Instructions for authors

 

Contributions are accepted continuously at the e-mail address of the editorial office, civitasperpopuli@gmail.com. The closing date for individual issues is always by January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31, of the given year. The editorial staff reserves the right to publish some numbers as special or single-topic issues.

Please make sure that the contributions sent by you have the following:

1. The title in Czech (or Slovak) and the title in English

2. Key words in Czech (3–5) and key words in English

3. Abstract (a content summary of approx. 10–15 lines), both in Czech and English

4. Reference and citation list

5. Please provide the most important professional information about the author – ranging up to 10 lines

6. The size of the contribution is limited to at least 3 and at most 15 standard pages.

 

The main contributions are peer-reviewed by two evaluators. (This does not relate to professional notifications and information about events). The peer-review process is anonymous on both sides. The editorial staff and the editorial board reserve the right to reject the text before the peer-review process on the grounds of non-compliance with the instructions for authors.

Declaration of originality of the article – together with the contribution the author is to hand over to the editorial board a declaration stating that the contribution is original and as of yet has not been offered for publication to another publisher. The declaration text can be downloaded here.

 

Contribution Format

Please prepare the articles subject to the template, which can be downloaded from this link: http://www.civitas-group.cz/soubory/sablona.dotx

In order to emphasise chapters it is possible to use two levels of text structuring (e.g. 1. Socio-Demographic Approach; 1.1. Current Research).

The editorial board decides on the publication of the contributions on the basis of the peer-review. In the case of doubts the editorial board will ask for another peer-review, which will be anonymous to the author. The final decision on the publication of the contribution is at the discretion of the editorial board which will immediately inform the author about its decision to reject the contributions.

Peer-reviewers are chosen by the editorial staff from the ranks of relevant experts.

Instructions for citation:

Please state citations in accordance with the ČSN ISO 690.

 

Sending of the Contributions

Please send the contributions in the MS Word (*.doc) or OpenOffice (*.odt) document format either electronically on a CD to the address Civitas per Populi, Střelecká 574/13, 500 02 Hradec Králové or by e-mail to the address: civitasperpopuli@gmail.com

Should you fail to comply with the instructions, the editorial staff reserves the rights to edit the article or return it for adjustment.

 

Publishing Ethics, Copyright

The editorial office of the Regional Development between Theory and Practice journal presumes:

• That the offered manuscript is an original work, i.e. so far it has not been published and has not been offered simultaneously for publication to anyone else (with the exception of publication as a part of a dissertation or different university thesis, review or lecture);

• The author (or possibly the team of authors) offering the manuscript is the sole holder of copyright of the relevant manuscript;

• If the manuscript contains material, the copyright of which is held by a third party (e.g. pictorial supplements), the author has acquired permission for its unlimited use before offering the manuscript to the editorial office;

• By offering the manuscript the author declares his/her serious interest in having the article published only in the Regional Development between Theory and Practice journal and respecting the terms and conditions of: Creative Commons licence “Attribution-Non-commercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)”

The editorial staff expects that the authors will inform them about the fact that the entire manuscript or its parts or some significant results from it have already been published somewhere else (with the exception of publication as a part of a dissertation or different university thesis, review or lecture). The editorial staff presume that the offered text, including its title and the abstract, differs sufficiently from other texts already published or ready to be published in any of the peer-reviewed journals or monographs. Discovering the contrary may lead to the termination of the peer-review process.

 

Reprints and Sharing of the Published Article

An article published in the Regional Development between Theory and Practice journal may be further shared by anyone, that is to say the material may be reproduced and distributed via any media in any format whatsoever, specifically under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence, namely:

• Attribute the author – it is your obligation to attribute the author, to make reference to the licence together with the work and highlight the changes made by yourself. You may achieve this by any reasonable means; nonetheless never in a way that implies that the licensor approves of or supports you or your method of the use of the work.

• Do not use the work commercially – it is prohibited to use the work for commercial purposes.

• Do not adapt or change the work – if you process the work, use it together with other works, supplement or change it in any other way, you must not further distribute this adjusted work (however in accordance with the copyright act, the author continues to be entitled to make derivatives of the original work).

• No other limitations – you must not use legal limitations or efficient technical measures of protection, which would limit others in the options provided by this licence.

For more details go to: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.cs

 

Plagiarism

The whole or partial imitation (copying) of older works and presentations, passing such off as the original work, is considered to be plagiarism. Authors must not use the “copy and paste” method to publish more works in more publications, even if having added only minute or no new information/knowledge. Authors, who use significant parts of their own, already published works, without giving the relevant references, are guilty of auto-plagiarism.

Authors should try to avoid even minor plagiarism by providing relevant references to the works used and by acquiring the necessary permissions for such use.

If plagiarism is proven, the editorial board will officially contact institutions of authors and their grant agencies informing them about the breach of academic ethics. Moreover, the article will be withdrawn from the journal.

 

Dealing with Complaints

If an ethical objection is raised, relating to the submitted manuscript or a published article, the editorial staff will arrange an appropriate and fair investigation. This process may involve contacting the author or his institution so that the objection can be clarified. If the objection is found to be legitimate, other due steps will be taken (correction of the published article, its withdrawal etc.). Each objection raised or any non-ethical conduct will be investigated even if discovered years after the publication. If errors are found in the publication, they will be corrected or possibly the publication will be withdrawn. The editorial staff may reject the manuscript even without the peer-review, if for example they discover that its content does not fit the orientation of the journal, the quality of the manuscript is poor or the criteria for publication have not been complied with. With respect to the articles to be accepted and rejected, the editorial staff and the editorial board must not be in a conflict of interests.