Historica Olomucensia, The Collection of History Works

The journal Historica Olomucensia, The Collection of History Works has been published since 2009. It follows the long-time tradition of series Acta Universitatis Palackianae OlomucensisFacultas philosophica.Historica, The Collection of History Works, which started to be published in 1960. Since April 2015 the journal has been included in the prestigious European database of scientific journals ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences). Since 2009 it has been on the list of peer-reviewed, non- impacted journals published in the Czech Republic.

The peer-reviewed journal primarily publishes articles related to history, then in the second part, reports focused on activities of the Department of History of the Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc and its research and documentary centres, the Centre of Regional History and the Centre of Czechoslovak Exile Studies. All papers are supplemented with summaries in English language. Moreover, the second section is enriched by contributions related to significant life jubilees of department members, obituaries, reports from conferences and student competitions in history, reviews. At the end of the journal, summaries and information about authors in English are included. The journal also accepts papers in foreign languages and is available for all researchers as well as students. Articles are subject to a peer-reviewed process by two independent scholars, specialists on a topic of a paper.

Code of ethics:
The editors accept all received articles into a peer-reviewed process as well as other authors’ contributions without distinction, if they fulfil stated conditions for publishing. Similarly, they also guarantee all authors a professional peer-reviewed process. Full text of the Code is available here.

Number of issues:
Since 2009 at least twice a year.

Palacký University Olomouc, Křížkovského 511/8, 779 00 Olomouc 

ISSN and registration at the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic:
ISSN: 1803-9561, Registration number in periodical print records: E 18839

Distribution of the journal is secured by Palacký University Publishing House, Biskupské náměstí 1, 779 00 Olomouc. Contact: Ms Dana Suchá, shop – incoming orders, telephone: 585631783, e-mail: dana.sucha@upol.cz, prodejna.vup@upol.cz  

All issues stated above are also available for distribution via e-shop of the Palacký University Publishing House.

Editorial notice

The editorial office of HO informs contributors and readers that in the following two years, the journal will be significantly transformed. Since 2022 one issue of the journal (deadline in April) will be published in Czech and the second one (deadline in October) in English. Moreover, we also prepare publishing an electronic version of the journal, the transformation of editorial board, including a chairman and a chief editor. The journal will have a new webpage and editing system Actavia. We will continue to update you on these changes.

Editorial Office

Address of editorial office:
Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc, Na Hradě 5, 779 00 Olomouc

E-mail: ivana.koucka@upol.cz , kouckai@seznam.cz 

Chief editor: 
PhDr. Ivana Koucká, Ph.D. Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc, Na Hradě 5, 779 00 Olomouc, phone: 585 633 239


Mgr. Hana Ferencová, Ph.D. (English issue)

Mgr. Ivan Puš, Ph.D. (Czech issue)

Editorial board:

  • prof. PhDr. Jana Burešová, CSc. (chairman; Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc)
  • doc. Mgr. Veronika Čapská, Ph.D. (Department of General Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University)
  • doc. Mgr. Martin Čapský, Ph.D. (Institute of Historical Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Pardubice)
  • prof. PhDr. Jiří Kocián, CSc. (Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences)
  • PhDr. Ivana Koucká, Ph.D. (Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc)
  • doc. PhDr. Marek Šmíd, Ph.D. (Faculty of Theology, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice)
  • doc. PhDr. Michael Viktořík, Ph.D. (Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc)

Instructions for Authors

Deadline for submitting articles, reports and reviews: 
The deadline for submitting articles, reports and reviews is set at the end of October and April.

Deadline for the current issue: 
Currently, we accept submissions in English for issue HO 64 (the deadline is by the end of October 2022).

Please, send your articles and reviews to Mgr. Hana Ferencová, Ph.D., e-mail: hana.ferencova@upol.cz

Sending submissions: 
Submissions must be sent electronically to e-mail hana.ferencova@upol.cz

The length of submissions:
The editors recommend the length of articles between 10 and 20 standard pages, including footnotes and summaries.

Summary, abstract and information about authors: 
The authors of articles and studies (not reports) must also submit a summary, an abstract (shorter than a summary), key words and information about the author.

Peer-reviewed process
All articles and studies will be subject to an anonymous peer-reviewed process by two independent scholars, specialists on a topic of a paper. The authors of articles will be acquainted with results of a peer-reviewed process and the editors will ask them for the final emendation of texts. In the case of negative evaluation of articles, authors will be requested to fundamental re-writing and after that studies will be subject to a peer-reviewed process again. 

Method of publication: 
B: embargoed-access (Open Acces with time embargo). Open access to recent issues is granted two years after publication.

Further instructions for authors are available in a separate document.

For submissions in English, please follow the Chicago Style Manual. The basic style guidelines can be found here:


The  issue HO 63-2022 was submitted to the publishing house and the English issue HO 64-2023 is being prepared.

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