Lidé města / Urban People is a leading peer-reviewed Czech journal in social and cultural anthropology, with a specific focus on Central and Eastern Europe and on topics related to urban anthropology. The journal’s goal is to foster high-standard and ethically responsible academic research, the dissemination of findings and knowledge, and academic discussions in both national and international communities. It is issued three times per year; twice in the Czech language and once in English.
The journal particularly welcomes ethnographic and qualitative studies pertinent to the area of research, but is also open to other methodological and (inter)disciplinary approaches and perspectives that fit the journal’s goals. Besides original theoretical and empirical research, Lidé města / Urban People also publishes review articles, books reviews, and academic reports or news. Occasionally, academic editions of relevant primary sources and discussions may appear on the journal’s sites.
Lidé města / Urban People journal was established in 1999, and it has been the only regularly published anthropological journal in the Czech Republic. It is issued by the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University, Prague, the oldest university in Central Europe. The journal is governed by two independent editorial boards (one for the Czech issues, and the other one for the English version), whose members are internationally recognized scholars in the field of anthropology and related disciplines.
The journal Lidé města / Urban People is simultaneously published in a print version and on-line in an open access format. The journal is fully indexed in Czech biographical databases, and in the international scientometric and bibliographic databases ERIH, CEEOL and EBSCO.