The journal Judaica Bohemiae has been published since 1965 by the Jewish Museum in Prague.
Judaica Bohemiae focuses on Jewish history and culture in Bohemia and Moravia (and other countries of the former Habsburg Monarchy) from the Middle Ages through to the present. The texts are published in English and German.
Judaica Bohemiae features original specialist papers (studies, reviews and reports). Until 2006, the studies in the journal were assessed at regular meetings of the editorial board. An independent peer review procedure was introduced in 2007.
Judaica Bohemiae is indexed and abstracted in the Arts and Humanities Citation Index, (Web of Science), Scopus and the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH).
Originally published twice a year, Judaica Bohemiae became an annual journal in 1994 and has come out biannually since 2009.
Judaica Bohemiae can be ordered directly from the publisher or through SUWECO CZ and C.E.E.O.L. (Central and Eastern European Online Library).
Publisher: Jewish Museum in Prague
Editorial Board: Jewish Museum in Prague – Department of Jewish History and Jewish Studies
Invitation for submissions
Scholars are invited to submit studies, reviews or reports for publication in the next issues of the journal Judaica Bohemiae :
Judaica Bohemiae 52 (2017), No. 1
Deadline for sending proposals: 15 November 2016
Deadline for sending papers: 28 February 2017
Judaica Bohemiae 52 (2017), No. 2
Deadline for sending proposals: 15 June 2017
Deadline for sending papers: 15 August 2017
Judaica Bohemiae 53 (2018), No. 1
Deadline for sending proposals: 15 November 2017
Deadline for sending papers: 28 February 2018
Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word format (Times New Roman, font size 12) and emailed to the editorial board. Papers may include black-and-white illustrations, which should be sent in print quality (300 dpi) and, if necessary, with permission to reproduce them. You should also attach a brief résumé (max. 100 words) and inform the editors of your full name, title(s) and current professional position
PhDr. Iveta Cermanová , Ph.D.
PhDr. Alexandr Putík
Members of the editorial board
- Mgr. Kateřina Čapková, Ph.D. (Institute of Contemporary History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
- Mgr. Pavel Kocman (Jewish Museum in Prague, Society for the History of Jews in the Czech Republic)
- Dr. Phil. Ines Koeltzsch (Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
- PhDr. Lenka Matušíková (National Archives, Prague)
- PhDr. Arno Pařík (Jewish Museum in Prague)
- Doc. PhDr. Jiřina Šedinová, CSc. (Institute of Near Eastern and African Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague)
- Mgr. Daniel Soukup, Ph.D. (Palacký University Olomouc, Institute of Czech Literature of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
- PhDr. Dana Veselská, Ph.D. (Jewish Museum in Prague)
Peer review process
Papers that are submitted to the journal Judaica Bohemiae for publication in the peer-reviewed section 'Studies and Articles' are first assessed by the journal’s editors or by members of the editorial board. Papers may be rejected at this stage by the editorial board if they contain major shortcomings in terms of form or content.
Papers that are accepted go through the standard peer review process, with each text being reviewed twice. The text is then made anonymous and sent to a reviewer who is selected by the editorial board with regard to the specialist focus of the text. Preference is given to external reviewers (from the Czech Republic and abroad) although, in exceptional and justified cases, they may be members of the editorial board. A paper by a member of the editorial board must be reviewed by an external reviewer.
If the reviewers differ in their assessments of a particular paper, the editorial board will decide by voting whether to accept one of the reviews or whether to send the paper out to another reviewer for a third review . After the third review is submitted, the editorial board will decide by voting whether to accept or reject the paper. The final decision is based on an absolute majority vote. The editorial board will then return all the reviews to the author with a brief statement on whether the text has been accepted, whether it needs to be revised, or whether it has been rejected.