Guidelines for the authors

Contributions offered

The editors accept the abstracts relating to the forthcoming themes published on the Journal website (, or the requested studies. The contributions to other columns can be offered to the executive editor anytime ( or ); their inclusion as well as the selection of studies according to submitted abstracts will be done upon the positive decision of the editors with respect to the capacity of individual issues and their thematic orientation. The contributions are accepted in Czech, Slovak and English languages.

Formal requirements

The authors are obliged to send their contributions (studies or news) in the electronic form in Microsoft Word editor. If not otherwise stipulated upon an agreement with the editors, the length of a contribution has to correspond to the specified ranges: studies and articles – max. 40 000 characters including gaps; news – max. 5 500; reviews – max. 7500 characters.

The study manuscript under the review procedure to include a Czech or Slovak written summary (with 900–1200 characters and a translation into English), 5–7 key words, an alphabetic list of sources and quoted literature and a brief author’s annotation in accordance with the below specimen. Notes or comments do not constitute a condition because they are intended to complete the text or to give a commentary thereon, not to refer to quoted literature. The quoted literature is to be referred to in the text in the Anglo-Saxon (Hardvard) way. The study manuscripts and the manuscripts of other contributions, which are not the subject of the review procedure, have to correspond to the Journal of Ethnology’s standards.

Because the contents of the Journal including the author’s contacts is spread and maintained in external bibliographical databases and the full-text version is published on the Journal’s Internet website, and also taking into account the valid legal standards in the field of author’s right and personal data protection, each author of a reviewed contribution is obliged – after the text has been approved in the review procedure – to sign prior to the publication of the issue an agreement, which solves the issues of mutual obligations in the field of author’s right and personal data protection.

The image enclosure is to be submitted in JPG (definition of 300 dpi at least), the legends are to include also the author of a photography (if known), the date and – if the photography is taken over from another publication – the exact bibliographical data incl. the page number. The photos are remunerated pursuant to scale of tariffs in force; therefore, it is necessary to submit also the personal data of their authors (see above). The editors do the language correction in accordance with the Journal of Ethnology’s standards.

Example of the author’s annotation:
PhDr. Lucie Uhlíková, Ph.D. (*1969) has graduated from the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University Brno, the branch of musicology and ethnology. Since 1994, she has worked at the Institute of Ethnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Her research interests include music folklore, folklore revival, ethnocultural traditions in current society, and the popularization of folklore sources. She’s been also an editor of the Journal of Ethnology from 1997; she’s been editor in chief of this peer reviewed journal since 2017.
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