About journal

Přehled výzkumů (PV) is a scientific peer-reviewed journal that has been published since 1956 by the Institute of Archaeology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno. The first section presents original archaeological research of superregional significance with a focus on Central Europe. The second section presents a comprehensive summary of excavation reports from all authorised archaeological organisations in Moravia and Silesia. Since 2020, the third part of the journal has consisted of the non-peer-reviewed section, Varia. Since 2011, the journal has been published bi-annually in print and electronic format with a separate specialisation on prehistory (1), Middle Ages and Modern Times (2). The journal is indexed in the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) and the List of Non-Impact Peer-Reviewed Periodicals Published in the Czech Republic. Since February 2018, the Přehled výzkumů journal has been included in the Scopus database of journals, indexed from Volume 58. Since 2020, the PV articles have been provided with a DOI identification.

Publication ethics

Authors publishing their articles in the Přehled výzkumů journal must observe the following rules and obligations:

  • Authors’ responsibities:
    • Authors are obliged to participate in the review process, respond to reviewers’ comments and make the suggested modifications based on the reviewer’s comments. In disputed cases, the authors may appeal to the editors of the journal stating their objections in order to defend their statements or retract the paper.
    • Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the research outcomes presented in the paper.
    • An author should not publish manuscripts that essentially describe the same research in more than one journal of a primary publication.
    • Authors must follow the guidelines for authors and the citation rules.
    • Authors must sign a statement declaring that all data in their article are original and genuine (see Author’s statement – download).
  • Editors’ responsibilities:
    • Editors are responsible for the content of the journal and the quality of the articles published.
    • The editors maintain objectivity for all submitted articles, i.e. they are obliged to avoid any conflict of interest concerning articles they reject/accept, and respect the main criteria for article selection:

    – professional standards and relevance of the article;

    – conformity of the topic with the professional focus of the journal.

    • The editors are obliged to preserve the anonymity of both the reviewers and the authors in the peer-review process.
    • In cooperation with the editorial board, the editors address any appeals from the authors against the reviewers’ comments and any other complaints.
    • The editors have the final responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
  • Reviewers’ responsibilities:
    • The reviewers must be objective in their assessment.
    • Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal or other gain (see Review form – download).
    • The reviewers may reject a request to review an article for reasons of competing professional interests:

    – professional, financial or personal gain from accepting/rejecting the paper under review;

    – collaboration on the project in question within the past five years;

    – fundamental difference in opinion on the main topic of the paper under review;

    – close professional or personal relationship with the author or a member of the author’s team.

    • Unless the reviewer rejects an assessment for one of the reasons above, the editorial office assumes that no conflict of interest exists.
    • The reviewers should point out any relevant published work that has not been cited by the author.
  • Responsibilities of the editorial board:
    • The editorial board continually endeavours to enhance the professional and formal quality of the journal, supports freedom of speech, and in compliance with generally accepted ethics, is willing to publish corrections, retractions and apologies by prior arrangement.
    • The editorial board issues instructions concerning the editorial work (guidelines for authors, peer-review process, reviewers, etc.).
    • The editorial board guarantees that the above-stated rules are observed.

License terms

  • 1. Author’s statement

    By submitting a work (hereinafter referred to as the “Work”) to the Přehled výzkumů journal (www.arub.cz/prehled-vyzkumu; hereinafter referred to as “PV”) for consideration for publication, the author grants the Institute of Archaeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno (hereinafter referred to as “ARÚB”) a license to the Work, under the following conditions:

    1.1 The author declares that the Work is free of copyright or other legal defects, that it was neither published anywhere else nor simultaneously offered for publication.

    1.2 The author declares that he/she is the genuine author or the joint author of the Work and his/her freedom to grant the license is not limited or excluded, and that the author is entitled to dispose of the Work, in particular, but not limited to:

    1. the Work is not subject to the work of employee where the employee would not be entitled to exercise the rights to the Work,
    2. use of the Work within the scope of the granted license is not limited by the conditions of a grant or other financial support (e.g. GAČR – Czech Science Foundation, TAČR – Technology Agency of the Czech Republic),
    3. use of the Work within the scope of the granted license is not limited by third-party rights (e.g. copyright, the right to the protection of personal data),
    4. the Work is not the work of co-authors, where the other co-authors would not agree to grant the license.

    1.3 In the case that the Work is the work of co-authors, the author declares that all co-authors have been informed of these License terms and that he/she is authorised to grant ARÚB the license under these License terms on behalf of the co-authors.

