Editorial activities of the faculty
We support high-quality scientific production
The editorial activities of the faculty are fully governed by the principles of editorial activity at Masaryk University, which are provided by the Rector Directives No. 6/2008 of the Principles of Editorial Activities of Masaryk University. These principles are further specified in the Dean Directive No. 4/2014 of the Principles of Editorial Activities of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University.
The Editorial Board of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University is a collective advisory body to the Dean who is responsible for the conceptual management, quality and coordination of the editorial activities of the faculty. The members of the editorial board are appointed by the Dean and they are representatives of the teaching and scientific staff of the faculty. The board is chaired by the designated Vice-Dean. A secretary appointed by the Dean is responsible for the board’s activities.
The editorial board annually compiles the editorial plan of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University, which consists of an editorial plan of ‘The writings of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University’ and a list of specialized journals that are supported by the faculty.
The writings of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University
Editorial series established in 1923
The Edition of ‘The writings of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University’ is the first edition of the faculty and one of the first editions of the university. The first published writing was Rudolf Urbánek’s ‘Fraternal Unity and Higher Education Up to the Blahoslav Period: Contribution to the 400th Anniversary of Blahoslav's Birthday’.
The first series of the Brno Studies in English series, the Brünner Beiträge zur Germanistik und Nordistik and the Études romanes de Brno, were also published in this edition. It was before their series were established within the newer edition of series called Proceedings of the Faculty of Arts; further on there were also several thematic collections or conference proceedings (for example, Theatre and Film Questions, Theory of Verse, Slavonic Syntax Questions, etc.).
An edition focused on the dissemination of science and research results at the faculty
The edition series ‘The writings of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University’ is based primarily on professional monographs of academic staff of the faculty and of excellent and appropriately adapted (for the literary purposes) doctoral dissertations of doctoral graduates of the faculty. The aim of the editorial board is to maintain the edition of ‘The writings’ as a platform for the creation and dissemination of scientific publications of an excellent quality that will represent the faculty among the professional public and contribute to social cultivation.
Information for authors
The edition ‘The writings of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University’ is open to all academic and research staff, students of the faculty, as well as to external collaborators who are involved in the fulfilment of research and scientific projects at the faculty departments.
The editorial plan is based mainly on the submitted Applications for publication in the editorial series ‘The writings’ here. A table is used to calculate the cost of publishing the publication. Applications shall be sent by the authors’ heads of departments no later than 31 October of the year preceding the publication of the publication.
For further information see Dean Directive on the editorial activities of the faculty, Article 7.
The faculty supports the publication of professional journals that contribute to its good reputation as a research institution. The editorial budget annually supports edition of journals that are included in the List of reviewed non-impacted professional periodicals published in the Czech Republic. Particularly esteemed are the periodicals included in the international databases ERIH Plus, SCOPUS and Web of Science.
Journals supported by the faculty