Peer Review Process

The Journal accepts previously unpublished papers only.

Each paper submitted (excluding book reviews and reports) is sent to two reviewers for review. Anonymity is maintained between the authors and the reviewers (double-blind peer review). On the basis of the result of the review process, the pertinent editorial board accepts the text, returns it for correcting or reworking or rejects it.

For the review of paper the editor-in-chief selects reviewers who specialize in the subject the paper addresses. He also ensures that the author and reviewers have no close employment, institutional or personal connections.

The author of the text is informed of the decision of the editorial board in written form as soon as possible of receiving the manuscript.

After the Journal is published, the author receives one offprint.

Basic information for authors

The editorial board accepts original, previously unpublished texts in these forms:

articles (max. 30 pages)
essays (max. 25 pages)
review articles (max. 25 pages)
review essays (max. 15 pages)
book reviews and reports (max. 7 pages)
interviews (max. 15 pages)
discussion and polemics (max. 15 pages)
other types of scientific publications

Editorial board accept texts in Czech, Slovak, English, French and German languages.

The editors require manuscripts as e-mail attachments sent to the e-mails of editor-in-chief (bohuslav.salanda@fhs.cuni.cz) and managing editor (vratislav.kozak@fhs.cuni.cz).

The accompanying letter should contain complete name(s), address(es), affiliation(s), telephone number(s), and e-mail address(es) of the author or authors.

Articles, essays and review articles must be accompanied by an abstract in English which must have 100–200 words, and have 5–7 keywords in English. The text should be followed by a short profile of the author (20–30 words) and a bibliography.

Open access policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Copyright statement

The journal applies the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0) to articles and other works we publish. If you submit your paper for publication by Historická sociologie, you agree to have the CC BY license applied to your work. The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions (from the issue 1 volume 9).

Publication fees

The journal does not charge publication and processing fees from the author.

Archiving policy

Historická sociologie uses Portico for digital preservation.

Text formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word, 12 pt. size type and 1.5 line spacing with 10 pt. Footnotes single spaced. The pages must be numbered. Save your file in .doc, .docx, or .odt format.
The editors reserve the right to do linguistic editing and editing of the textʼs form.


Use of quotations is as follows: author-year of publication should be included in the text; footnotes are not used for referring to the bibliography, but it is possible to use it to refer to unpublished sources. Bibliographical references must be complete and correspond to journal standards. Reference list should only include works that are cited in manuscript.

Examples of basic forms of quotation:

a) Monography
Mezřický, Václav (ed.) [2003]. Globalizace. Praha: Portál.
Rhodewalt, Frederick – Peterson, Benjamin [2007]. The self and Social Behavior: The Fragile Self and Interpersonal Self-Regulation. New York: Taylor and Francis.

b) Essays in textbooks
Juergensmeyer, Mark [2006b]. From Bhindranwale to Bin Laden: A Search for Understanding Religious Violence. In. Cady, Linnell E. – Simon, Sheldon W. (eds.). Religion and Conflict in Asia: Disrupting Violence. London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 21–30.

c) Articles
Ness, Robert C. – Lopreato, Joseph [1966]. Vilfredo Pareto – Sociologist or Ideologist? Sociological Quarterly 7 (1): 21–38.

d) Electronical documents
Juergensmeyer, Mark [2006b]. Religious Nationalism and Transnationalism in a Global World [online]. Available at: [cit. 16. 10. 2008].

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ISSN: 1804-0616
E-ISSN: 2336-3525