases EBSCO Political Science Complete (full-text coverage since 2008), C.E.E.O.L. (full-text coverage since 2004) and ProQuest Political Science (full-text coverage since 2013) and The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (full-text coverage since 2015). The journal is indexed in the ERIH Plus database.

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Czech Political Science Association
W. Churchill sq. 4, 130 67 Prague 3, Czech Republic
Bank account IBAN: CZ5220100000002900435535

The journal is published since 1994.
Registration number at the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic: MK ČR E 6999
ISSN 1211-0353

Published twice a year (Summer, Winter)
Price of single issue 150 CZK
Annual subscription 300 CZK
Contents of back issues are freely available in the CEEOL database.


Editor-in-Chief: Jakub CHARVÁT, Metropolitan University Prague, Department of Political Science and Humanities (e-mail: jakub.charvat(at)mup.cz)
Executive Editor: Karolína PRŮDKOVÁ, Charles University, Faculty of Social Science, Institute of Political Studies (e-mail: karolina.musilova@fsv.cuni.cz)

Editorial Board:
Gabriel BADESCU, Babes-Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Jakub CHARVÁT, Metropolitan University Prague (Prague, Czech Republic)
Alena DRIESCHOVÁ, Cardiff University, Cardiff School of Law and Politics (Cardiff, United Kingdom)
Vladimíra DVOŘÁKOVÁ, University of Economics, Prague, Faculty of International Relations (Prague, Czech Republic)
Magdalena HADJIISKY, Université de Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France)
Seán HANLEY, University College London (London, United Kingdom)
Vít HLOUŠEK, Masaryk University, Faculty of Social Studies (Brno, Czech Republic)
Petr KOPECKÝ, Leiden University (Leiden, Netherlands)
Karel KOUBA, University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Arts (Hradec Králové, Czech Republic)
Michal KUBÁT, Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences (Prague, Czech Republic)
Darina MALOVÁ, Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Arts (Bratislava, Slovakia)
Zdenka MANSFELDOVÁ, The Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague, Czech Republic)
Michel PEROTTINO, Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences (Prague, Czech Republic)
Blanka ŘÍCHOVÁ, Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences (Prague, Czech Republic)
Katarína STAROŇOVÁ, Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Social Sciences and Economic Sciences (Bratislava, Slovakia)
Kateřina VRÁBLÍKOVÁ, The Ohio State University, Mershon Center for International Security Studies (Columbus OH, USA)

Editorial Advisory Board:
Marek BANKOWICZ (Krakow, Poland), Peter BUGGE (Aarhus, Denmark), Kevin DEEGAN-KRAUSE (Detroit, USA), Alenka KRAŠOVEC (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Françoise MAYER (Montpellier, France), Karel B. MÜLLER (Prague, Czech Republic), Jacques RUPNIK (Paris, France), Dieter SEGERT (Vienna, Austria), Jacek SROKA (Wroclaw, Poland), Tom THIEME (Chemnitz, Germany)


Peer review process:
Manuscripts are being accepted continuously. Publication of any submitted text (apart from reports, reviews and special informative columns) depends on the results of the double-blind peer review process. Reviewers cannot be neither co-authors of submitted text nor in any other conflict of interests (members of similar institution as any of the authors etc.). At least two independent positive reviews are needed for acceptance for publication.
In the final version of their texts, all authors must take into consideration the main objections mentioned in the reviews. The editorial board reserves the right to deny publication of any contribution that would either not reflect reviewers’ recommendations or the author(s) will not be able to present relevant arguments why (s)he/they could not meet the requirements of evaluations.

Publication ethics:
The journal Politologická revue (Czech Political Science Review) undertakes to abide by the highest standards of publication ethics and it will make every effort to prevent unfair practices, authorship infringement and plagiarism (incl. autoplagiarism). All authors pledge that their texts are original and further they confirm that all thoughts and words of others, used in submitted contributions, have been properly quoted or cited. Every text must be in accordance with copyright and ethical rules of scientific work.
Publication in the journal is always conditioned by at least two objectives, independent and double-blind reviews that should prevent any type of conflict of interests when judging the quality of the contribution. Any breach of above-mentioned rules should be announced to editor-in-chief who is ready to solve it immediately.
The journal Politologická revue (Czech Political Science Review) adheres to the COPE Code of Conduct.


Instructions for authors:
Peer-reviewed sections of the journal are Articles, Research Notes and Review Articles.
Articles shall range from 8,000 to 12,000 words (incl. notes and references); they are theoretically anchored and methodologically solid outcome of empirical research which is also linked to the current state of the research in the area.
Research Notes shall range from 7,000 to 10,000 words (inc. notes and references); they can either provide preliminary conclusions of an original research or introduce to a theoretical or conceptual discussion or apply an innovative method.
Review Articles shall range from 6,000 to 9,000 words (incl. notes. and references); they should provide a critical review of at least three academic books linked to the central topic of the review article. At least one of the reviewed books shall not be published earlier than three years before the submission of the manuscript.

Besides contributions to peer-reviewed sections we also welcome manuscripts which are not subject to peer-review process, i.e. single book reviews (shall range from 700 to 2,000 words; the reviewed book should not be published earlier than three years before the submission of the manuscript; the author of the review cannot have the same institutional affiliation as any of the authors of the book), reports, news etc.

Manuscripts should be submitted in „doc“ („docx“) or similar format to email address: jakub.charvat(at)mup.cz with the copy for karolina.musilova(at)fsv.cuni.cz. Charts, tables, diagrams or pictures should be inserted directly into the text, their resource files should be sent separately. Please, add basic information about the author(s) (full name(s), academic degree, institutional affiliation with complete address and email contact) into a separate file.
Numbered footnotes (placed at the end of the article) must only deal with the content of the article. References to the sources should obey the Harvard style of referencing. The list of used literature and other sources in alphabetical order must be attached at the end of the contribution.
All manuscripts must include the title in both the original language (Czech, Slovak, English) and English language (if the original language of the text is not English), short English summary of about 200 words and three to five English keywords. The structure and content of each contribution should be in compliance with the basic standards of academic texts.

In case of any doubts please contact the Editor-in-Chief: jakub.charvat(at)mup.cz.