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Publisher: doc. Mgr. Roman Gabrhelík Ph.D. | Last update: 01.01.2013


The editor’s office accepts contributions, in Czech, Slovak or English, which reflect the professional orientation of the journal. The contributions may be submitted as WORD and EXCEL documents (any version). Contributions in any other formats will not be accepted. Any contribution sent must be exclusively intended for publishing in the ADIKTOLOGIE journal and must be accompanied by a written statement declaring that it has not been and will not be made available to any other periodical for release. The published work becomes the property of the journal, and any part of it or any figure accompanying it may be used in another publication only when the original is quoted. The manuscript must be passed for press by all the authors, whose signatures prove that they agree to the information in the manuscript and its analysis and conclusions, authorising the first author indicated to deal with the editor’s office. The editor’s office does not insist on an “imprimatur” of the manager of the author’s (authors’) organisation.



Original articles provide scientific accounts of issues under study, keeping to the usual text format: introduction, material and methodology, results, discussion, and conclusions. The text must not exceed 14 standard pages of manuscript (1 stand-ard page = 1800 characters including spaces), without bibliography and graphic items. The maximum number of bibliographical citations is 35. The paper can include up to 8 figures (tables and/or graphs) and 2 photographs (black and white). Review articles provide cogent summaries of topical issues; the author’s own experience is not the underlying theme of the paper. The maximum extent is 16 pages, with not more than 50 bibliographical citations. References to recent literature (not more than five years old) should prevail. Short reports are rigorous accounts of authors’ own results in the area of diagnosis and therapy and their own clinical experience, usually with the intention of responding to recently published articles dealing with the topic under consideration. The maximum extent is 6 pages, with not more than 10 bibliographical citations. The paper may include 2 figures (tables and/or graphs). Education provides a platform for issues related to undergraduate and postgraduate instruction in addictology, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, social work and policy, and teaching and special teaching, as well as summaries of training and further education programmes that relate to the areas in question. Contributions should not exceed 3 pages and do not need to include a bibliography. The maximum number of citations is 25. Practice – contributions presenting experience in the field of addiction treatment and prevention, not necessarily including theoretical or research sections. They may be accounts of experience in the form of a case study or reporting on the practical experience of a certain treatment approach, method, etc. The maximum length is 8 pages. Contributions do not need to include a bibliography and the maximum number of citations is 25. Student papers are works written by university students at undergraduate level or those produced as part of undergraduate studies. Their purpose is to present the results of students’ research activities carried out at this stage of their studies and support their interest in scientific and research activities, as well as postgraduate programmes. In addition, this section of the journal seeks to encourage reflection on the development of the discipline at the undergraduate level in terms of the linkage between theory and practice and their interaction. Articles published in this section may include original student papers, review articles, and short reports, as well as reports from practice. The requirements for the formal particulars of these articles are the same as those that apply to the previous sections.

The Discussion and Letters to the Editor section provides pertinent and apt comments in response to recently published articles and to any professional activities in the given area in general, presenting either congruent or different views or adding more information. The maximum length is 2 pages. The New Books and Reviews section presents news about the latest publications, both Czech and foreign, in the field of psychiatry and related areas. The news (review) caption must include the same data as a citation of a monograph (or a miscellanea). The maximum extent is 3 pages. International News – what we heard or read and want to share with you; maximum 1 page. Contributions of any other extent than specified above or those including colour graphic items should be discussed with the editor’s office.



Any article sent to the editor’s office must meet the following formal requirements. The absence of any of the particulars may result in the article being rejected even prior to the review procedure.


3 / 1 Formal particulars of the text

1/ Apt title of the article

2/ Full names of all the authors, including their titles and academic degrees

3/ Official full names of all the authors’ home organisations

4/ Abstract/Summary (max. 2,150/1,050 characters incl. spaces)


The original works should be submitted with an abstract featuring the following recommended structure:

a. Background

b. Aims

c. Design and Measurements (Methods)

d. Sample (Participants)

e. Results

f. Conclusions


Summaries of articles to be published in the other sections are not structured.

5/ Key words

6/ Grant affiliation

7/ Text of article according to the guidelines for authors. The pages of the text should be numbered.

8/ Graphic documentation (see Chapter 3/2 hereof)

9/ References according to the standard (see Chapter 3/3 hereof)

10/ Lead (= first) author’s full contact information in the following format: address for correspondence – name and surname (no title), home organisation, address, telephone, e-mail, fax.


