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Notice to Contributors
Studia Universitatis Petru Maior Series Historia is edited by the History and International Relations Department of the Faculty of Sciences and Letters from “Petru Maior” University from Tîrgu Mureş. It is a scientific journal acknowledged by the National Research Council and indexed in several international databases. The journal publishes studies, articles and reviews with a scientific value in the historical field.
Due to its scientific character, the editors of Studia Universitatis Petru Maior Series Historia invite submission of articles respecting the national and international academic evaluation standards. We are interested in articles based on original empirical research as well as reflections on conceptual, theoretical, and methodological issues in national and universal history. We also encourage authors to submit to the journal reviews of recent books on a critical basis. Given the journal’s broad contributors and readership and increasingly transnational direction, we also encourage reflection on the wider implications of each study. We also welcome letters to the editorial staff in response to recent articles.
The editors also recommend contributors to respect the instructions referring to the style and biographical references written below: All manuscripts must be submitted via email to the editorial office at .
The editors of Studia Universitatis Petru Maior Series Historia invite submission of article written in English, French or Italian. Although the editorial staff provides the grammar review of the articles, we highly recommend our contributors to check the grammar and the spelling of their manuscripts before submitting them to the journal.
Each manuscript must be one-sided pages and single spaced throughout, including quoted material. Footnotes should be used and appear single-spaced at the bottom of the page with Arabic numerals.
The author’s name, addresses and the institutional affiliation should appear on a separate page in order to facilitate anonymous review.
The manuscripts must respect the following structure:
Title in the original language of the manuscript and in English too (where necessary).
The Abstract must be written in English and, if possible, in Romanian, if not the editorial board will provide the Romanian translation of it. The abstract must summarize the argument and significance of the work (it should not exceed 150 words).
Keywords (no more than five) in English.
Manuscripts that do not respect these recommendations will be sent back to the authors and their publishing being postponed until they respect the journal’s criteria.
Title: Bookman Old Style, 13
Abstract: Bookman Old Style, 8.5
Article: Bookman Old Style, 10.5
Footnotes: Bookman Old Style, 8.5
Please refer to the following citation examples:
Ph.D Thesis:
1 Dorin Goţia, ASTRA în anii Primului Război Mondial, Ph.D. Thesis defended in 1998, Scientific Advisor Liviu Maior, “Babeş-Bolyai” University of Cluj Napoca, p. 129.
Non-book materials (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM etc.) and Internet sources:
1 Pietre pentru zidirea românităţii moderne: vechile tipărituri ale Blajului, CD-ROM, Alba Iulia, Editura Haco International, 2007.
2 URL:, Accessed: September 17th 2011.
1 Lege pentru completarea legii din 24 martie 1904 relativ pentru cedarea de cărţi pentru biblioteci, in Monitorul Oficial, No. 205/19 December 1922, p. 1.
Conference papers:
1 Georgeta Fodor, Reevaluarea statutului femeilor în contextul afirmării naţiunii române din Transilvania, presented at the International: Risorgimento italian şi mişcările naţionale din Europa. De la modelul italian la realitatea Europei Central-Orientale, Tîrgu Mureş, 17th Septembre 2011.
If possible, the authors must respect the following structure: Institution, Archive fund, File, Document number.
1 Arhivele Naţionale. Direcţia Judeţeană Sibiu (eventual ANDJ Sibiu), Fond Astra, Dosar nr. 58, document nr.....
Studies published in journals:
1 Loredana Stepan, Imagini ale femeii în literatura şi presa românească arădeană la sfârşitul secolului al XIX-lea şi începutul secolului XX, in “Caiete de Antropologie Istorică”, II, No. 1(3), January-June, 2003, p. 47.
2 Mihály Spielmann, Teleki Bolyai Library, in “Transylvanian Review”, IV, No. 2, 1995, p. 105.
3 Gerard Mauger, Ecrits, lecteurs, lectures, in “Annales. Histoire, Science Sociales”, 1999, No. 34, pp. 144-161.
Studies published in Coordinated volumes:
1 Ionela Bălăuţă, “Apariţia femeii ca actor social – a doua jumătate a secolului al XIX-lea”, in Ionela Băluţă, Ioana Cîrstocea (coord.), Direcţii şi teme de cercetare în studiile de gen din România. Atelier, Bucureşti, Colegiul Noua Europă, 2002, p. 62.
2 Liviu Maior, “Asociaţionismul transilvan (sfârşitul secolului al XIX-lea şi începutul secolului al XX-lea)”, in Ioan Bolovan, Sorina Paula Bolovan (coord.), Schimbare şi devenire în istoria României, Cluj-Napoca, Centrul de Studii Transilvane, 2008, p. 92.
3 Camil Mureşanu, “Reflecţii despre Simion Bărnuţiu- gânditorul politic”, in Sorin Mitu et alii (coord.), Biserică, Societate, Identitate. In Honorem Nicolae Bocşan, Cluj-Napoca, Presa Universitară Clujeană, 2007, p. 245. <
Monographic studies:
1 Ioan-Aurel Pop, Thomas Nägler, Magyari András (coord.), Istoria Transilvaniei, vol. III, Cluj-Napoca, Centrul de Studii Transilvane, 2008, p. 481.
4 Nicolae Albu, Istoria şcolilor româneşti din Transilvania între 1800-1867, Bucureşti, Editura Didactică si Pedagogică, 1971, p. 159.
5 Keith Hitchins, Conştiinţă naţională şi acţiune politică la românii din Transilvania 1700-1868, Cluj-Napoca, Editura Dacia, 1987, pp. 134-136.
Conventional abbreviations accepted by the editors:
- Ibidem;
- Idem;
- op. cit. (opus citatus);
- loc. cit., (loco citato);
- et alii, et aliae;
- Cf. (confert);
- Apud (at);
- Et passim (here and there).
Due to the fact that our journal publishes articles in several international languages we will respect the above quotation system but we will also take into account the reference system acknowledged by the academic community other than the English speaking one.
For references you might find useful to see the journal’s issues 11, 2011 and 12, 2012.
For further instructions, you may also contact the editorial staff at: