Original research papers since 2014


Ackerman L, Pašava J, Žák J, Žák K, Kachlík V, Šebek O, Trubač J, Svojtka M, Veselovský F, Strnad L, Santolík V (2020) Arc-related black shales as sedimentary archives of sea-level fluctuations and plate tectonics during the late Neoproterozoic: an example from the Bohemian Massif Marine and Petroleum Geology in press

Tomek F, Opluštil S, Svojtka M, Špillar V, Rapprich V, Míková J (2020) Altenberg–Teplice Caldera sourced Westphalian fall tuffs in the central and western Bohemian Carboniferous basins (eastern Variscan belt) International Geology Review in press

Trubač J, Žák J, Kondrová L (2020) Magmatic tempos in large hot orogens in comparison with continental margin arcs Journal of Geology in press

Žák J, Svojtka M, Hajná J, Ackerman L (2020) Detrital zircon geochronology and processes in accretionary wedges Earth-Science Reviews 207: 103214


Ackerman L, Hajná JŽák J, Erban V, Sláma J, Polák L, Kachlík V, Strnad L, Trubač J (2019) Architecture and composition of ocean floor subducted beneath northern Gondwana during Neoproterozoic to Cambrian: a palinspastic reconstruction based on Ocean Plate Stratigraphy (OPS) Gondwana Research 76: 77–97

Hajná JŽák J, Ackerman L, Svojtka M, Pašava J (2019) A giant late Precambrian chert-bearing olistostrome discovered in the Bohemian Massif: a record of Oceanic Plate Stratigraphy (OPS) disrupted by mass-wasting along an outer trench slope Gondwana Research 74: 173–188

Nádaskay R, Žák J, Sláma J, Sidorinová T, Valečka J (2019) Deciphering the Late Paleozoic to Mesozoic tectonosedimentary evolution of the northern Bohemian Massif from detrital zircon geochronology and heavy mineral provenance International Journal of Earth Sciences 108: 2653–2681

Paterson SR, Ardill K, Vernon RH, Žák J (2019) A review of mesoscopic magmatic structures and their potential for evaluating the hypersolidus evolution of intrusive complexes Journal of Structural Geology 125: 997–1016

Tomek F, Žák J, Svojtka M, Finger F, Waitzinger M (2019) Emplacement dynamics of syn-collapse ring dikes: an example from the Altenberg–Teplice caldera, Bohemian Massif Geological Society of America Bulletin 131: 997–1016

Tomek F, Gilmer AK, Petronis MS, Lipman PW, Foucher MS (2019) Protracted multipulse emplacement of a post-resurgent pluton: the case of Platoro caldera complex (Southern Rocky Mountain volcanic field, Colorado) Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 20: 5225–5250

Tomek F, Vacek FŽák J, Petronis MS, Verner K, Foucher MS (2019) Polykinematic foreland basins initiated during orthogonal convergence and terminated by orogen-oblique strike-slip faulting: an example from the northeastern Variscan belt Tectonophysics 766: 379–397

Vacek F, Žák J (2019) A lifetime of the Variscan orogenic plateau from uplift to collapse as recorded by the Prague Basin, Bohemian Massif Geological Magazine 156: 485–509

Žák J, Verner K, Ježek J, Trubač J (2019) Complex mid-crustal flow within a growing granite– migmatite dome: an example from the Variscan belt illustrated by the anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility and fabric modeling Geological Journal 54: 3681–3699


Žák J, Svojtka M, Opluštil S (2018) Topographic inversion and changes in the sediment routing systems in the Variscan orogenic belt as revealed by detrital zircon and monazite U–Pb geochronology in post-collisional continental basins Sedimentary Geology 377: 63–81

Hajná J, Žák J, Dörr W, Kachlík V, Sláma J (2018) New constraints from detrital zircon ages on prolonged, multiphase transition from the Cadomian accretionary orogen to a passive margin of Gondwana Precambrian Research 317: 159–178

Žák J, Sláma J (2018) How far did the Cadomian ʽterranesʼ travel from Gondwana during Early Paleozoic? A critical reappraisal based on detrital zircon geochronology International Geology Review 60: 313–338


Hajná J, Žák J, Dörr W (2017) Time scales and mechanisms of growth of active margins of Gondwana: a model based on detrital zircon ages from the Neoproterozoic to Cambrian Blovice accretionary complex, Bohemian Massif Gondwana Research 42: 63–83

