For authors

Živá hudba is a peer-reviewed periodical issued once a year. Articles can be submitted for peer-review/publication any time during the year.

Articles and Studies

Articles should be quality texts dealing with stimulating issues of research in the areas of music theory, the theory and history of dance, ethnomusicology, ethnochoreology, and possibly also other close areas. Accepted studies will be up to 36 000 characters, including references (but not including score appendices, pictures, etc.). Texts can be in Czech, Slovak, English or German (Title, abstract, and keywords must be both in English and the original language). All studies are subject to a double blind peer-review process prior to publication. Authors shall also enclose their brief biography in Czech, Slovak, English or German of approximately 5-10 lines.

Peer-review procedure

All contributions published in “Articles and Studies” are subject to the double blind peer-review process prior to publication. After having evaluated the relevancy of the theme, terminology and the adherence to the ethical rules and the style guidelines, the editors hand the contribution over to two independent peer-reviewers. The text will then be either:

  • recommended to accept for publishing,
  • recommended to accept for publishing, with revisions,
  • recommended to accept for publishing, with essential revisions and new peer-reviewing,
  • recommended to reject.

Peer-reviewers fill in the forms which are archived. Peer-reviewers can be members of the Editorial Board (with the exception of editors), or other specialists. If the author of the study is a member of the Editorial Board or an editor, both peer-reviewers must be chosen outside the Editorial Board. The editors are authorized to decide in which issue the text will be published.

Contributions published in the other sections are not subjects to the peer-review procedure.

Recources, Reviews, and Reports

Resource studies, brief reports from conferences, reviews of books (not older than 5 years), or discussion contributions etc. are also welcome. Such texts are not subject to peer-reviewing.

The authors shall adhere to Chicago Manual of Style guidelines.

Živá hudba follows the Ethical Codex.

The manuscripts can be submitted both in electronic and printed form to the Živá hudba address.