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Formal Requirements for Manuscripts (for English Editions)

The journal publishes academic papers (6,000–9,000 words), reviews, and events reports (up to 3,000 words). We also welcome creative and experimental submissions, such as photo essays, formats with forum discussions, and multi-modal ethnography.


Article manuscripts should include the following sections (in this order): title, abstract (max. 200 words), keywords (5), main text, and bibliography. Authors should anonymize their articles (i.e., eliminate all references to their names) to enable blind peer-reviewing. They should also submit a separate title sheet with the following information: name, institutional affiliation, contact information, short biography (100 words), and other necessary data.


Font: Times New Roman, font size 12, with 1.5 line spacing (for footnotes: font size 10, single spaced).


Authors should number the pages and use British spelling for texts submitted to the English editions of the journal. They are required to use precise language and avoid excessive jargon. Chicago author-date bibliography style is standard for the journal, as well as the use of in-text citations (i.e., not included in footnotes).


Authors should utilize en-dash punctuation style (with spaces), and double quotation marks (single within the double quotes). Periods and commas need to be placed outside the quotation marks. Block quotes are used for quotes longer than three lines, indented by 0.5 inches (from the left side), font size 11, with no quotation marks.


Non-English words should appear in italics, with translations in double quotation marks inside parentheses – e.g., hudba (“music”).


Numerals are used for percentages, measurements, and dates. All other numbers should be written out as words between one and ten, but included as numerals for 11 and up.


Figures, tables, and other inserts should be numbered, with captions added under each item. In addition, authors should indicate the exact placement of figures and other inserts within the text.


Authors need to obtain written permission from original copyright owners for any supplemental (textual, visual, audio, or video) materials they want to include in their texts, and for which they do not hold copyrights. They need to do so prior to submission.


Texts need to be submitted as an MS Word or RTF file. Figures should be sent separately, in TIF or JPG formats. The technical specifications of these materials should be consulted individually with the editors. The journal includes black-and-white photos for the printed version, and colour photos for the online version.



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