The journal Annals of the Náprstek Museum has been published since 1962. It was founded by the effort of among others Erich Herold, the director of the Náprstek Museum, Anthropologist Milan Stuchlík and numismatist Jarmila Štěpková. In the following years, the Annals were issued once a year. However, the publishing was interrupted several times; in years 1968–1973, 1976–1979, 1982, 1986, 1991–1996. Since 1997, the periodical has been issued continuously, beginning with 2013 biannually, currently always in June and November.
All contents of older as well as recent issues of the Annals of the Náprstek Museum are freely available at this webpage, the older issues until the year 2012 through the digital library Kramerius of the National Museum. It is possible to buy the recent issues in print via the e-shop of the National Museum, in the museum bookshops or order at the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive editor: Jiří Honzl
Telephone: +420 224 497 502; +420 728 829 201
Národní muzeum – Náprstkovo muzeum
Betlémské náměstí 1
CZ-11000 Praha 1
Executive editor: Jiří Honzl
- Monika Baumanová, M.A., Ph.D.;
- Ludovica Bertolini, Ph.D.;
- Mgr. Markéta Hánová, Ph.D.;
- Dr. Clément Jacquemoud;
- PhDr. Zdenka Klimtová;
- prof. Markéta Křížová, Ph.D.;
- PhDr. Pavel Onderka;
- Mgr. Michaela Pejčochová, Ph.D.;
- Nik Petek-Sargeant, Ph.D.;
- doc. PhDr. Tomáš Winter, Ph.D.;
- PhDr. Josef Ženka, Ph.D.
The role of the Editorial Board according to the Editorial Code of the National Museum, article 4, § 2:
- Editorial Board (hereafter EB) serves as an advisory body to the executive editor, with whom they prepare, debate and assess the contents of the journal, ensure the peer review process and chose suitable contributions for publication.
- Members of the EB are appointed upon the suggestion of the executive editor by the director of the department or the deputy for central collection-building and exhibition activity. Members of the scholarly and scientific experts of the National Museum as well as external specialists in the particular field are eligible to become members of the EB. The external specialists must predominate over the National Museum staff at least by the 2 : 1 ratio. Concurrently, it is recommended to strive for at least ¼ of foreign members of the editorial boards.
- Membership in the EB expires by the dismissal by the director of the relevant collection-building department or by the conclusion of the period for which the EB was appointed or by the resignation of the member. The number of reiterations of the membership is not limited.
- Agenda of the EB is managed and the EB is presided by the executive editor.
- Directors of the departments attend the meetings of the EB but they are not its members.
- EB is called by the executive editor as necessary.
- The executive editor designates his/her deputy from members of the EB.
The Editorial Board of Annals of the Náprstek Museum:
- Consists of 11 members, each an expert in a different field.
- At least two members are experts from abroad.
- Holds a meeting (summoned by the executive editor) at least twice a year.
- The membership in the EB is honorary and not connected with any financial benefits.
- Usually, the meetings of the EB are held as hybrid with possibility to join remotely.
- In extraordinary cases, it is possible cover the expenses for the travel and stay for the members of the EB.
- The EB is quorate if there are at least six members present at the meeting.
Purview of the Editorial Board of the Annals of the Náprstek Museum:
- Making comments on the contributions, if needed (the commentary may be delivered by mail).
- If the paper is problematic or controversial, the board has the final word, whether it should be accepted for publication or not.
- Maintaining the highest standards of editorial work and publication ethics.
- Assisting the editor-in-chief in making decision over issues such as plagiarism claims and acceptance of contributions, the reviews of which are ambiguous.
- Giving feedback on previous issues and suggest suitable adjustments/changes for the future.
- Recommending authors and topics for publication.
- Suggesting of the reviewers for the double-blind peer review.
- Recommending the journal to the authors and readers, look for new contributors and contributions.
Annals of the Náprstek Museum accepts all contributions from the fields of anthropology, ethnography, ethnology, material culture studies, archaeology, history, museology and related concerning non-European cultures. Papers dealing with the history of the Náprstek Museum and topics directly related to its founder Vojta Náprstek, his family and friends are accepted as well.
Submissions are accepted for the following sections:
Studies on relevant topics (including theoretical ones) corresponding to the purview of the journal offering original research results and relying on the review and critical evaluation of both primary and secondary sources.
Descriptive publications, case studies or reports from scientific research dealing with primary sources, individual objects and collections including their wider context.
- Research reports
Reports presenting current museum, archival, field and other research, running projects and their preliminary results.
- Brief Communications
- Reviews and Annotations
Contributions submitted to the Annals of the Náprstek Museum must contain previously unpublished original work.
All contributions intended for the sections Studies, Materialia and Research Reports are subjected to double-blind peer review by two reviewers (or more if necessary) and after that evaluated by the Editorial Board. Papers may be returned ahead of the peer review process, if they do not meet markedly the requirements for scope, originality or comprehensible language and style (see below).
Contributions are published free of charge.
The peer review and editing process spans usually 5–12 months from the manuscript submission to publication.
Published issues are available in print as well as online in open-access at the journal’s webpage.
Manuscripts should be submitted via email to the following address: email@example.com
Deadlines for submission of reviewed contributions:
31 January 2024 for the issue 45/1 (June 2024)
30 June 2024 for the issue 45/2 (November 2024)
Contributions may be written in English (British spelling is preferred but not compulsory) as well as German, French and Spanish language (German, French and Spanish spellings are preferred). The language editing is provided by the publisher for contributions in English. In other cases, the language revision is the responsibility of the author.
Manuscripts including footnotes should not exceed 10,000 words for Studies and Materialia, 6000 for Research Reports and 5000 words for Obituaries, Reviews and Annotations (contributions exceeding recommended length should be consulted with the executive editor). Include also a short abstract (up to 200 words) and keywords (5–7) in English, a list of literature, and optionally (see below) captions to tables, figures, and plates. The abstract should be composed and the keywords chosen with special regard to increasing visibility in online search engines (e.g. focus on using relevant terms not mentioned in the title). Manuscripts should be submitted as MS Word document only (.doc; .docx).
Submit tables, figures, and plates as separate files (ideally in a single ZIP archive). Do not insert them into the MS Word document with the manuscript.
- All photo material is published in colour.
- Illustrations and photo material should be in quality of at least 300 dpi (600 dpi is preferred).
- Raster images should be submitted as JPEG (.jpeg, .jpg etc.) or TIFF (.tiff or.tif) files. Line drawings should be submitted as AI or SVG files.
- All tables, figures and plates must be referred to in the text (use the Tab., Fig., and Pl. abbreviations) and supplied with captions (submitted as a separate file, or in the same file as the manuscript).
- Each file must be numbered and referred to equally as in the manuscript.
For the other formal requirements on the manuscript including the citation norm see the journal’s Style Guide.