Archiv orientální (ArOr) welcomes proposals for its 2025 Special Issue (submission deadline: May 19th, 2024). We encourage submissions from all geographic regions of Asia.

Guidelines for Submitting a Proposal for a Special Issue

Proposals for a special issue should include the following information:

1) A proposed title for the special issue;

2) A one-page description of the focus of the issue; including a brief description of a) why the special issue is a good fit for ArOr, its mission and readership; b) why the topic or theme is timely; c) how the special issue will contribute to the advancement of the academic debate around the topic of enquiry;

3) A curriculum vitae of the Guest Editor(s);

4) A list of prospective contributors, the titles of their articles, a brief abstract with the inclusion of 6-8 keywords for each abstract, and the total length of the special issue;

Guest Editor Responsibilities

1) All the tasks included in the guidelines for the submission of the proposal for a special issue;

2) Managing all exchanges with the contributors and with the editorial office of Archiv orientalní;

3) Coordination of the special issue;

4) Communicating to contributors that submitting a paper is not a guarantee for publication;

5) Gathering of all articles and submitting these to ArOr;

6) Receiving all articles and reviews and forwarding these to the respective authors;

7) Negotiating revisions with ArOr;

8) Ensuring the timeline is respected.

Decision Process

Proposals for a special, thematic issue are assessed in two stages. They are first submitted to the Editorial Office for approval. If the editorial office deems it interesting according to the scope of the journal, proposals are then submitted to the journal’s editorial board.

If approved, all articles are sent to two referees for double blind peer-review process. Comments and requests for changes on each individual article will be collected by the Executive Editor and forwarded to the Guest Editor for discussion and approval.

Publication Timeline

Submission deadline for the proposal: May 19th, 2024

Notification of acceptance: July 1, 2024

Submission deadline for the entire collection: December 31, 2024

Notification of acceptance of individual papers: May 30, 2025

Submission deadline for revised manuscript: July 15, 2025

Publication: December 2025

How to Apply

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a special issue, please email all the necessary documentation in single pdf file to; contact person: Anna Křivánková (Executive Editor). Please note that only complete proposals will be considered for review.

Specific questions about the journal and its special issues can be directed to the appropriate regional editor. A comprehensive guide can be found at

About Archiv orientalní (ArOr)

Archiv orientalní (ArOr - is an indexed, peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the cultures and societies of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. ArOr is listed in Scopus, Art and Humanities Citation Index, and ERIH Plus and is accessible via ProQuest and EBSCO. The journal was founded in 1929 and has an uninterrupted history of high academic standards since then, aiming at reaching both the academic public as well as a wider readership interested in the areas covered.

ArOr is published three times per year (in May, September, and December), with one issue dedicated to a special thematic topic. The topics for these special issues can vary widely in scope, discipline, and timeframe, as long as they pertain to the geographical areas covered by the journal. Interdisciplinary or cross-regional themes are strongly encouraged and supported.

A thematic issue typically comprises an introductory article (approximately 5,000 to 10,000 words) and 6-8 articles (7,000 to 10,000 words), and 2-3 book reviews written in the original language of the region. Each thematic issue is overseen by a guest editor whose name appears printed on the front cover.