Conditions of publication

Articles written for publication shall be forwarded by author / authors only in electronic format at, stating the following details:

  • name and surname (full);
  • function and institutional affiliation;
  • e-mail and phone number (preferably email).

Materials submitted for publication shall be drafted in English or French and may not exceed 60,000 characters for scientific papers, 30,000 characters for comments regarding legislation, respectively 20,000 characters for commented or annotated case law. At the same time, all papers must contain an abstract of up to 1000 characters and at least five keywords.

Articles that are submitted must be originals, as republication of articles already published in other volumes is not admitted. At the same time, the articles submitted and accepted for review may not be submitted for publication to other publications, unless they receive a negative response regarding the publication in the Cross Border Journal for International Studies or after 6 months since submission without any response regarding the review and / or publication.

In accordance to Law no. 8/1996, the acceptance of the editorial materials, submitted for publication means conclusion of a valid publishing contract. Under this contract the author(s) transfer(s) with executive title the right of reproduction and dissemination of the respective work.

In this regard, CBJIS has the following rights:

  • to edit articles in accordance with its own rules;
  • to group together articles that deal with the same topic;
  • to amend the titles;
  • to frame, style and correct confusing, unclear or incomplete wording, without prejudice to the merits of the author`s ideas;
  • to publish some articles in separate volumes, as journal supplements.

The editorial staff does not assume any liability for breach of regulations enshrined in copyright law. In the case of plagiarism - partial or total - all responsibility, both at legal (criminal, administrative and/or civil) and ethical levels, rests exclusively with the author/authors.

Also, if, between the time of transmission of an item, regardless of its type (scientific paper, annotation, review of jurisprudence, etc.) to the journal, legislative changes occur or jurisprudential turnaround, author / authors must inform the editors prompt, indicating exactly the manner in which the additions or amendments will be made.

In these situations, the editorial staff reserves the right to decide not to publish articles meant to seriously affect the content or the prestige of the journal.

It is recommended that articles have a coherent structure, organized in chapters and sub-chapters and/or sections and subsections, requiring a final conclusion, regardless of the form and type of the article.

In terms of writing style, imperative following rules apply:

In this regard, CBJIS has the following rights:

  • Papers are drafted with 1.5 lines spacing, using the same font, Times New Roman, respectively.
  • The edges of each page are 2.5 cm left / right.
  • In all papers, with exception of the title, as well as the titles and subtitles of the sections and/or subsections, text and footnotes cannot be written in bold. If necessary text and footnote elements can be written in italics or underlined.
  • In the text and footnotes are not allowed abbreviations.
  • The indication of any legislation shall be made only by the number and year of publication, without indicating the day of its adoption.
  • All institutions` names are written entirely, abbreviations being forbidden. As an exception major international organizations can be named throughout their accronyms.
  • In the footnotes the authors surnames will only be mentioned by their initial and will be written only in normal characters.: Ex: D.Rousseau, N.Q.Dinh etc.
    • If there are at most four authors of a work, they will all be mentioned, separated by commas.
    • If there are more than four authors of a work, only the first author or the coordinating author will be mentioned.
  • Name of books or articles published in professional journals - Romanian or foreign ones- will be written in full and underlined. If the title is in a foreign language, it will be written in that language.
  • All cited materials will be also referenced by their ISBN/ISSN numbers, as well as reference to the specific page.
  • In the case of materials, predominantly quoting the European Court of Human Rights, and the European Union courts are allowed, exceptionally, the following abbreviations:
    • ECHR = European Court of Human Rights;
    • Commission = European Commission of Human Rights;
    • Convention = Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms;
    • C.E.D.H. , Recueil des arrets et decisions;
    • E.C.H.R. , Reports of Judgements and Decisions;
    • ASeries = Serie A: Arrets et decisions A Series: Judgements and Decisions;
    • D.R. = Decisions et rapports = Decisions and Reports;
    • G.C. = Grande Chambre;
    • C.J.U.E. = Court of Justice of the European Union;
    • T.U.E. = Tribunal of European Union.
  • Romanian or foreign publishers` names are written only in complete form, no abbreviations are alloweed.
  • Citing volumes will be made as follows: first initial and name of the author(s) as mentioned above, followed by the exact and complete title, the printing house, the year of publication and ISBN/ISSN numbers.
  • The footnotes numbering begins from number 1 on each page.