Focus, scope and profile of the journal

Staletá Praha (Prague Through the Centuries) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that publishes original studies on the history and development of Prague, the Prague region, and related heritage properties. The articles included in the Studies, Materials, and Review sections go through an anonymous review process. The Bibliography section provides an overview of Prague-related material (Pragensia) published in professional journals and periodicals over the past 150 years. The journal does not publish advertisements; it is financed from the publisher’s budget and with the institutional support of its founder.

Topics covered:

  • history and development of medieval and modern Prague, development trends on the national and international scale

  • immovable structures both standing and extinct, historical greenery, residential complexes; also movable properties, works of art, items of daily use, archaeological finds

  • the procedure and results of building-historical, archaeological, technological, art, historical, archival, and scientific research

  • objects found or located in, outside, and around Prague

  • objects of Prague provenance found or located outside Prague in the Czech Republic, in Europe, and throughout the world, and which are related to the activity of Prague’s burghers, architects, artists, and craftsmen


  • the journal is targeted toward the Czech and European professional community

  • to publish new knowledge and findings about buildings and structures

  • to provide comparative material for urban locations and cultural centers, especially in Central and Western Europe


  • in print: in Czech with two foreign-language abstracts. An annotation always appears in English before the text; the conclusion includes a summary and descriptions of the pictorial attachments either in English or German

  • online: in Czech, accompanied by a German, English, or Polish original manuscript as relevant


  • articles with a maximum of 40 standard pages of text (72,000 characters including spaces) excluding the bibliography, abstracts, and pictorial descriptions; lengthier studies must be consulted with the editor in chief in advance

  • annotation (abstract at the beginning of the article) – approx. 500–900 characters

  • resumé / summary /abstract – maximum 15% of the length of the article


  • A4

  • mirror 18 × 24.5 cm

  • full color

  • coated paper


  • contributions are not remunerated

  • translations for abstracts and keywords are remunerated by the editor

  • fees for licensing rights to the images are paid by the editor

  • translations of foreign-language contributions to Czech are remunerated by the editor


  • the author of an article is solely considered to be the person who meets the criteria of authorship

  • criteria for acknowledging authorship: step 1 – significant contribution to article conception, data acquisition, data analysis and interpretation; step 2 – contribution to article preparation or its critical review (intellectual input); step 3 – the author is involved in both steps

  • all authors must meet the relevant criteria, and no author who qualifies should be excluded from authorship

  • activities or persons that do not warrant rights to authorship include: fundraising; data collection; general supervision of the research group; “guest author” included for their seniority, reputation, or influence; “gift author” included for personal benefit or payment

Author identification::

  • located at the end of the article, listing the names and academic titles of all authors, their employer, and contact addresses (including electronic)

  • for each individual pictorial attachment, the author provides the name of the author and source of the image

Source of funding and contribution continuity:

  • the source of financial support is stated at the end of the article

  • if the article was created through a work of science and research, the identification of the research project is stated at the end of the article

Contribution originality:

  • the work must be original and not plagiarized (duplication of a foreign author) nor a repetition (duplication of one’s own work)

  • the work must not yet be published elsewhere in any language

  • the work must not be a subject of multiple submission (not considered by two editors at the same time)


  • from the 10th to 17th centuries, Prague was an important central cultural and power center of Central and Western Europe (seat of Czech princes, kings, and Roman emperors)

  • The Prague Region today occupies 496 km2, and its historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site