Author Guidelines

The authors should take into consideration the interdisciplinary and multinational addressability when they write their works. They should also take into consideration the implications of the analysis for the readers from other study areas, other countries and other subjects. The stereotypical presentation of individuals and social groups should be avoided.

The articles will contain the specified number of words including the abstract, keywords, notes and references:

  1. For theoretical studies: 5000-7000 words
  2. For empirical studies: 3000-7000 words
  3. For described experiences and best practices: 1800-2200 words
  4. For book reviews: 800-1200 words


The text should not have already been published or sent to another publication. If the author has a similar article published, he/she should specify this.

The text should respect the technical recommendations.

The authors should respect the deadlines for:

-          papers submissions (28th February and/or 10th September))

-          and for submitting the reviewed papers (one week after peer-review feedback).


It is encouraged the quotation of the articles from the ISI publications, from journals approved by CNCSIS/CNCS) and from other volumes of the publication.

Articles will be sent electronically as an attachment to: an-soc-as(at)

In order to ensure the peer-review process, the authors are asked to send the article in English Languages, in two copies, of which one without the identification data and without any clue regarding the article’s author.

Structure of article

The authors are asked to respect the following indications regarding the articles’ structure:

  • TITLE: TNR, 14, centred, uppercase;
  • Name and surname (TNR 12, right align);
  • Contact details – as footnote, one for each author - academic title, the name of the department and of the institution, correspondence address, phone number, e-mail address (TNR 9);
  • Abstract: 150 – 200 words, TNR, 10, 1;
  • Key words: between 3 and 8, TNR, 10, right align, it;
  • The main text:  TNR, 12, line spacing 1.5, justified;
  • Acknowledgments (if needed);
  • The author’s contribution to the article;
  • Notes;
  • References;
  • A short CV with the main scientific contributions of the author, other publications.

The tables and the images should be presented one by one on the page at the end of the article, with title, numbering and the source.


Structure of abstracts

For empirical / experimental manuscripts:

1. Theme and objective research.

2. Research methodology

3. Characteristics of participants in the study / studied community

4. Approximate or expected results.

5. Concludes with implications and applications results.

For synthesis / theoretical studies:

1. Theme study.

2. Theoretical perspective from which starts the study, the objective of the study.

3. The sources used (eg databases, the type of literature review, possible criteria for selecting it).

4. The main conclusions reached in the analysis / synthesis theory.

For the presentation of experiences:

1. Type of experience.

2. Characteristics of the organization / action set

3. New issues / positive experience

4. Possible questions / suggestions for future studies / future experiences.


Text style

The authors are asked to take into consideration the following indications regarding the text’s style:

  • For the English language use the British style;
  • The first title should be written with bold, the first letter is capital and left aligned;
  • Number the paragraphs or the sections with Arab numbers. Avoid very short paragraphs or one sentence paragraph;
  • Use bold in text only for subtitles (numbered, aligned);
  • For underlining use italic characters;
  • In the main text, the numerals from one to ten should be written in words, but for higher numbers should be used numbers (e.g. 11, 23, 264);
  • All the acronyms should be written fully for the first time, even those that are used really often (e.g. UK, EU etc);
  • Footnotes are allowed only for details and technical information (including statistical data);
  • Write ‘percent’ (not %!) with the exception of illustrative brackets;
  • Do not leave empty spaces between text and punctuation.


Quotation and bibliography

Write the author’s surname, the year of the book’s apparition and the page (if it exists) between brackets, in the text (Cole 1992, p. 251).

For references that have between one and three authors, should be all mentioned (Cole, Green and Black 2003).

For references with four or more authors should be used the following formula: (Cole et al. 2003).

IMP: every author should be mentioned in the bibliography (it is not allowed a style as this: et al!).

The complete list of the quoted references, arranged in alphabetical order by surnames should be written with 1.5 line spacing, at the end of the article, using the following style:

  1. Cole, T. (1992). The Journey of Life. A Cultural History of Aging in America. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  2. Elder, G.H. and Clipp, E.C. (1988). Wartime losses and social bonding: influences across 40 years in men’s lives. Psychiatry, 51 (1), 177-198.
  3. Ruth, J.-E. and Oberg, P. (1996), Ways of life: old age in life history perspective. In Birren, J.E., Kenyon, G., Ruth, J.-E., Schroots, J.F.F. and Svensson, T. (eds), Aging and Biografy: Explorations in Adult Development. Springer, New York, 167-186.

For references on laws:

Please indicate, inside text: the known title of document and the identification code: (Com(2007) 332 Final) or  the known title of document and year: Social assistance law (2011);

On references: The author / the institution that published or the name of the host institution. The date/year. The title. Identification code. Published in ..... or  Available at:.... [the date of the page’s visit].


The following indications should be respected:

  • The authors are asked to reduce at minimum the references to unpublished works or that which are to be presented at conferences, as they are difficult to find by readers. If this type of reference is used, you should indicate: the conference’s title, the organiser, the place and the date at which  the work will be presented.
  • Titles of Books and Magazines are Written with Italics, Tile Case (each word with capital).
  • The Works Titles, articles and chapters should be written using sentence case (only the first letter capital) without italics.
  • You should use (eds/coord) and (ed/coord) …. where necessary (without capitals, dot after ‘ed.’, but not after ‘eds’!)


Internet pages or online publications quotation

  • Mention the author, the date, the title, the institution that published or the name of the host institution, as the same as a printed publication.
  • Then specify: Available online at …..or the Complete internet address [the date of the page’s visit]


  • The tables should be in text or presented on separate pages at the end of the paper, consecutively numbered and you should write the source.
  • The dimensions should fit the dimensions of a page of 228 x 152 mm (of which the text takes 184 x 114 mm).
  • The title should be written before the table, with the first letter capital, italics.
  • The content of the table: the names of the rows / columns should be written with the first letter capital. Short titles are preferred. The technical or methodological details (for example, the sample, type of statistics) should be described in the name or in the notes regarding the tables. Only one decimal should be used.



  • The references are made on separate pages, consecutively numbered.
  • The captions should be in separate files.
  • Inside of the text you should mention the approximate place of the tables and images.

Copyright: Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The author (authors) has (have) the full responsibility of the articles’ content. The submitting (Corresponding) author is responsible for ensuring that the article's publication has been approved by all the other coauthors. It is also the authors' responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the approval of the necessary institution. Only an acknowledgment from the editorial office officially establishes the date of receipt. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the corresponding author(s) before publication unless otherwise indicated.


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 Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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