What procedure does Umění/Art follow for accepting submitted articles, reports, or contributions to the archive section for publication?
The editorial team consults with the editorial board and then sends submissions for expert review, usually by two reviewers, and in the case of conflicting reviews the submission is sent to a third reviewer. The journal uses a double-blind review procedure. The reviewer must not be employed at the same institution as the author of the submission. In the case of submissions written in a language other than Czech the editorial team works with reviewers from abroad. The editorial board has the final world on the decision whether to publish a submission.
What is the ideal length of submissions to the journal, how many illustrations can be submitted for publication?
The ideal length of an article is approximately 6,000 words plus footnotes. A submission may be longer or shorter than this, but it must not exceed 9,000–10,500 words. A maximum of 18 illustrations can be submitted. Each submission (except reviews) must include a summary in Czech that has a maximum of 300 words (and no more!), the translation of which into English is arranged by the editorial team.
How does the Reviews section work?
Books for review in the journal and the reviewers are selected and contacted by the editorial team in agreement with the editorial board. The names of the reviewers are not released until the time of publication. Readers are welcome to submit suggestions of recently published books for review, regardless of whether they wish to write the review themselves or not. Once a book and its reviewer are selected, the editorial team will send the author – if he or she wishes – a copy of the reviewed publication free of charge. The list of books selected for review is published on the journal’s website in the News section.
Reviewers are given three to four months to submit their review. The length of the review should be between 1,500 and 2,400 words. In specially justified cases, one of two illustrations can be included with the review. More than one book (two or three) can be reviewed in a single review. If the author does not submit the review by the due date, he or she is required to return the book to the editorial office in its original state, i.e. unmarked, with no creases, and with no other form of damage. A review will usually be published within six months of its submission.
Who translates submissions to the journal and who pays for the translations?
It is a good idea to consult with the editorial team in advance on the matter of translation. Translations of submissions are done by native speakers into their native language, and the translators specialise in the translation of scholarly texts in the field of the humanities. Grant-holders usually cover the costs of translation with their grant funds; in the case of other authors the translation is paid for from the journal’s budget, as long as the given text has been recommended for publication in a foreign language by the editorial board.
Who provides the illustrations and who pays for them?
The author proposes illustrations for publication in collaboration with the editorial team. Accurate captions with all requisite information must be submitted along with at least basic copies of the illustrations for publication. If the submission is the outcome of a grant project, the costs of the reproductions are covered wholly entirely or partly by the grant-holder. In other cases the costs of the reproductions are covered from the journal’s budget if agreed by the editorial team. If any illustrations are to be ordered by the journal’s editorial team, the author(s) must provide the editorial team with complete information required for making such an order, including the address of the given institutions and the inventory numbers of the illustrations.
Does the journal remunerate authors for submissions?