Guidelines for Authors

Conditions and procedures of the peer review process 
 
Research papers and theoretical essays, which also include selected chapters from high-quality bachelor's, master's, rigorous and doctoral theses, undergo an anonymous peer review process. Each paper is reviewed by two reviewers from different departments, which guarantees not only the impartiality of the proceedings, but especially the quality of the published texts. 

After the paper is received in Slovak, Czech, English, German, French or Russian to the postal or e-mail address of the editorial office, the executive editor reviews the formal aspects of the submission. In case of non-compliance with instructions specified below, the text will be returned for revision. Accepted texts are forwarded to two reviewers (one in the case of a student paper) who are experts in the given field and come from different workplaces from the author. The relationship between the author and the referees is mutually anonymous. The relationship between the author and the reviewers is mutually anonymous. 

If both reviews are positive, the text is admitted for publishing. If they are both negative, the text is rejected. If one review is positive and the other negative, the author is invited by the executive editor to complete his/her submission. It will then be reconsidered.  

If the author disagrees with the decision of the reviewer(s), he/she may address his/her objections to the editorial board, which may confirm the decision of the reviewer(s) or accept the text despite his/her (their) reservations. The decision of the Editorial Board is communicated to the author of the text by the executive editor.  

 
FORMAL REQUIREMENTS  

To structure your text, follow these instructions: 

  1. Title in Slovak / Title in English (bold, font-size 12) 
  2. Name(s) and surname(s) of the author(s) (in capital letters, font-size 12) 
  3. Abstract in English (max. 150 words) 
  4. Keywords in English (max. 6 words) 
  5. Manuscript text
  6. Literature and sources used 
  7. Contact email and postal address (to deliver a printed copy of the journal) 
  8. Workplace

 

Text formatting: 

  • Single line spacing (1.0) 
  • Send the document in .docx format 
  • Do not use line indentation (tab) in the text; to create a new paragraph, press 'Enter' once 

 

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* Types of submissions 

  • Research studies (max. 25 standard pages) 
  • Theoretical articles (max. 15 standard pages) 
  • Selected chapters from Bachelor's, Master's, Rigorous and Doctoral Theses (max. 10 standard pages) 
  • Reports from conferences, international trips or visits and research projects (max. 3 standard pages) 
  • Reviews (3-8 standard pages) 

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Short professional profile** of the author(s) with a facial photograph ( sent as a separate file in .jpg, .png or .tiff format, minimum resolution 300 dpi). 

 **The author's profile is not required for reviews. 

  

Citations should follow the STN ISO 690 standard and use continuous footnotes.  
Use a consistent citation style throughout the text. 
Distinguish quotations in the text with italics. 

 

EXAMPLES OF CITATION METHODS:

Reference to a monograph 
1 McQUAIL, Denis: Mass Communication Theory. London : Sage Publications Ltd, 2000, pg. 362. 
 
Reference to a source already mentioned 
2 McQUAIL, Denis: Mass Communication Theory, pg. 362. 
 
Reference to a paper in a conference proceedings or a collective volume 
3 PÉREZ-LATRE, Francisco: The Language of Media. Mediating Cultural Change. In MORA, Juan Manuael (ed.). Direzione strategica della comunicazione nella Chiesa. Roma : EDUSC, 2007, pg. 291-295. 
 
Reference to a study published in a journal 
4 DUCHKOWITSCH, Wolfgang: Journalismus und Literatur. Diskussionsstand und neue studentische Arbeiten zu einem alten Thema. In Questions of Journalism, 2010, vol. 53, No. 1-2, pg. 13-25. 
 
Reference to an internet source 
5 GLADWELL, Malcolm: Open secrets. Enron, intelligence, and the perils of too much information [cit. 2007-05-13]. Available online: www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/01/08/070108fa_fact