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Instructions for Authors




Littera Scripta
(Economics, Management, Marketing, Linguistics, Pedagogy, Education, History)

ISSN 1805-9112 (Online)

Littera Scripta was founded in 2008. It is a scientific journal published electronically and in the English language by the Faculty of Corporate Strategy of the Institute of Technology and Economics in České Budějovice. In 2010, it was included in the list of reviewed non-impacted periodicals published in the Czech Republic. In November 2015, Littera Scripta was included in the databases CEJSH and ERIH PLUS.

The journal focuses on publishing scientific studies in the fields of economics, business administration, management, marketing, tourism, public sector management, governance and administration, linguistics, pedagogy, education, and history.

The journal strives to create a broad platform for exchanging ideas, experiences, and gaining new knowledge from research and creative activities. Its readership mainly includes employees of university and non-university higher education institutions as well as the employees of scientific institutions.

Instructions for authors

Articles published in Littera Scripta are in accordance with the valid “Methodology of assess the performance of research organizations” classified as “ Jneimp “ – original/review articles in an expert periodical, which is included in the database ERIH (it was replaced by ERIH PLUS).

Review procedure:

  1. On delivery, the editors check the formal requirements of the contributions.
  2. Contributions that meet the formal requirements are sent to the Internal Editorial Board for approval. The members of the Internal Editorial Board are required to express their opinion within seven days. If the majority of the members support the contribution then it is accepted for review.
  3. Editors assign two reviewers who do not work in the same workplace as the contribution’s author. Upon delivering the review opinions, editors can a) submit the contribution to the journal, b) return it for completion, or c) reject its publication.

Range: Minimum of 8 standard pages, maximum of 15 standard pages (1 standard page = 1800 characters, including interspaces).

Form: Electronic; contributions should be submitted in .docx, .doc, .rtf, .txt formats and sent by email to the address of journal’s editor:

Deadline: Papers can be sent throughout the whole year.  The deadline for the first issue is the 31stof May; the deadline for the second issue is the 30th of September.

Language: English is the only language accepted.

Formal structure and editing of the contribution is based on a template: See Attachment No. 1

Quotations that are part of the text must comply with applicable citation Standard ISO 690, valid since March 2011.

It is permissible to generate citations in footnotes with contributions from linguistics, pedagogy, education, and history, which refer to archival or other materials.

Structure of the article: (for details see Attachment No. 1 – bellow)

References according to the citation standard ČSN ISO 690 that was established in March 2011, are part of the text.

Contributions in the fields of linguistics, pedagogy, education, and history with references to archive sources can use references in the form of footnotes.

It is expected that all contributions include references to the latest studies from journals included in the databases Web of Science, Scopus, and ERIH PLUS.

  • Title of the article – concise, brief, and clearly informative.
    • Full name of the author (including the full name of the co-author/s) – without a degree – can be indexed.
    • Employment of author/s.
    • Abstract – a summary of the goals and methods of the research, and a brief description of the conclusions. Range of 900 – 1300 characters (including interspaces).
    • Keywords – 4–7 words or expressions; accurate, separated by commas, first letters are small; there is no full stop behind the last word.
    • Introduction – covers the aim of the study and the purpose for conducting it, a brief summary of the contemporary state of the topic or topic specifics, quotations of works focusing on the same topic (especially recent works).
    • Materials and methods – contains a description of the process of data acquisition, the selection of the methodology, and the reasoning for the chosen methods (this can be connected to the introduction).
    • Results – contains an exact and objective description of the results of the research. The text is to be accompanied by graphs, tables, and other background data.
    • Discussion – contains an interpretation of the achieved results within the context of contemporary science and knowledge in related branches, including a discussion of possible objections.
    • Conclusion – contains a summary of the used materials and methods and essential features that focus on new knowledge.
    • Bibliography – only actually quoted sources are to be listed. Bibliographic records must comply with applicable citation Standard ISO 690, valid since March 2011. Sources are sorted alphabetically, by last name of the first author. DOI can be added after ISSN. Examples are included in Attachment No. 2 – see below.
    • At least 10 sources indexed in Web of Science or Scopus are to be included.
    • Address of the author / authors: name and surname including academic degrees, department, faculty, workplace name, street address, ZIP code and city, country, e-mail.

Graphs and tables: Do not duplicate graphs and tables – if they give the same information, choose one of them that is more appropriate and concise.

Graphs and tables must be numbered, bearing the name of and reference to the source.

Please do not use colors in graphs and tables.

Photographs, drawings: Only photographs and drawings in electronic form with a sufficient resolution will be accepted. Scanned materials must be at least 300 DPI.

These materials must be referred to in a text at all times.

Mathematical symbols and equations: Equations and mathematical symbols should be set up by an equation editor (maths symbols).

Proofreading: All authors are responsible for the use of proper language and grammar. Editors perform language checks and proofread the texts. A modified text is always returned to the author prior to publication for the author’s approval.

Statement of authorship: I declare on my honour that I have written the uploaded contribution myself using the sources therein listed and with the application of methods recognised in the scientific and pedagogical spheres. By sending the document, I accept full responsibility for any falsities that are in breach of this declaration or of the Copyright Act and that I am fully aware of the consequences that might result from such a breach, including financial compensation for damage caused to the reputation of the Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject contributions that do not meet the instructions for authors or which breach ethical principles, the law, and in particular the Copyright Act.

The Editorial Board also reserves the right to request evidence from the authors of the ownership of copyrights to accompanying photographs and images. The ownership of copyrights to photographs or images used for publication in Littera Scripta may be proven by an affidavit, a contract evidencing ownership or by written consent from the owner of the copyrights.

August 2017, editorial staff