2 Constantin Daicoviciu St.,







Submission deadline

The manuscripts will be sent by e-mail to amnhistorica@mnit.ro or amnhistorica@gmail.com.

The manuscript submission deadline is 30 June.



I. General information

1. Papers should be submitted in English.

2. The body text and tables must be sent in a Microsoft Word document file format. Do not place the tables within the body text, but indicate the area of the article where they should be inserted during editing.

3. Contributions should have between 15,000 and 60,000 characters (with spaces), with Times New Roman, 12-point font, 1.5 line spacing.

4. Papers are to be accompanied by abstracts of 200–300 words, in English and Romanian (identical in content).

5. Authors will provide five keywords in both English and Romanian, for a better thematic classification of the paper. Keywords must be concise, specific, relevant for the contribution, with an average degree of generality.

6. The illustration can be organized either as figures (individual images) or plates (more complex graphic or photographic assemblages that take up an entire page). Only truly relevant illustration, indicated by the author, will be printed in color. All figures and plates will be numbered individually (e.g. Fig. 1, 2, 3; Pl. I/1, II, III) and explained in a separate list. All figures should be submitted as *.tiff or *.jpg files, at least 300 dpi resolution. Plates should be sent in a *.cdr format, page size: Executive (18.41 × 26.67 cm), page mirror: 1.9 cm left, 1.9 cm right, 2.5 top, 3.6 cm bottom.

7. In the first footnote of the article, associate with the author’s name, please provide the following information: didactic/scientific title, institutional affiliation, e-mail address and ORCID id. For acknowledgement formulas expressing scientific, financial, or logistic support that had a major impact on the elaboration of the paper, a separate footnote will be placed after the title.

8. Acta Musei Napocensis. Historica uses an adapted version of the Oxford reference system (see below).


II. References


The cue is placed after any punctuation (normally after the closing point of a sentence); if it relates only to text within parentheses, it is placed before the closing parenthesis. If several works are mentioned in the same footnote, they must be listed chronologically, in order of publication (other criteria to be explained).

How to cite in footnotes:

»Books, articles in periodicals, chapters in books, theses/dissertations: Last name of the author, year of publication, number of page(s):

2Fitzpatrick 2000, 20–23.

For more than three authors, use the name of the first and “et alii”.

24Apor et alii 2005, 74–75.

» Editions of texts: Last name, year of publication, number of page(s); optional: the identification number of the text or other identification information; e.g. d. *, doc. * or use consecrated edition abbreviations:

30Jakó 1990, 372 (d.705)

30KmJkv, I, 372 (d. 705).

»Manuscripts and other documentary sources (archives): last name of the author (if known), year when the document was written (if known), folio number.

58Chaundler 1798, folio 56.

For archives in non-English languages, retain everything in the original language - however unfamiliar - except city names:

33Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS fonds français 146.

89Arhivele Naționale Istorice Centrale, Bucharest, Comitetul Central – Secția Cancelarie fond, file 154/1968, folio(s), 154 (154–158).

If one particular repository is to be cited many times, consider creating an abbreviation that can be used in its place, with a key at the top of the bibliography (for abbreviations frequently used in the periodical, see previous issues).

56MNL OL, DF 245164.

63Colecția MNIT, no. C 523.

»Audio and audiovisual materials, websites and other electronic data:

News report: 56BBC News, 5 Nov 2013 / BBC News [video], 5 Nov. 2013.

Interview: 32McEwen 2013.

Online article: 43Allaby 2013

Television program/Online video: 83Berger 1972.

Online reference: 89“Gunpowder Plot” / Encyclopaedia Britannica.



The bibliography is normally ordered alphabetically by the surname of the main author or editor of the cited work. It is advisable to divide longer lists, for example, between primary and secondary sources. Also, a separate list of manuscripts and documents may be created.

Journal titles will not be abbreviated, mentioned without publishing body and place of publication.

How to cite in the bibliography:

»Books and edited volumes (for more than three authors use “et alii” after the first name):

Fitzpatrick 1999     S. Fitzpatrick, Everyday Stalinism: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary: Soviet Russia in the 1930s, Oxford 1999.

Baker 1990            J. H. Baker, An Introduction to English Legal History (3rd edn.), London 1990.

Apor et alii 2005    B. Apor, J. C. Behrends, P. Jones, E. A. Rees (eds.), The Leader Cult in Communist Dictatorship: Stalin and the Eastern Bloc, New York 2005.

When citing reprints and facsimile editions, one should include the publication details of the original, especially the publication date if a significant period of time has elapsed between the edition and its reprint. If the reprint has the same place of publication and publisher details as the original, these need not (though they may) be repeated:

Gibbon 1974          E. Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, with introduction by Ch. Dawson, 6 vols., London 1910; repr. 1974.

If the cited book is a translation, the original author’s name comes first and the translator’s name after the title, prefixed by “tr.”

Bischoff 1990        B. Bischoff, Latin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages, tr. D. Ó Cróinín and D. Ganz, Cambridge 1990.

Martorell 1984       J. Martorell, Tirant lo Blanc, tr. with foreword by D. H. Rosenthal, London 1984.

»Editions of texts:

Jakó 1990 / KmJkv Zs. Jakó (ed.), A kolozsmonostori konvent jegyzőkönyvei, vol. I (1289–1556), Budapest 1990.

Rettegi 1970          Gy. Rettegi, Emlékezetre méltó dolgok, ed. with introduction and explanatory notes by Zs. Jakó, Bukarest 1970.

