Journal of Diplomatic and Social Studies

Recenzovaný časopis / Peer-reviewed Journal // ISSN 2570-9852 (tištěná verze/print) / ISSN 2570-9844 (on-line)

Peer-reviewed texts

The JDSS editors admit manuscripts to the review process only in electronic form to the e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in two versions (see below) and with an accompanying email. A manuscript must be submitted by its author (or by one of the co-authors) personally from their own email addresses.

The accompanying e-mail must contain a full name, full postal address and a telephone number of the author/authors. The e-mail address, from which it was sent, will be used in the further correspondence unless the author/authors explicitly indicate a different address.

The formal adjustment of manuscripts must correspond to the requirements specified below (or the attached file with a text template). The electronic file must always be in the format of MS Word document.

Manuscripts  for a peer review is necessary to offer to the JDSS editors in their full and anonymous versions.

The full version of an article is in the form in which it is to be published. It must contain:

title in Czech (Slovak) and English

Czech and English abstract (1200-1500 characters)

approximately five Czech and five English key words

author´s/authors´ contact address and a brief author's profile

 alphabetical list of cited literature

any information about a grant support, if the text is bound to any

 name of the attached file should be in the format – author´s surname_shortened article name, e.g. Novak_MyText

Anonymous versions must be completely identical with their full versions, with the exception of the following:

necessary to delete author´s name (or the co-authors´), name of workplace, contact address, and author´s profile;

 necessary to delete all references to grants and other forms of support by which one can identify author

in case, authors refer to their own work, these references (as well as the text form) must be formulated in a way not to allow  their identification; if authors quote a large number of their own texts, these should be limited to maximum 3 in the anonymous versions; JDSS generally does not recommend self- quotes

necessary to delete or adjust other formulations, which allow the author ´s identification (e.g., "Note X. Y." should be replaced by "Note author", in acknowledgements to previous readers it is necessary to delete names, links to author´s websites or team´s websites must also be deleted). In the place where deletions disrupt text coherence, it is appropriate to add a note (e.g. "XXX – deleted during the text anonymization")

electronic file names of anonymous versions  must contain only abbreviated titles of the articles (same as in full versions) marked with "_A" at the end, e.g. "MyText_A".

The JDSS editors are not responsible for any consequences arising from insufficient text anonymization. Concurrently, however, the JDSS editors reserve the right to pursue other anonymization actions.  Please also note that the lack of anonymization can lead to peer-review delay.


Non- reviewed texts

Non- reviewed texts (book reviews, reports, etc.) are also submitted in electronic form to the e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It is not necessary to send an anonymous version. The required maximum extents are stated in the section Manuscript Extent. The JDSS editors usually do not admit reviews of books published more than two years ago. Formal manuscript adjustments must correspond to the requirements specified below (or the attached file with a text template). The electronic file must always be in the format of MS Word document.

Peer review process

The peer review process is mutually anonymous with the exception of a reviewer´s approval to disclose their identity to an author. JDSS consciously does not send manuscripts for review to people who are anyhow personally or occupationally connected.  We ask authors to announce the editors in the accompanying e-mail whether their manuscripts have been submitted for comments to any people outside their immediate working circle.

On principle, the JDSS editors do not admit any recommendations relating to appropriate reviewers of their manuscripts. In case of serious reasons why certain persons should not evaluate texts, we ask authors to disclose that and explain the reasons in their accompanying e-mails.

The JDSS editors attach the review report a substantial importance; however the final decision rests with the editors, respectively the JDSS editorial board.

Submitting manuscripts to other journals while being reviewed by the JDSS, is regarded as unethical.

The notification of the peer review outcome is communicated to authors within 15 weeks from the date of manuscript receipt.  

For more information about review process see Peer-review process.

The formal texts layout  

The extent of manuscripts

Peer-reviewed texts, such as essays, research studies or methodological contributions should not exceed 35 pages (i.e. 63 000 characters with spaces, including an abstract and a list of literature), profiles 10 standard pages, reviews 7 standard pages, news and information 5 standard pages, annotation 1 standard page.

Tables, graphs, pictures

Tables, graphs, pictures, etc. can be either suitably arranged into texts or behind them.

All tables, graphs, pictures, etc. must be a part of the same file as the main text. Tables sent separately especially in Excel, pictures and diagrams in a variety of separate files, etc. will not be sent to the peer review process. Only after the final receipt of texts for publishing the JDSS editors will call for source files and graphs, preferably in Excel, pictures preferably in TIF or EPS format in a sufficient definition.

The source of tables, graphs shall be indicated only in case that these are borrowed from another source. If their authors are the authors of the texts, the sources are not quoted.


Abstracts must be in the extent of 1200-1500 characters in Czech (Slovak) and English. The purpose of abstracts is to present a theoretical or research questions and their solutions, used data and methodology (depending on nature of articles). Overly general abstracts can be returned by the editors for revision.