Guidelines and Editing Principles

Two anonymous reviewers strictly review all delivered papers. The authors have right to see delivered reviews.

The author warrants that the article is written in accordance with basic principles of research and publication ethics: the article is original, written by stated author/s, has not been published before, contains no unlawful statements, does not infringe the rights of others, and that any necessary written permissions to quote from other sources have been obtained by the author/s.

The authors also agree with the publishing of complete text in the Historica under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-4.0) license for non-commercial purposes.

Formal Editing of the Contributions

We accept manuscripts in electronic form, i.e. a text prepared in a text editor (with the .doc or .docx suffix). You can send the electronic version of the contribution to the email address or . The length of a single study submitted to the journal should not exceed 35 standard pages (i.e. 63 000 characters including gaps). Submissions longer than 30 standard pages will be accepted by the editors only in exceptional cases. Each submitted study must be accompanied by a foreign-language summary in either English; the summary must be no longer than 2 standard pages (3 600 characters). These other items in English must be attached to the contribution: a 10-line annotation and 5 keywords.

1. Form of the Article

For the electronic form of the contributions in a text editor, use the Times New Roman font, 12 point, 1.5 line spacing. We recommend using the preset model of the page of Word documents Word with the upper and lower margin of 2.5 cm, left 3 cm and right 2.5 cm. Set the tabs for paragraphs at 1 cm (or use Tab key on the keyboard). Do not number the pages. When writing the dates, separate the individual words with a space (e.g. 1 June 1934), when writing a time bracket, defined by years, use a dash without spaces: 1752–1789, but a hyphen when writing any numerals (Appendices 1-12). Create the tables in the text editor using the plain layout, i.e. in the preset graphic parameters (see the preset tables in Microsoft Word). In tables created in Excel, modify the letters to the font Times New Roman, 10–12 point. Do not fill in the tables with wider lines (larger than size 1), frames or windows filled with colours. Create the graphs also in a text or table editor. You can adjust the point size (in Times New Roman) according to the needs of the table or graph, the best would be in 10–12 point.

2. Citation of the Literature and Archival Sources Used

We would like to inform the readers and future contributors that the existing citation practice used in Revue Historica has been changes in several details. Of them, we draw attention particularly to these three: a) the first name of the cited authors will no longer be abbreviated; b) subtitles and titles of the individual works or volumes of multivolume works will be separated from one another by a colon with spaces (cf. Section 2.2.1); c) in abbreviating repeating citations, the abbreviation "c. d." will no longer be used (cf. Section 2.2.3). There were no other changes in the further requirements for formal treatment.

2.1 Creation of Footnotes

For the citation of literature and sources used, or their commentaries, always use the form of footnotes. They are formed in Word with the command Insert - Annotation - Footnote. For placement, select Footnote. Place the footnotes immediately after the punctuation mark.

2.2 Method of Citation of Literature Used

When referring to an online source with a digital object identifier (DOI), it is always necessary to include the DOI in the reference.

2.2.1 Monograph

An example of a standard citation of a one-volume monograph without a subtitle:

DOSTÁL, František: Valašská povstání za třicetileté války [The Valach Uprising during the Thirty Years’ War]. Praha 1956.

If more authors appear in the title (a maximum of three), list them all and separate them with (a) hyphen(s). If there are more authors, list the entire name of the editor or head of the collective, include the others in the ‘anonymous’ et al.


FEIGL, Helmuth – ROSNER, Willibald (Hg.): Versuche und Ansätze zur Industrialisierung des Waldviertels. Wien 1990.

CZAPLIŃSKI, Marek et al.: Historia Śląska. Wrocław 2002.

If there are more than three authors, list in full the first of them and include the others in the et al. If the work also has a subtitle, separate it from the title by a colon with spaces.


BŮŽEK, Václav et al.: Věk urozených : Šlechta v českých zemích na prahu novověku [Age of the Nobles : The nobility in the Czech lands at the threshold of the modern period]. Praha - Litomyšl 2002.

Monographs with a subtitle are cited this way:

ZATLOUKAL, Ondřej – ZATLOUKAL, Pavel: Luk & lyra : Ze sbírek Arcidiecézního muzea Kroměříž [Bow and Lyre : From the Collections of the Archdiocese Museum in Kroměříž]. Olomouc 2008.

Cite a multivolume monograph in this way: PEŘINKA, František: Vlastivěda moravská, 2 : Místopis : Kroměřížský okres [Moravian History and Geography, 2 : Toponymy: Kroměříž district], 1. Brno 1911. Or:

PETRÁŇ, Josef: Dějiny hmotné kultury, II/2 : Kultura každodenního života od 16. do 18. století [The History of Material Culture II/2 : The culture of everyday life from the 16th to 18th centuries]. Praha 1997.

2.2.2 Authorial Chapter in a Monograph, Study in an Anthology and Periodical, Newspaper Article

In the citation of studies, published in a periodical, maintain this order of data, separated by a comma: title of the periodical and number of the volume, year, number of the instalment and then the cited pages.


POKLUDA, Zdeněk: Desková velkostatkářská držba v Rakouském Slezsku ve druhé polovině 19. a počátkem 20. století [Land Tables Estate Holding in Austrian Silesia in the Second Half of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries]. Slezský sborník 77, 1979, No. 3, pp. 15–31.

