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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Please, ensure that you have included the Title page containing title, e-mail address of corresponding author, affiliations all authors, and acknowledgment with your submission as separate file.
    Submitted manuscript must be blinded and first page must contain only the title of the paper.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided (DOI).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


We accept manuscripts in Czech, Slovak, or English. To be suitable for publication in our journal, submitted contributions must be presented in a clear and transparent manner and the manuscript prepared according to the following guidelines:

Original manuscripts of an empirical nature ought to be structured as follows: a) Subject, b) Methods, c) Results, d) Discussion, e) Conclusion, f) Bibliography, g) Summary (which should not be written in the first person and should not contain any literature references), and h) Keywords.

All research articles and methodological studies include an English-written abstract structured as follows: 1. Objectives, 2. Sample and settings, 3. Hypotheses, 4. Statistical analyses, 5. Results, 6. Limitations. The abstract should not exceed one standard page, i.e. 1800 characters including spaces. An English abstract along with 3–5 keywords is to be placed on a separate page at the beginning of the article. Tables (at most 5) are to be attached at the end of the article, after the bibliography, on separate pages. Graphs (at most 3) and images (at most 3) should be attached as separate files.

Article manuscript must be no more than 30 standard pages long, that is, app. 54,000 characters including spaces, whereby bibliography is included in this count. Manuscripts are to be submitted in MS Word (lines double spaced, font 12pt). The text must be typed freely without fixed line-wrapping. A hard return should be used only at the end of a paragraph. Headings and subheadings are to be left-adjusted and not underlined: they should differ from the body of the text only by being followed by an empty line. All text should be justified to the left with no indents at the start of the paragraph. Underlining is to be strictly avoided. Footnotes should be designated with superscript Arabic numerals attached to the proper place in the text and numbered continuously throughout the work. The placement of figures (tables, images, etc.) should be marked at the desired location in the text by a note specifying what is to be placed there and its serial number (e.g. ‘Table 1 is to be placed here’).  

For empirical articles, it is necessary to state in the Methods that the consent of the relevant ethics committee with the research project has been obtained. It ought to be described how study participants were recruited and how researchers obtained informed consent either from them or from their legal guardians.

Tables, graphs, and images are to be numbered separately using Arabic numerals. Tables should be placed on separate pages. Legend and possible other explanations pertaining to them should be placed on the same page as the tables. Descriptions of variables and headings in the tables must not contain bold or semi-bold fonts or bold lines. Pictures and graphs need to be placed in separate files. Preferred bitmap formats include TIFF or PNG at 300 DPI or EPS for vector format. PDF format is also permissible.

In-text citations include the author’s surname and year of publication, in parentheses and separated by a comma: e.g. (Köhler, 1934). In case of direct quotations, a page must also be specified: e.g. (Köhler, 1934, p. 12). References to several sources are separated by a semicolon and listed alphabetically. In the case of publications by two authors, both authors’ names appear in the citation, linked by an ampersand: e.g. (Smith & Jones, 2016). For three or more authors, only the first author’s name is listed, followed by ‘et al.’: e.g. (Smith et al., 2002). Citations that appear in another work are given under the name of the author/authors, year, and reference to the original source, for example (James, 1890, as cited in Hoskovec, 1992). In such a case, the bibliography will include only the source from which the author had cited (in the example above, only Hoskovec, with the proper bibliographic information).

If the author makes in-text citations to several works by the same author, in the bibliography, the works should be listed the year of their publication from the oldest to the newest.

Reference lists should be formatted according to the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual. Please, include the relevant DOIs where available.

Title page
Submitted manuscripts must be blinded. The title page must contain only the title of the paper. All identifiers (names and affiliations of authors, full contact details of the corresponding author, and acknowledgments) should be provided on a separately submitted title page.

Electronic publishing system
Prepared article manuscripts are to be sent to the editors via an Open Journal System.
Kindly follow our online submission system. It will guide you through the particular steps of entering your article details and uploading your files. Make sure that your manuscript contains no identifiers and is ready for a blind review. Submission and processing of the articles in Československá psychologie are free of charge.



Submissions undergo a double-blind review process. Reviews are then sent to the corresponding author. When revising the manuscript, authors ought to carefully consider all reviewers’ comments and respond to them. After revising the manuscript, authors ought to describe all changes made in response to reviewers’ comments and explain why some reviewer’s suggestions were not followed through, eventually why some criticism may not apply.  The revised manuscript may be passed to the original reviewers for a second round of the reviewing process. The corresponding author will be notified of the submitted manuscript’s acceptance or rejection. All communication, including requests for revisions and notification of editor-in-chief’s decision, takes place solely by e-mail. Editors reserve the right to request shortening of manuscript length, suggest editorial changes, and request that manuscript be proofread by a professional.

Page proofs sent to authors should be returned as soon as possible. Substantial changes in the text and appendices can be done only with the consent of the editors. Published articles are not remunerated.


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Open Science Practices

The journal welcomes studies that make their data and/or details of analyses available.