Annals of the „Ovidius” University of Constanta – Political Science Series (AUOC-SP) is a scientific journal devoted to political studies, international relations, and inter-disciplinary sciences, published annually in print and digital format by the Faculty of History and Political Science of the „Ovidius” University of Constanta. Since the beginning, our goal has been to make AUOC-SP a high-impact academic publication that will make a great contribution to the debates in political science. The recognition of this effort can be seen in the growing internationalization of our collaborators and the articles received. At the same time, we have made strides in the indexing processes of several international databases which further attest the high academic quality of our publication. Attesting to the prestige of the journal, the members of the International Advisory Board – renowned researchers in political science and international relations from Romania, as well as Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain – play a most important role in ensuring that the journal meets the highest academic standards.

The journal’s continued growth and improvement would not be possible without the thorough and valuable work provided by the members of the International Advisory Board, its editors, and reviewers, both national and international. It is thanks to all their efforts that AUOC-SP has managed to evolve and reach new curricular visions in its strive for academic excellence, plurality and openness.

From volume 9/2020, AUOC-SP publishes Open Access. This means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Once published, all articles are accessible immediately and readers are not charged subscription or download fees.

AUOC-SP does not charge any publication fees to the authors, who can submit manuscripts and publish at no cost. Authors retain copyright and all Open Access articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction, provided that the original work is properly cited. The authors are also free to archive their articles in Open Access repositories.



The authors are directly responsible for the accuracy of the information presented in their manuscripts, for securing any permissions needed for the reuse of copyrighted materials included in the manuscripts as well as for their work’s authenticity and originality. The editorial board of AUOC-SP will not be held responsible in the event that the authors fail to comply with these guidelines. The viewpoints expressed in the articles are the strict responsibility of the authors and they do not represent the official position of the journal or of its editorial board.