OU CZ Psychology and its contexts

Instructions to Authors

The articles are published under Creative Commons CC-BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.cs). Copyright and publishing rights remain to authors. By submitting a manuscript to the journal expresses the author the will to publish his/her manuscript in the journal Psychology and its contexts and at the same time he/she expresses the consent to the publication of the manuscript under the Creative Commons license CC-BY.

Journal Psychology and its Contexts publishes original, unpublished and elsewhere non-offered articles in Czech, Slovak and English language, concerning about theoretical and methodological questions of psychology or application of psychology into everyday life, reviews, actualities, preliminary methodological notes etc. Positively reviewed articles, accepted by editorial board are included in upcoming issue.

Journal is committed to maintaining the Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement (downloadable in PDF), developed by the Committe on Publication Ethics (COPE) at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore 2010.
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

All submitted manuscripts undergo double-blind peer-review process by at least two reviewers. Reviewers are chosen based on the following criteria: expert or relevant knowledge in the field, no connection with the author, and agreement to write the review within one month. Each reviewer evaluates the quality of the article according to selected criteria and recommend one of the following scenarios: no changes required, minor changes required, major changes required, reject. In case of minor or major changes required, authors are kindly asked to edit the article based on reviewers' suggestions.

Submissions and publications of papers are not charged.

The requirement for admission is bright and clear formulation of ideas and arrangement of the manuscript according to following guidelines:

The text should be introduced by Czech and English title and list of authors and co-authors.
Theoretical articles should clearly and lucidly express individual thoughts. At the end it is necessary to provide a list of references.
Empirical articles should follow this structure:

  • Problem
  • Methods
  • Findings
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References

Represents a brief excerpt from an article. It's written in the third person and range should not exceed 15 lines, i.e. 900 characters. Abstract should be delivered in Czech or Slovak language (or in English for English articles). Abstract is supplemented by 3-6 keywords.

Extended English abstract:
Each paper must contain an extended English abstract. It's written in the third person and range should be approx. 1 page A4, i.e. 3.000 to 4.000 characters including spaces. The abstract should be self-explanatory.

The structure of research paper abstract must follow the above mentioned procedure, i.e. PROBLEM, METHOD, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION. Abstract of theoretical and other papers should clearly present main ideas of the paper.

The abstract should be followed by the 3-6 keywords in English, identical with original (Czech, Slovak).

Consent of authors and co-authors:
The consent should include a list of all authors and co-authors (including titles) and contact informations. It's possible to state the current workplace of authors. Each author must give consent for publishing an article in one of these ways:

  • by using shortcut v.r. (means "in owns hand", i.e. Thomas Scott, v.r.) - please use cursive. Editorial board can contact the authors for confirmation of this consent,
  • by printing, signing and sending the scan of signed consent (in PDF).

The form of the author consent can be downloaded here .

Tables, Graphs, Pictures, Shortcuts:
To ensure clarity it's recommended to create smaller and clearly structured tables. Each table must contain a number and name (or a brief description of content) above the table.

Graphs must contain a number and name above them. It's recommended to use unified form of graphs throughout the article. Graphs must be monochromatic. It is also necessary to enclose the file, containing the data (values) on which the charts are based (i.e. Excell .xls(x), SPSS .sav etc.).

Pictures have to be monochrome They must contain a number and name above them. The picture should be uploaded by using the command Insert -> Picture -> From File.

Tables, graphs and figures are added directly to the intended location in the text.

All abbreviations should be explained on first use.

The length of articles should be 3-20 standard pages (30 lines of 60 characters), i.e. 1.800 characters per page (longer articles should be consulted with the editors at first). Text of the article must be created in Microsoft Word (or any alternative editor i.e. OpenOffice) and saved as .doc or .RTF. In the case of more complicated structure (greater number of tables or figures) is suitable to attach a PDF version of article to illustrate the proposed appearance of the article.

Article should be send electronically as an attachment to : psychkont@osu.cz. The file should have following structure:

  • Czech and English title (Czech title is not necessary for English articles)
  • name(s) of author(s) (co-authors respectively)
  • abstract (Czech, Slovak or English) and keywords (3-6)
  • text of article (including tables and pictures)
  • list of references
  • contact to author(s): workplace, address of workplace, e-mail (phone)
The e-mail thus should contain two (or three) files (article, consent of authors, and eventually also the file with data for charts). We do not recommend the use of compressed files (ZIP, RAR etc.).

Footnotes are designated by Arabic numbers and are attached to adequate space in the text as superscript; they are numbered continuously throughout the work.
Tables and figures are numbered separately with Arabic numbers. The designation, number, name and any explanatory text is written directly in the top of the tables. Description of pictures should be written at a specific image.

