General Information

STUDIA POLITICA SLOVACA. Journal for political science, contemporary history and international relations is indexed in CEEOL, ERIH PLUS, CEJSH and additional databases.

General Information

Studia Politica Slovaca is a peer-reviewed journal for political science, contemporary political history and international relations.
The mission of the journal published by the Institute of Political Science SAS is to contribute to general knowledge and to improve public understanding and awareness of political relations on a national and international scale by publishing academic papers and other information covering a wide range of genres by authors of diverse conceptual positions and political orientations.
The journal brings to the fore political theory, presenting results of the research into political systems, political activities and their selected aspects, the history of political thought, recent political history and issues of international relations.
The structure of the journal is as follows: the Studies and Analyses section constitutes the backbone of the journal; the News section provides brief accounts of academic projects, events and political science institutions. In addition to regular updates on academic events such as conferences, symposiums, seminars, doctoral defences and habilitations (second or higher doctoral defences), information on research projects and outcomes of the research conducted by the Institute of Political Science SAS, partner institutes and other institutions is provided as well. The final section brings reviews and annotations of selected academic works.
The Studia Politica Slovaca journal is published on a semi-annual basis in a standard academic format; it is aimed at scientific community, experts, humanities university students and the general public at large.

Publication policies and guidelines for authors

The journal accepts submissions of original scholarly and research articles in the field of political science, recent political history and international relations. Contributions are peer-reviewed by experts in their respective disciplines. Peer-reviewed papers are then examined and judged by the members of the editorial board. Based on the results of the peer reviews and recommendations from the editorial board, contributions may be returned to their authors for appropriate revision. The publication of the contributions is decided by the editorial board, which reserves the right to reject those submissions that do not comply with the required criteria regarding the scope of the journal, degree of scientific contribution or specified format. Contributions submitted to several journals simultaneously will not be given further consideration by the editorial board of Studia Politica Slovaca, as such conduct is deemed to be unethical.

Declaration of adherence to publication ethics and best publication practice

The Studia Politica Slovaca (SPS) Journal is published by the Institute of Political Science of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. The journal is run by the SPS Editorial Board, which supervises adherence to the guidelines on publication ethics and assesses the quality of published articles. The ethical standards whose observance is required by the SPS Editorial Board are in line with the internationally recognized code of ethics.

Publication ethics

Publication ethics is a basic document which obliges the contributors to adhere to ethical principles in the journal’s practice. The principles of publication ethics are binding on all entities involved in the publication of the SPS Journal (authors, reviewers, editorial board, editor-in-chief, executive editor, publisher). The main aim of publication ethics is to ensure maximum quality, objectivity and transparency of the journal, to guarantee that the published manuscripts comply with the legislation in force and to prevent copyright infringement, plagiarism, reuse of data or the sending of manuscript to multiple publishers and misuse of scientific results.
In order to meet these objectives, the following rights and obligations are conferred upon the authors and other interested parties:

Rights and duties of Author
Rights and duties of Publisher and Editor
Rights and duties of reviewers
Procedure for dealing with cases of unethical behaviour

The publication ethics of the Studia Politica Slovaca Journal is based on the code of ethics and good publication practice embedded in the Elsevier Ethics in Research and Publication.

Editor-in-chief: PhDr. Miroslav Pekník, CSc.

Executive Editor: Mgr. Jana Sivičeková

Editorial Board:
PhDr. Peter Dinuš, PhD. (Institute of Political Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic)
Prof. PhDr. Marcela Gbúrová, CSc. (Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovak Republic)
Doc. PhDr. Vladimír Goněc, DrSc. (Institute of Political Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic)
Doc. Mgr. Peter Juza, CSc. (University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Trnava, Slovak Republic)
Mgr. Norbert Kmeť, CSc. (Institute of Political Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic)
Prof. PhDr. Oskar Krejčí, CSc. (College of International and Public Relations, Prague, Czech Republic)
Prof. PhDr. Svetozár Krno, CSc. (Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra, Slovak Republic)
Prof. PhDr. Jozef Lysý, CSc. (Institute of Political Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic)
Prof. PhDr. Darina Malová, PhD. (Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic)
Mgr. Juraj Marušiak, PhD. (Institute of Political Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic)
PhDr. Zuzana Poláčková, CSc. (Institute of History, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic)
Doc. PhDr. František Škvrnda, CSc. (University of Economics, Bratislava, Slovak Republic)
Prof. PhDr. Zdeněk Veselý, CSc. (University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic)

Open Access Statement

The journal Studia Politica Slovaca is Open Access according to definition of Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) and the contributions are licensed under [CC BY]. The content of the journal is freely available on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author (except in the case of commercial use of texts).

Institute of Political Science
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Dúbravská cesta 9
841 04 Bratislava
Slovak Republic

Phone: +421-2-5478 9725
Fax: +421-2-5478 9726

ISSN 1337-8163 (print)
ISSN 2585-8459 (online)

Information for contributors in English in .pdf format.