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Author Guidelines


1. Manuscript Submission

The journal Acta Universitatis Carolinae - Studia Territorialia publishes original scholarly manuscripts that have not been published anywhere else, are not currently awaiting publication in other journals, and are not being considered for publication by another journal. Manuscripts are accepted in English, Czech, and German. In the case of English-language manuscripts, American English is preferred, but British English is also acceptable so long as the quality of the writing meets the necessary standards and the spelling is consistent. Insofar as style is concerned, authors should consult either the Chicago Manual of Style or the Oxford Style Manual.

Manuscripts for consideration are to be uploaded online through the AUC Studia Territorialia journal management system, or sent to the editorial team via the e-mail address, in a standard document format (.doc, .docx or .rtf). All correspondence between the author and the editorial team will take place via e-mail.

Manuscripts considered for publication are subject to double-blind peer review. The period between the submission of manuscripts and their return to respective authors for authorization, resubmission of the revised manuscripts based on reviewers’ comments, or with an outright rejection will not exceed four months. The editorial team reserves the right to edit the article in accordance with its own editorial standards or to reject the article with no further obligation to provide reasons.

Manuscripts requiring excessive editing due to the failure to respect the journal’s editorial guidelines, poor quality of the text or not meeting the necessary language standards will be returned to the respective authors.

2. Author License Agreement

By submitting their contributions, the authors authorize the editors to sign the publishing contract with the Charles University Karolinum Press. A license agreement with the publisher shall govern the use of the print version of the work. An electronic version will subsequently be published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International).

3. Editorial Guidelines

The journal AUC Studia Territorialia publishes articles, book reviews, and reports.

An article should normally be between 6,000 and 9,000 words long (excluding footnotes and abstract), whereas a book review would ideally be 1,500 to 2,500 words long. Longer texts may also be considered if the subject matter warrants such treatment. All articles, regardless of language, must contain an English-language abstract between 100 and 150 words in length as well as four to six keywords.

A submitted manuscript must contain the following items: title page, abstract, keywords, main text, and annexes (if there are any). In a covering letter, the author must provide his or her full name, institutional affiliation, a brief biographical note in the language of the manuscript, an address to which author’s copies are to be sent, and additional contact information. Articles by more than one author must have a single contact person designated for the purposes of correspondence.

Words from other alphabets must be provided in the Latin alphabet. A transliteration table valid for the given language must be consulted when transliterating bibliographical items in footnotes (Library of Congress, Oxford Dictionary, ČSN). Standard transcription should be used for foreign terms and names in the main text.

4. Reference Style

Authors should adhere to the classical reference style. References should be presented in the form of footnotes. Bibliographical information from consulted works should be included in the footnotes themselves, not in a separate bibliography. Journal articles should always include a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), if the journal has one. Electronic sources may be cited including the access date, if appropriate. 

5. Reference Examples


One Author or Editor

Richard Sakwa, Postcommunism: Concepts in the Social Sciences (Buckingham: Open University Press, 1999), 51–58.

Two Authors or Editors

Roy Allison and Christoph Bluth, eds., Security Dilemmas in Russia and Eurasia (London: The Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1998).

Three Authors or Editors

Martha Brill Olcott, Anders Åslund, and Sherman W. Garnett, Getting it Wrong: Regional Cooperation and the Commonwealth of Independent States (Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1999), 105–8.

More than Three Authors or Editors

Viktor N. Rudenko et al., eds., Politicheskaia nauka i gosudarstvennaia vlasť v Rossiiskoi Federatsii i Novykh Nezavisimykh Gosudarstvakh (Ekaterinburg: Uraľskoe otdelenie Rossiskoi Akademii Nauk, 2004).

Chapter or Other Part of a Book

Branislav Makyta, “Energetický dialóg EÚ a RF,” in Energie pro Evropu: energetická spolupráce Ruska a zemí postsovětského prostoru s Evropskou unií, ed. Bohuslav Litera et al. (Praha: Eurolex Bohemia, 2006), 50–72.

Introduction, Foreword, or Similar Part of a Book

Anatol Lieven, Preface to An Endless War: The Russian-Chechen Conflict in Perspective, by Emil Souleimanov (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2007), 13–15.

Electronically-Published Books

Catherine Guicherd, The Enlarged EU’s Eastern Border: Integrating Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova in the European Project, SWP-Studien 2000/S 20 (Berlin: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, 2002), 31–32,

Repeated Citation

Makyta, “Energetický dialóg,” 66.

Olcott, Åslund, and Garnett, Getting It Wrong, 80–84.

Consecutive Citation

Ibid., 66–69.


Article in a Print Journal

Zbigniew Brzezinski, “The Premature Partnership,” Foreign Affairs 73, No. 2 (March/April 1994): 67–82, doi: 10.2307/20045920.

Article in an Online Journal

Farkhad Tolipov, “Uzbekistan and Russia: Alliance against a Mythic Threat?” Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst 7, No. 1 (January 11, 2006): 3–5,

Item in an Online Database

Halford J. Mackinder, “Modern Geography, German and English,” The Geographical Journal 6, No. 4 (1895): 367–79,

Book Review

Cameron Ross, review of Political Parties in the Regions of Russia: Democracy Unclaimed, by Grigorii V. Golosov, Slavic Review 63, No. 4 (Winter 2004): 898–99.

Newspapers and Magazines

Svante Cornell, “The War That Russia Wants,” The Guardian, August 8, 2008.

Markus Feldenkirchen and Horand Knaup, “Schulz Heads to Berlin. The Man Who Could Shake Up German Politics,” Spiegel Online, November 25, 2016,

Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

Jeff Sahadeo, “Creating a Russian Colonial Community: City, Nation, Empire in Tashkent, 1865–1923” (Doctoral Dissertation, University of Illinois, 2000), 96–108, 116.

Presentations at Symposia, Meetings or Conferences

Jonathan Wheatley, “Democratization in Georgia since 2003: Revolution or Repackaging?” (Paper presented at the Third International Workshop for Young Scholars, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, July 5, 2006).

Archives and Manuscript Collections

Sh. Z. Eliava and G. I. Broido to the People’s Commissariat of Foreign Affairs, V. I. Lenin, L. D. Trotsky and L. B. Krasin, telegram, Tashkent, December 27, 1919, file 588, fol. 13, container 4-39-43, Chicherin Papers, Foreign Policy Archive of the Russian Federation, Moscow.


Published and Broadcast Interviews

Paris Hilton, Interview with Larry King, Larry King Live, CNN, June 28, 2007.

Unpublished Interview

Petr Šochman (EC Directorate General for Competition), interview with author, September 24, 2008.

Unattributed Interview

Interview with a Border Guard officer, August 28, 1998.


“Growth of Welfare of Kazakhstan’s Citizens is the Primary Goal of State Policy. Address by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan H. E. Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev to the People of Kazakhstan,” Official Site of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, accessed October 2, 2008,

Stephen Blank, „The Russian Balance Sheet at Hangzhou,“ Atlantic Council (blog), September 7, 2016,

Personal Communication

Hans-Uwe Stahlmann, e-mail message to author, December 29, 2007.

Adapted from The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2010), 653–784. 


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