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The City and History

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Currently known as:
The City and History
Vol 9 (2020) onwards
ISSN: 1339-0163

Formerly known as:
Mesto a dejiny
Vol 1 (2012) – Vol 8 (2019)
ISSN: 1339-0163

ISSN Code: 1339-0163
Published: twice a year
Deadline for submissions: February and August
Language: English

The printed journal The City and History, established in 2012, is an initiative of the Department of History of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia. The journal publishes contributions from history and related disciplines. It focuses in particular on the publication of the recent results of original scientific research by scholars from Slovakia and abroad in the field of urban history. The journal publishes contributions in English. Documents accepted primarily include: scientific studies, articles and papers, discussions, materials, documents, reviews and annotations reports from scholars in the fields of history, social sciences and other related disciplines.

Each submitted paper is evaluated by two peer reviewers, utilizing an anonymous process of evaluation. Peer reviewers are appointed by the Editorial Board and their evaluation is the basis for the decision of the Editorial Board concerning the inclusion of the contribution in the journal. Regarding the inclusion of other contributions, the Editorial Board makes a decision based on the proposals from the Chairman of the Editorial Board. 

Authors and reviewers considered to be recognized scholars at home and abroad were invited to work in cooperation with the journal. A successful collaboration with important scientific institutions from Central European countries has been also initiated. Thanks to a rigorous evaluation process, international cooperation and its modern design, the journal has, in a short time, become a respected institution. The journal is now a standard by which both researchers and other, more established journals aim to achieve. The journal The City and History was also registered by the European Association for Urban History, which designated it as one of their recommended journals for urban history.

The twelve printed volumes include 132 articles from the field of urban history, addressing topics ranging from ancient Rome and Constantinople to post-War Cracow. The authorship of the journal is international; 80 authors out of 145 who were published in the journal are foreign authors, which is 55% (Statistics). Principles of publishing in the journal The City and History are applied in accordance with the code of ethics of publishing experience, which is defined and anchored by international forum Publication Ethics Committee.

The journal The City and History is registered in the libraries and databases Web of Science (ESCI), Scopus, ERIH PLUS, CEEOL, CEJSH, EBSCO, MIAR, H/Soz/Kult, Brepols – International Medieval Bibliography, Index Copernicus, WorldCat, Databases of Historical Literature in Slovak Republic and Google Scholar.

Academic Editorial Board:
prof. Abdellah Abarkan, PhD. (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden)
prof. María A. Castrillo Romón (Universidad de Valladolid, Spain)
doc. PhDr. Ľubomíra Kaminská, DrSc. (Institute of Archeology of SAS, Slovakia)
Ing. arch. Alena Kubová-Gauché, PhD. (The Grenoble National School of Architecture, France)
Mgr. Patrik Kunec, PhD. (Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia)
doc. PhDr. Slávka Otčenášová, M.A., PhD. (Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia)
prof. PaedDr. Martin Pekár, PhD. – Chief of the Board (Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia)
doc. PhDr. Andrea Pokludová, Ph.D. (University of Ostrava, Czech Republic)
doc. PhDr. Blanka Soukupová, CSc. (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
prof. PaedDr. Štefan Šutaj, DrSc. (Institute of Social Sciences of SAS, Košice, Slovakia)
prof. PhDr. Peter Švorc, CSc. (University of Prešov, Slovakia)
prof. Dr. phil. habil. Max Welch Guerra (The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany)

Editorial Office:
prof. Martin Pekár, PhD., general editor (
Dr. Peter Fedorčák, managing editor (

ISSN Code:

Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Šafárika v Košiciach [Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice], Šrobárová 2, Košice, IČO: 00 397 768

Department of History, Faculty of Arts, UPJŠ in Košice, Moyzesova 9, 040 59 Košice, Slovakia
Phone: 00421-55-2347142
E-mail: Mgr. Peter Fedorčák, PhD. (

Cathegories: scientific articles; materials; specialised contributions; documents; polemics; horizons; annotations/reviews; conference summary reports.

Composition of Articles/Materials/Contributions: Title; Abstract of maximum 150 words; Key Words (5 at minimum); Text; List of Archive Funds; List of Other Sources; List of Bibliography.

Authors should follow the examples for Notes and Bibliography

Articles should have at mimimum 5 000 words. The maximum range is 15 000 words.

Contact: Mgr. Peter Fedorčák, PhD. (

Principles of publishing in the journal The City and History are applied in accordance with the code of ethics of publishing experience, which is defined and anchored by international forum Publication Ethics Committee (COPE):

  1. The authors are responsible for the correctness and accuracy of the data. This applies to professional status (Office address, author contact details), personal data as well as sources of financial support and information about the project of which the contribution was made.
  2. Authors are responsible for the correct specification of all co-authors.
  3. Plagiarism or use of untrusted sources is unacceptable and is in rough contrary to publishing ethics and good scientific practice.
  4. At the creating of text, authors are obliged to respect the guidelines for authors, established by editorial staff, concerning the quality, intention and technical norms of paper.
  5. The quality and extent of the contribution must meet the standards and level of scientific work in the respective category (scientific study, article, review, annotation, report, etc.).
  6. Contents of the articles must be consistent with the intention, focus and epistemological mission of printed journal The City and History.
  7. The authors agree that the submitted contribution is authentic and original work, has not been yet published in any form, or is not in the peer-review procedure in another magazine.
  8. If the text has already been published prior to administration, the author is required to rework or complete it.
  9. The revised or amended text has to include a link to the original paper, justification of changes and the expression of advance in knowledge.
  10. During the review procedure the authors have to communicate and cooperate with the editorial staff and editorial board.
  11. If authors find out any irregularities or serious misconduct in the paper, should inform the editorial board regardless the phase to the peer review process and correct mistakes.
  12. Authors are required to edit their paper according to reviewers’ opinions and send it to the editor until the deadline with the cover letter including the description of changes.
  13. If authors do not agree with reservations of reviewers, their reasons have to be stated in the cover letter.

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