    1.4 The author agrees that if the Work is accepted for publication, the proposal to conclude a license agreement for the Work will be made on his/her behalf to an unspecified number of persons with the content of the agreement determined by reference to the publicly available Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 international license conditions (available from: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/); no such proposal will be made for the Work or elements (e.g. image or photographic documentation) used by the author in the Work under a contractual license with a third party.

    1.5 In the event that any statement by the author proves to be false, the author is aware that he/she is liable for any damages incurred, including any costs associated with any litigation and damage resulting from the violation of the reputation of PV and/or ARÚB.

  • 2. Licensing

    2.1 The author grants to ARÚB a gratuitous non-exclusive license to use the Work in all known uses of the Work (particularly to, but not limited to, reproduction, distribution and communication of the Work to the public), individually, in a collection or together with any other works or elements unlimited regardless of the amount, form and method of expression (including electronic).

    2.2 The license is granted as territorially and quantitatively unlimited.

    2.3 The license is granted royalty-free.

    2.4 The license is granted for the duration of the economic rights to the Work.

    2.5 ARÚB shall be entitled to grant authorisation forming part of the license to a third party or parties, in whole or in part under a sublicense agreement, with or without remuneration.

    2.6 By granting the license, the author agrees to include the Work into scientific and bibliographical databases (e.g. EBSCO, CEEOL) as well as information systems providing informational services where  PV is currently indexed as well as those where it will be indexed in the future.

    2.7 ARÚB is not obliged to use the granted license.

  • 3. Further use of the Work

    3.1 Due to the non-exclusive license granted for the Work, the author shall be entitled to further use the Work. For the purpose of such further use of the Work, the author is obliged to state PV as the source of publication of the Work.

    3.2 The reputation of ARÚB and/or PV must not be adversely affected by the further use of the Work.

  • 4. Various

    4.1 Legal relations based on the license shall be governed by the laws of the Czech Republic; any disputes arising from the license shall be settled by the courts of the Czech Republic.

    4.2 If the Work is rejected for publication by PV, the license shall, from the time of the decision of rejection, be restricted in such a way that it shall only cover the use of Work to the necessary extent within the related editorial activities (e.g. review and archiving).

The authors retain the copyright for all the materials published in the journal.

Open access policy

This journal adheres to the Open Access policy and publishes contributions in “Libre Open Access” mode under the terms of the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International license (full text available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode (dále hereinafter referred to as “CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International”).

  • 1. Information about CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International

    CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International are publicly available licensing terms that define the conditions under which the Work may be used. These conditions must be respected – non-compliance will result in copyright infringement. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International grants certain rights and imposes certain obligations on the user.

    CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International authorise the user to “share” the Work, i.e. copy, distribute and communicate to the public online. At the same time, the Work may also be included in a collection (e.g. a journal, conference proceedings).

    CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International oblige the user to indicate the origin of the Work (i.e. title, author, source and reference to the licensing terms), and not to use the Work commercially and not to modify a part or the whole of the Work. Therefore, the Work or any part of the Work must not be merged with another protected subject matter (creatively modified, edited, and based on the original underlying work). Persons other than the rights holder must not use the Work available under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International for commercial purposes, as the sharing of the Work must not generate any financial gain.

    CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International does not limit statutory licenses, especially the citation licence. Citing parts of the Work made available under these licensing terms does not give rise to the obligation to licence the Work in which the citation was used under the same licensing terms.

    CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licences apply exclusively to the licensed Work. Certain parts of the content may be used under legal licenses or contractual licenses with third parties. These parts must not be used under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International.

    CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International does not exclude copyright protection, claims arising from it or the realisation of the personal and property rights of the author of the work.

  • 2. Practical implications

    The publication of the Work under the public license terms CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International has, inter alia, the following copyright implications:

    • everyone is entitled to:
      • share the Work – i.e. reproduce, print, distribute (e.g. using P2P networks, upload on file-hosting servers or publishing websites)
      • however not for or directed towards commercial gain or monetary compensation
    • the authorised user is obliged to:
      • indicate the origin, i.e. the author, name, source (i.e. the journal), or in the form chosen by the author, and a reference to the license terms CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International
      • the TASL acronym can be used to better remember the information that must be mentioned:
        • T – title,
        • A – author (author, or rightholder or database maker),
        • S – source
        • L – license – a reference to the full version of the public licensing terms CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International. The URL link must be included in printed publications
      • use the Work non-commercially
      • not modify the Work
    • the Work
      • is used in the most restricted manner possible
      • must not be modified
      • can be uploaded to e-learning platforms
      • can be stored in topical and institutional repositories in the form of a “publisher’s edition”, i.e. in the reviewed version, including final formatting and correction
      • must not be used for commercial purposes