Author guidelines

Historia Universitatis Iassiensis journal is an academic publication dedicated to studies, articles, book reviews, bibliographic notes concerned with the history of academia, as well as with the history of education in general.

When authors submit material for publication, they take full responsibility for the content, for the intellectual property right (plagiarism of any kind is prohibited), as well as for respecting the individual’s dignity and right to privacy. Furthermore, by submitting their manuscripts to the editorial staff, the authors transfer to the journal the nonexclusive right of publication.


Preparing the file(s) for submission
The authors will send an initial manuscript, and a final manuscript (including the revision points required by the editorial staff), in both .doc and .pdf formats, under a name including the author’s last name, followed by the initial letter of the first name, the two first words of the title, a dot and the word draft (for the initial manuscript), or the word final (for the revised manuscript). For instance, for the paper entitled “A Controversial Appointment at the Berlin University” by Alexander Helsing, the filename will be:

HelsingAAControversial.draft (for the initial manuscript)
or (for the revised manuscript)

Submissions will be typed in Times New Roman, 12 pt font size for the text body, and 9 pt font size for the footnotes, using 1.5 line spacing. For tables and captions, please use 10 pt font size.

The papers should count at least 30,000 characters (with spaces), but not more than 120,000 characters (with spaces). The editorial staff can admit exceptions to the rule (in case of longer papers), or they can decide, by common agreement with the authors, to publish the submission in two or more parts. Preferably, the bibliographic notes should not exceed 12,000 characters (with spaces), while book reviews should not exceed 25,000 characters (with spaces).

Authors are asked to submit a source file (and any supplementary data files) in Microsoft Word (docx, doc, rft) format.

The figures must also be sent as separate files (acceptable filetypes: jpeg or tiff; minimum recommended resolution: 300 dpi).


Article Structure
The submission must contain the following elements, formatted according to the template:

  • Title
  • Author’s first name and last name
  • Five-six keywords
  • The text body. In order to facilitate the reading of longer texts, these should be arranged, in a relevant manner, in chapters (from Introduction to Conclusions; chapter titles will be typed in bolds)
  • An abstract of at least one page, in an international language (preferably English), including the title and the keywords
  • A short autobiographic note (of about 1500 characters, including the following pieces of information: first and last name; the alma mater; academic degree – MA/PhD student or doctor; institutional affiliation – if that is the case; significant papers and books published; awards)
  • Critical apparatus will be made according to the Chicago style guidelines

Style Format
HUI uses the Chicago citation style (CCS), which is an author-date style. A presentation of the CCS can be found here.

The in-text citations in manuscripts submitted to HUI should be inside footnotes, not inline.
Where available, URLs for the references should be provided.

Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission’s compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in the ‘Comments to the Editor’ field from the online submission form).
  2. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  3. The text adheres to the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Copyright Notice
Authors who publish with Historia Universitatis Iassiensis agree to the following terms:

  1. HUI-CC-byAuthors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal. The exclusive responsibility in respect of the acknowledgement of author’s rights and/or copyright rests with the responsible author(s).
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
  4. The Editor, publisher and reviewers of this journal cannot accept responsibility for the infringement of authors’ rights or copyright. The author grants the publisher unlimited rights to publish the work in any format and/or medium, whether for gain or any other purpose.
Privacy Statement
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
Online Submission
Authors can submit their articles using the online submission form.