Judaica Olomucensia

About the Journal

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§ 1. The electornic Internet journal Judaica Olomoucensia  is published by the  Palacky University Olomouc.

§ 2. The goal of the journal is to present the research results of well-established and emergining scholars primarily in the fields of history of Moravian Jews but also of Jewish and Israeli studies in general.

§ 3. The journal is published since fall 2013 with the frequency of 2 regular issues per year.

§ 4. The journal is published by the Kurt and Ursula Schubert Center for Jewish Studies at the Faculty of Arts.

§ 5. Judaica Olomucensia is published exclusively in an electronic form at: judaica.upol.cz

§ 6. Judaica Olomucensia is published and registered under ISSN 1805-9139.


§ 1. Peer review

As Judaica Olomucesia is an academic journal; all contributions submitted for publication will undergo an anonymous peer review process to establish that they fulfill formal and content criteria appropriate for Jewish studies.

§ 2. The peer review process and Reviewers

The peer review process at Judaica Olomucensia consists of a double blind review by at least two Reviewers whereby at least one should be from a different institution as the author of the contribution. For the purposes of peer review, the journal Judaica Olomucensia makes a standard form available either sent directly to the Reviewers by the editorial board or at the editorial offices of the journal.

§ 3. The final decision

The final decision whether to publish a contribution is made by the Editor-in-Chief on advice from the Reviewers.


§ 1. Authors

Authors whose contributions are accepted for publication in Judaica Olomucensia must not be anonymous. By submitting their contribution, they agree that their professional profile and affiliation be made public in the form of a short bio attached to their contribution.

§ 2. Contributions

Judaica Olomucensia publishes original works authored by members of the academic and scientific community, as such it will not publish any text (with only rare and justified exception) that has already been published. The copyright of the Contribution must belong to its Author(s) without any limits. The Author(s) must not violate copyright or any other rights of any third parties by the contribution and shall be fully responsible for any damages that could arise if the rights are not respected.

§ 3. Submitting

Judaica Olomucensia accepts submission written in English, submitted to the Editor-in-Chief at the email address indicated on this website.

§ 4. Disclaimer

The published Contributions may not reflect the opinions of the Board, the Editor-in-Chief or the Publisher, all the responsibility remains with their Author(s).


§ 1. Editorial board

The editorial board („Board“) of Judaica Olomucensia has an odd number of members, at least 11. The Editor-in-Chief of Judaica Olomucensia is its member and chairperson. The members of the Board are appointed by the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts of Palacky University Olomouc based on nominations by existing Board. Should the Board become unable to reach consensus for any reason, the the Vice-Dean will nominate new members of the Board.

§ 2. Board member elections

New Board members are elected individually at a regular Board meeting. Any member of the Board has the right to suggest a new member. A vote by the simple majority of all board members is needed for a valid election. Should the quorum not be reached due to low attendance at the meeting, the election must be repeated at the closest following Board meeting. At the repeat election, a simple majority of present Board members is sufficient.

§ 3. Membership of the Board

Members of the Board are chosen from among world-renown experts in Jewish and Israeli studies with a focus on history and culture of Jews of Moravia. External, foreign experts make up at least 8 of 11 members of the Board and at least 3 members are internal, as deputies and representatives of the publisher, Palacky University.

§ 4. Cessation of Board membership

Membership of the Board ceases by resignation of its member at a Board meating, the board accepts the resignation.In extraordinary cases, a written resignation into the hands of the Editor-in-Chief is also accepted. The Editor-in-Chief must submit it at the closest following Board meeting. Membership of the Board also ceases through removal at a Board meeting.

§ 5. Removal of Board membership.

Only the Board, at a meeting, may remove a Board member. Every Board member has a right to motion a vote to remove a Board member. A simple majority of all Board members is required for removal. The removal is confirmed by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts

§ 5. Election of the Editor-in-Chief

Members of the EB elect an Editor-in-Chief from among themselves. The Editor-in-Chief is appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts.

§ 6. Staff

The staff of the journal Judaica Olomoucensia is made up of the Editor-in-Chief and editors. Editors are appointed by the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts upon nomination by the Editor-in-Chief. Editors may be Board members.

