Submission Guidelines

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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, world economy.

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 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

Book reviews and research articles should be written in English. Article manuscripts should have no more than 7000 words, including notes, bibliography or annexes. At the same time, book reviews should not exceed 2000 words.

The article manuscripts should include an abstract of maximum 150 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, 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 an e-mail address. 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.

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.

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 footnotes 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.

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Reference guide

Manuscripts should include footnotes only. Footnotes should be edited using Times New Roman, font size 10, justify, single-spaced.

Primary sources

There are several methods for citing primary sources. The method differs depending on the period, location, country, etc. Usually, we prefer citing the document first, followed by location. For citing primary sources please use the most convenient method for you. During the manuscript review the board will offer suggestions, if necessary.Below we provide examples for the Romanian Archives, but they are not compulsory. 

“Analiza lucrărilor sesiunii Consiliului Ministerial NATO (Bonn, 30-31 mai 1972)”, 16 June 1972, Archives of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (hereafter AMAE), Problem 211/1972 Anglia, Anglia și NATO, file 475, ff. 36-41.
Telegramă Geneva, no. 34.352, 14 April 1972, AMAE, Problem 211/2C.52/1972 Organisme Economice Regionale, Evoluția Pieței Comune, file 3009, f. 38.
Telegramă [Dispatch] no. 80.096, 26 February, AMAE, Telegrame cifrate intrate, Washington [Incoming telegrams, Washington], vol. I, 1969, f. 161.
“Stenograma discuțiilor avute cu ocazia primirii de către tovarășul Nicolae Ceaușescu a tovarășului Jozef Tejchma, vicepreședinte al Consiliului de Miniștri al RP Polone”, 2 December 1972, Romanian National Archives (hereafter ANR) fund CC of RCP-Foreign Relations, file 150/1972, ff. 10-11.
“Stenograma ședinței Prezidiului Permanent din 25 iunie 1973”, ANR, fund CC of RCP-Chancellery, file 117/1973, f. 23.

Note: You could also translate the title of the document in English. E.g. Dispatch from Geneva, Minutes of conversation between Nicolae Ceausescu and Jozef Tejchma, Transcript of the Permanent Presidium Meeting, etc. Also, in the case of diplomatic cables, you might use sender to receiver form. E.g. Corneliu Bogdan to George Macovescu, 26 February, AMAE, Incoming telegrams, Washington, vol. I, 1969, f. 161. 

The same rule of citing the document first, followed by location, applies to documents in edited volumes or documents from online databases.

Secondary sources

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.

Charles Hermann, Margaret Hermann, “Who Makes Foreign Policy and How: An Empirical Inquiry”, International Studies Quarterly, vol. 33, no. 4, 1989, pp. 361-387.

Chapter 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.

The bibliography must be edited at the end of the manuscript in alphabetical order of the author’s name and title work, using Times New Roman, font size 12, justify, single-spaced, special indentation hanging 0.5''.

Allison, Graham, “Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis”, The American Political Science Review, vol. 63, no. 3, 1969, pp. 689-718

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., 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