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Review Procedure


The Journal accepts previously unpublished papers only.

Each paper submitted (excluding book reviews and reports) is sent to two reviewers for review. Anonymity is maintained between the authors and the reviewers. On the basis of the result of the review process, the pertinent editorial board accepts the text, returns it for correcting or reworking or rejects it.

For the review of paper the editor-in-chief selects reviewers who specialize in the subject the paper addresses. He also ensures that the author and reviewers have no close employment, institutional or personal connections. 

The author of the text is informed of the decision of the editorial board in written form as soon as possible of receiving the manuscript.  

After the Journal is published, the author receives one offprint.

Historical Sociology is an opec access journal that means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

The journal it without fees.



This publication ethics and publication malpractice statement of Historical Sociology is based on Elsevier's Publishing Ethics Resource Kit.

The preparation of the journal are governed by principles of publication ethics and malpractice statement.

Historical Sociology is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against publication malpractice. Any kind of unethical behaviour is not acceptable, and Historical Sociology does not tolerate plagiarism in any form.

The prevention of publication malpractice is the responsibility of every author, editor and reviewer.


  • Duties of Authors

By submitting an article for peer review in the Journal Historical Sociology authors confirm that they have written a submitted article themselves. 

Authors confirm that all sources used in manuscript must be properly cited in accordance with copyright and ethical rules of scientific work. All sources should be appropriately cited or quoted. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. 

Authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Authors also confirm that their paper has not been submitted for review in another journal and that has not been previously published unless an agreement with the editor-in-chief. 

Offering a manuscript to another journal while it is being reviewed or within the editorial period is considered unethical. 

If at any point of time, author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.


  • Duties of Editors

The editor-in-chief of Historical Sociology can accept, reject or request modifications to the articles submitted to the journal.

Editor-in-chief ensure that each manuscript is evaluated by two referees with blind peer review.

Manuscripts will be evaluated on their intellectual merit without regard to author's race or ethnic origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation or political philosophy.

Editor-in-chief must ensure that all informations regarding submitted article is kept confidential. The relation between authors and reviewers is anonymous on both sides.

When needed, editorial board is willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions or apologies. 


  • Duties of Reviewers

Reviewers should be conducted objectively. There should be no personal criticism of the author. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. 

Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from relationships or connections with any of the authors or institutions.


  • Copyright Statement

Authors grant the journal right of first publication with the consciousness that Historical Sociology is an open access journal. 

The authors accepted for publication in the Historical Sociology agree that these texts are published also online.

The copyright to author's article is transferred to Karolinum Press, Prague, effective if and when the article is accepted for publication. Then Karolinum Press licences articles under CC-BY licence. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, translations, photographic reproductions, electronic form (offline, online) or other reproductions of similar nature.

Authors are permitted to publish their work online with a note that the text was published in Historical Sociology first.

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