In the citation of a newspaper article, add the day and month to the year of issue. In using an article published in a non-periodically issues publication, e.g. in the proceedings of a conference or issued for some anniversary, first cite the given study (author, title) and then the publication using "In:". In the citation of an anthology, always list its editors with the abbreviation ed. (= editor) or eds. (= editors), in German works Hg. (= Herausgegeben).


ANDĚL, Rudolf: Kristián Karel z Platz a Ehrenthalu v čele správy gallasovských statků (1690–1722) [Kristián Karel of Platz and Ehrenthal at the Head of the Administration of the Gallas Estates (1690–1722)]. In: VOJTÍŠKOVÁ, Marie (ed.): Sborník příspěvků k době poddanského povstání roku 1680 v severních Čechách. Praha 1980, pp. 123–139.
Václav Crha na Moravě. Národní listy, 8. 1. 1870, s. 1
Oesterreichische Brauerbund. Wiener Zeitung, 14. 6. 1887, s. 6

2.2.3 Abbreviating Repeated Bibliographic Citations

When repeatedly citing a specific work, use a shortened citation, e.g.: POKLUDA, Z.: Desková velkostatkářská držba, pp. 15–31 (we shorten the title after the first noun inclusively). If a citation of the same work or archival sources or other source follows several time in a row: Ibid. p. 10.

2.3 Citation of the Archival Sources Used

List the data on the cited archival sources in this order – first the name of the institution, name of the fund or collection, inventory number, signature (or shelf mark), number of the carton/book/file/folia, or pagination. Use these abbreviations: inv. No., sign., cart., fol., doss. With folia, list whether it is the verso (back) or recto (front). Example: National Archive, ČDK, inv. No. 752, sign. IV-D-1, cart. 487, fol. 15r-17v.

In repeated citations of the archives or fund, we recommend using abbreviations in this way: National Archive (hereinafter as NA), Česká dvorská kancelář Fund (hereinafter as ČDK),...

2.4 Citation of the Electronic Documents and WebPages

In the citations of documents from electronic media (CD, DVD etc.), we use the standard citation (see above). The exception is only that we list the type of media in front of the place and year of publication. In citations from WebPages, we cite the author (if listed) and the title of the document in the method described above, but we have to complement the citation with the following necessary data:

  1. the date of the update or revision of the cited WebPages (if listed);
  2. the date the document was actually seen and cited;
  3. the precise location of the WebPages. E.g.: Weltausstellung 1873. Online, cited 28 October 2007, accessible at

The author is responsible for the correctness of the content of the citation used.

3. Abbreviations

The use of abbreviations must always be listed, e.g.: Moravský královský tribunál (= MKT). We recommend using generally recognised practice.

4. Illustrations

The editors of the anthology, however, reserve the right to decide on its inclusion. The illustrations should fulfil these parameters: a) digital form with a minimal resolution of 300 dpi in JPG format; b) written captions in an independent text document, containing the standard citation of the source, possibly complemented by an commentary (max. 10 lines).

Only authors are responsible for arranging copyrights and reproduction rights for their illustrations.

5. Bibliography

  • at the end of the text, always place a list of archival, printed and other sources and literature on the form below:

Archival sources

  • alphabetically sorted archive sources by the name of archives and within them by the names of the funds/collections


Archiwum Państwowe w Katowicach, Oddział w Cieszynie, fund Akta Miasta Cieszyna

Národní archiv, fund Česká dvorská kancelář

Österreischisches Staatsarchiv, Allgemeines Verwaltungsarchiv Wien, fund Innenministerium

Státní okresní archiv Bruntál se sídlem v Krnově, fund Archiv města Krnova

Zemský archiv v Opavě, fund Zemská vláda slezská Opava

Printed sources

  • alphabetically sorted printed sources by title or by surname of the author(s)
  • the record of printed sources corresponds to the method of citing the used literature in the footnotes


Allgemeines Reichs- Gesetz- und Regierungsblatt für das Kaiserthum Oesterreich. Jahrgang 1851 Wien 1851.

DUMREICHER, Armand von: Das gewerbliche Unterrichtswesen. Officieler Ausstellungs-Bericht. Wien 1874.

Österreichische Statistik. Neue Folge, Band 17, Heft 3: Statistik der Unterrichts- Anstalten in Österreich für das Jahr 1913/1914. Wien 1919.

Wiener Zeitung 1887

Internet a.o. sources



  • alphabetically sorted works according to the author's surnames
  • the record of literature corresponds to the method of citing the used literature in the footnotes


ALBISETTI, James C.: Mädchenerziehung im deutschsprachigen Österreich, im Deutschen Reich und in der Schweiz, 1866–1914. In: GOOD, David F. – GRANDNER, Margarete – MAYNES, Mary Jo (Hg.): Frauen in Österreich. Beiträge zu ihrer Situation im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Wien – Köln – Weimar 1993, pp. 15–31.

CZAPLIŃSKI, Marek a kol.: Historia Śląska. Wrocław 2002.

DAY, Charles R.: Schools and Work : Technical and Vocational Education in France since the Third Republic. Montreal – London – Ithaca 2001.

FEIGL, Helmuth – ROSNER, Willibald (Hg.): Versuche und Ansätze zur Industrialisierung des Waldviertels. Wien 1990.

SKORKA, Renáta – WEISZ, Boglárka: The Town and the Widow : The Journey of Elisabeth of Luxembourg to Pozsony. Mesto a dejiny 8, 2019, n. 2, pp. 6–21.

The editorial board thanks you in advance for observing the instructions for the treatment of contributions.

Updated: 18. 05. 2022