About the Journal

ISSN 2695-1428 (online)

Aims and scope

The journal publishes original research articles on art, architecture and design in central Europe, as well as associated topics, such as museology, art criticism and theory, and the art market. We particularly welcome contributions that adopt a transnational approach, examining practices, ideas and traditions that cross the political, linguistic, ethnic, and cultural boundaries of the region.  Interdisciplinary approaches, as well as reflection on the particular challenges this region raises for relevant academic practices, are also encouraged.  The journal includes book reviews, as well as occasional discussion forums.  From time to time the journal will also publish special issues on particular themes, and the editors welcome suggestions for special issue topics.

Digital access and archiving policy

Full texts of articles are available in the Digital Library of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, which is the primary source and repository of academic publications at the Faculty of Arts. The journal websites (built in Open Journal Systems) contain links to the fulltext articles archived in the Digital Library. The journal website is used mainly as a presentation platform for accessing all the information about the journal.

This approach to long-term access and digital archiving of fulltexts "in one place" (i.e., in the Digital Library) is a strategic decision that was adopted by the Faculty of Arts many years ago. It allows us to ensure high-quality and consistent processing of metadata as well as long-term preservation (LTP) of digital documents, enabling users to search through all the texts.

Authors retain the copyright for all the materials published in the journal.

License terms

By submitting a work (hereinafter referred to as the “Work”) to Art East Central (https://journals.phil.muni.cz/arteastcentral) hereinafter referred to as the “Journal”) for the consideration for publication, the author grants Masaryk University (hereinafter referred to as “MUNI”) a license to the Work, under the following conditions:

1.1 The author declares that the Work is free of copyright or other legal defects, it was neither published anywhere else, nor simultaneously offered for publication, except for the platforms of standard scientific pre-submission communications (e.g. SSRN, ResearchGate, Academia).

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  1. the Work is not an Employee work where the employee would not be entitled to exercise the rights to the Work,
  2. use of the Work within the scope of the granted license is not limited by the conditions of provided grant or other financial support (e.g. GAČR - Czech Science Foundation, the ECR – European Research Council),
  3. use of the Work within the scope of the granted license is not limited by the third parties’ rights (e.g. copyright, the right to the protection of personal data),
  4. the Work is not the work of joint authors, where the other joint authors would not agree to grant the license.

1.3 In the case that the Work is the work of joint authors, the author declares that all the joint authors have been informed of these License Terms and that he/she is authorized to grant the Journal the license under these License Terms on behalf of the joint authors.

1.4 The author agrees that if the Work is accepted for publication, the proposal to conclude a license agreement for the Work will be on his/her behalf aimed at an indefinite number of persons, while the content of the agreement will be determined by reference to the publicly available license conditions Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 International (available from: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/); such proposal will not be done for the works or the elements (e.g. image or photographic documentation) used by the author in the Work under a contractual license with a third party.

1.5 If any of the author’s statements prove to be untrue, the author is aware that he/she is liable for the resulting damage, including the costs associated with any litigation and damage caused by a violation of the Journal’s and/or MUNI’s reputation.

2.1 The author grants MUNI gratuitous non-exclusive license to use the Work in all the known manners of use (especially, but not limited to, reproduction, distribution and communication to public), individually, in the collection or together with any other works or elements unlimited as regards to amount and form and media of expression (including electronic).

2.2 The license is granted as territorially and quantitatively unlimited.

2.3 The license is granted royalty-free.

2.4 The license is granted for the duration of economic rights to the Work.

2.5 MUNI shall be entitled to grant an authorisation forming part of the license to the third party or parties, in whole or in part under a sublicense agreement, with or without remuneration.

2.6 By granting the license, the author agrees with including the Work into the scientific and bibliographical databases (eg. EBSCO, CEEOL) as well as information systems for providing the informational services, where the Journal is currently indexed as well as those, where it will be indexed pro futuro.

2.7 MUNI shall be not obliged to make use of the license.

3.1 Given granted the non-exclusive license to the Work, the author shall be entitled to further use the Work. For the purpose of such further use of the Work, the author shall be obliged to state the Journal as the source of publication of the Work.

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3.3 The reputation of MUNI and/or Journal shall not be negatively affected by further use of the Work.

4.1 Legal relations based on the license shall be governed by the laws of the Czech Republic; any disputes arising out of the license shall be settled by the courts of the Czech Republic.

4.2 If the Work is rejected for publication in the Journal, the license shall be, at the moment of the decision of rejection, restricted in such a way that it shall cover use of Work only in the necessary extent within related editorial activities (e.g. review and archiving).