Sociologický časopis
Czech sociological review


Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Submissions to the English edition of Sociologický časopis/Czech Sociological Review must be written in English.

Those authors whose first language is not English are recommended to enlist the help of a native English speaker to edit the piece for grammar prior to submission so that the reviewers can give full justice to their work. The editors reserve the right to edit the language of all submissions.

Please adhere to the following directions when preparing your manuscript for submission:

1. Include a cover letter with your manuscript containing your full name, all academic titles, address and postal code, telephone number, e-mail address, the title of your manuscript and an indication of its length (the number of characters with spaces, including references, footnotes, abstract, and any appendices) and a declaration the manuscript has not been yet published or submitted to any other journal.

2. Submit your manuscript along with a blinded version of it and any other materials by email to SC/CSR sends blinded copies for review, so please omit all references to your identity as the author in the text of the blinded copy.

Manuscripts must be submitted in Word (.doc) format and and they should be double-spaced, 60 characters to a line, 30 lines to a page.

3. The manuscript should include a title, abstract (1000–1500 characters), up to five keywords, footnotes in the text, and references at the end of the text.

4. Articles should be approximately 55 000–75 000 characters in length (with spaces and including footnotes and references), book reviews approximately 7000–9000 characters (with spaces), and information or news on past or upcoming academic events a maximum of 8000 characters.

5. Citations in the text give the last name of the author(s) and the year of publication in square brackets. Also include the page numbers after a colon whenever citing directly from a work or referring to a specific passage. Only cite those works that are necessary to provide evidence for your statements.


  • If the name of the author is mentioned in the text, only put the year of publication in square brackets immediately following the name: Bauman [1968]; if the name of the author is not mentioned in the text, indicate the name of the author(s) and the year in square brackets [Bauman 1968], and where necessary indicate the cited pages following a colon [Bauman 1968: 128–150].
  • In the case of two or three joint authors, list all surnames [Saxonberg, Hašková and Mudrák 2012]; in the case of four or more authors, indicate the first surname followed by ‘et al.’. List a series of citations in alphabetical order or date order separated by semi-colons [Hanousek and Munich 2000; Turnovec 1997, 1998, 1999].
  • For institutional or similar authorship, consistently indicate minimal identification from the citation [OECD 2000].
  • For sources scheduled for publication use ‘in press’ or ‘forthcoming’ [Bauman]; for dissertations and unpublished sources cite the author and date. If there is no date, use ‘n.d’: Smith [forthcoming] and Weber [n.d.].
  • For machine-readable data files, cite authorship and date: [Institute of Sociology 2001].
  • For electronic sources cite in-text only those that are permanently archived (internet sources, web journals, library and university websites, etc.). Cite the name of the author(s) or institution and the year of publication. Cite any other references to online sources in a footnote with the date of retrieval and the full URL.

6. Number footnotes throughout the text using superscript Arabic numerals.

7. References at the end of the manuscript must contain all references cited in the text, but only those cited in the text. All reference information must be provided in full and correctly. Please observe the following guidelines:

  • Present references in alphabetical order according to the author’s surname. Use initials for the first and any other names, except the surname, and list all the authors of a co-authored work – do not use ‘et al.’’. Only invert the name of the first author: Jones, A. B., C. D. Smith and J. Peterson.
  • When two or more works by the same author are cited, present them chronologically by year. If two or more works by the same author are from the same year, distinguish them by adding the letters a, b, c, etc., to the year.

SC/CSR uses the citation guidelines as set out in the ASA Style Guide (2nd ed., 1997) and used by the American Sociological Review.



Hutchby, I. and R. Wooffitt. 1998. Conversation Analysis Principles. Practices and Application. Oxford: Polity Press.

Jarkovská, L. 2013. Gender před tabulí: Etnografický výzkum genderové reprodukce v každodennosti školní třídy (Gender in front of the blackboard: the ethnography of gender reproduction in the everyday life of the classroom). Prague: SLON.


Hejnal, O. 2013. ‘Hilton jako fekální dvůr: socioprostorové aspekty bezdomovectví.’ (The ‘Hilton’ as a fecal court: the socio-spatial aspects of homelessness) Sociologický časopis/Czech Sociological Review 49 (2): 241–267.


LaCapra, D. 1992. ‘Foucault, History and Madness.’ Pp. 78–85 in Rewriting the History of Madness, edited by A. Still and I. Velody. London and New York: Routledge.

Machonin, P. 2002. ‘Proměny sociálních nerovností v postsocialistické transformaci středoevropského typu a jejich možné teoretické implikace.’ (The transformation of social inequalities in the Central-European type of post-socialist transformation and their possible theoretical implications) Pp. 11–30 in Současná česká společnost. Sociologické studie, edited by Z. Mansfeldová and M. Tuček. Prague: Sociologický ústav AV ČR.


Zděnek, M. 2011. ‘Co je třeba změnit v českém zdravotnictví a proč?’ (What needs changing in Czech health care and why?) Česká pozice, 8 April. Retrieved 14 December 2014 (

Please include the DOI (digital object identifier) for all references that have been assigned one:

Donham, D. L. 1998. ‘Freeing South Africa: The “Modernization” of Male-Male Sexuality in Soweto.’ Cultural Anthropology 13 (1): 3–21,

8. Tables should be numbered consecutively and each submitted on a separate piece of paper. Insert a note in the text for each table indicating where it should be placed (Table 1 about here). Each table must have a descriptive title and headings for all columns and rows. Notes on the tables (e.g. source information) are presented immediately below the table as a table footnote(s).

9. Figures and illustrations are numbered consecutively and submitted each on a separate piece of paper. Insert a note in the text for each indicating where it should be placed. All graphs and illustrations must be computer-generated – graphs in Excel, illustrations in TIF or EPS format – and submitted via e-mail. Please note: other file formats will not be accepted.

Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i., Jilská 1, 110 00 Praha 1, e-mail: