• Aims and Scope

Aims and Scope

Acta Politologica (AcPo) is a peer-reviewed political science journal published by the Institute of Political Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University. It is also an official journal of the Czech Political Science Association. The journal was established in 2009 and is published twice a year (in April and October). AcPo issues are posted online. AcPo publishes articles in both English and Czech.

Acta Politologica publishes texts on a wide range of political science themes, including comparative politics, political philosophy, political sociology, international relations, European studies, security studies etc. The journal accepts for peer-review original manuscripts based on the author's own research, as well as review articles, reviews, reports from conferences, etc. AcPo’s readership includes a wide range of people, who are interested in political science as a broad academic discipline. The journal addresses scholars and students, but also policy makers and other readers.

AcPo is committed to objective, impartial and fair review process. All original articles undergo double-blind peer-review process, which results in at least two reviews and recommendations. The reviewers receive an anonymous version of the original scientific articles exclusively through the AcPo online submission system, which is also used for the subsequent submission of reviews. However, the editors reserve the right to “desk reject” (without review, or after a quick examination by an editorial board member) articles submitted to AcPo on the basis of a low quality of the articles (such as poor language, unclear message, inconsistency, inaccuracy, unsuitability, unclear impact or novelty of the article etc.).

Acta Politologica is indexed in Scopus (since 2017), ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences; since 2015), CEEOL (Central and Eastern European Online Library), Google Scholar and DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals; since 2019). AcPo has ISSN 1803-8220 for on-line version and ISSN 1804-1302 for printed version.