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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Article file is in Pdf, OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF or WordPerfect format.
  • The paper has not yet been published, nor is it currently submitted to another journal (or an explanation has been provided in the Editor's Comments).
  • URL links to references are provided wherever possible.
  • The text has simple line spacing; the font size is 12; italics are used rather than underlining (except for url addresses); all table illustrations and figures are placed in the text rather than at the end.
  • The text conforms to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements specified in the Guidelines for Authors.

Author Guidelines

It is assumed that the paper offered for publication is not being offered to another publisher at the same time and that it has not yet been published anywhere (including publishing on the Internet).

The Editorial Board of  Socio-Economic and Humanities Studies accepts only contributions in Czech, Slovak or English. Submissions in other languages cannot be published (the author must provide a translation into one of the previously mentioned languages).

Authors are kindly requested to follow the formal rules for editing texts – see sample article (pdf or doc).

Articles published in the Socio-economic and Humanities Studies have the nature of original articles, discussion papers (including reports from scientific conferences) or reviews.

Original articles shouldn’t be longer than 20 PC pages (Times New Roman 12, single line spacing). The article must be accompanied by an abstract (max. 150 words) and keywords (6-8 words), both in Czech or Slovak and in English and the JEL classification.

The discussion papers (including reports from scientific conferences) should not exceed 10 PC pages (Times New Roman 12, simple line spacing).

The maximum length of reviews of domestic and foreign publications is 5 PC pages (Times New Roman 12, single spaced). In addition to a summary of the content of the publication, the review should also include the author’s own assessment of the work under review.

Each paper goes through 2 rounds of peer review.

In the first, pre-evaluation round, the Editorial office and Editorial Board assess the fulfillment of the minimum requirements for the inclusion of an article in the standard peer review process. The main criteria, based on which the contribution is assessed, include the thematic relevance (whether the contribution corresponds to the thematic focus of the Socio-Economic and Humanities Studies), the formal and technical requirements (compliance with citation and other standards according to the sample article (pdf or doc) and its language level (whether the paper does not contain serious language deficiencies).

The outcome of the first round of the peer review process may be:

  • a) the paper is accepted without reservations and is immediately forwarded to the second round of peer review,
  • b) the paper is accepted with reservations and can be included in the second round of peer review provided that the author(s) remedy the deficiencies;
  • c) the article is not accepted and cannot be included in the second round of the review procedure.

In the second round the paper is anonymously reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. The result of each of the testimonies may be threefold:

  • a) the article can be published without reservations,
  • b) the article can be published provided that the author makes content or formal changes,
  • c) the article is not recommended for publication.

In case that the article receives both positive and negative evaluation, the decision on its publication is made by a third reviewer, or by the decision of the editorial board and the Editorial Office (one of these options is chosen by the Editorial Office).

The author will receive the result of the peer review electronically.

The final decision to publish article is the exclusively responsibility of the Editorial Board. The final decision to publish article is the exclusively responsibility of the Editorial Board. There is no legal right to the publication of the paper.

Publishing in the journal is free of charge for all authors.

Deadlines for articles:

end of March – for the issue that will be released in June of the same year,

end of September – for the issue that will be released in December of the same year.

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