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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Sociologie Românească is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. Articles are anonymously sent out to referees chosen from an international panel of sociologists. Articles should be uploaded in accordance with the submission procedure:

1. Articles may be submitted in Romanian, English or French. Please carefully review your paper in order to correct mistakes. If the language of submission is not your native language, we recommend that you have your paper proofread by a fluent (preferably native) speaker.

2. Contributions should be the original work of the authors, and they should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Any previous form of publication should be disclosed.

3. Graphics, maps and tables and graphics should be clearly presented and numbered (see below)

4. Articles should not exceed 25 pages (recommended between 6000-8000 words), with Times New Roman 12 p., double spaced, and page size: A4.

5. Notes, if any, should appear at the end of the article.

Minimum requirements for paper structure:

Title: Should be specific and suggestive.

Abstract in English: Must have between 200 and 250 words, containing a succinct and precise specification regarding the motivation of the study, research questions, methods used, results and their implications.

Keywords: 4-6 keywords and, if possible, should not be identical to the words used in title.

Chapters: We recommend a logical division of the paper into chapters and subchapters whose title should not be numbered. The title of the chapters should be written in bold and the title of subchapters in bold italic.

Introduction: Should specify the aim of the article, reasons for choosing the subject, the relevance of the paper for literature, the manner in which the paper will achieve its purpose (research methods). The last paragraph of the introduction should include also a brief overview regarding the structure of paper.

Literature review: Should provide a relevant synthesis of the literature, both classical and recent citations regarding the subject of the paper. This section should provide a nuanced and critical overview of the literature and should be a basis for the hypotheses.

Methodology: Papers involving this type of methodology should present research questions (objectives of the study), hypotheses and information regarding methods, techniques and research tools. If the paper presents survey data, it should provide information regarding methods of selecting subjects, size and socio-demographic characteristics of the samples, the percentage of non-responses and any other data considered to be relevant.

Presentation and discussion of the results: should be included in a separate chapter.

Tables: Should be numbered consecutively (1, 2, etc.) and should contain a number and provide a brief legend (without abbreviations) to each table. Place number and caption above the table, as in the example below:
Table 1: Xxx
The necessary explanatory information must be inserted below the table. Multiple tables should be labeled lower case letters (1a, 1b, etc.).

Figures: All photographs, graphs and diagrams should be referred to as 'Figure' and should be numbered consecutively (1, 2, etc.). Captions and numbers should be placed below the figure. Multi-part figures should be labeled with lower case letters (a, b, etc.). Small text and great variation in text sizes within figures should be avoided. Provide a detailed legend (without abbreviations) to each figure, and place it below the figure, as in the example below:
Figure 1: Xxx

Conclusions: Should provide an overview of the argument and the way it is supported by the data presented. Also, should be included and discussed the implications of the results for the subject. Finally, limitations of the study and future direction of study should be mentioned.

In-text references: Will be placed between brackets (author's last name, year, page or pages (if needed)).  Examples: (Breakwell and Lyons, 2005), (Bryceson and Vuorela, 2002), (Bruni, 2006, 25-40). If there are more than 3 authors for a reference, only the first author should be mentioned in the in-text citation, followed by `et al.` Example: (Christensen et al., 2002).

Bibliography: Bibliographic list should be placed under the heading "References".


1. Journal article:
Rice, K. (2005) The Wilding of America: Money, Mayhem, and the New American Dream. Teaching Sociology, 33, 1, 120-121.

2. Book chapter:
Wills, T. A. and Mendoza, D. (2004) Social Comparison and Subjective Well-Being, in S. Charles (ed.), Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology, New York: Elsevier, 405-409.

3. Book, authored:
Breakwell, G. M.și Lyons, E. (1996) Changing European identities: social psychological analyses of social change. Oxford; Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann.

4. Book, edited:
Held, D.și McGrew, A. G. (eds.) (2003) The global transformations reader: an introduction to the globalization debate. Cambridge, UK; Malden, MA.: Polity Press.

5. Paper presented at a conference:
Habich, R. (2005) European Social Structures in Comparison. International Joint Workshop: Europe and North America - Societies in Contrast. Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany, March 6-9.

6. Dissertation:
Chekola, M. G. (1974) The concept of happiness, PhD thesis, The University of Michigan.

7 Articles/books in press:
Morrison, M., Tay, L. and Diener, E. (in press) Subjective Well-being and National Satisfaction: Findings from a Worldwide Survey, Psychological Science.

8. Article in an Internet-only journal:
Davoine, L., Erhel, C. și Guergoat-Lariviere, M. (2008) Monitoring Quality in Work: European Employment Strategy Indicators and Beyond. International Labour Review, 147, 2-3, 163-198. Available at http://www.ilo.org/public/english/revue/index.htm. Accessed June 10, 2009.

9. Webpage:
World Bank (2006) World Development Indicators Online (WDI), Washington, DC: World Bank, Available at www.worldbank.org/data/onlinedatabases/onlinedatabases.html. Accessed January 20, 2008.

The partial or complete reproduction of the articles is forbidden without the written permission of the Editors.

Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright permission for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations published elsewhere.

The average time during which the preliminary assessment of manuscripts is conducted is 5 days. The average time during which the reviews of manuscripts are conducted is 90 days. The average time in which the article is published is 150 days.