Call for papers

We have the great pleasure of inviting you to submit your research papers for publication in the prospective issue of Annals of the „Ovidius” University of Constanta – Political Science Series (AUOC-SP), vol. 7/2018.

We look forward to valuable contributions from you until September 30, 2018.

AUOC-SP is a peer reviewed academic journal, currently indexed in three international databases: Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL), European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS) and Index Copernicus. The journal was conceived and developed to assist researchers at all levels – scholars, professors, junior researchers, post-docs and students who are seeking publishing opportunities for their research papers.

The submitted papers should contain original unpublished work and should not be submitted for publication elsewhere. AUOC-SP combats plagiarism and all other types of unethical research and/or publishing behaviour.

The papers must be submitted in English or in another international language (French, Spanish, German or Italian) and should be unpublished work. They must contain the author or authors’ full names, institution they belong to, their e-mails and a short bio note about the author(s): position, scientific title(s), areas of interest and research, some relevant papers or other scientific publications.

The papers will have between 20.000 and 30.000 characters (10 to 15 pages), and the book reviews – between 5.000 and 10.000 characters (3 to 5 pages). They should have a title, an abstract of 200-250 words, written in English and Romanian and at least five key words. The abstract should reflect the structure of the article (research background, investigation methods, results and conclusions).The contributions must be sent in Microsoft Word format. Images illustrating the text must be sent as .jpg or .tiff files; the author assumes responsibility for the right to publish the images.

The documents must be sent preferably in Garamond Font size 12, single line spacing. Footnotes must be put automatically in Garamond Font size 10. Final references must be added in the last section of the article preferably in Garamond Font size 12. For more detailed instructions regarding issues of editing and citation, the authors are advised to consult the Paper Template (available on the journal’s website).

Footnotes must respect the Chicago-Turabian style citation; for details, see: citationguide.html.

The manuscripts should be sent in Microsoft Word 97-2003 or Microsoft Word 2007 document, to the journal’s e-mail address:

AUOC-SP does not impose any temporal or spatial limitation to the issues covered, but rather encourages diversity and innovative approaches. The received manuscripts are subject to an arbitration process conducted by anonymous reviewers, specialists appointed according to the topic of each article (double blind peer-review process). During the evaluation process, the names of both authors and reviewers remain anonymous.

AUOC-SP editorial board reserves the right that upon the review by the referents to publish or reject any of the received papers and to suggest any of the authors changes that may be considered as necessary.


Note: The authors are directly responsible for the information presented in their manuscripts and of their work’s authenticity and originality. The editorial board of the Annals of the “Ovidius” University of Constanţa, Political Science Series is not to be held responsible in any of these issues.