3 / 2 Formal particulars of the graphic documentation

Tables and graphs

Single EXCEL files, simple layout, black+grey tones, do not use colour identification. The file name should always include the author’s name. The table must be provided with its own legend, numbered (Table 1).



Black-and-white, digital, single files in .jpg, .tiff, or .eps formats, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. The file name should always include the author’s name. The figure must be provided with its own legend, numbered (Figure 1, Graph 1). “Chart” should be identified as “Figure”. Tables, graphs and photographs must not be incorporated into the text. The text should only include the relevant references in brackets (Table 1,…).


3 / 3 Formal bibliographical particulars, references in the text, examples


The bibliography at the end of the article should be arranged in alphabetical order of the surnames of the first authors (or other authors, as applicable). The references are not numbered; each citation begins on a new line. The bibliography should include full references: all the authors’ surnames and their first name initials, year, full title, and the subtitle, if any, of the paper in the original language, journal (or standardised abbreviation of the journal), volume, number of pages; the year of issue, the place of issue and publisher should be indicated for a monograph. In making references to different types of documents, follow the citation standards that are in effect (see the APA citation manual, including examples, under the Guidelines for Authors section at to ensure formal accuracy.


Citation of an article by one author:

Mellers, B. A. (2000). Choice and the relative pleasure of consequences. Psychological Bulletin, 126(10), 910–924.


Citation of an article by two authors:

Klimoski, R., Palmer, S. (1993). The ADA and the hiring process in organizations. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 45(2), 10–36.


General citation of a book:

Beck, C. A., Sales, B. D. (2001). Family mediation: Facts, myths and future prospects. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


Citation of an edited book: Gibbs, J. T., Huang, L. N. (Eds.). (1991). Children of color: Psychological interventions with minority youth. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


Citation of a chapter in an edited book:

Kudrle, S. (2003). Historie uzivani a zneuziavani psychotropnich latek. In K. Kalina (Ed.), Drogy a drogove závislosti: Mezioborovyy pristup 1 (pp. 83–89). Praha: Urad vlady Ceske republiky.


Citation of published proceedings or a published conference paper:

Deci, E. L., Ryan, R. M. (1991). A motivational approach to self: Integration in personality. In R. Dienstbier (Ed.), Nebraska Symposium on Motivation: Vol. 38. Perspectives onmotivation (pp. 237–288). Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.


Bibliographical references in the text, examples

The bibliographical references in the text are made by indicating the author’s surname (or the name of the source) and the year in which the work was published. Use lower-case letters to distinguish different works by one author published in the same year. If a work has more than two authors, only the first one and the abbreviation „et al.“ are indicated. The full reference must be included in the bibliography at the end of the text (see above).


Reference to a work by one author, source:

Charvat (2003) supports his arguments by his own research conclusions ... ...80.6% of women are single and without children (Vacek, 2000).

The final report (WHO, 2008) states that…


Reference to more works by one author:

The clients were always very sensitive in feeling the changes (Škoda, 2005, 2003) and the therapist should ...


Reference to a work by more authors:

Novak et al. (2004) studied a sample…


Reference to works by several authors:

Authors such as Sena (2005), Kronat (2004) and Chrz (2002) found the existing... Most of the authors (Nemožný, 2004; Belek, 2003) show agreement in their comments on the phenomenon. (In this case, citations are separated by a semicolon)


Direct reference to an author:

In making a direct reference, the page containing the passage in the original source is indicated.


Woller (2002) refers to participants as “derelict souls” (p. 96). “sensitivity is the corner-stone of successful work” (Papez, 2005, p. 180). The same applies to direct references to electronic materials. In the event that a document is not numbered, a reference may be made to the chapter and the paragraph which the cited passage is part of. Either a paragraph symbol (Sobota, 2000, ¶ 5) or an abbreviation for ‘paragraph’ (, 2000, Discussion, para. 1) may be used.



When reporting on experiments involving human beings, state whether the study was approved by the (local) ethical board prior to implementation. Where experiments involving animals are the case, state whether the constitutional and national regulations and guidelines for the breeding and experimental use of animals were observed or attach a statutory declaration proving that consent was granted by the ethical board.



The journal only accepts contributions in electronic form and those are sent to


The message must contain:

1. A cover letter including the full heading of the work, the first author’s full contact details, the authorship particulars required by Section 1 of the Guidelines and the ethical particulars according to Section 4 of the Guidelines.


2. The text file and other relevant files or graphic attachments.

The editorial office will confirm that the contribution has been received. Papers complying with the above-specified requirements will be peer-reviewed and the result will be communicated to the author. Contributions failing to adhere to the guidelines for authors will be disregarded.


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