luni, 17 februarie 2020


Arhivele Totalitarismului / Totalitarianism Archives is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism of the Romanian Academy, indexed in CEEOL, EBSCO, and Index Copernicus databases.

We are currently calling for papers for volumes no: 1-2, and 3-4 to be published in 2020.

Senior scholars, researchers, PhD students and postdoctoral students are strongly encouraged to submit papers on one of the following topics: 


  • The Treaty of Trianon (1920) and its consequences;
  • The Collapse of Greater Romania (1940);
  • Yalta Conference and the establishment of the Petru Groza government in Romania (March 6, 1945);
  • The Comintern and Communist Parties in Europe;
  • European right-wing: Italian fascism, Nazism; Authoritarian regimes;
  • Stalin’s Great Terror; 
  • International relations: Western Communist Parties and the Communist Party of the Soviet Union; 
  • Political, economic, social, and cultural evolutions in the Soviet bloc after World War II; 
  • East-West relations during the Cold War; 
  • Opposition to totalitarianism: From resistance to dissent (types of opposition, ways of expressing alternative views: samizdat/tamizdat/magnitizdat, parallel cultures);
  • Human rights movements and the Communist regimes in East-Central Europe and the Soviet Union;
  • Ideology, propaganda, political parties and organizations: The totalitarian experience in the 20th century;


 Arhivele Totalitarismului / Totalitarianism Archives accepts manuscripts in ROMANIAN, ENGLISH, FRENCH and RUSSIAN.

It is advisable that authors should submit the manuscripts in English or French after having them proofread.

 The contributors should send the FINAL DRAFTS and a short narrative CV until  May 1, 2020, at the following address

 We are kindly asking the authors to respect the following length and editing suggestions:

Studies: maximum 40 000 characters, no spaces/ approximate 20 standard pages. The title of the submitted article should be descriptive, concise and must indicate the chronological limits. The studies must contain subtitles, an introduction presenting the stage of knowledge of the subject, the novelty of the research, the analysis of the topic, and a chapter of conclusions.

Documents: maximum 40 000 characters, no spaces/ approximate 20 standard pages. The texts published under this chapter must consist of the following elements: 2-4 pages of introduction and the documents must contain titles, the archival source and illustrations.

Biographies: maximum 10 000 characters, no spaces/approximate 5 standard pages. Biographies do not have footnotes, but at the end of the text, the authors should attach a selective bibliography of the sources. „Totalitarianism Archives” encourages the authors to submit along with the biography a photo of the person whose biography is submitted.

Book Reviews: maximum 10 000 characters, no spaces/ approximate 5 standard pages.


Manuscripts should be sent to the editorial staff in Word, font Times New Roman, font size 12 for text and 10 for footnotes, at 1,5 interline.

For editorial guidelines and a suggested list of abbreviations, please consult:



All papers sent for publication should include professional title, didactic position, institutional affiliation, contact information, email address of the author(s), a list of references and the financial support (if any).



Arhivele Totalitarismului / Totalitarianism Archives accepts manuscripts that have not been previously published in or simultaneously submitted to another journal.

 The responsibility for the content of the texts belongs entirely to the authors.


Peer review

The review uses the peer review system for the final selection of the publishable materials (please consult peer-review procedure). The unpublished materials will not be returned.

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