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Author Guidelines

TEORIE VĚDY / THEORY OF SCIENCE accepts manuscripts of original (theoretical, methodological, and empirical) research articles, survey articles, and review articles in the range of 20–35 pages (Times New Roman, size 12, spacing 2). The manuscripts must be accompanied by a title in Czech and English, an abstract (at maximum 150 words, or 1000 characters including spaces), 4–5 keywords in Czech and English, and the authors' contact details (name, institutional address, email, url). Within the limited space and without the use of jargon, the abstract must describe the problem addressed by the article, account for the method and inform about the main conclusions of the article. The journal editors can arrange for the required Czech translations. If the authors wish to include an acknowledgement or indicate a grant support relevant to the article, these should be stated in a footnote associated with the first word of the main text. Original, survey, and review articles are submitted for peer review. The authors are obliged to take the changes recommended by the reviewers into consideration and, along with the final manuscript, provide a separate document that briefly summarizes the changes made in the text or the reasons why certain objections and suggestions have not been accounted for.  

An original research article presents new research findings. Its text is structured by subheadings and accompanied by references in the footnotes. The article must comply with the usual standards of scientific work.

In a survey article, the author reviews and interprets findings made by other authors. The survey article can have an introductory character and does not need to emphasize a critical assessment of the commented texts.

A review article is an original study based on critical analysis of a work by another author, or of several works by different authors focusing on a similar subject. The review article puts emphasis on an original assessment of the issues raised by the reviewed work(s).

Under the rubric of "Miscellanea", the journal also publishes the following:

Reviews of monographs and edited volumes recently published in Czech or other languages (the recommended range is 5–10 pages). Besides a summary of the contents, a review should situate the publication in the context of related works and include an evaluation by the review's author. The journal editors will typically procure a review copy for the author.

The journal also offers a publication venue for annotations (synopses of a publication's contents and a brief introduction of its author), conference reportsresearch reports, and other "smaller genres" if their contents is relevant to the journal's aims and scope (in all of these instances, the recommend length is between 2-4 pages).

Authors must submit the manuscripts via the online submission interface on the journal's website. Submissions should not be simultaneously reviewed by another journal, nor should they be already published elsewhere or simply translated from another language. Authors of the manuscripts are responsible for obtaining permissions for reprinting copyrighted illustrations.

The editorial team consults stylistic changes in the submitted articles with the authors; for other types of texts, the editors reserve the right to independently make any changes deemed necessary. Submission process is completed upon receiving a confirmation email. Inquiries should be sent electronically to the editors or to the journal's address teorievedy(at)

Bibliographic citations in text should be listed in numbered footnotes and styled according to the following examples (in 2017 the journal adopted the Chicago citation style. For more, see The Chicago Manual of Style):

Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns, The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945 (New York: Knopf, 2007).

Edited book/Anthology:
David S. Barnes, “Confronting Sensory Crisis in the Great Stinks of London and Paris,” in Filth: Dirt, Disgust, and Modern Life, eds. William A. Cohen and Ryan Johnson (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005), 115.

Journal article:
Walter Blair, “Americanized Comic Braggarts,” Critical Inquiry 4, no. 2 (1977): 331–32. 

Douglas Kellner, “Jean Baudrillard,” in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, accessed January 13, 2017,

Repeated reference to the same item:
Surname, Short Title, #.
Or: Surname, “(Short) article title,” #.
When referring to the same work as in the citation immediately preceding, use the abbreviation Ibid. for the second reference: Ibid., #.

Bibliographic references in footnotes:
List the reference according to the above-mentioned examples as a self-standing sentence after the citation. Alternatively, according to the context, parenthesis may be used, as well as introduction of the reference by the word “see” or the abbreviation “cf.”.
In book reviews, the relevant work may be cited using the page numbers in parenthesis. If other items than a reviewed book are referenced, comply with the instructions above.

Bibliography at the end of the journal article:
As of 2017 all manuscripts should also have a separate bibliography containing references to all cited works. Examples:

Book in a bibliography:
Ward, Geoffrey C., and Ken Burns. The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945. New York: Knopf, 2007.

Edited book/Anthology in a bibliography:
Barnes, David S. “Confronting Sensory Crisis in the Great Stinks of London and Paris.” In Filth: Dirt, Disgust, and Modern Life, eds. William A. Cohen and Ryan Johnson, 103–29. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005.

Journal article in a bibliography:
Blair, Walter. “Americanized Comic Braggarts.” Critical Inquiry 4, no. 2 (1977): 331–49.

WWW in a bibliography:
Kellner, Douglas. “Jean Baudrillard.” In Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stanford University, 1997–. Article published April 22, 2005.

When preparing the citation apparatus and the bibliography in the Chicago style, we recommend to consider using a citation manager (e.g., Mendeley, EndNote or Zotero), which can significantly simplify the task.


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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  2. The manuscript conforms with the Theory of Science citation style, which can be found in About the Journal section.
  3. The submission includes a title, an abstract (about 150 words), and a list of 4-5 key-words in English (both Czech and English forms need to be filled; translation will be later provided by the editors).
  4. The submission includes the author's contact (address, email, www) and affiliation details.

Copyright Notice

Since 2019, TEORIE VĚDY / THEORY OF SCIENCE journal provides open access to its content under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).

Authors who publish in this journal agree that:

  1. Authors retain copyright and guarantee the journal the right of first publishing. All published articles are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license, which allows others to share this work under condition that its author and first publishing in this journal was acknowledged.
  2. Authors may enter into other agreements for non-exclusive dissemination of work in the version in which it was published in the journal (for example, publishing it in a book), but they have to acknowledge its first publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are allowed and encouraged to make their work available online (for example, on their personal websites, social media accounts, and institutional repositories) as such a practice may lead to productive exchanges of views as well as earlier and higher citations of published work (See The effect of open access).

There are no author fees.


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