Přehled výzkumů is a scientific peer-reviewed journal that has been published since 1956. The first, peer-reviewed, 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.
Submissions and deadlines
Upon submission of a manuscript to the journal, the author consents to its publication online and in print. The author is required to submit the Author’s statement (download here) with their manuscript.
Deadlines refer to the year in which the volume will be published.
Submissions are accepted electronically primarily via email (at email@example.com). Larger files can be transferred via online file-sharing services, such as https://www.uschovna.cz/en/ or https://wetransfer.com/ (if you use this option, please send the link to our email address). The deadlines refer to the year in which the journal will be published.
ARTICLE – 31st January
REPORT – 31st January
VARIA – upon agreement with the editorial board
ARTICLE – 30th June
REPORT – 28th February
VARIA – upon agreement with the editorial board
Editorial and peer review process
Each submission first undergoes an editorial review, i.e. an assessment by at least two members of the editorial board depending on the topic of the manuscript. If the topic is appropriate and of sufficient quality, it is sent for peer review. All members of the editorial board have the manuscripts at their disposal for any comments.
At least two independent reviewers assess the article sent in MS Word or a preview PDF file including all supplementary materials (figures/tables) in terms of the originality of the work, the professional level, argumentation and language. The reviewers also focus on the accuracy of the abstract and keywords, the listed bibliography, the quality of illustrations and their relevance and other aspects. The reviewer submits a review form – all objections and recommendations are listed in detail within the form or as comments directly in the manuscript.
Based on the reviewers’ and the editors’ comments and objections, the author of the submission is then requested to revise their manuscript. Along with the revised manuscript, the author also submits their “response to the reviewer’s comments” which briefly states their response to the individual comments by the reviewers (and editors) in the following form: revised / revised, but… / not revised because…
The editors will review the revised manuscript; if there are any disputed issues, they may request cooperation with the reviewers and other members of the editorial board again. The accepted paper is sent for language proofreading by a native speaker. If the reviewers do not recommend a manuscript for publication in the Přehled výzkumů journal, it is excluded from further consideration.
Structure and formal requirements of texts
- preferred languages for the publication of articles in Přehled výzkumů are Czech and English; other languages may be accepted after prior agreement with the editorial office
- text is to be submitted in Word editor (DOC format)
- the maximum length of a peer-reviewed article is limited to 170,000 characters including spaces (including footnotes and the list of references)
- title – in the language of the manuscript and English
- abstract in English, 1,400–1,800 characters including spaces
- keywords in English
- main body of the text – introduction, chapters and sub-chapters (no more than three levels), conclusion
- acknowledgements and dedication (optional)
- list of references and other sources – see the Citation rules below
- summary – appropriate to the extent of the article, can be consulted with the editorial office (if the language of the article is English, the summary is provided in Czech; if the article is in a language other than English, the summary must always be in English)
- contact information for all authors, including ORCID
- figure, table and graph captions are both in the language of the article and in English (if the article is in English, then in Czech), state the authorship or other source for each figure
- all illustrations must be referred to in the text (e.g. Fig. 1, Tab. 2, Graph 3)
- all submitted illustrations must conform to the specifications below – do not incorporate them directly into the text of the article
Please only submit excavation reports through the following online form (further instructions are provided there):
The Varia section can include reports on conferences, projects and reviews. Anniversary announcements and obituaries are published only for current and former ARÚB employees or those who work closely with the institute. Other types of submissions can be consulted with the editors. The Varia texts are published in Czech with a short English summary. The submission may include references and appropriate illustrations (see the specifications below). The extent of the submission is limited to 5,000–20,000 characters including spaces.
- figures must fit the layout width: 180 × 248 mm (2 columns), 86.5 × 255 mm (1 column)
- all figures must be consecutively numbered in the order they occur in the text – Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Tab. 1, Tab. 2, Graph 1, Graph 2 etc.
- all supplementary material is uploaded as a separate file in the source format (see below); do not incorporate them into the text file
- when preparing digitized files, please take into account the resulting image size including the appropriate font size (min. 6 pt), preferably use the Arial font
- do not use faint lines in maps and drawings and make sure they are clearly legible in the final size
- download the scale bar and compass rose here
- Photos – JPEG format (without compression), TIF format (min. resolution 450 dpi in the final size). Make sure to upload high-quality images without blurring etc. If you include text or drawings directly in the image, please send us the source photograph without any additional modifications, or send us the file in layers enabling potential editing. Use a white/transparent background for artefact photos. Colour printing is possible.
- Drawings – scanned in the JPEG format (without compression), TIF format (min. resolution 600 dpi in the final size). Always include the scale bar. Make sure to scan in the grayscale mode (recommended for potential editing). Grayscale printing.
- Vectors and other graphics – cross-sections, plans, reconstructions, maps – preferred in the format with layers enabling potential editing (TIF, PSD, EPS, CDR, PDF). Export graphics created in GIS or CAD in JPEG, PDF, TIF or PNG format. All lines should be at least 0.2 pt wide in the final size. Always include the scale bar and if necessary the compass rose. Colour printing is possible.
- Graphs – preferably in the source format (XLSX) or another format enabling editing. Make sure all data are clearly legible. Colour printing is possible.
- Tables – preferably in the editable format (XLSX). Grayscale printing.
The editorial office reserves the right to edit submitted illustrations according to the typography style of the journal.