The journal Soudobé dějiny [Czech Journal of Contemporary History] was founded in 1993 as a quarterly, published by the Institute of Contemporary History, the Czech Academy of Sciences. It usually comes out as two single issues plus one double issue per year. Soudobé dějiny/CJCH is a professional, peer-reviewed (since 1995), historical journal on the history of the 20th century, focusing on topics related to the existence of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic in the international context. It offers studies, essays, articles, reviews, documents, memoirs, reports on historical conferences. Except for the section Horizont (Horizon) and selected parts of English version (published since 2013), reserved for translations of foreign articles, Soudobé dějiny/CJCH brings only original work and gives emphasis on primary historical research.

The issues of the journal are usually thematically structured and focused. Soudobé dějiny/CJCH strives for overall thematic, methodological, professional and genre openness and welcomes factual discussions or polemics. Soudobé dějiny/CJCH has the ambition to attract not only professional historians and related experts or history teachers, but also to reach a broader public. The aim of Soudobé dějiny/CJCH is to contribute to a deeper and professionally justified view of the recent past, to the restoration of social memory, to a deepening of the sense of historical reflection and, last but not least, to the refinement of contemporary history as a distinct historical discipline in the Czech Republic, even in the Central Europe.

Offical version of journal website here.

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