§ 7. Removal of an editor

An editor may be removed by the Editor-in-Chief. The removal is confirmed by the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts. An editor may also resign in person to the Editor-in-Chief.

For Contributors

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Style Guide for Judaica Olomucensia

Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts conform to the journal style.


The length of the articles should be 10,000–15,000 words (including notes and references). The article should begin with a summary of around 100 words, which should describe the main arguments and conclusions of the article. Brief biographical details (about 50 words) should be provided in the end.

It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the rights of images he/she wants to include in the publication. Tables should be kept to a minimum and contain only essential data.

Body of article

American spelling and vocabulary should be used. Write centuries in full, e.g. seventeenth. European date format, e.g.: 7 December 1845. Please separate prepositions and conjunctions with a dash, e.g.: ha-Medinah.

Within the text, please use:

square brackets [ ] for adding sense to a quote or title

round brackets ( ) for author-made comments and translations

quotation marks “ ” for quoted content

italics for words not in English

italics for book, journal and play titles

quotation marks “ ” for article titles


MLA style should be used. Include place of publication. For URL references, enclose them in < > and add a date of publication and access. Titles in German should be given they are in German, for Hebrew titles capitalize the title but not the subtitle. Words such as volume or nunber should not be capitalized.


Footnotes should numbered consecutively through the article with arabic numerals. Please do not use endnotes, Harvard Style, or bibliographical references.A reference to a single source in the previous note can be replaced by "ibid"; in later notes by the author’s surname, note number and page numbers. Several titles by the author can be replaced by shortened forms.


4. Ibid. p. 160.

5. Totten (see note 2), p. 215.

6. Totten, Literature Art and Film (see note 2), p. 217.


The bibliography should contain all the cited works divided into primary and secondary.


Reference Guide for Judaica Olomucensia


A Handbook of Korea. 6th ed. Seoul International Pub. House, 1987.

Morrison, Toni. Sula. New York: Knopf, 1974.

Hyde, Margaret O. and Elizabeth Held Forsyth. Suicide: The Hidden Epidemic. Rev. ed. New York: Watts, 1986.

Quirk, Randolph, et al. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. London: Longman, 1985.

Perkins, Kathy A., ed. Black Female Playwrights: An Anthology of Plays Before 1950. Bloomington: Indiana U, 1989.

Shakespeare, William. The Comedy of Errors. Ed. by T.S. Dorsch. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1988.

Klawans, Stuart. "Colorization: Rose-Tinted Spectacles." in Seeing Through Movies. Ed. Mark C. Miller. New York: Pantheon, 1990. 150-185.

Journals and Newspapers

Brook, Dan W. "The Value of Prolonging Human Life." in Philosophical Studies. 50 (1986): 401-26.

Theroux, Paul. "China Passage by Rail." in National Geographic. March 1988: 296-329.

"Time for Doubt." in Time. 26 November 1990: 30-34.

Sapir, Edward. "Communication." in Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. New York: Macmillan, 1930.

Basso, Lilliam. Personal Interview. 4 Mar. 1991.


"Belly of the Beast." 48 Hours. Host Dan Rather. Narr. Peter Van Sant. CBS. 10 Aug. 1999.

It's a Wonderful Life. Dir. Frank Capra. Perf. James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and Thomas Mitchell. 1946. DVD. Republic, 2001.

Editorial Board

Israel Bartal (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Ingeborg Fialová (Palacky University Olomouc)

Rachel Greenblatt (Wesleyan University)

Josef Jařab (Palacky University Olomouc)

Hillel J. Kieval (Washington University in St. Louis)

Rachel Manekin (University of Maryland)

Jaroslav Miller (Palacky University Olomouc)

Marsha L. Rozenblit (University of Maryland)

Dimitry Shumsky (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Liliane Weissberg (University of Pennsylvania)

Editorial Staff


Louise Hecht


Matej Grochal


Redakce časopisu Judaica Olomucensia


Univerzita Palackeho v Olomouci

Křížkovského 511/8

771 47 Olomouc


e-mail: louise.hecht@upol.cz