Rossica Olomucensia

Rossica Olomucensia. A Journal for Russian and Slavonic Philology

                                 ISSN: 0139-9268 (print) 
                                 ISSN: 1804-1434 (on-line)

Rossica Olomucensia: A Journal for Russian and Slavonic Philology is a peer-reviewed non-impact journal that serves as a media platform for the Department of Slavonic Studies of the Philological Faculty of Palacký University, Olomouc.

Rossica Olomucensia was registered with the Department of Culture of the Czech Republic in 2008 (registration no. 18418). The journal has two issues a year. The volume numbers continue the numbering of the previous annually published journal.

The journal is indexed in the international databases ERIH+, and EBSCO and CEEOL.

Editor-in-Chief: prof. PhDr. Zdeněk Pechal, CSc.

Managing Editor:
doc. Mgr. Jitka Komendová, Ph.D. (studia litteraria, studia linguistica).

The journal publishes original research studies in the field of philology (since 2008 80% of the journal has consisted of original articles) and other articles (reviews, news, chronicle) in the field of Russian linguistics and literature and that of other Slavonic languages. Contributions are accepted in all Slavonic languages and in English. Contributions have abstracts in English. In 2008 an editorial board was established and all contributions are consistently anonymously peer-reviewed.

Editorial Board

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. phil. Peter Deutschmann (Salzburg)
Prof. Mikhail Epstein (Emory University, USA)
проф. Алексей Алексеевич Гиппиус, д.ф.н. (Москва)
emer. prof. PhDr. Helena Flídrová, CSc. (Olomouc)
emer. prof. dr. Ulrike Jekutsch (Greifswald)
проф. Валерий Миxайлович Мокиенко, д.ф.н. (Санкт-Петербург)
prof. PhDr. Zdeněk Pechal, CSc. (Olomouc)
prof. PhDr. Ivo Pospíšil, DrSc. (Brno)
prof. PhDr. Jana Sokolová, CSc. (Nitra)
prof. PhDr. Zdeňka Trösterová, CSc. (Ústí nad Labem)
проф. Алла Владимировна Злочевская, д.ф.н. (Москва)


Rossica Olomucensia.
A Journal for Russian and Slavonic Philology – on-line

Instructions for Authors

Manuscripts offered for publication must not have been published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors must sign a licence agreement in this sense with the legal office of Palacký University, Olomouc. Contributions that are submitted must comply with the formal requirements indicated below. If the contribution fails to conform to the requirements, it will be returned to the author for revision. All contributions are peer-reviewed in an independent, objective and anonymous review process (two independent reviewers, neither of them members of the editorial board or members of the same department as the author of the contribution).

Contributions can be submitted at any time throughout the year. The deadlines are the last day of January and the last day of June of each year.

The name of the electronic file must be the last name of the author (no diacritics, in Latin script). The format of the file must be either .doc or .docx (for example, novak.docx, vychodil.doc).

Structure and Format:

Author’s name without academic titles in the order: first name, (patronymic), last name
State and city
Title of the paper
Abstract and text´s title in English ranging between 500 and 700 characters, including spaces. The abstract is introduced by the word “Abstract:” followed by a colon.
Key words in English, ranging between 10 and 15 words, separated by dashes. The key words are introduced by the word “Key Words:” followed by a colon.

Text: Font Times New Roman, 12 point, line spacing 1.5, left-aligned, page margins 2.5 (bottom, top, left and right). Do not use any special formatting, as this will be lost during typesetting. Use the return key to separate paragraphs. Do not indent paragraphs or separate them with spaces. Do not use page numbers. Do not separate subtitles with spaces.

All parts of the text must be in 12-point Times New Roman. The minimum length of a paper is 27,000 characters (including names, headings, abstract, keywords, notes and bibliography). Key words and examples must not be enclosed in quotation marks, they must be set in italics. Use bold type for emphasis; do not use underlining. Quotations are enclosed in quotation marks specific for each language. Citations of sources must be enclosed in brackets and must include the last name of the author, the year of publication of the work and the page number: [Novák 1997: 65]. Use only discursive footnotes if necessary, not bibliographical footnotes.

Works Cited:
Book, monograph, textbook
CRYSTAL, D. (2001): Language and the Internet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Article in a journal
GREGOR, J. (2006): Verbonominální spojení MÍT + abstraktum a jejich ekvivalenty v ruštině (z hlediska lingvodidaktického). Opera Slavica, XVI, 2006, č. 4, s. 11–26.
Article in a collection
JANČÁK, P. (1989): Mluva v severozápadočeské pohraničí. In: F. Daneš – J. Bachmannová – S. Čmejrková – M. Krčmová (eds).: Český jazyk na přelomu tisíciletí. Praha: Academia, s. 239–249.

