Instructions for authors

  • ICLR seeks to publish original research papers that make a significant contri­bution to legal studies in the field of international, Euroepean and comparative law. Discussions, book reviews, notes and information’s are also accepted for publication.
  • No fees or charges are required for manuscript processing or publishing of the papers.
  • Authors are encouraged to submit their articles electronically – via email at editors address: iclr@upol.cz
  • Sending a manuscript indicates that papers is not actively under considera­tion for publication with other journals.
  • Manuscripts should not extend recommended extent of:
    • 15–25 pages (27000–45000 characters, including spaces) for articles
    • 2–10 pages (3600–18000 characters, including spaces) for discussions, book reviews, notes and information’s.
  •  Manuscripts should be written in English (occasionally in Grerman and French) and must include: title, names, e-mail addresses and affiliations of all authors, abstract (100–150 words), keywords (5–10), introduction, main text and conclu­sion. The preferred format is MS Word (.doc and .docx documents). Text of papers should be properly divided into separate paragraphs; each paragraph starting in a new line. For quotations and notes please, use the automatic function – Insert / Footnote. All notes should be numbered automatically.
  • For footnotes, references and quotations style see journals´ Style Sheet.
  • All manuscripts fulfilling the formal requirements undergo a double blind review process provided by the members of the Editorial Board and two anonymous external reviewers. The double blind process means that neither the author knows the reviewer’s identity nor the reviewer knows the name of the author or other reviewer. The manuscript is accepted, accepted con­ditionally or rejected on the basis of the reviewers’ suggestions. If accepted conditionally, the author is supposed to correct it while taking the remarks of the reviewers into account and the reviewers are entitled to ask for re-evaluation of the paper. The final decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief. Finally, accepted manuscripts are edited in accordance with the practices of the journal.
  • Editors reserve the right to refuse any contribution which does not comply with the requirements of form and content or which will be assessed as not suitable for publishing by the reviewer.
  • The editors reserve the right to decide on the need of author’s corrections. If the editor’s office finds there is no necessity of author’s corrections, the author is not authorized to require it.