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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it at another journal for consideration.
  • Affiliation and email address are properly specified in the submission web page. ORCiD is provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The submission file is an MS Word (.doc or .docx) file.
  • The illustrations and figures are of high resolution and quality.
  • DOIs or URLs have been provided for the references whenever possible.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted in English (American spelling) through our online system in MS Word (.doc or .docx) format. Only manuscripts meeting all the formal requirements will be considered for review and possible publication.
Please remove all author information from the MS Word (.doc or .docx) file to prepare for the double-blind review process. Please leave the author's name empty. If your paper is accepted, please specify the full author name with non-abbreviated first and last names in the final submitted version. Affiliations should be removed from the paper for the double-blind review. In the accepted version, affiliations should contain the name of the institute (department, faculty, university), its postal address, and the official email address of the author.

FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS (Please provide a Word document in the following format):

  • Times New Roman 12pt font, double spaced;
  • number notes consecutively throughout the paper;
  • figures and tables numbered consecutively;
  • tables and figures should not be embedded in the text. Please upload them instead in separate files;
  • figures should be submitted as separate high-quality image files;
  • cross-references should be avoided.


Research articles between 6,000 and 10,000 words (Abstract, References, Figure and Table captions included).
Review articles between 4,000 and 6,000 words (Abstract, References included).
Book reviews between 1,500 and 3,000.


Main words in the title start with a capital letter, articles and conjunctions with lowercase letters.


The abstract should be concise, no longer than 250 words and should not contain citations.


Give 3-5 keywords, starting with lowercase character and separated by comma.



Figures are to be submitted as separate image files. The author is responsible for obtaining publication permissions where necessary.
Photographs should be uploaded as high-resolution, 300 dpi TIFF or JPG files. Line drawings should be submitted as JPG, TIFF or EPS files, scanned at 300dpi or as Excel documents.
Figures and tables should be numbered consecutively. Please always write an informative caption that explains the significance of the figure and table. Please refer to every figure and table explicitly in the text. When referencing your figures within your paper, use the expression "Figure", tables are to be referred as "Table" etc. in the text. Please do not write "the table/figure above" or "the table/figure below".


Central European Cultures uses the "Notes and Bibliography" citation system
In the footnotes use short citations and provide full references in the bibliography. Bibliography entries should be given in alphabetical order.
For journal articles or chapters in a note, cite specific page numbers, and include the page range for the whole article or chapter in the bibliography.
For cited papers not in English, German, French, Italian or Latin, give the title in original language, then the translation to English.
Always provide the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) if it exists in the form of a permanent URL that begins DOIs should be given for journal articles, books, chapters of books, thesis and conference papers too. The DOIs can be retrieved easily using; the tool is user friendly and free to access.
For articles only available online (without DOI), include a URL or the name of the database.
Ibid., Idem and Op. cit. should not be used.


  • Numbers up to 100 are written out in full.
  • Dates should be given in the form 15 April 1982; 1510s; twelfth century.
  • Use en dashes between numbers, dates and for sub clauses (e.g., 1933–40).
  • Quotations should be given within double inverted commas.
  • Quotations within quotations should be given within single inverted commas.
  • In quotations from printed works, punctuation and spelling should be exactly as in the original. If it is necessary to change or add a minimum of punctuation to make the meaning clear, a footnote to this amendment should be added.