Aim and scope
Founded in 2002, the Historical Series of the Annals of the "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Romania, publishes studies, articles, notes, debates, book reviews and bibliographical notes relative to different aspects of world, national and local history.
Open access policy
The Annals of “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati – History is an open access journal (in accordance with BOAI definition of open access).
All articles from this journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) License.
It is freely available to any interested user, who can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link this content without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
Nevertheless, users are strongly recommended to give full references to the electronic address where the online version of papers is available, according to the procedures regarding the proper conduct in the field of academic research.
The Annals of “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati – History does not charge any fees from its contributors.
Peer review process
The peer-review procedure represents the analysis and critical assessment of scientific manuscripts by expert reviewers who are not members in the editorial board of that journal.
The peer-review procedure aims to increase the scientific quality of published papers by:
- Selecting for publication only those papers which are worthy and relevant for the topic and research directions of the journal;
- Rejecting the papers which are not appropriate in terms of quality or relevant for the journal’s profile;
- Increasing the individual quality of published articles, following their critical assessment by independent specialists.
All papers received are assigned a number, which will be used throughout the procedure, so as to secure the impartiality and the confidentially of the review procedure. In maximum seven days, the author will receive a confirmation message, with information regarding the peer-review process and the assigned number.
During this stage, the editorial board verifies that the author sent an unpublished paper or a paper that is not reviewed by another Romanian and foreign academic journal and checks if the paper respects the provisions of the Romanian Law (206/2004) regarding the good conduct in scientific research.
Editorial Board Peer-Review
This stage refers to the evaluation of manuscripts by members of the editorial board, so as to identify and select the papers which can be included in the scientific directions of our journal. This analysis is done on two dimensions:
- content: the paper covers a topic included in the field of historical sciences, is an original paper, has a substantial scientific content, has not major deficiencies of logical structure and scientific construction etc.
- form: the paper respects the journal house-style and has all other compulsory elements (keywords, abstract).
The expert peer-review is done by two readers, members of the Romanian and international scientific community, experts in the restricted area in which that paper is included. The readers are selected from among the collaborators who agreed to participate in the peer-review process. The review is done by means of a standard peer-review form, which the experts receive together with the reviewed paper. These experts assess the paper, in a mutually agreed period of time, taking into account the following criteria:
- its scientific quality (scientific basis, level of originality etc.)
- its relevance and impact (relevance and originality of sources, clarity and accuracy of argumentation, expected impact).
The readers will not be involved in the peer-review process if they cannot evaluate the manuscript in the given time or if they acknowledge, from the text of the reviewed paper, any kind of incompatibility with the person / persons whom they think is the author of the assessed paper.
The Expert Peer-Review is completed with the readers making specific remarks related to the form and content of the reviewed paper and by giving one of the following three grades:
- accepted for publication without any changes;
- accepted for publication, pending specific changes;
If there are major differences between the grades of the two reviewers, the editorial board will employ a third expert. The author will be presented these experts’ recommendations, preserving the full confidentiality between the author (authors) of the paper and its reviewers.
After the author resubmits his / her paper, it will be forwarded to the same reviewers, who assess the opportunity of publishing the paper. The final decision regarding the publication of a specific paper belongs to the Editorial Board.
Interlibrary exchange partners
Universitatea Liberă Internaţională din Moldova Chişinău - Republica Moldova
Universitatea „Alecu Russo” Bălţi - Republica Moldova
Universitatea Pedagogică de Stat „Ion Creangă” Chişinău - Republica Moldova
Universitatea de Stat din Moldova Chişinău - Republica Moldova
Universitatea „1 Decembrie 1918” Alba-Iulia
Muzeul Naţional al Unirii Alba-Iulia
B.C.U. „Carol I” Bucureşti
Muzeul National de Istorie al României Bucureşti
Şcoala Naţională de Studii Politice şi Administrative Bucureşti
Universitatea „Ovidius” Constanţa
B.C.U. „Lucian Blaga” Cluj-Napoca
Muzeul Naţional de Istorie al Transilvaniei Cluj-Napoca
B.C.U. „Mihai Eminescu” Iaşi
Muzeul Olteniei Craiova
Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” Sibiu
Universitatea Ştefan cel Mare” Suceava
Muzeul Bucovinei Suceava
Universitatea „Valahia” Târgovişte
Complexul Muzeal Naţional „Curtea Domnească” Târgovişte
Muzeul Banatului Timişoara
B.C.U. „Eugen Todoran” Timişoara