Guidelines for authors

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Types of articles

The following types of articles can be accepted into the peer-reviewed part of the journal:


A template with instructions on how to format the article is available here.

Ethics in publishing

By submitting an article for publication, the authors accept the Ethical principles of the journal. The statement concerns authorship, originality, and conflict of interest. Please read this statement to make sure that your submission complies. Remember that conference proceedings are also a form of publication.

To verify originality, your article may be reviewed by CrossCheck for originality detection.

Authors are required to list all sources used to process the article.


After its adoption by the Editorial Board, the article is first preliminarily published in the "Preprint" section, while it is subject to a review procedure. During this time, it is possible to request a change in the order of the authors, and the author will make changes to the content of the article at the request of reviewers or editors. After closing the edits, the article is finally placed in one of the content categories (or deleted) and the article can no longer be changed.


By submitting an article for review and subsequent publication, the authors agree to the License Terms. If necessary, authors must obtain permission to publish copyrighted material. An article that violates the license terms or infringes on the copyrights of others will not be published. The authors are aware that articles are published in Open Access mode.


Authors are required to indicate sources of funding for research and / or article preparation. In the Acknowledgments section, state the names of sponsors, research projects and their identification, it is possible to briefly describe their role in the concept of the study, in collecting, analysing and interpreting data, in writing a report, in the decision to send an article for publication. If sources of funding did not have such involvement, this should be stated.

Publishing options

Articles are published in Open Access mode. There is no fee for publishing a post in Open Access mode.

The article may be rejected by the editors without giving a reason.


Articles written in Czech, Slovak or English will be accepted for publication. Articles in Czech or Slovak must be supplemented with a title, abstract and keywords in English. Papers must be written grammatically flawlessly, in any language. If the manuscript contains grammatical errors, it will be returned for revision before being submitted to review.


Articles are accepted into the publication process exclusively electronically in the form of a file for the Word editor, attachments in jpg or png format. Send the files to the e-mail address of the Editorial office. The formatting must be strictly in accordance with the template.

Review process

The corresponding author is obliged to state the names of 3 potential reviewers (including e-mail contact) who can provide an independent review together with the manuscript submission. You should make sure that these reviewers are not in your institution and, if possible, recommend reviewers from different countries. The editors can select other reviewers.

Articles accepted by the editorial board are submitted to two independent opponents, who prepare a review of the article. The structure of the review is not fixed. Reviewers submit comments on the article review: publish without comments, with minor comments or with serious comments, or do not publish. If the reviewer has serious comments on the article, the author (or author's team) is obliged to comment on the comments and incorporate them into the article within 60 days before publication. If requested by the reviewer, his comment may be published together with the article.

The selection of reviewers is fully in the competence of the editors. Review reviews are stored in electronic form in the editorial office. The editors do not in any way disclose the identity of the reviewers who ultimately reviewed the article.


Use of word processing software

The preferred format for electronic versions is Microsoft Word (other formats consult). However, please do not supply your typescript as a PDF. Authors should not add their own macros. Please supply only the final version of your file (with no hidden text), to avoid any risk of old versions of the text being used in error.

The source files of images and tables will be separately in jpg or png formats. Deliver the tables converted as an image. Insert only the caption of the image or table in the desired position into the text.

Template file (docx) is available.

Article structure

Do not number or letter section headings.

Papers should be well structured; they must comprise:

Main text

For clarity, the main text should be subdivided into:

Supplementary Material: Appendices and other Supplementary Material are not allowed.

For Review Papers the organisation of the paper can be different. It is however important that a review is more than a summary of the literature; an in-depth critical discussion is essential for acceptance of a review paper.

Nomenclature and Units

Please take care that all terminology and notation used will be widely understood. Abbreviations and acronyms should be spelled out in full at their first occurrence in the text.

SI units are strongly recommended. If non-SI units must be used, SI equivalents (or conversion factors) must also be given. Please use the spellings 'litre' and 'metre' (a 'meter' is a measuring instrument).

Please use a decimal comma rather than a point in numbers (i.e. 3,142 not 3.142).

Write equations in dimensionless form or in metric units. Please use italic letters to denote variables (in text or in displayed equations). Add all equations as a picture. Number them in the text using parentheses, eg (1).


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