ЗАСЛАВСКИЙ, Г. (2013): Где койка у окна всего лишь по рублю. Театральное дело Григория Заславского (22. 8. 2013).
КОЛЯДА, Н. (2010): Старосветские помещики (6. 9. 2010),
КОЛЯДА, Н. (2013): «Гоголь – член моей семьи». Радио свобода (22. 8. 2013),

Author Biodata (example):
Name, including academic titles
Brief academic profile
Affiliation and address
Website of the university

Prof. PhDr. Jan Novák, Ph.D.
Member of the Department of Slavonic Studies. He lectures on contemporary Russian and morphology; he specialises in minor word categories. His other professional interests include contemporary Russian stylistics: scientific and administrative style.
Department of Slavonic Studies of the Philological Faculty of Palacký University, Olomouc; Křížkovského 10, 771 48 Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Authors are accountable for the language of the contributions they submit. Contributions that are inconsistent with the publication rules cited, are rejected in the peer-review process or are inconsistent with publication ethics will not be accepted for publication.

Publication Ethics

Guidelines for Editors

General Responsibilities

Editors are accountable for all content published in their journal. Editors must be ready to publish corrections and apologies when necessary.
Editors must follow transparent editorial policy. Submission guidelines and requirements for potential contributors to the journal must be published.

Conflict of Interest

Editors require authors, reviewers and editorial board members to disclose potential conflicts of interest.
Editors make decisions to accept or reject submissions based on the quality of the submission and its suitability for the journal. Editors must make sure that commercial considerations do not interfere with their editorial decisions.
Editors must make sure that non-peer-reviewed sections of the journal are clearly marked as such.

Peer-Review Practice

Editors must ensure that all research submissions are peer-reviewed. A description of the peer review practice must be published for the benefit of potential contributors to the journal.
Editors are accountable for recruiting qualified reviewers. Editors must strive to obtain highly competent reviewers and discontinue using reviewers who consistently deliver poor quality reviews.
Editors must ensure that reviews are relevant, courteous and timely. Reviewers should judge the quality of the research and not comment on the researcher’s gender, race, beliefs and the like.

Academic Integrity

Editors and reviewers must treat all submissions under review as confidential.
Editors must protect the identity of reviewers and the identity of authors if a double-blind review process is used.
Editors must ensure that all submissions comply with ethical research standards, particularly in research involving human or animal subjects.
Editors must make sure that all submissions comply with academic integrity standards, particularly with respect to plagiarism, data falsification, image manipulation and the like. Suspicions of scientific misconduct must be promptly investigated and response from authors suspected of misconduct must be sought.

Guidelines for Authors

General Responsibilities

Authors are accountable for all aspects of their research submitted for publication to a journal. Authors of a multi-author submission have joint responsibility for their research, unless stated otherwise.
Authors must promptly notify editors if they discover any errors in their research. This applies to research that has been submitted, is under review or has been published. Authors must cooperate with editors to rectify any errors.
Authors must comply with submission guidelines and requirements published by the editors. Authors are aware that failure to meet these requirements may result in rejection of their research for publication.

Conflict of Interest

Authors must disclose potential conflicts of interest.
Authors must publish all sources of their research funding, including both financial and non-financial support.
Authors must disclose their relationship to the journal, particularly when editors and reviewers seek publication in a journal that they are affiliated with.

Peer-Review Process

Authors must cooperate with editors at all stages of the publication process. Authors must notify editors if they choose to withdraw their submission at any stage of the peer-review and publication process.
Authors must respond to comments of reviewers in a relevant and timely manner. Authors must carefully check proofs supplied by editors before authorising them.

Academic Integrity

Authors must not seek publication of their research in more than one journal concurrently, unless all parties agree on co-publishing.
Authors are accountable for the soundness and honesty of their research. Authors must use appropriate methods for reporting their research and provide sufficient detail for other researchers to repeat their experiments. Authors must publish the complete results of their research and not withhold findings that are inconsistent with their hypothesis.
Authors must comply with ethical research standards, particularly in research involving human or animal subjects, and must be prepared to provide sufficient proof on request.
Authors must comply with academic integrity standards, particularly with respect to plagiarism, data falsification, image manipulation and the like. Authors must appropriately quote and cite all sources used in their research and refrain from including indirect quotations from sources that they have not consulted.
Authors must obtain permission to use any third party images, figures and the like from the respective copyright holders.


Journal’s Address: Rossica Olomucensia; Department of Slavonic Studies of the Philological Faculty of Palacký University, Olomouc; Křížkovského 10, 779 00 Olomouc).

Send your submissions via email: (studia litteraria, studia linguistica)

The journal is issued and published by the Publishing House of Palacký University, Olomouc. Publisher’s address: Vydavatelství Univerzity Palackého, Olomouc; Křížkovského 8, 779 00 Olomouc, Czech Republic. The journal can be purchased at and

Journal Rossica Olomucensia is an open access journal.





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