This document comprises a first part of general rules, and a second part pertaining to the technical rules (style guidelines); both parts have specific sections for original scientific contributions and for reviews. 


  • General rules 

1.A. General rules concerning the editing of scientific studies and papers 

  • Welcome are both texts focused on the detailed study of actual historical situations, and texts that strive to present a review of literature on a more general historical topic; 
  • It is recommended that the materials present in a clear manner their relation to the state-of-the-art knowledge on the problem at hand (the historiography of the subject), as well as their contribution to the body of knowledge; a paragraph of conclusions is recommended; 
  • The authors are kindly asked to segment larger texts and to include subtitles; 
  • Studies and papers are accepted in Romanian or in English; texts in Romanian will have an abstract in English (to a maximum of 200 words), and the texts in English will have an abstract in both English and Romanian; 
  • Texts will have a number of 5 keywords in English; 
  • It is recommended that texts should not exceed 50.000 signs, including spaces, footnotes and references; 
  • It is compulsory for the texts to have footnotes and a list of references (see below, the part on Technical rules). 

1.B. Rules concerning the editing of reviews 

Accepted are reviews referring to works published in the last 3 years (e.g., the volume for 2021 will have reviews for works published in 2018, 2019 or 2020); 

Reviews will have to clearly underline the main ideas of the authors of the reviewed work, and o critically the way and measure in which these main ideas are supported by historical analysis; 

Finally, it is recommended that reviews will contain a judgement of value on the reviewed work; these appraisals must be funded on the theses, arguments, and lacunae of the work; references to insignificant aspects of the author(s) activity are to be avoided, and attacks to the person are prohibited; 

It is recommended that analytical reviews should have between 2 to 5 pages (4.000 – 10.000 characters, including spaces, footnotes and references); 

In the case in which the review does not include elements of critical analysis, it is recommended to switch to the format of lecture notes, with a focus on the informative aspects, and the brevity of the material; a maximum of 1.500 characters for a volume of cca. 200 pages is acceptable 


  • Technical rules 
  • Technical rules applying to scientific papers 

Format and fonts 

General formatting will be kept to a minimum, with the avoidance of command related to the line and paragraph spacing. 

Texts will be edited with Times New Roman (TNR), and texts in Romanian will use the specific diacritics, or otherwise will be rejected. 

Title of the study 

Title will be written using TNR, body 14, bold, and capital letters 

The author(s) 

For one author, the indication will be first name and the surname (the last with capital letters), with TNR body 12, aldine; in the case of more than one author, the indication is the same, but each author will be on a separate line. 

Title of the study in English (or Romanian for the contributions in foreign languages) 

Use TNR, body 12, bold, and capital letters 

Abstract (in English) 

The most relevant aspects of the proposed contribution will be presented in up to 200 words. If the material is in a foreign language, after the abstract in English an abstract in Romanian will be added (the latter can be more ample, but not more than 500 words). The font will be TNR, body 12, italics 


Will be in English. Author(s) are asked to follow a logical order, from general to specifics: the area of interest (such as cultural or economic history), geographical area and chronological timeframe (e.g., XXth C. Romania), general terms (press, royal family, reform), names (persons, institutions). Fonts to be used are TNR, body 12, italics 

Main text 

Use TNR, body 12, line spacing at 1, with no special formatting (one free line before and after a paragraph). Indent will be made with the Tab key. The text must be aligned (justify left and right). 


For contributions in Romanian, quotations will be marked with Romanian quotation marks („”). For a quote within the quotation, French style quotation marks will be used (<< >>). Papers in English or French will use the system that is specific for the respective language. 

Figures in the text 

All figures will be numbered with Arabic numbers (Table nr. 1: …; Figure nr. 2: ...; Map nr. 1: ...), the type and number of the figure will be written with bold (Table nr. 1: etc.), the title with regular characters. The figures will have the number and title over the image, and the source below. The title (including the number), the type and source will be centred (justify) and separated by a empty line from the previous and following paragraph. Low-res scans/images will not be accepted. 

It is the legal responsibility of the author(s) to obtain the right to use the figures in the materials forwarded for publication. 


References will be be made by means of footnotes, TNR body 10, 1 line spacing. A simplified system will be used (Author-year-page). 


Clarke, 2007: 45-46.

Murgescu, Gheboianu, 2015: 911.

Curaj et alia, I, 2015.

Pașca, 2014a: 185.

Pașca, 2014b: 88.

ANIC-MCIP, 500/1904: 1-2.

Programa..., 2017: 5.

The list of references 

References will have to be listed at the end of the paper, in the alphabetical order of the authors and the chronology of their publication (if there are more references of one author), TNR, body 10, 1 line spacing. Authors will ensure that each reference in the footnotes will also appear in the reference list at the end (bibliography). 


 Clarke, Joseph (2017) Commemorating the Dead in Revolutionary France. Revolution and Remembrance 1789-1799, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Murgescu, Bogdan; Gheboianu, Matei (2015) ‘Studenţii Facultăţii de Istorie-Filozofie a Universităţii Babeş-Bolyai in anii 1973-1974’, în Istoria ca datorie. Omagiu academicianului Ioan-Aurel Pop la împlinirea vârstei de 60 de ani. Coordonatori: Ioan Bolovan, Ovidiu Ghitta. Cluj-Napoca: Editura Academiei & Centrul de Studii Transilvane, 2015, pp. 909-915.

Curaj, Adrian; Matei, Liviu; Pricopie, Remus; Salmi, Jamil; Scott, Peter (editors) (2015) The European Higher Education Area: Between Critical Reflections and Future Policies. Part I, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London: Springer.

Paşca, Vlad (2014a) ‘Educaţia în România comunistă: un joc cu sumă nulă? O analiză a stocurilor de educaţie’, Anuarul Institutului de Investigare a Crimelor Comunismului şi Memoria Exilului Românesc, vol. IX, 2014, p.185.

Paşca, Vlad (2014b), ‘Higher Education and Long-Term Manpower Planning in Communist Romania (1950-1975): An Empirical Study’, International Review of Social Research, vol. 4, 2014, no. 2, pp. 87-96.

ANIC-MCIP = Arhivele Naţionale Istorice Centrale, fond Ministerul Cultelor şi Instrucţunii Publice.

Programa şcolară pentru disciplina ISTORIE. Clasele a V-a – a VIII-a. Anexa nr. 2 la ordinul ministrului educaţiei naţionale şi cercetării ştiinţifice nr. 3393 / 28.02.2017, București, 2017. Accesibil online la (accesat 11.09.2017).

Referințele la articolele utilizate prin folosirea unei ediții online vor menţiona baza de date şi data accesării lor, după modelul:

Kalifa, Dominique (2016) ‘Introduction. Dénommer le siècle: « chrononymes » du XIXe siècle’, Revue d'histoire du XIXe siècle [online], 52, 2016, pp.9-17 (accesat 10.11.2016. URL:


  • Technical rules applying to the reviews 

In editing the reviews, the authors will use TNR, body 12, 1 line spacing, avoiding any special formatting (without an empty line before or after a paragraph). For quotations and references, the rules for papers are also applicable. 

Bibliographical indication of the reviewed volume 

AUTHOR(S) NAME, Title of the work reviewed, number of volumes (only if this is larger than 1), Place of publication, Publisher, Year, Number of pages. 


ROBERT J. BARRO, JONG-WHA LEE, Education Matters. Global Schooling Gains from the 19th to the 21st Century, Oxford & New York, Oxford University Press, 2015, xi+289 p. 

Name of the reviewer 

At the end, with a empty line after the text, and using the command ”Align Text Right“ (CTRL + R).