Instructions for authors

General considerations Romanian Journal of History and International Studies publishes peer-reviewed empirical, theoretical and methodological articles, as well as book and article reviews, on various subjects regarding international relations or related fields such as modern and contemporary history, political science, international law, european studies, security studies, political philosophy. The editorial staff takes no responsibility for unsolicited materials which are not reviews or research papers or are not part of the manuscripts received. RJHIS invites the authors to submit manuscripts to the editorial office. The articles must meet a set of rules of editing and writing specified below. The manuscripst must be free of all references to the author’s identity. The manuscripts should be original contributions which were not previously published or have been under consideration for publication in any other journal or edited collection. Papers should be clear, and grammatically correct. Manuscript formatting Reviews and research articles should be written in English. Article manuscripts should be approximately 4000 and 8000 words, no more than 25 pages long, including notes, bibliography or annexes. In the same time, book or article reviews should not exceed 2000 words. The article manuscripts should include an abstract of maximum 200 words and about 5 keywords, both in English and placed before the introduction of the paper. The abstract it’s supposed to refer to the aim of the paper, methodology, findings or main conclusions, and will be rendered in italics, justify, single-spaced, font 12. The articles will be edited using Microsoft Office 2003, 1.5 spacing, Times New Roman, font size 12, justify. If an article contains graphs, tables or images, they will be sent in .jpg format along with the manuscripts. Manuscripts will be sent by e-mail at the editorial office address, mentioning for RJHIS, in two copies. One of the copies should not include any information that identifies the authors. The second one must contain contact details, including e-mail address and telephone number. Also, the second copy should be accompanied by a three to four line biographical sketch which may include author’s current affiliation, degree held, research interests or previous publishing activity.

Specific editing procedures Data about the author will be listed on the front page of the manuscript. The biographical information will be integrated later in the manuscript by the editorial staff and mentioned in the Notes on contributors section of the journal. The body of the manuscript will begin with the second page. The title should be centered, using bold capitals, font 16. Headings should be ranged left, to a paragraph away from the body of the paper, using font 12, bold capitals. They should not be numbered. Graphics, images or tables within the manuscript must be accompanied by a heading above them and numbered in Arabic numerals. Source will be mentioned below the figure in the left corner. For underline use italics or bold only. Words in another language than the manuscript will be highlighted using italics. Pages should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals in the footer. The references, which include only endnotes and bibliography, should use the Oxford reference system ( Chicago or Harvard systems are not accepted. For further details please follow the instructions on how to edit notes and bibliography. Peer-review process All manuscripts submitted will undergo an anonymous peer review process. The manuscripts will be evaluated by at least two scholars, members of the Advisory Board of the Center for International Relations and Diplomatic Studies, highly-qualified in the field covered by the paper. The author's identity will not be disclosed in order to ensure an honest evaluation of manuscripts to be published. The main evaluation criteria are scientific rigour, originality and potential interest for public review. If a manuscript is accepted, the editorial staff reserves the right to require changes in both form and content, when deemed necessary. Publishing The authors whose works are to be published in RJHIS and those whose manuscripts were rejected after the peer-review process will be notified by e-mail about the decision taken by the evaluators. The peer-review process may take about two months, while the editing and publishing process can take between one and two months. The journal is published in both print and online versions. Auhors will receive a pdf copy of their paper.

Copyright Authors are the solely responsibles for the content of their own paper. Copyright will be held by both authors and the Center for International Relations and Diplomatic Studies (CRISD). Reference guide Manuscripts should include endnotes only. Book: Şerban Filip Cioculescu, Introducere în Teoria Relaţiilor Internaţionale, Bucureşti, Editura Militară, 2007, pp.87-92. Richard Neustadt, Presidential power and the modern presidents: the politics of leadership from Roosevelt to Reagan, New York, The Free Press, 1990, p.67. Edited volume: Brian Porter (ed.), The Aberystwyth Papers: International Politics, 1919-69, London, Oxford University Press, 1972, p.61. Articles: Charles Hermann, Margaret Hermann, „Who Makes Foreign Policy and How: An Empirical Inquiry”, International Studies Quarterly, vol. 33, nr. 4, 1989, pp.361-387. Chpater in a book: Deborah Gerner, „The Evolution of the Study of Foreign Policy”, in Laura Neack, Jeanne Hey, Patrick Haney (eds.), Foreign policy analysis: continuity and change in its second generation, Englewood Cliffs, Prentice Hall, 1995, pp.17-33. Use Ibidem for consecutive references followed by the page number if differs, while for nonconsecutive references use op.cit. (e.g. R. Neustadt, op.cit., p. 101.). If there is an author with several works cited, use the author's name accompanied by a shortened form of the title and page (e.g. C. Kegley, World Politics ..., pp.78-80.). Also, when using electronic resources, the online address has to be mentioned at the end of the reference without hyperlink. Endnotes must be single-spaced, Times New Roman, font 10, justify. The bibliography must be edited at the end of the manuscript in alphabetical order of the author’s name and title work: Allison, Graham, „Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis”, The American Political Science Review, vol.63, nr.3, 1969, pp.689-718 Cioculescu, Şerban Filip, Introducere în Teoria Relaţiilor Internaţionale, Bucureşti, Editura Militară, 2007 Neack, Laura; Hey, Jeanne; Haney, Patrick (eds.), Foreign policy analysis: continuity and change in its second generation, Englewood Cliffs, Prentice Hall, 1995

Waltz, Kenneth N., Omul statul şi războiul, tr. by Mihaela Sadovschi, Iaşi, Institutul European, 2001 ____, Theory of International Politics, Reading, Addison Wesley, 1979 Zakaria, Fareed, The Post-American World, New York, W.W. Norton, 2008 For further information and questions please contact the editorial office by e-mail to

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