Instructions for authors and the peer-review process

If you are interested in publishing of your article, please send your text to the peer-review process, to the e-mail

Texts are to be sent in the Word format. Range is max. 20 standard pages (i.e. 36,000 characters incl. spaces) and it has to be a historical-pedagogical research study or an overview study. The text has to be in accordance with the rules for citing.

The journal Historia scholastica publishes reviews of both Czech and foreign expert works from the field of history of education reports from important international scientific events in the field of education and pedagogy. The Journal does not accept informative reviews or reviews of publications, unless they have a greater impact on discussion in the field of history of pedagogy and history of education.

In the case of publishing the manuscript in electronic or printed version an author provides licence to reproduce to publishers of the Historia scholastica journal – National Pedagogical Museum and Library of J. A. Comenius and Technical University of Liberec, therefore the declaration given below has to be attached to the text:

I declare that the text has not been offered to any other journal for publication and I agree that in case of publication of the text in the Historia scholastica Journal I provide to the National Pedagogical Museum and Library of J. A. Comenius and Technical University of Liberec a licence to reproduce the text.

Publishing of the manuscripts is free of charge, no fees are charged for the manuscript submission, processing and publication.

Peer-review process:

  1. The author submits his/her article to the editorial office by e-mail.
  2. The author is notified within 10 days of receipt of the article.
  3. The author is notified within 30 days of reference of the article to the peer-review process, or of refusal to refer the submitted article to the peer-review process.
  4. Reviews by independent reviewers are sent to the author within 60 days after receipt of the article.
  5. Journal Historia scholastica uses double-blind peer review. Reviews are written by two independent experts, who are not employed by the same employer as the author, and are not in the conflict of interest with the author or origin of the articles. Editorial office archives the reviews for 5 years at least.
  6. If the text is recommended for publication by both of the reviewers, it is published in the closest issue of the Journal.
  7. If both the reviews, or one of them recommend completion or rewriting of the text, the author expresses himself/herself within 10 days after receipt of the review, if he/she completes or rewrites the text and indicates the date of the planned submission of the completed text.
  8. If the reviews are negative, and the text is not recommended for publication, it is returned to the author.
  9. If the text is not completed and revised, it is sent to the editorial office or reviewers to peer-review process by the specified date. The author submits together with the revised text also his/her statement to reviewer’s recommendation and how they have been taken into consideration.
  10. If the reviewer or editorial office do not find the revisions sufficiently in line to recommendations of the peer-review process, the text is refused and the peer-review process is terminated. In the positive case, the text is accepted for publication in the closest issue of the journal Historia scholastica.
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