Guidelines for Submissions

Authors Guidelines

The contributions must be in one of the following languages: English, French or German, with a short abstract (approx. 100 words) and keywords written in English. The main text of contributions should not exceed 10,000 words.
When submitting your work please supply the following information:

  • Disclosure indicating whether or not this submission has already been published in any other language or in any other publication. Give details.
  • Title (and subtitle) of the submission.
  • Names, academic degrees, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of all authors.
  • Name, address, e-mail, telephone number and fax number of the corresponding author
  • Source of funding/ acknowledgments, if applicable. Acknowledgments should be placed at the end of the contribution, just before references list.
  • Brief abstract (100 words or less). (The abstract or summary should also appear in the attachment which contains the main text of your submission.)
  • Keywords or keyword phrases. Please list up to ten (10) words or phrases describing the subject content of your contribution.
  • Brief listing of all attachments, including information about their formats.
  • Please send your work in Times New Roman, 12, double space. Please do not insert any indent!

We ask authors to provide notes and comments as footnotes within the flow of the text, generally at the bottom of the page. In case your notes contain charts, tables, long equations, or other tems that make a footnote impractical, you can include this information in an appendix or as an endnote. The references should be cited in the text. No full length bibliographic references should appear in the main text of the submission. All references should be placed at the end of the submission.


List all sources cited in the text in a section at the end titled “References”. Place them in alphabetical order, and do not number them. Include all authors’ names.
A citation of a reference places both the name and the date within parentheses, with no punctuation between them: (Mureşan 2007). For author – page citation  please use: (Mureşan 2007: 78).

For works with two authors, use the full form of the citation at all times. For three or more authors, use the first author’s surname followed by “et al. ” for all citations. When two or more works by the same author are cited together, do not repeat the name(s). Separate the dates by commas: (Bolovan 1999, 2005). With more than one reference to an author in the same year, distinguish those works by attaching lower case letters (a, b) to the year of publication: (Bolovan et al. 2005a, 2005b).

Basic format for books

Last name, Initials. (Year). Book title: Subtitle. Place: Publisher.

Book – single author

Citation in the text (Hărăguş 2008)

Reference list form: Hărăguş, M. (2008). Tranziţia la statutul de părinte în Europa. Evoluţii recente şi posibili determinanţi. Cluj-Napoca: Presa Universitară Clujeană.

Two authors

Citation in the text (Blossfeld and Rohwer 2002)

Reference list form: Blossfeld, H.P., Rohwer, G. (2002). Techniques of Event History Modelling. New Approaches to Causal Analysis. Mahwah, New Jersy: LEA Publishers.

Basic format for a chapter in an edited book

Last name, Initials. (Year). “Chapter’s title”. In Last Name, Initials (ed.).Book title. Place: Publisher, pp.

Citation in text: (Rotariu 2009)

Reference list form: Rotariu, T. (2009). “Marital and Extramarital Fertility in Latter-Day Romania”. In Fauve-Chamoux, A., Bolovan, I. (eds). Families in Europe between the 19th and the 21st Centuries. From Traditional Model to Contemporary PACS. Cluj-Napoca: Presa Universitară Clujeană, pp. 361-380.

Basic format for journal articles

Last name, Initials (Year). “Article title”. Journal Title Volume number (Issue number): page numbers.

Citation in the text: (Oaneş and Hărăguş 2009)

Reference list form: Oaneş, C., Hărăguş, M. (2009). “The Growth in Non-Marital Fertility and Other Related Behaviours in Romania after 1989”.  Romanian Journal of Population Studies III (1): 45-71.

Note: The same format should be used for references from newspapers.

Basic format for doctoral theses

Last name, Initials (Year). Thesis/Dissertation title. [PhD thesis]. Place: University, Faculty/Department.
Citation in text: (Crăciun 2009)
Reference list form: Crăciun, B. (2009). Evoluţia demografică a saşilor din Transilvania în epoca modernă. [PhD thesis]. Cluj-Napoca: Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, Facultatea de Istorie.

Basic format for unpublished manuscripts
Last name, Initials (Year). Manuscript title [unpublished manuscript]. Place: Institution.

Citation in text: (Mureşan and Hărăguş 2010)

Reference list form: Mureşan, C, Hărăguş, M. (2010). Cum să înţelegem schimbările actuale ale fertilităii in România [unpublished manuscript]. Cluj-Napoca: Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai

Basic format for website content

Corporate body (Year). Title of the page. url, accessed in date.

Citation in the text: (Eurostat 2009)

Reference list form: Eurostat.(2009). Live births outside marriage.