Author guide

The editors accept specialised texts in three categories:

  • type A: a peer-reviewed article – a scholarly text in Czech or a major world language usually of 10 to 20 standard pages (1,800 characters including spaces). Together with the text, the author will submit an abstract and a list of key words in Czech or English (maximum length of the abstract: 1,000 characters, key words or collocations: 5 to 7, separated by semi-colons), as well as a text for a later synopsis in Czech, and possibly in English, of maximum length of 2,700 characters.
  • type B: a case study or similar text – a scholarly text in Czech or a major world language of up to 10 standard pages. It does not undergo the peer-reviewing process; it needs just the approval of the editorial board. Together with the text, the author will submit a list of key words in Czech and in English, and an abstract in Czech, and possible also in English, of up to 1,800 characters.
  • type C: other (reviews, reports about developments in the field, about specialised events) – a review, paper, short report etc. usually of up to 5 standard pages in Czech.

Formal editing of manuscripts and appendices

Email your texts to the editors’ address at in an editable text document (MS Word - *.doc, *.docx, Open office – *.odt), not in PDF. We ask authors not to use any preset Word formatting, templates, macros etc, with the exception of page numbering, usage of Italics (quotations, titles of works) and preset Word formatting of headings. Use only Enter for separating paragraphs. Do not use other ways of breaking (Shift+Enter, tab, space etc.). When special characters (mathematical or chemical formulas etc.) or special formatting are necessary for the final text, their editing will take place upon the agreement with the author and only after the article has been approved by reviewers.

The quantity of appendices should be proportionate to the size of the file, though the maximum number is 14 appendices per article. We ask you to submit them in a sufficient quality and resolution, in separate, native files, i.e. picture files/photos in JPG, JPEG, TIFF (minimum resolution 250 DPI), vector pictures in EPS, PDF (incl. hidden fonts), tables and graphs in separate XLS files or as separate editable files (not pictures!). Refer to the appendices in your text using agreed abbreviations in square brackets [Pic. 1], [Tbl. 1], [Graph. 1], [Appx. 1].

Number individual appendix files and attach a text file with a full version of captions for each numbered appendix. Do not use diacritics or spaces in the names of your text files or appendices!

Authors are responsible for having all the copyrights necessary for publication. The editors cannot grant any financial contribution to cover costs of publishing or using reproductions of third parties. The current laws, specifically the Act n. 121/2000 Coll. on Copyright and possible exceptions in accordance with Section 31, especially in accordance with Subsection 1c (quotations: free usage of a work in teaching or scientific research; it is necessary to properly cite, though), are generally considered decisive factors in these matters.

General instructions for citing sources

We are well aware of differences in citation habits of various disciplines active in the field of international care for cultural heritage. Due to the specificity of the Czech milieu, we use a well-established system of citation of the Umění (Art) magazine while certain specific cases are dealt with in accordance with the usage of the Zprávy památkové péče (News of the Cultural Heritage Management) magazine Moreover, it should be noted that:

  • references to bibliography and other information sources are to be given continuously, in footnotes.
  • footnotes are to be placed into the text using the automatic formatting of the text editor and they are to be placed immediately after punctuation or a word (i.e. without a space!).
  • the e-Monumentica magazine does not use the system of abbreviations of magazine titles; names of magazines or other publications are always to be given in full (thus “American Journal of Archaeology” instead of “AJA”).  
  • authors’ names are to be given in full, if possible (thus “Ernst Hans Gombrich” instead of “E. H. Gombrich”).

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Instructions for editing of texts (PDF)