Author guidelines

Studia Politica. Romanian Political Science Review welcomes original contributions in English, French, Italian or Romanian in political science, political theory, political sociology, comparative politics, European studies or international relations. All the texts submitted for publication are peer reviewed by at least two referees. 

The calendar for submission is the following: 
  • Spring (1): February 1st
  • Summer (2): April 15th
  • Fall (3): August 1st
  • Winter (4): September 30th

Studia Politica. Romanian Political Science Review also welcomes reviews of political science books recently published (no more than 3 years old).
Manuscripts should be submitted as word documents sent via e-mail at

Manuscripts will be accepted on the understanding that their content is original and that they have not been previously published in a different form or language. No manuscript will be considered for publication if it is concurrently under consideration by another journal or press or is soon to be published elsewhere. 

Manuscripts will include the full name and contact information of the author. 

Manuscripts will include an abstract of up to 200 words and 5 keywords

Manuscripts will comply with Studia Politica style in matters of punctuation, capitalization and the like. References should conform to the following format: 
  • references to books should list author(s), title, publisher, place of publication, year;
ex.: Giovanni SARTORI, Theory of Democracy Revisited, Chatam House, Chatam NJ, 1987.
  • references to journal articles should list author(s), title of article, journal name, volume, year, and inclusive pages;
ex.: Giovanni SARTORI, “What is ‘Politics’?”, Political Theory, vol. I, no. 1, 1973, pp. 5-26
  • references to works in edited volumes should list author(s), essay title, volume editor(s), volume title, publisher, place of publication, year, and inclusive pages.
ex.: Mauro CALISE, "Presidentialization, Italian Style", Thomas POGUNTKE, Paul WEBB (eds.), The Prezidentialization of Politics, Oxford University Press, Oxford & New York, 2005, pp. 88-106.

Manuscripts submitted for review are evaluated anonymously by two scholars, one of which will be often a member of the Advisory Board. However, the Editors alone are responsible for every final decision on publication of manuscripts. The Editors may suggest changes in the manuscript in the interest of clarity and economy of expression. Such changes are not to be made without consultation with the author(s). The authors should ensure that the manuscript is submitted in final form.