Author Guidelines

1. Manuscript Submission
The journal Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Studia Territorialia publishes original scholarly works that have not been published anywhere else, are not currently awaiting publication in other journals, and are not simultaneously being considered for publication by another journal. Unless agreed otherwise, manuscripts are only accepted in English. American English is preferred, but British English is also acceptable as long as the spelling is consistent throughout. Authors should consult the Chicago Manual of Style or the Oxford Style Manual for grammar and style.

To receive consideration, manuscripts should be uploaded online through the Studia Territorialia journal management system. Alternatively, they can be sent to the editorial team via e-mail at Submissions must be presented in a standard document format such as Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf, or .odt). All correspondence between authors and the editors will take place via e-mail.

By submitting their manuscripts, the authors agree that their submission may be screened for unoriginal content at any stage of the editing and production process using an automated similarity check system.

2. Peer Review
Following a successful initial editorial screening, submitted articles are subject to rigorous double-blind peer review. For each article, at least two independent external reviewers will be consulted who are established experts in the relevant field. Each review should provide comprehensive feedback to the authors as well as a recommendation to the editors as to what more needs to be done with the submission: whether it should be published as is; published after incorporation of minor revisions; substantially revised and resubmitted; or rejected. For resubmitted manuscripts, an additionally commissioned review will advise whether the issues raised by the reviewers have been sufficiently addressed and whether the revised submission is suitable for publication, but it will not propose any further substantial revisions. The editors are normally in a position to report back to the authors about the status of their submissions within four months.

The editors reserve the right to edit the article in accordance with the journal’s editorial standards or to reject the submission with no obligation to provide a reason.

Manuscripts requiring excessive editing due to failure to respect the journal’s editorial guidelines or due to poor presentation or language will be rejected and returned.

3. Author License Agreement
When the peer-review process is complete, the authors of accepted submissions must authorize the editors to sign a licensing agreement with the Charles University Karolinum Press for the print version of the journal. An electronic version of the journal will subsequently be published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International). This license allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of its authorship and initial publication in this journal.

The journal is published thanks to the support of the Institute of International Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University and the Karolinum Press. The journal charges no fees in connection with the submission, review, or publication of a submitted work.

4. Editorial Guidelines
The journal Studia Territorialia publishes articles, book reviews, and reports.

An article should typically be between 6,000 and 9,000 words in length (excluding abstract, notes and appendices). A book review should strive for a limit of 2,000 words. Longer texts may also be considered if the subject matter warrants such treatment. All articles must contain an English-language abstract of no more than 150 words as well as four to six keywords.

A submitted manuscript must contain the following items: abstract, keywords, and main text, with appendices (if any) included separately. In a covering letter, the authors must provide their full names, institutional affiliations, ORCID (if registered), and their contact information, as well as acknowledgments, information on financial support received, and a disclosure statement on possible conflicts of interest. Submissions by more than one author must designate a single contact person as the corresponding author.

Words in a language using other than the Latin alphabet must be Romanized into the Latin alphabet. Bibliographic items in footnotes must be transliterated in accord with an accepted transliteration table such as the ALA-LC Romanization Tables (see Library of Congress). A simple phonetic transcription should be used for foreign terms and names in the main text.

It is the responsibility of the authors to make sure they have obtained all necessary permissions for possible reproduction of any third-parties’ copyrighted material, such as graphics.

5. Reference Style
All articles must contain references. References should be in the form of footnotes formatted in accord with the Chicago Manual of Style for Notes. No separate bibliography or reference list at the end of the text is required.

Citations should always include a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), if the cited material has one.

Electronic sources should be cited including the date of last access, if appropriate.

6. Reference Examples
One Author or Editor
Philipp Ther, The Outsiders: Refugees in Europe since 1492 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2020), 121–123.

Two Authors or Editors
Roy Allison and Christoph Bluth, eds., Security Dilemmas in Russia and Eurasia (London: The Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1998).

