Guidelines for authors


Noua Revistă de Drepturile Omului is a Romanian peer-reviewed journal published by the Centre for International Studies in collaboration with Pavesiana Publishing House. It publishes original papers in the area of human rights, with an emphasis on articles on Romania and Eastern Europe issues in the context of the European system of protection of human rights. The journal welcomes original work from a variety of theoretical perspectives and with different methodological approaches,  including research articles, reports, or notes on jurisprudence. All manuscripts are refereed and undergo a review process. The editor will inform the author with respect to the stages and result of the review process. There are no fees for evaluating or publishing an article.

Authors can find information on Ethical guidelines here.

Copyright on any article is retained by the author(s). Authors grant NRDO a license to publish the article and commercial rights to produce hardcopy volumes of the journal for sale to libraries and individuals. Authors grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its original authors and citation details are identified. The article is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

Peer Review Policy

Manuscripts proposed for publication in Noua Revistă de Drepturile Omului - articles, reports, documents - should be sent to After an initial evaluation by the Editorial Board, the manuscripts will be sent to two evaluators (researchers or university professors recognized by NRDO); this review is double-blind. In case of disagreement between the reviewers, the paper will be sent to a third reviewer, whose decision will be final. 

NRDO also accepts manuscripts sent along with a recommendation from a researcher / university professor recognized by NRDO as being of particular interest to NRDO (see the "About" section). Such manuscripts will be evaluated by a member of the Scientific Council (single-blind review). 

 The evaluators' comments will reach the authors no later than two weeks after the evaluations are received. Accepted papers will be published after the authors alter the manuscripts according to the evaluators' observations. 

Conflict of interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

Submission declaration

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere.


All authors must have materially participated in the research and/or article preparation. All authors should have approved the final article.

Changes to authorship

The final list and order of authors should be provided at the time of the original submission.


The text may be written in Romanian, English or French. The authors are asked to use a spell checker before submitting.


Contributions must be sent via e-mail attachment to in Microsoft Word format. Manuscripts should be between 2500 and 15000 words in length (including references, tables and figures). Reports may be up to 20.000 words in length. The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible.

Article structure

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Results should be clear and concise.

This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

• Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
• Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names.
• Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication.

A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum 250 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 10 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, "and", "of"). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article.

Figure captions
Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.


Citation in text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the footnotes (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications may be mentioned in the text, and if referenced in the footnotes they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Web references
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. 

Reference style
Reference to a journal publication:
Gabriel Andreescu, Liviu Andreescu, The European Court of Human Rights’ Lautsi Decision: Context, Contents, Consequences, Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies, Vol. 9, No. 26, (Summer) 2010, p. 47-74.
Reference to a book:
Max Weber, Basic Concepts of Sociology, California Press, New York, 1963.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Tad Stahnke, Equality and Religious Preferences: Theoretical, International and Religious Perspectives, in Peter G. Danchin, Elisabeth A. Cole (eds.), Protecting the Human Rights of Religious Minorities in Eastern Europe: Human Rights Law, Theory and Practice, Columbia University Press, New York, 2002, „European Parliamentary Enquete Commissions: Justification of a Two-Tiered System of Religious Freedoms”, 102.
Reference to a website:
Cancer Research UK. Cancer statistics reports for the UK (2003). Accessed 13.03.03.

Submission checklist

The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item.
Ensure that the following items are present:
• E-mail address and full postal address of the corresponding author
• Keywords
• Abstract
Further considerations
• Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'
• References are in the correct format for this journal
• All references mentioned in the footnotes are cited in the text, and vice versa
• Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)

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After submission

We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. The editor reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary or appropriate to papers accepted for publication.