Journal Acta Carpathica Occidentalis publishes contributions that present results of original natural science research in natural sciences, especially from the Carpathian region of the Czech and Slovak Republics. It also includes personal announcements, reviews and short reports about research on flora and fauna and on environmental education and related topics.

The first issue of the journal was published in 2010, when it was assigned an ISSN by the National Technical Library in Prague on March 1, 2010.

To date, we have published a total of 11 issues. The last one was devoted to important topics in nature conservation and the upcoming No.12 is about the natural world of Western Carpathian mountains. As in previous issues, we are trying to strike a balance between expertise and readability so that our readers - nature lovers interested in the natural processes taking place in their environment or in new discoveries - will find our magazine interesting. 

We will keep providing information that should help our readers to better understand the complexities of the relationships within ecosystems and learn about the secrets of the natural world. The magazine will also continue to present expert perspectives on topics in ecology and thus contribute to the debate about the role humans play in their constantly changing environment. We hope that you will keep reading our well-established publication and continue to support our work.

Professional reviewed journal ISSN 1804-2732 (Print), ISSN 2787-9976 (On-line)

This journal is listed on the List of Peer-Reviewed Periodicals without impact factor published in the Czech Republic.

The journal is abstracted and indexed by the Zoological Record database, EBSCO and by Google Scholar.

Copyright, Licence terms and Open Acess policy

Rules and Ethics for Publishing Acta Carpathica Occidentalis

Contributions are free of charge and fees are not paid. Exceptions are not allowed.


Joint publication of Museum of the Moravian Wallachia region, Vsetín, Czech Republic (Horní náměstí 2, Vsetín 755 01, IČ: 00098574) and Museum of Southwest Moravia Zlín (Vavrečkova 7040, P.O. BOX 175, 760 01 ZLÍN, IČ: 089982)

Contact Information

Dr. Lukáš Spitzer, Muzeum regionu Valašsko, Horní náměstí 2, 755 01 Vsetín, Phone: +420 603 304 911, E-mail:

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Lukáš Spitzer. (The Musseum of the Moravian Wallachia region)

Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Dušan Trávníček (Museum of Southwest Moravia Zlín )

Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Jana Tkačíková (Beskyd Museum, Frýdek-Místek)

Dr. Martin Dančák, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
Mgr. Karel Fajmon, Bílé Karpaty PLA Administration/Management
Dr. Vladimír Hula, Mendel University Brno
Dr. Růžena Gregorová, Moravian Museum
Dr. Henrik Kalivoda, Institute of Landscape Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Dr. Oldřich Nedvěd, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia České Budějovice
Dr. Milan J. Půček, National Museum of Agriculture, Prague

For Authors

Review Process and Timeline

The journal is published annually at the end of the year. Manuscripts for peer review are to be submitted by the end of June. Contributions are accepted by email to the publisher's email address. Other manuscripts are accepted only when the issue is not complete/full. The Editorial Board votes for or against submitting contributions for peer review. Authors will be provided with at least two expert opinions/assessments so that they can incorporate into their papers. Contributions to the "News & Personals" section are not subject to review.

Instructions for Authors

Contribution Template

Short note Template

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