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The editor’s office accepts contributions in 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.

Journal accepts offers to publish monothematic special issue aimed at mentioned fields. Suggestion for special issue is required to be submitted to editor-in-chief.

ADIKTOLOGIE is committed to enhance the quality of publications in the field and adheres to the Farmington Consensus (Addiction, 1997, 92, 1617-1618).

Periodicity: Four issues in one volume annually

Publishing Model: Open Access (Content is available for all internet users with no limitations and registration requirements)
Article Processing Charge: EUR 300.00 + VAT (21%) (free of all additional fees)

Where reasonable, the EUR 300.00 fee may be reduced or not applied at all, especially with regard to papers requested by the editorial office and/or papers which are not affiliated with, or receiving financial support from, grant projects. Each case will be considered individually by the publisher on the basis of information provided by the editorial and executive boards. The author(s) will be notified of the decision in writing. In all other cases, the author(s) will be required to cover the fee at the moment of the paper being approved for publishing. If this is not fulfilled, the paper will not be published in the journal.

Publication Programme: Online Only

Colour charges
Colour illustrations in the Adiktologie is possible only after consultation with the Publisher.
The price is charged to the author. If you wish figures to appear in colour in the print, please complete this form and return it to the address shown in the form. If a form is not completed, any illustrations provided in colour will be printed in black & white.

Peer reviewed manuscripts (at least 2 independent reviews)

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 standard 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 standard pages (1 standard page = 1800 characters including spaces, without bibliography and graphic items), 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.

Manuscripts without peer review

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 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.

Note: Manuscripts for Supplement issues will be subjected to peer review process.

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:
Design and Measurements (Methods)
Sample (Participants)
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/ Correspondence author’s full contact information in the following format must be provided: address for correspondence – name and surname (no title), home organisation, address, telephone, e-mail, fax.

7) At the end of the body of the article (before LITERATURE), the authors state:
“Role authors” (short specification of the involvement of the author while writing the manuscript),
“Conflict of Interest” (e.g., none is “no conflict of interest”).
Voluntary is the “Note”.
These three parts of the article are not numbered. Headings are in bold. On the next line follows the text. The font size is the same as the previous text.

Role of authors Author Author X and Y designed the study and proposed study design. The author performed the statistical analysis and participated in data interpretation, and manuscript preparation. Author X designed the initial form of the manuscript. Author Y conducted a literature review and summary of related work. Author W supervised the statistical analysis and participated in the preparation of the manuscript. All authors contributed to the emergence article and approved the final version of the manuscript.
Conflict of interest: The clinical study was financially supported by the pharmaceutical company Pharmaceuticals.
Note: The authors thank prof. Novak consultation statistical analyzes.

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

9/ Authors are encouraged to use the following guidelines when writing the following types of manuscripts:
CONSORT randomized controlled trials
STARD studies of diagnostic accuracy
QUOROM systematic reviews and meta-analyses
STROBE observational studies in epidemiology
MOOSE meta-analyses of observational studies in epidemiology


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 on motivation (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). …as “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.

Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients’ names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published. Authors should identify Individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance.

Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note.

The requirement for informed consent should be included in the journal’s instructions for authors. When informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the published article.

– International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (“Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals”) — February 2006

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

The message must contain:
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.

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.

Updated on 1 April 2018