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Author Guidelines

Mezinárodní vztahy / Czech Journal of International Relations  invites contributions in English, Czech, and Slovak. We welcome theoretically informed empirical analyses, conceptual and methodological contributions, introductions to unique primary sources, review articles, and discussions of literature.  The online submission module is currently tested in a pilot phase. Therefore, please always inform the editor-in-chief about the electronic submission of your manuscipt at dopita@iir.cz.

Section Policies

Research Articles

Manuscripts accepted by the editors 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 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. Authors, editors, and reviewers are obliged to follow the Publication Etics of the journal. The editorial team takes the final decision about the publication of each article. 


Review 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.