About the Journal

It is published regularly twice a year, in June and December, in an online form on www.obranaastrategie.cz and with a monthly delay in a printed version (in circulation of 330 copies per issue). The paper copies are distributed specifically to the Czech Ministry of Defence department, to selected institutions of state administration in the Czech Republic, domestic and foreign universities and colleges, research organizations, think-tanks, libraries, databases and other clients.

We accept original contributions in English (preferred and favored), Czech or Slovak languages for publishing. The articles comply with the highest demands for quality and expertise of the author, they must meet the required quality and formal criteria and are subject to obligatory peer-review process. Each issue provides space for reviews of domestic and foreign publications, and information service.

Obrana a strategie is now using Open Journal System, which is open source journal management and publishing software. Click here for access and article submission.

The journal is registered by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic under no. MK ČR E 16787 a Czech ISSN National Centre under ISSN 1214-6463 (print) and ISSN 1802-7199 (online). It is registered at Publishers International Linking Association (CrossRef/PILA), registered digital object identifier – doi:10.3849/1802-7199. Since 2011, the journal has been indexed in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH+). The content of the journal is part of the catalogue of the National Library of the Czech Republic, and it is also available for a number of international databases:

Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL)
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) 
EBSCO International Security & Counter-Terrorism Center
Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek
Index Copernicus International

Obrana a strategie is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access.

Journal Obrana a strategie publishes articles without any processing or submission charges.

Authors who publish with the Obrana a strategie agree to the following terms: 

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. 
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. 
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.