Instructions for Authors

Právník is a double-blind-peer-reviewed journal. Articles are written in Czech or Slovak, tables of contents, key words and abstracts are also available in English. All manuscripts received are evaluated by the editorial board of Právník and by two anonymous external referees. Please note that our evaluation process takes account of several criteria. Excellence is a necessary condition for publication, but it is not always a sufficient condition. The need for a balance of topics, the Journal's particular areas of interest, which may change over time, the fact that something similar has already been published, etc., may also influence the final decision. Therefore, a rejection does not necessarily reflect upon the quality of a piece.

Právník submission evaluation process is completely anonymous. Therefore, before you submit, make sure that you have two separate files containing:

1. A manuscript with no information to identify the author/s. The editorial board of Právník bears no responsibility for any consequences of insufficient level of anonymity of the text. An insufficient level of anonymity may result in a delay during the review proceeding.

2. A title page, which indicates the author’s name with all academic titles, workplace, article title and email address.

Právník welcomes submissions of the following types of manuscript: original articles, short reports and commentaries. In addition, Právník also commissions book reviews and ‘discussion’ papers.

Submissions should be accompanied by an assurance that the manuscript has not been published, submitted, or accepted elsewhere. Submissions, in an electronic form only, are to be send to the editorial board of Právník to the e-mail address Also all other correspondence is to be addressed to the editorial board of Právník using the same e-mail address


 Manuscript Submission Guidelines:

1. The number of characters of an article (paper) should not, in general, exceed 53 000. The head of editorial board of Právník may exceptionally accept also larger articles, if considered highly relevant. The number of characters of a book review and commentaries should not, in general, exceed 35 000. In addition, Právník also accepts ‘discussion’ papers (53 000 characters maximum), and short reports (35 000 characters maximum). Messages regarding events from scientific life are to be sent to the editorial board of Právník within one month after taking place.

2. The manuscript shall meet the following formal requirements: the article includes an abstract (c. 5-6 sentences) and keywords (2-5). Abstracts and keywords shall be written in English and Czech or Slovak language, the article shall be written in Czech or Slovak language using one of the generally available text editors (e.g. MS Word), font size shall be 12, type of font Times New Roman, line spacing 1.5 and borders at each side 2.5 cm. The manuscript must be paginated and divided into paragraphs and chapters, possibly with secondary titles. Notes in the manuscript are to be numbered in one series for the entire document and always included at the bottom of the corresponding page (footnotes). All citations is to comply with the ČSN ISO 690 and ČSN ISO 690-2 standard. 

3. For more details on bibliographic references and other requirements see citation samples, available for downloading from the magazine's website:

4. Authors bear full responsibility for the language, contents and formal level of the manuscript. The editorial board of Právník will only make basic necessary language modifications of the texts received.

5. A manuscript that does not meet the formal requirements from these Instructions may not be accepted for the review proceeding.


Copyright and originality of the offered manuscript

1. It is assumed that the manuscript offered has not been previously published. It is expected that the authors will inform the editorial board of Právník if the entire manuscript, its parts or some relevant results have been previously published in a different publication at the level of an article in a reviewed scientific magazine or monograph. Should the editorial board of Právník conclude that this condition was not fulfilled the review process may be terminated.

2. It is assumed that the submitted manuscript is an original academic work. If that is not the case the author needs to provide information regarding all circumstances that could raise doubts whether the manuscript is the outcome of original research.

3. By submitting the manuscript the author acknowledges that after the publication in Právník her/his work will be made available online to the Internet users and also kept by the Library of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Author's rights to further use the work remain unabridged.