Defence & Strategy


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The open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed Obrana a strategie (in English: Defence & Strategy) journal (founded in 2001) is published by the University of Defence, a state military university with a long tradition in scientific research in the field of defence and security and in cooperation with the partners from civilian universities and other reputable scientific centres in the Czech Republic and abroad.

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.

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

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 (ERIH). The content of the journal is part of the Czech National Bibliography and 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)
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
EBSCO International Security & Counter-Terrorism Center
Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek
GALE Military and Intelligence Database
Google Scholar
Index Copernicus International
Scientific Indexing Services
Ulrich's, etc.

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.

Papers published in the journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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The journal is registered by the Czech Ministry of Culture under number MK ČR E 16787 and by the Czech ISSN National Centre under the label ISSN 1214-6463 (print) and ISSN 1802-7199 (on-line)