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Author Guidelines

Mezinárodní vztahy / Czech Journal of International Relations is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes original research articles in the field of international relations. Our quarterly also invites contributions from other fields of social sciences that deal with international issues. Founded in 1966, our journal became the flagship of Czech IR and it now aims to strengthen the Czech voice in the global academic arena and provide excellent international researchers access to our readership in the Czech Republic and other countries. It invites contributions in English, Czech, and Slovak.


All submissions are subject to a strict double-blind peer review process. The anonymity of the review process ensures the high quality of the reviews and gives equal opportunities to both established academics and junior researchers. The decision to publish a manuscript is done by the editors. A manuscript can normally be published after the majority of the reviewers recommend it for publication, and the relevant comments and objections of the reviewers are incorporated into it. The second round of the peer review process can be initiated on the basis of the recommendations of the reviewers or by the editors if needed. The editorial team takes the final decision about the publication of each article.


We welcome theoretically informed analyses, conceptual and methodological contributions, introductions to unique primary sources, review articles, and discussions of literature.

Section Policies

Research Articles



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. Submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The manuscript has not been published elsewhere and is not under consideration by another journal or publishing house either. All authors (but also the editors and reviewers) are required to follow the rules expressed in the statement of publication ethics.
  • The topic of the manuscript fits into the focus and scope of  the journal.
  • The manuscript has an explicit research objective.
  • The manuscript has a clear structure in accordance with the rules of academic writing and the research objective declared by the author.
  • Citations and bibliographical references are incorporated into the manuscript. The manuscript should also be supplemented with a list of references (see author guidelines).
  • A research article should not have less than 7 000 or more than 11 000 words, including the list of references and endnotes. Discussions of the contributions published in our journal should not be less that 2 500 or more than 5 000 words long.