The bibliography (citations and references) follows the APA citation standards.
Reference to source document is in text indicated by the author's name and year of publication in parentheses. The author's name and year of publication of the work is separated by a comma, e.g. (Aldwin, 1994). If you use direct quotations, thepage should be also indicated (Aldwin, 1994, p. 15).
Links to more sources must be separated by a semicolon. For publications of more authors are indicated by the name of the first author with and affiliated "et al."

The complete list of references, located at the end of the article, should be listed in alphabetical order arranged by surname of authors (see the examples of citations below). References to more works from the same author should be arranged by year of publication, from oldest to newest. The works of one author with more co-authors should be listed after the works that come only from the author. The list contains only cited publications and is not numbered.

The author is responsible for linguistic emendation and correctness of references.

Contributions are not financially honored. Contributions are reviewed. In the case of negative review an article and review are sent to the author for correction. Author must respond to review on paper, if he/she modifies an article according to reviewers recommendations (state which recommendation were integrated into article and which not and explain why). The revised paper can be submitted to the original reviewer for supervision. Sent emendations should be returned by author within to 30 days.

The editors reserve the right to shorten the manuscript and made editorial changes. Published manuscripts and unpublished, unsolicited manuscripts are not returned. Author will be notified about the acceptance or rejection of an article.

How quote names according APA


For works with 1-7 authors, quote all of them "Autor, A. A., Autor, B. B., Autor, C. C., & Autor, D. D." with "&" character before the last author
For works with 8 and more authors, quote the first six, three dots and the last author
(Autor, A. A., Autor, B. B., Autor, C. C., Autor, D. D., Autor, E. E., Autor, F. F., … Autor, I. I.).


Examples of references:

a) quotation of book
Aldwin, C.M. (1994). Stress, coping and development: An integrative perspective. New York: Guilford Press.
Saleeby, D. (1997). The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice. New York: Longman Publishers, Inc.
Werner, E.E., & Smith, R.S. (1982). Vulnerable but invincible: A longitudinal study of resilient children and youth. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

b) quotation of article in collection
Ryan, R.M., & Deci, E.L. (2001). On hapiness and human potentials: A review of research on hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. In S. Fiske (ed.), Annual Review of Psychology (pp. 141-166). Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews, Inc.
Masten, A.S., & Obradović, J. (2006). Competence and Resilience in Development. In B.M. Lester, A.S. Masten & B. McEven (eds.), Resilience in Children. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, Vol. 1094 (pp. 13-27). Boston: Blackwell.

c) quotation of collection
Coulmans, F. (ed.). (1981). Conversational Routine. The Hague, Mouton.

d) quotation of article in journal
Leifer, M., Kilbane, T., & Kalick, S. (2004). Vulnerability or Resilience to Intergenerational Sexual Abuse: The Role of Maternal Factors. Child Maltreatment, 9(1), 78-91.
Cramer, P. (1998). Coping and Defense Mechanism: What's the Dirreference? Journal of Personality, 66(6), 919-946.
Gilbert, D. G., McClernon, J. F., Rabinovich, N. E., Sugai, C., Plath, L. C., Asgaard, G., ... Botros, N. (2004). Effects of quitting smoking on EEG activation and attention last for more than 31 days and are more severe with stress, dependence, DRD2 A 1 allele, and depressive traits. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 6, 249-267. doi:10.1080/1462220041 0001676305
Ungar, M., Lee, A.W.,Callaghan, T., & Boothroyd, R.A. (2005a). An International Collaboration to Study Resilience in Adolescents Across Cultures. Journal of Social Work Research and Evaluation, 6(1), 5-24.

e) quotation of text from web
Shotton, M. A (1989). Computer addiction? A study of computer dependency [DX Reader version]. Získáno z http://www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/html/index.asp
Saisan, J., Kemp, G., Jaffe, J. et al. (2008). Insecure Attachment and Attachment Disorders. Získáno z http://www.helpguide.org/mental/parenting_bonding_reactive_attachment_disorder.htm.
International Resilience Project: Project report (2006). Získáno z http://www.resilienceproject.org/documents/2006_reports/mainreport.pdf.
MacLean, K. (2004). Resilience: What it is and how children and youth people can be helped to develop it. CYC-Online, 62. Získáno z http://www.cyc-net.org/cyc-online/cycol-0304-resilience.html.
Definition of Model (n.d.). Oxford English Dictionary Online. Získáno z http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/model?rskey=n8LfAy&result=1#m_en_gb0527530.
Liu, S. (2005, květen). Defending against business crises with the help of inteligent agent based early warning solutions. Příspěvek prezentován na The Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Miami, FL. Abstract získán z http://www.iceis.org/iceis2005/abstracts_2005.htm
Sillick, T. J., & Schutte, N. S. (2006). Emotional intelligence and self-esteem mediate between perceived early parental love and adult happiness. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 38-48. Získáno z http://ojs.lib.swin.edu.au/index.php/ejap

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