General Guidelines

  • The texts shall be written in Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • Font to be used is Garamond font, 11pt, using 1.0 line-spacing
  • The footnotes shall be written in 9pt, using 1.0 line-spacing
  • Margins (bottom, top, left, right): 1.80 cm (0.71")
  • Paragraph indent shall be of 1.27 cm (0.50")
  • No spaces before or after paragraphs shall be used.
  • All quotations in the text that exceed 3 lines shall be written in 10pt and shall constitute distinct paragraphs (in italics, with quotation marks). In this case the indent shall be 1.27 cm (left/ right). The quotations should not exceed 7 lines.
  • Page size is 17x24cm (6.69"x9.45"). Page size can be set from Page Layout -> Size -> More Paper Sizes...

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Each article will be accompanied by:

  • Last name and forename
  • (Institutional affiliation)
  • E-mail address
  • Abstract (no more than 15 lines, in English – including the title);
  • Keywords (in English, no more than 5).
  • Mini-CV (in English, of no more than 10 lines, specifying the contributor’s scientific titles, his/her institutional affiliation, the titles of his/her most important publications);

     Important: Each article should contain an Introduction and Conclusions.



  • The desirable dimension of an article is of 15-20 pages (about 40.000-50.000 characters, spaces included, without footnotes).
  • A maximum of 3 headings are accepted in structuring the paper. Example: 1. CHAPTER; 1.1. Subchapter; 1.1.1. Sub-Subchapter.
  • English quotation marks shall be used in the text: “the meaning of ’Nation-building’ in Anderson’s book”.
  • Use the specific regime of capital letters in the titles (Ethnicity and Electoral Politics).
  • The punctuation marks that shall be followed by a blank space are , . ? ! : ;
  • The one preceded and followed by a blank space is –
  • The footnotes shall be numbered from 1 to n.


Quotation system (Footnotes):

The order of the elements of a cited paper is the following: 

  • Volumes: author (Arend LIJPHART), title (in italics), publishing house, town, year, page/ pages (p./ pp.)
  • Articles: author, title of the article (with quotation marks), title of the journal (in italics), Vol., No, Year, pp.
  • Chapters in collective volumes: author, title of the chapter (with quotation marks), in, the coordinator’s/ publisher’s name, (ed.)/ (eds.), title of the volume (with quotation marks), publishing house, town, year, pp.
  • For on-line sources, the afore-mentioned order shall be used: Author, Title, Publishing house, place of publication, Year. At the end the link shall be placed in square brackets [ ].

Note: In case the publishing house or the publication place is not specified, write n.p. (i.e. no publisher”/no place”). In case the year when the work was published is not specified write n.d. (no date”).


Arend LIJPHART, Electoral Systems and Party Systems. A Study of Twenty-Seven Democracies, 1945-1990, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1994, pp. 80-90.

Iain McLEAN, Arnold B. URKEN (eds.), Classics of Social Choice, The University of Michigan Press, Michigan, 1995, p. 70.

Giulia SANDRI, Carlo PALA, L’impact du processus de régionalisation sur le système politique et de partis italien, in Jean-Benoit PILET, Jean-Michel DE WAELE, Serge JAUMAIN (eds.), L’absence des partis nationaux: menace ou opportunité, Éditions de l’Université de Bruxelles, Bruxelles 2009, pp. 97-125.

Antoine ROGER, Economic Development and Positioning of Ethnic Political Parties: Comparing Post-Communist Bulgaria and Romania, Southeast European Politics, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2002, pp. 20-42.


Repetition of bibliographic references:

  • If one and the same author appears in successive notes and is quoted with a different paper, starting with the second note use Idem.
  • If the same paper is cited in successive notes, starting with the second note, the reference shall be Ibidem.
  • Starting with the second bibliographical reference to one and the same paper, but in non-consecutive notes, ...cit./…cit. (lat., citato) is recommended to be used.




1 Benedict ANDERSON, Imagined Communities. Reflections on the Origins and Spread of Nationalism, Verso, New York & London, 1983.

2 Ibidem, pp. 9-24.

3 Pierre BOURDIEU, The Field of Cultural Production, Polity, Cambridge, 1993.

4 Idem, Ce que parler veut dire. L’Économie des échanges linguistiques, Fayard, Paris, 1982.

5 Antoine ROGER, Economic Development and Positioning of Ethnic Political Parties: Comparing Post-Communist Bulgaria and Romania, Southeast European Politics, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2002, pp. 20-42.

6 Benedict ANDERSON, Imagined Communitiescit., p. 145.

7 Antoine ROGER, Economic Development and Positioning...cit.”.


Structure of bibliography:

  • The works shall be enumerated in alphabetical order.
  • The last name of the author (in capitals) shall precede his forename (in lower-case letters).
  • On-line sources that cannot be ordered alphabetically (the name of the author is missing), shall be mentioned at the end of the bibliography.
  • The names of the publication places of the cited works, others than cities belonging to English speaking countries, shall not be translated into English (Write for instance București, Wien,... ).




LIJPHART, Arend, Thinking about Democracy. Power Sharing and Majority Rule in Theory and Practice, Routledge, London & New York, 2008.

MAYER, Nonna, PERRINEAU, Pascal, Les comportements politiques, Armand Colin, Paris, 1992.





  • The reviewed works should be recent (published no more than 4 years ago).
  • The recommended dimension of a review is of 3-4 pages (between 8.000-11.000 characters, spaces included).
  • The quotations in the reviewed paper shall be followed by the reference to the page/Example: (pp. 17-21).
  • The book reviews shall be accompanied by the bibliographic description of the reviewed paper (author/ authors, title, publishing house, town, year, number of pages).



Romania and the European Union: How the Weak Vanquished the Strong,

Manchester University Press, Manchester and New York, 2009, 304 pp.





  • The recommended dimension is between 10-20 pages (approximately 30.000-55.000 characters, spaces included).


Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of all data in their contributions to this journal (articles, book reviews, etc.). The Journal is exonerated from juridical responsibility.