Instructions for Reviewers

  • Slovenské Divadlo: revue dramatických umení (The Slovak Theatre : Review of Dramatic Arts) is an external double-blind peer-reviewed theoretical and historical journal for theatre, film, radio and television art. It is published four times a year (quarterly). It publishes only original studies and research articles whose theme is consistent with the focus of the journal, or possibly articles of interdisciplinary nature.  
  • Manuscripts in Slovak, Czech, or English (depending on the issue of the journal) are accepted or rejected by the journal editorial staff and/ or advisory board based on peer reviews. All papers are independently peer-reviewed, and the review procedure is anonymous on both sides. The editor´s final decision on publishing or unpublishing manuscripts depends crucially on reviewers’ reports. The authors are informed of the result of the review within 6 – 10 weeeks after the submission of the paper or its delivery to the editorial office.
  • Manuscripts are evaluated only with respect to their intellectual content, scientific values such as relevance, topicality, originality, conceptual clarity, precision and reliability of argumentation and with respect to their scholary, professional and formal standards.
  • Reviewers are asked to explicitly confirm or reject an invitation from editors to review manuscripts as soon as possible, preferably within 1 week. In the case of accepting the invitation (when reviewers confirm the acceptance of the manuscript for peer review), reviewers are asked to deliver their reports to the journal’s editorial staff within 8 weeks of obtaining the invitation.

In general, the reviewers are expected to:

  • Reviewers have at least 3 years of academic, research or professional experience and be either scholars in the field of theatre studies, film studies, performative studies, media studies or interdisciplinary overlaps, alternatively is recognized professional  with experience. They are affiliated with research and educational institutions, professional organisations or research and innovation centres and publish their own scholarly works actively. The editors only access exceptions in cases where the specific topic of the post requires it.
  • Reviewers shall treat the manuscripts under review as confidential and are obliged to avoid using ideas, research data, arguments, and other intellectual content in manuscripts for their own purposes.
  • Peer review is bilaterally anonymous and reviewers shall refrain from taking steps to reveal authors’ identities or to reveal their own identity.
  • Reviewers write their opinions in the most detailed way possible, objectively taking into account all the positive and negative aspects of the manuscript under review and they comment on them in a factual professional style.
  • In the event of a potential conflict of interest (e.g., in the event of conscientious objection – ideological, ethical or other prejudice, or in case of a potential disruption of impartiality), the reviewers shall immediately notify the editor-in-chief.
  • The reviews of the manuscripts are not remunerated.