About the Journal


Theatrum Historiae is a scientific journal established at the Department of Historical Sciences of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of the University of Pardubice in 2006. From 2006 to 2008, one volume per year appeared. Since 2009, there have been usually two volumes a year. The summer issue is in the Czech language; the winter one first appeared in English in 2015. In 2008, the journal was classified as a reviewed non-impacted scientific journal. In 2011, it was also placed on the list of journals of the prestigious European Reference Index for the Humanities (today ERIH PLUS)



Theatrum Historiae is not focused on one particular period or topic, and various historical or art historical articles can be submitted.

Articles submitted to Theatrum Historiae will not be accepted if they are incomplete or fail to conform to the journal's house style. Articles are typically 6,000–8,000 words in length, including footnotes, and should not exceed 10,000 words.

The journal welcomes authors' contributions in languages other than English and Czech, although these must be translated into English or Czech before submitting them. Afterwards, such translations must be checked by a native speaker.

Contributors should include a short abstract of their article (usually about 200 words) with several keywords. At the end of the article, all contributors should write a few sentences about themselves (typically 60–100 words), giving their current academic position (if applicable) and listing notable, recent, and forthcoming publications. Authors should also include postal and email addresses for contact purposes only.


Publication Frequency

Usually two volumes a year.


Peer-review process

Once the paper has been assessed for suitability by the managing editor, it will then be double-blind peer-reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees in your field. Its purpose is to evaluate the manuscript's quality and suitability for publication. According to the experts' opinions, the texts are published, published after correction, or not published. As well as being a form of quality control for academic journals, peer review is also a very useful source of feedback, helping you improve your paper before it is published. At its best, review is a collaborative process where authors engage in a dialogue with their peers and receive constructive support to advance their work.


Copyright and Licensing

Theatrum Historiae is an open access journal, its content is freely available to anyone in obedience to  the Budapest Open Access Initiative.

Authors submitting the paper to the Theatrum Historiae journal agree to publish their article under the CC BY-NC 4.0 licence. Authors retain full copyright.


Article Processing Charge

There is no fee for the article publication.



For the digital archiving purposes the Theatrum Historiae Journal uses the PKP Preservation Network (PN), LOCKSS and CLOCKSS services.