Annals of the Náprstek Museum, a National Museum journal, publishes the results of scientific research which have not been published yet, and which deals with material and spiritual culture and social relations in non-European cultures. Since its foundation in 1962 it was published once a year, since 2013 two issues per year are published. Each issue is structured into five sections: Studies, Materialia, Research Reports, Reviews and Annotations, Obituaries. Since 2008 the journal has been included to EBSCO database with full-text searching, in a group "Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS)", and in ERIH PLUS.
Executive editor: Jiří Honzl
Telephone: +420 224 497 502; +420 728 829 201
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Executive editor: Jiří Honzl
- Monika Baumanová, M.A., Ph.D.;
- Mgr. Markéta Hánová, Ph.D.;
- Dr. Clément Jacquemoud;
- prof. Markéta Křížová, Ph.D.;
- doc. PhDr. Jana Mynářová, Ph.D.;
- PhDr. Pavel Onderka;
- doc. PhDr. Peter Pavúk, Ph.D.;
- 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 of the Annals of the Náprstek Museum According to the Editorial Code of the National Museum, clause 7:
- The director of the division appoints members of the Editorial Board (EB hereafter); members are named on the proposal of the editor-in-chief from experts both from the National Museum and from outside.
- The activity of the EB is managed by the presiding editor-in-chief of the periodical in question.
- Directors of the divisions are allowed to attend meetings of the EB, even though they are not its members.
- The EB prepares, debates and assesses the contents of the periodical.
- The editor-in-chief summons a council from time to time, at least once a year.
The editor-in-chief names his representative from the 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 editor-in-chief) at least twice a year.
- A position in the EB is honorary; thus, there is no payment for being a member.
- In isolated cases, the costs for travel and stay during the meetings can be covered for members.
- The EB is quorate if there are at least six members present at the meeting.
Objectives of the Editorial Board of Annals of the Náprstek Museum:
- Maintaining the highest standards of ethics and competence.
- Assisting the editor-in-chief in making decision over issues such as plagiarism claims and submissions where reviewers cannot agree on a decision.
- If there is any problematic or controversial paper, the board has the final word, whether it will be accepted or not.
- Making comments on the articles if needed, which is possible to be delivered via email
- Suggesting reviewers for the assigned manuscript.
- Attracting new authors and submissions.
- Giving feedback on past issues and making suggestions for both subject matter and potential authors.
- Promoting the journal to their colleagues and peers.
- Endorsing the journal to authors, readers, and subscribers and encouraging colleagues to submit their best work.
We accept all contributions concerning non-European cultures. Annals of the Náprstek Museum primarily target topics relevant for the vast collections of the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures. It also presents reports on archaeological and ethnographic field projects in non-European areas. All articles are available in a printed version or online on the web page of the journal (https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/aotnpm).
- Studies – should not exceed 10.000 words (footnotes included).
- Materialia – should not exceed 10.000 words (footnotes included).
- Research reports – should not exceed 6 000 words (footnotes included).
- Reviews and Annotations – should not exceed 5 000 words (footnotes included).
- Obituaries – should not exceed 5 000 words (footnotes included).
(If your contribution exceeds limits of words given above, please, consult the length with the executive editor.)
Manuscripts 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 author is responsible for language revision.
Manuscript should be submitted as MS Word documents only (.doc; .docx). Include also a short abstract (up to 200 words), key words (5–7), a list of literature, and optionally (see below) captions to tables, figures, and plates.
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.
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