Three Authors or Editors
Harold D. Clarke, Matthew Goodwin, and Paul Whiteley, Brexit: Why Britain voted to leave the European Union (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017).

More than Three Authors or Editors
Rupert N. Richardson et al., Texas: The Lone Star State, 11th ed. (Abingdon: Routledge, 2021).

Chapter or Other Part of a Book
Joyeeta Gupta, “Climate Change and the Future of International Order,” in The Rise and Decline of the Post-Cold War International Order, ed. Hanns W. Maull (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 44–63, doi: 10.1093/oso/9780198828945.003.0001.

Introduction, Foreword, or Similar Part of a Book
Anatol Lieven, Preface to An Endless War: The Russian-Chechen Conflict in Perspective, by Emil Souleimanov (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2007), 13–15.

Electronically Published Books
Catherine Guicherd, The Enlarged EU’s Eastern Border: Integrating Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova in the European Project, SWP-Studien 2000/S 20 (Berlin: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, 2002), 31–32,

Repeated Citation
Clarke, Goodwin, and Whiteley, Brexit, 80–84.
Gupta, “Climate Change,” 45.

Consecutive Citation
Ibid., 45–48.

Article in a Print Journal
Zbigniew Brzezinski, “The Premature Partnership,” Foreign Affairs 73, no. 2 (March/April 1994): 67–82, doi: 10.2307/20045920.

Article in an Online Journal
Farkhad Tolipov, “Uzbekistan and Russia: Alliance against a Mythic Threat?” Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst 7, no. 1 (January 11, 2006): 3–5,

Item in an Online Database
Halford J. Mackinder, “Modern Geography, German and English,” The Geographical Journal 6, no. 4 (1895): 367–379,

Book Review
Cameron Ross, review of Political Parties in the Regions of Russia: Democracy Unclaimed, by Grigorii V. Golosov, Slavic Review 63, no. 4 (Winter 2004): 898–899.

Newspapers and Magazines
Svante Cornell, “The War That Russia Wants,” The Guardian, August 8, 2008.

Markus Feldenkirchen and Horand Knaup, “Schulz Heads to Berlin. The Man Who Could Shake Up German Politics,” Der Spiegel, November 25, 2016,

Theses and Doctoral Dissertations
Jeff Sahadeo, “Creating a Russian Colonial Community: City, Nation, Empire in Tashkent, 1865–1923” (Doctoral Dissertation, University of Illinois, 2000), 96–108, 116.

Presentations at Symposia, Meetings or Conferences
Jonathan Wheatley, “Democratization in Georgia since 2003: Revolution or Repackaging?” (Paper presented at the Third International Workshop for Young Scholars, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, July 5, 2006).

Archives and Manuscript Collections
Sh. Z. Eliava and G. I. Broido to the People’s Commissariat of Foreign Affairs, V. I. Lenin, L. D. Trotsky and L. B. Krasin, telegram, Tashkent, December 27, 1919, file 588, fol. 13, container 4-39-43, Chicherin Papers, Foreign Policy Archive of the Russian Federation, Moscow.

Published and Broadcast Interviews
Paris Hilton, Interview with Larry King, Larry King Live, CNN, June 28, 2007.

Unpublished Interview
Petr Šochman (EC Directorate General for Competition), interview with author, September 24, 2008.

Unattributed Interview
Interview with a Border Guard officer, August 28, 1998.

Websites and Social Media
“European Council decides on sanctions on Belarus,” The Federal Chancellor, May 25, 2021,

Stephen Blank, “The Russian Balance Sheet at Hangzhou,” Atlantic Council (blog), September 7, 2016,

Jens Stoltenberg (@jensstoltenberg), “NATO Allies were briefed on Russia’s intelligence activities, which resulted in the Vrbetice explosion in 2014,” Twitter, April 22, 2021, 11:16 a.m.,

Personal Communication
Hans-Uwe Stahlmann, e-mail message to author, December 29, 2017.

Adapted from The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2017), 741–890.