Slovak Journal of Political Sciences

The Journal of University of Saint Cyril and Metodius in Trnava

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Slovenská politologická revue. Slovak Journal of Political Sciences (SPR) publishes original papers written by political scientists and scholars in respective fields in Slovakia and abroad. The special attention is paid to
the problems of political system, political parties, civic society, regional communities, cities and villages, the dilemmas of university students, social structure and pathological phenomena. SPR is published by the Faculty of Social Sciences at UCM in Trnava. It is published quarterly. We published only in English language. Slovak versions include English summaries.
The Journal was established in 2001 as a platform for scientific research papers and book reviews of the multidisciplinary fields of Social Sciences.

Why submit

Slovak Journal of Political Sciences (SPR) publishes up to date original papers from the developments in social sciences theory, methods and practice. The covered academic disciplines include: political theory and development, international relations, European studies, regional studies.
Papers for publication are double blind reviewed and assessed by our editors and international editorial board. The Journal welcomes original research papers, book reviews as well as thematic issues.
The Journal is under indexing procedure with ProQuest and IndexCopernicus. The journal is indexed in the Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL).

Why subscribe and read

Slovak Journal of Political Sciences (SPR) offers an academic platform for research publication in the field of political and social sciences. The Journal publishes the most up to date proceedings of domestic and international authors, scholars and experts in the respective areas. The special focus is aimed on theory and methods of political science research, political development in the CEE countries, comparative politics, history and political ideologies and international relations. The Journal publishes papers in English, Slovak and Czech languages with the option of different language version based on the consent of the editorial board.

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For Contributors

Please send the electronic version of your paper in the Rich Text Format (.rtf) or as a Word document (.doc, .docx) to the displayed contact addresses of editors (For the region of Central and Eastern Europe is Ondřej Filipec responsible, for Asia and Africa Bystrík Šramel, for Western Europe and North America is Aaron Walter responsible, and for Australia, South (Latin) America is Marek Hrušovský responsible).

The length of an article shall not normally exceed 9,000 words, which is roughly equal to 35 standard pages (or 63,000 characters including spaces), excluding the abstract, bibliography and appendices (if any). The minimum length of an article is 5400 words, which is roughly equal to 20 standard pages (36 000 characters including spaces). Book reviews shall not exceed 2,000 words (ca. 8 standard pages). At the SPR you are required to use the Harvard referencing system in the text and also in the reference list.

An abstract of 150-200 words, as well as five to seven keywords shall be included under the title of the article and the name of the author. We ask authors to state concisely in the abstract the following points: What is the main issue they deal with, how they approach it, what are their findings and how these findings further or deepen the state of knowledge in the given discipline(s).

The first page of the paper shall contain, as a footnote, the author’s contact information: Name and postal address of his/her institution, academic position at his/her workplace, and an e–mail address.

Please note that we accept only articles that we received in the journal official template.

Review Policy

The Slovak Journal of Political Sciences (SPR) seeks manuscripts that make outstanding contributions to scholarly knowledge about theoretical concerns, empirical issues, or methodological strategies in any subfield of political science, or themes that are related to the “politics”. The SPR will not review manuscripts that are under consideration for publication elsewhere, manuscripts with contents that have been substantially published elsewhere. Papers that do not meet the formatting and submission guidelines described below will not be sent out for review.

Articles are selected for publication in the SPR on the basis of a double-blind review process. Authors and co-authors of submissions to the SPR are expected to SPR_Peer Review Form for the Journal. The SPE Editors reserves the right to refuse submissions from authors who repeatedly fail to provide reviews for the Journal when invited to do so. Any such submission refusals will be made only after consultation with at least two members of the Editorial Board of Slovak Journal of Political Sciences.

Please allow 8-10 weeks for the completion of the review process. Based on the verdicts, we will either:

  • ACCEPT: The manuscript warrants publication as an anonymous peer reviewed article. It is well conceived and executed.
  • ACCEPT WITH MINOR REVISIONS: The manuscript should be accepted after minor revisions, noted in the comments, are made. It will then be a sound contribution as an anonymous peer reviewed article. (The reviewer’s comments must be sufficient for the author to respond to the reviewer’s concerns.)
  • REVISE AND RESUBMIT: The manuscript does not warrant publication in its current form, but it will warrant publication as an anonymous peer reviewed article with suggested revisions. (The reviewer’s comments must be sufficient for the author to respond to the reviewer’s concerns.)
  • REJECT: The manuscript does not warrant publication as an anonymous peer reviewed article.

Although the opponents’ reviews are of crucial importance, the final decision on acceptance of the article for publishing, or its rejection, is solely the right and responsibility of the Editorial team and the Editor-in-Chief. In case of contradictory or otherwise conflicting reviews, a third one will be solicited.

Peter Horváth

Deputy/Managing Editor
Viera Žúborová (

Ondřej Filipec (
Marek Hrušovský (
Bystrík Šramel (
Aaron Walter (

Technical Editor
Michal Imrovič (

Editorial Advisory Board
Miloš Brunclík, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic (
Ryszard M. Czarny, Faculty of Social Science, UCM Trnava, Slovakia (
Oldřich Hájek, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic (
Siyka Kovacheva, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Ireneusz Kraś, Jan Kochanowski University Kielce, Poland (
Silvia Miháliková, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia (
Natalia Waechter, University of Graz, Austria (

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