Guidelines for Authors (Contributors)

Guidelines for Authors (Contributors)


Main Text:  Articles may be written in Romanian, English, French, German, Italian or Spanish, and should not have less than 4,000 words and more than 6,000 words. Please do not use other formatting than Word default (as to page setup, paragraph indentation, line spacing, letter font and size, etc.).

Abstract and Keywords: Each article must be preceded by a 150 to 200-word abstract and five to seven keywords in the language of the article.

Title and Author: Manuscripts should include, besides the content of the article, the following information: the article title, the author’s name and surname, data concerning his/her professional and institutional affiliation, his/her current email address.

References and citation style: The authors are invited to use the in-text citation style according to the following model:
Model 1: Text Text Text Text Text (Popescu, 1967: 2-5) – book/article by one author
Model 2: Text Text Text Text Text (Popescu; Ionescu, 1967: 13) –  book/article by 2 authors
Model 3: Text Text Text Text Text (Popescu; Ionescu et al., 1967: 234-235) – book/article by multiple authors
Model 4: Text Text Text Text Text (Popescu, s. p.) – if the page is not mentioned
Model 5: Text Text Text Text Text (Popescu, s. a.) – if the year is not mentioned
Model 6: Text Text Text Text Text (Popescu, 1856: 67; Ionescu, 2004: 67-68; Marinescu, 2010: 89) – when different authors and more works are cited.

1) Only explanatory footnotes are accepted.
2) No footnotes referring to the title and/or abstract are allowed.

Works cited: Authors are invited to use the APA style for the works cited section:
Model 1: single author/editor
ORTIZ, Fernando. (1987). Contrapunteo cubano del tabaco y el azúcar (2a ed.). Caracas: Biblioteca Ayacucho.
Model 2: two or more authors/ editors
FERRÉOL, Gilles, & JUQUOIS, Guy. (Coord./Eds.). (2005). Dicţionarul alterităţii şi relaţiilor interculturale. Translation by N. Farcaş. Iaşi: Polirom.
Model 3: more than two authors/ editors
DIMA, Eugenia et al. (2007). Dicţionar explicativ ilustrat al limbii române (DEXI). Chişinău: Arc & Gunivas.
Model 4: chapter in a volume
DEBRAY, Régis (1992). Cinco maneras de abordar lo inabordable o algunas consideraciones a propósito de El otoño del patriarca. In J. G. COBO BORDA (coord.), Gabriel García Márquez. Testimonios sobre su vida. Ensayos sobre su obra (pp. 293-301). Bogotá: Siglo del Hombre Editores.
Model 5: article in periodicals/ journals
CASTELLANOS, Jorje & MARTÍNEZ, Miguel A. (1981). El dictador hispanoamericano como personaje literario. Latin American Research Review, 16, 2, 79-105.

Book Reviews

Book reviews should have between 1,000 and 1,500 words and should conform to the format recommended for articles (see Main Text, References and Citation Style). The manuscript should include the complete bibliographical data of the reviewed book as well as information regarding the author of the review: name and surname, his/her academic profile and institutional affiliation, his/her e-mailing address and should be accompanied by a jpg file containing the scanned cover of the book.
The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject the manuscripts that do not conform to the above guidelines.