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Ratio Publica


Ratio Publica is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original scholarly texts, especially in analytic legal and political philosophy, legal ethics and constitutional theory.

Basic Information

Peer Review Process

All texts published in the journal undergo a double-blind peer review, in which they are evaluated in terms of their topic, scientific and methodological background, structure, linguistic and stylistic components.

Open Access

The journal is published twice a year in both print and electronic formats and follows an open access approach.

Publication Plan

We accept papers all the time. However, the editorial deadline is 28 February for the summer issue and 31 August for the winter issue.

Information for Authors


Please send the texts in electronic form in .doc or .docx formats to the email address redakce@ratiopublica.cz.

The text must be written in Czech, Slovak or English. The author sends the full and anonymized version to the editor. The text always includes an abstract, keywords in English and the language of the manuscript, and in the non-anonymized version also the author's name and affiliation, as well as an email contact.

For citations and formal editing of the text, please follow the citation manual. More detailed information on the publication process can be found in the Publication Rules document.

Ratio Publica has established the following sections:

1.

Treatise


This is an unpublished, original, comprehensive text that presents the original results of the research. It solves a research question, or critically evaluates and comments on the theory of another author. It must contain a foot-note apparatus, an abstract and a list of keywords. It must not be merely informative or popularizing. The recommended length of the article is 45,000 to 70,000 characters, including spaces.



2.

Discussion paper

This is an unpublished, original, comprehensive text that responds to the text of another author, which was published in the journal Ratio publica. The discussion paper must be defined in relation to the research question, the way of its solution, as well as the related argumentation contained in the text to which it responds. It should present the reader with a comprehensive analysis, it must not have the character of a mere gloss, a commentary, a set of partial notes. It must contain a foot-note apparatus, an abstract and a list of keywords. The recommended length of the discussion post is 30,000 to 70,000 characters, including spaces.

3.

Review essay

This is an unpublished, original, comprehensive text, which presents, comprehensively analyzes and critically evaluates another author's scientific monograph. It must not be a mere summary of the content of the monograph. On the contrary, review essays must present a polemic with the author of the monograph, or its evaluation. It must contain a foot-note apparatus, an abstract and a list of keywords. The recommended length of a review essay is 30,000 to 70,000 characters, including spaces.

Editorial Board


Editor-in-chief: 
JUDr. Martin Hapla, Ph.D.

Managing Editor: 

Mgr. Bc. Linda Tvrdíková

Members: 
Mgr. et Mgr. Jiří Baroš, Ph.D.
JUDr. Zdeněk Červínek, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Pavel Dufek, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Marek Káčer, PhD.
doc. JUDr. Pavel Ondřejek, Ph.D.
doc. JUDr. Tomáš Sobek, Ph.D.
JUDr. Michal Šejvl, Ph.D.




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