Academia Romānă
Institutul Național de Cercetări Economice
Institutul de Cercetare a Calității Vieții


Instructions for authors

Please fill in „Ethical responsibilities of authors”. The form is available HERE.

The articles are reviewed by two anonymous reviewers. If reviews differ in their recommendations, a third reviewer is involved. Based on his/her review, the editors will make the decision to publish/reject the article or suggest changes for improvement.

Manuscript submission
Authors should send their manuscript to the journal by email at the following address If convenient, they can also send it by post or deliver it personally to our office as printout and disk. Manuscripts enter the peer-review process and the author will receive an answer in approximately 4-6 weeks after the peer-review procedure is concluded.
Articles will be accompanied by abstract and key words. If the article is in Romanian language, the title, abstract and key words should be in both Romanian and English languages.
Full address of authors (academic title, current position, institutional affiliation, postal and email address) will be provided. This information should be attached on a separate page at the end of the article.

Scientific standards

Quality of LifeJournal publishes only materials complying with the standards of scientific publications: they have not been published elsewhere, are original, are written in scholarly language, contain accurate data, indicate data sources, clear copyright material taken from other publications etc.

Articles size
Articles should contain approximately 20 pages single spaced, including bibliography, with an admitted variation of ±4 pages. Book reviews and materials describing scientific events may include 3-7 pages.
Generally, four heading levels maximum will be used to structure the text.

The papers should be typed in Microsoft Word in a format as simple as possible without using too many styles. Times New Roman, 12pts. Romanian language articles should contain Romanian characters.

Tables should be kept as simple as possible. They should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text and must include table titles. The data sources will be mentioned under the tables.

Graphs should be done in Excel, black and white, and inserted in text. Graphs should contain titles and be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text.  The data sources will be mentioned under the graphs.

Footnotes should be numbered in the text consecutively using superscript Arabic numerals.  Please do not use too long and too many notes. Do not use endnotes.

References are to be mentioned in text by using name of author and year.
When there is an exact citation: (Zamfir, 1984: 22).
When the name of the author is in the text, mention the year of publication in parentheses: Whelan (1999).
When there is a reference for one author: (Giddens, 2000). Two authors: (Eid and Diener, 2003). More than two authors (Headey et all, 2003).

Should include all references cited in the text as well as other material you consulted. It will be included at the end of the article, after annexes. Publication information for each entry should be complete and correct. The works should be listed in alphabetical order by authors’ last names and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Two or more entries by the same author(s) will be listed in order of the year of publication. The entries will be mentioned in the original language of publication.

If the cited material is not yet published but has been accepted for publication, use ‘in press’ at the end of bibliographical entry. 

Giddens, A., Europe in the Global Age, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2007.

Edited book
Diener, E., Suh, E.M. (eds.), Subjective well-being across cultures, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2000

Chapter in an edited book

Inglehart, R., Klingemann, H.-D., Genes, culture, democracy and happiness, in Diener, E., Suh, E.M. (eds.), Subjective well-being across cultures, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2000, pp.165–183

Article in journal:
Fahey, T., Smyth, E., Do subjective indicators measure welfare? Evidence from 33 European countries, in “European Societies”, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2004, pp. 5–27.

Paper presented in a conference 
Voicu, B., Voicu, M., Social capital and the attitudes towards the Welfare State across Europe, paper presented in the “8th Annual Conference of the European Sociological Association. Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society”, Glasgow, 3 - 6 September, 2007

Agak, J.O., Reading literacy in relation to patterns of academic achievement in Kenya,
University of Umea. Institute of Psychology, 1995

Articles with DOI
Veenhoven, R., Happy Life Expectancy, in “Social Indicators Research”, Vol. 39, No1, 1996, pp 1-58. DOI 10.1007/BF00300831

Articles in electronic only journals
Carpischi, A., The Political and the Hypostases of the Human. Towards of Recognition of Culture, in “Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies”, Volume 7, No 19, Spring 2008, pp 58-94. Available online at

Papers on the Internet based on a printed source
Mărginean, I., Precupeţu, I., Tzanov, V., Preoteasa, A.M., Voicu, B., First European Quality of Life Survey: Quality of life in Bulgaria and Romania, Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2006 [Electronic version]. Available online at,

Documents on the Internet
Donovan, N. , Halpern, D., Life satisfaction: the state of knowledge and implications for government, UK Cabinet Office, Paper of the Prime Minister’s strategy unit available online at  
Eurostat, Labour market trends, in “Statistics in focus”, No 6, 2005, available online at

Datasets on Internet
Eurostat, Queen free data, available at

Reports of various organisations 
*** Making Globalization Work for All. United Nations Development Programme Annual Report, New York, Office of Communications, 2007.

Foreign language publications:
Zamfir, C., (ed), Dimensiuni ale sărăciei īn Romānia, Bucureşti, Editura Academiei, 1996.

Accepted articles for publication will be sent to authors for proofs. Authors should answer in 3 days.

All rights belong to the Romanian Academy Publishing House. Authors submitting their articles to the journal automatically give their consent for publication under these conditions.
Authors are entitled to 10 printout copies of the article and one copy of the journal, all free.

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