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Basic information for COFOLA International 2017 participants

Faculty of Law, Masaryk University hold the XI. annual conference for doctoral students and young legal scholars COFOLA 2017.

Conference date:

27. – 29. April 2017.


University Centre Telč, Náměstí Zachariáše z Hradce 2, Telč, Czech Republic


Dear colleagues,

main aim of the following schedule is to enhance the quality of the conference and the papers. We would like to ensure that you receive sufficient and quality feedback to your papers and that we will be able to publish the conference proceedings within the reasonable period after the conference.

Registration via Registration system*:

from 9 January to 5 February 2017

Submission of an paper abstract via Registration system (min 400 words, describing the aims, content  and main conclusions of a paper):

from 9 January to 5 February 2017

Evaluation of abstracts by scientific guarantors:

from 6 February to 17 February 2017

Billing registered participants whose abstracts have been accepted:

from 17 February 2017

Submission of “working” papers** via Registration system:

from 20 February to 26 March 2017

First internal review of "working" papers:

from 27 March to 16 April 2017

Sending “working” papers back to the authors, along with the first internal review:

from 17 April to 27 April 2017


27 - 29 April 2017

Submission of final papers (via Registration system) that have been adjusted based on the first internal review and discussions at the conference:

By 9 May 2017

External double blind review of papers:

from 9 May to 30 June 2017

Sending final papers back to the authors, along with the second external review:

by 15 July 2017

Submission of papers that have adjusted based on the reviews: by 31 July 2017

Supposed publication of the proceedings:

September 2017

* Registration to the conference is possible only electronically via Registration system. Registration system is accessible here.

** “Working papers” are subject to the first internal review of papers. Therefore, it should be a comprehensive treatise on the chosen topic, including all analysed ideas, main arguments and findings. In principle, it should be very close to the final version. After the first internal review, the authors will be notified and will be allowed to amend or change their papers according to the reviewer’s suggestions. Therefore, “working paper” is definitely not merely a concept or extended synopsis of the paper. The “working paper” must follow the paper template. If the working paper will not correspond to the these requirements, they will not be accepted for publication.

 Publications and output from the conference:

Peer-reviewed post-conference proceedings with ISBN in the printed form.

We will submit these proceedings into databases Scopus and Web of Science.

The papers must be submitted in the required form. The papers that will not follow the paper template will not be published.

!!!Paper template and manual!!!

Conference fee:

1.990,- CZK incl. VAT, 75 EUR.


After registration and confirmation of your abstract to the conference (see important dates), a payment notice will be sent to your email. According to instruction in the notice, you will get an invoice in electronic form issued by Masaryk University Shopping Center. It is not possible to pay the conference fee in cash on the day of the conference. In case your contribution is not published (e.g. due to failure to comply with deadlines or prescribed format, etc.) or non-participation at the conference, the conference fee is not refundable. The conference fee can be paid by credit card.

Information for conference participants from countries with visa duty:

If you need an invitation letter for your visa application from the Faculty of Law, please provide the conference organizers via email cofola@cofola.cz with following information:

  • Name and surname,
  • Residence,
  • Sending institution,
  • Passport number,
  • Date of issuing and expiration date of your passport.

The timely provision of complete information will speed up issuing of the invitation letter.