»Articles in periodicals:

Terry 1993             S. Meiklejohn Terry, Thinking about Post-Communist Transitions: How Different Are They?, Slavic Review, 52/2 (Summer, 1993), 333–337.

»Chapters in books:

Davies 2005           S. Davies, Stalin and the Making of the Leader Cult in the 1930s. In B. Apor, J. C. Behrends, P. Jones, E. A. Rees (eds.), The Leader Cult in Communist Dictatorship: Stalin and the Eastern Bloc, New York 2005, 29–46.

»Theses and dissertations:

Thorne 2012          M. Benjamin Thorne, The Anxiety of Proximity: “The Gypsy Question” in Romanian Society, 1934–1944 and Beyond, Ph.D. thesis, Indiana University, Bloomington 2012.

»Manuscripts and other documentary sources. If the manuscript has a distinct title, it should be cited in italics.

Chaundler 1798      T. Chaundler, Collocutiones, Balliol College, Oxford, MS 288, Exchequer accounts, Dec. 1798, Cheshire Record Office, E311.

Repository information. For archives in languages other than English, retain everything in the original language – however unfamiliar – except the city name:

Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS fonds français 146.

Arhivele Naționale Istorice Centrale, Bucharest, Comitetul Central – Secția Cancelarie fond, file 154/1968, folio(s), 154 (154–158).

Colecția Muzeului Național de Istorie a Transilvaniei, Cluj-Napoca, Contemporană fond, document no. 523.

How to abbreviate repository names:

Colecția MNIT       Colecția Muzeului Național de Istorie a Transilvaniei, Cluj-Napoca, Contemporană fonds.

MNL OL, DF         Magyar Nemzeti Levéltár, Országos Levéltára, Budapest, Diplomatikai Fényképgyűjtemény (including mention of online access data – web address and date: https://archives.hungaricana.hu/hu/charters, accessed 12 May 2021).

»Audio and audiovisual materials, websites and other electronic data:

When citing electronic sources all the rules of traditional bibliography are taken into account. In addition to the classical identification data of the referenced work (depending on its type), one must add the exact web address and the date when the website was consulted. For articles indexed in online data bases the doi code must be added.

Online article

Allaby 2013           M. Allaby, “Feathers and Lava Lamps,” Oxford Reference (2013), http://www.oxfordreference.com/page/featherslavalamps, accessed 9 Nov. 2013.

Online journal article

Druin 2002            A. Druin, The Role of Children in the Design of New Technology, Behaviour & Information Technology, 21/1 (2002), 1–25. doi:10.1080/01449290110108659.

Online reference

“Gunpowder Plot” / Encyclopaedia Britannica       “Gunpowder Plot,” Encyclopaedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/249505/Gunpowder-Plot, accessed 5 Nov. 2013.

When citing audiovisual and video materials, or broadcast media, the three key elements that need to be included are: title or a description of what the item is, broadcasting or production details, including a date, short description of the medium, unless this is already made clear by the context or a heading within the bibliography.

News report

BBC News [video], 5 Nov 2013   BBC News, “Inside India’s Mars Mission HQ” [video] (5 Nov. 2013), http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24826253, accessed 5 Nov. 2013.


McEwen 2013        S. McEwen, “Tan Twan Eng Interview: ‘I Have No Alternative but to Write in English’,” The Spectator (20 May 2013), http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/books/2013/05/tan-twan-eng-interview-i-haveno-alternative-but-to-write-in-english/, accessed 9 Nov. 2013.

Television program

Berger 1972           J. Berger, Episode 1, Ways of Seeing, BBC (1972), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pDE4VX_9Kk, accessed 9 Nov. 2013.


III. Other Style Recommendations (frequent situations)

1. Ellipses consist of a series of points (...) signaling that words have been omitted from quoted matter, or that part of a text is missing or illegible. Omitted words are marked by three full points printed on the line, set between round brackets: Political language . . . is designed to make lies sound truthful.

2. Brackets

► parentheses or round brackets ( ) are used for digressions and explanations, for glosses and translations, to give and expand abbreviations, and to enclose ancillary, references, and variants: Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia), TLS (Times Literary Supplement), £ 2 billion ($3.1 billion) or He hopes (as we all do) that the project will be successful.

► square brackets [ ] are used chiefly for comments, corrections, or translations made by a subsequent author or editor: They [the Lilliputians] rose like one man.

3. Quotations marks

► for embedded quotations (short text or, even, longer text that is woven into the paragraph or the sentences of the paper) enclose quoted matter between double quotation marks, and use single quotation marks for a quotation within a quotation: “Have you any idea,” he said, “what ‘red mercury’ is?”.

► if the quoted matter exceeds sixty words or four-five lines, use displayed quotations set one size down, with all lines indented from the left; no quotation marks shall be used in this case.

4. Italics

► for titles used in the body text (e.g. written works, works of art etc.).

► to emphasize or highlight certain elements in the body text and to express altered or unusual semantic values of a term (though, emphasis for dramatic effect is not advised).

► for isolated words written in a foreign language (especially archaic ones), that are common to the historical scientific texts, or that belong to the specialized vocabulary of a research field (e.g. archaic words, Latin words, typological or technical vocabulary, historical toponymy etc.).

4. Data forms

► use cardinal numbers for dates in the following order: day, month, year without internal punctuation: 2 November 2003.

► in the body text, refer to centuries and millennia in words, not in numbers.

► decades should be expressed in numbers when referring to a specific time frame (the 1920s) and in words when referring to a specific time frame with social, cultural, or political implications (the Twenties).