PhDr. Vladimír Naxera, Ph.D.
Acta Fakulty filozofické / Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Review
Proposition for Authors
Acta Fakulty filozofické / The Faculty of Philosophy and Arts (FPA) Review is an academic magazine published by the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen which, in keeping with the character and focus of its Faculty, publishes works from the area of humanities, social and natural sciences. The magazine accepts various types of papers and contributions, including studies, reviews and review essays.
Studies represent original scientific works from the area of humanities, social and natural sciences. The FPA Review accepts texts for its reviewing process in Czech, Slovak and English languages. The length of a single study’s text (not including list of sources and abstract) should be between 36,000 and 54,000 symbols (including spaces). Studies undergo an anonymous reviewing process and the decision to publish them is made based on evaluations from two reviewers and also the decisions of the editorial board and editorial committee. Studies must contain the following:
-Abstract (roughly 10 lines)
-5 -10 tag words
-List of sources (for formatting please see below)
Reviews and Review Essays
The FPA Review accepts reviews of academic publications for print which fall into the category of humanities, social and natural sciences and have been published in the Czech Republic or abroad at latest two years before the review. If in doubt, the author of the review may ask the editors about the suitability of his/her selection to be published. The length of a review should be between 5,000 and 9,000 symbols, review essays between 9,000 and 16,000 symbols. Publication of a review is decided upon by the editorial board and the editorial commission.
Technical information and citation rules:
Please send all texts to the Executive Editor’s email address at firstname.lastname@example.org in .doc or .docx format. In regards to preserving the anonymity of the reviewing process, authors of individual texts will ensure that their text will not contain any information which could directly point to themselves or their identity.
Texts must be written in Times New Roman font, size 12, single spacing, and footnotes must be written in Times New Roman font, size 10, also single spacing. Please do not use any different forms of headings with a different size or style -use the standard font and a "1., 1.1., 1.1.1...” system for numbering chapters and subchapters. Do not use bold type for any part of the text; for highlighting important or foreign terms, please use italics. Do not indent paragraphs. Footnotes should be inserted directly on their corresponding page; do not use endnotes. Texts may include pictures or tables. Pictures which you include with the text should be either in .jpg, .tif or .pdf format and should be attached to the text in a separate document. Tables will also be included as a separate part of the document and should be attached in individual Excel documents. Each table or picture must be marked (e.g. Table 1 or Figure 1) and named. Authors should send names of all pictures and tables in a separate document in .doc or .docx format. Authors are to mark the place in the text where the picture or table should appear, referring to the attachments (e.g. see Picture 1).
All citations should be included in the text in the following format: (Surname year of publication, page/s), e.g. (Novák 1995, 55). In the event that you use multiple texts from the same author and they are also published in the same year, use lower case letters "a”, "b”, etc. to differentiate between them directly in the citation and also in the final list of sources (e.g. 1995a, 1995b). In this case, order the sources alphabetically according to their titles. In the event of multiple authors, use the conjunction "and”, e.g. (Novák and Lukeš 1995, 55). In place of citing directly in the text, you may also list citations in the same format in footnotes on their corresponding page. This type of formatting must be strictly kept the same throughout the whole article!
For authorless sources (such as archive documents), citations will be written in the same manner as for literature listed above (i.e. directly in text in parentheses or in footnotes) -in place of the author, the origin of the given information should be given (e.g. name of the archive). It is best to cite internet sources in footnotes. Each citation of an internet source should contain as much information as possible including the name of the website and name of the given article including a complete link and date of retrieval -e.g. "BBC: Romney hopes to bag Wisconsin in a primary hat-trick, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17593311, 3. 4. 2012."
Direct and word-for-word citations should be put into quotation marks and written in italics -e.g. "Xxxxxxx” (Novák 1995, 55).
List of Sources
Sources will always be ordered alphabetically. The list of sources should be divided into categories according to the nature of the sources -the first category of citations will include "Literature” (monographs, chapters from symposiums, magazine articles including online versions which must contain a full link and date of retrieval), "Information Sources” and "Internet Sources” (this category should not contain those online sources which are of a more literary character, e.g. articles from online magazines) or sources from online archives. Sources should be formatted in the following manner:
-;MONOGRAPH: NOVÁK, Emil (1995): Elections and Election Systems. Prague: Portal Publishing.; in the event of multiple authors: NOVÁK, Emil and LUKEŠ, Václav (1995): Elections and Election Systems. Prague: Portal Publishing.
-;CHAPTER IN A SYMPOSIUM OR COLLECTIVE MONOGRAPH: NOVÁK, Emil (1995): Development of Election Systems. In: Lukeš, Václav (ed.): Elections and Election Systems. Prague: Portal Publishing, p. 25–47. (in the event of multiple editors, use "eds." Instead of "ed.")
-;MAGAZINE ARTICLE: NOVÁK, Emil (1995): Elections and Election Systems. Political Science Magazine 2/1995, p. 25–47. Or: NOVÁK, Emil (1995): Elections and Election Systems. Political Science Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 2, p. 25–47. In the event that the article comes from a magazine which is available only in an online format, a full link and date of retrieval should be listed, e.g.: NOVÁK, Emil (1995): Elections and Elections Systems. Central European Political Studies 2/1995 (http://www.XXXXXXXXXX, 3. 4. 2012).
-;INTERNET SOURCES: the source should be listed in the same form as it appears in the link in the text, e.g.: BBC: Romney hopes to bag Wisconsin in a primary hat-trick, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17593311, 3. 4. 2012.
Only those texts which fulfill the above mentioned rules will be accepted for the reviewing process. If the formal requirements listed above are not followed, the text will be refused by the editorial staff and will not be advanced to the reviewers.
PhDr. Vladimír Naxera, Ph.D.