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Author Guidelines

Only original unpublished texts not submitted elsewhere can be accepted for publication. The submitted papers undergo a two-stage reviewing procedure in which the anonymity of both the author and the reviewer is strictly observed.

There is no article processing charges (APC) for authors or for article submission.

Submitted manuscripts are first evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief (in case of doubt, the Editor-in-Chief consults the Editorial Board). If felt to be suitable for publication, manuscripts will be send to two different reviewers approved by the Editorial Board as a part of the double-blind review process. Following the advice of reviewers, the Editor will decide whether the piece is appropriate to be a) 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. The Editor works closely with reviewers and authors to guarantee a swift review and publication, aiming to publish manuscripts within six months from their receipt.

When submitting the manuscript, please submit separately the title page/cover letter, which must include the title of the paper, includes: article title, all authors’ names, institutional affiliations and information concerning funding and institutional support that was applied toward the preparation of the manuscript as they want it to appear in the journal, 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 should be no longer than 25 standard pages (45 000 characters with spaces, bibliography and endnotes included). Contributions to the discussion/forum section should be maximum 10 standard pages (18 000 characters with spaces, bibliography and endnotes included). Authors of articles should also include an English language abstract and either a Czech or Slovak abstract, of maximum length of 1,000 characters and also up to 7 keywords in English and Czech or Slovak languages. All attachments should be in DOC, DOCX or RTF format, PDFs will not be accepted. Please use Times New Roman 12 font, 1.5 spacing throughout the text.

The length of book reviews should not exceed 4 standard pages (7 200 characters) and conference reports 2 standard pages (3 600 characters). Occasionally, reprints or translations of work first published elsewhere may be published in Český lid / The Czech Ethnological Journal at the discretion of the Editor in Chief and the Editorial Board. The journal does not publish personal contributions, such as salutations or obituaries.

Diagrams, tables, scores and illustrations (pictures) are to be sent separately, images in non-compressed formats (for example TIFF) in minimum resolution 300dpi. Technical specifications of these materials should be consulted individually with the editors.

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

Once you login, make sure your user profile has "author" selected, then 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 / The Czech Ethnological Journal uses the Harvard citation style. Literature is referenced directly in the text with full bibliography provided at the end of the text. Please, use the footnotes only in exceptional cases. For inserting footnotes please use the automatic functions of text editors.

Copyright Notice

During the submission process the authors are asked to agree to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Copyright Notice, which will apply to the submission if and when it is published by this journal.

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).

Copyright for articles published in Český lid / The 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 link to the licensing, in educational, commercial, and non-commercial settings.

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