Kabele P, Žák J, Somr M (2017) Finite element modeling of magma chamber–host rock interactions prior to caldera collapse Geophysical Journal International 209: 1851–1865

Tomek F, Žák J, Verner K, Holub FV, Sláma J, Paterson SR, Memeti V (2017) Mineral fabrics in high-level intrusions recording crustal strain and volcano-tectonic interactions: the Shellenbarger pluton, Sierra Nevada, California Journal of the Geological Society, London 174: 193–208

Trubač J, Janoušek V, Žák J, Somr M, Kabele P, Švancara J, Gerdes A, Žáčková E (2017) Origin of reverse compositional and textural zoning in granite plutons by localized thermal overturn of stratified magma chambers Lithos 277:315–336

Žák J, Sláma J, Burjak M (2017) Rapid extensional unroofing of a granite–migmatite dome with relics of high-pressure rocks, the Podolsko complex, Bohemian Massif Geological Magazine 154: 354–380

Žák J, Verner K, Tomek F, Johnson K, Schwartz JJ (2017) Magnetic fabrics of arc plutons reveal a significant Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous change in the relative plate motions of the Pacific Ocean basin and North America
Geosphere 13:11–21


Paterson SR, Memeti V, Mundil R, Žák J (2016) Repeated, multiscale, magmatic erosion and recycling in an upper-crustal pluton: implications for magma chamber dynamics and magma volume estimates American Mineralogist 101: 2176–2198

Faryad SW, Žák J (2016) High-pressure granulites of the Podolsko complex, Bohemian Massif: an example of crustal rocks that were subducted to mantle depths and survived a pervasive mid-crustal high-temperature overprint Lithos 246–247: 246–260

Tomek F, Žák J, Holub FV, Chlupáčová M, Verner K (2016) Growth of intra-caldera lava domes controlled by various modes of caldera collapse, the Štiavnica volcano–plutonic complex, Western Carpathians Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 313: 183–197


Johnson K, Schwartz JJ, Žák J, Verner K, Barnes CG, Walton C, Wooden JL, Wright JE, Kistler RW (2015) Composite Sunrise Butte pluton: insights into Jurassic–Cretaceous collisional tectonics and magmatism in the Blue Mountains Province, northeastern Oregon Geological Society of America Special Paper 513: 377–398

Žák J, Verner K, Tomek F, Holub FV, Johnson K, Schwartz JJ (2015) Simultaneous batholith emplacement, terrane/continent collision, and oroclinal bending in the Blue Mountains Province, North American Cordillera Tectonics 34: 1107–1128

Tomek F, Žák J, Chadima M (2015) Granitic magma emplacement and deformation during early-orogenic syn-convergent transtension: the Staré Sedlo complex, Bohemian Massif Journal of Geodynamics 87: 50–66

Faryad SW, Kachlík V, Sláma J, Hoinkes G (2015) Implication of corona formation in a metatroctolite to the granulite facies overprint of HP-UHP rocks in the Moldanubian zone (Bohemian Massif) Journal of Metamorphic Geology 33: 295–310


Hajná J, Žák J, Kachlík V (2014) Growth of accretionary wedges and pulsed ophiolitic mélange formation by successive subduction of trench-parallel volcanic elevations Terra Nova 26: 322–329

Tomek F, Žák J, Chadima M (2014) Magma flow paths and strain patterns in magma chambers growing by floor subsidence: a model based on magnetic fabric study of shallow-level plutons in the Štiavnica volcano–plutonic complex, Western Carpathians Bulletin of Volcanology 76, Article No. 873

Trubač J, Žák J, Chlupáčová M, Janoušek V (2014)Magnetic fabric and modeled strain distribution in the head of a nested granite diapir, the Melechov pluton, Bohemian Massif Journal of Structural Geology 66: 271–283

Verner K, Žák J, Šrámek J, Paclíková J, Zavřelová A, Machek M, Finger F, Johnson K (2014) Formation of elongated granite–migmatite domes as isostatic accommodation structures in collisional orogens Journal of Geodynamics 73: 100–117

Žák J, Verner K, Janoušek V, Holub FV, Kachlík V, Finger F, Hajná J, Tomek F, Vondrovic L, Trubač J (2014) A plate-kinematic model for the assembly of the Bohemian Massif constrained by structural relations around granitoid plutons Geological Society, London, Special Publications 405: 169–196