Research areas

Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai Philologia publishes articles, interviews, and book reviews addressing a variety of research areas, such as: literary studies, literary history and theory, comparative literature, cultural studies, gender studies, digital humanities, environmental studies, theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics, pragmatics, translation studies, language teaching, aiming at the highest standards of excellence in research. The journal offers a broad space of dialogue for a large community of researchers who intend to contribute to the academic international developments in their field of interest. Open to both junior researchers (doctoral candidates and master’s students) and experienced scholars, the journal reflects the diversity and the quality of philological studies in Cluj-Napoca.

Manuscript submission

The manuscripts should be sent by email to philologia.studia @, respecting the deadline for each issue, as specified below. If the calls for themed sections set different deadlines or submission procedures, potential contributors will respect the provisions specified thereby. Submissions that do not comply with the recommendations in the Instructions-for-authors RO / EN will be returned to the author for the necessary adjustments.

Manuscripts for the Miscellanea section can be submitted throughout the year. In case the revised version of a manuscript, following peer review, is not received by the journal in time for publication in the issue for which it was originally submitted, it can be considered for inclusion in a future issue.

All submissions will go through an initial evaluation done by the editors. The editorial board will reject those papers that do not meet the standards of the journal. For the themed sections, this first selection will be made together with the guest editors. The result of this initial evaluation will be communicated to the author within a maximum of 30 days from the submission of the manuscript. The selected articles will enter the double-blind peer review process (for details, see PEER REVIEW). The publication decision shall be made in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

For the special-themed sections of the journal, the expected review time for articles, from submission until publication, is 3-6 months. For the Miscellanea section, this timeframe may be extended up to 9 months.

Issues and deadlines

The journal is published quarterly, in March, June, September, and December.
The deadlines for submissions are:
- 1 November for Issue 1,
- 1 February for Issue 2,
- 1 May for Issue 3,
- 1 August for Issue 4.


Transfer of copyright 

1. By agreeing to publish with Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai Philologia, the author grants the Journal the right to: 
• publish, republish, transmit, sell, and distribute the published article, either partially or in full, in digital and printed editions, through all media used by the Journal at present or available in the future, 
• deposit copies of the Contribution in the journal’s archive (electronic and printed) and in the archives of third parties authorised by the journal. 

2. The Journal shall be appropriately acknowledged and cited as the article’s first venue of publication in case the author decides to: 
• reproduce, transmit, disseminate the published article, either partially or in full,
• include the published article in a thesis or dissertation, either partially or in full,
• expand the published article in book-length form or include it in a future volume by the author, either partially or in full,
• translate the contribution and publish the respective translation elsewhere,
• read the contribution and disseminate copies thereof at conferences or other professional meetings.

3. The author is entitled to use the published article as follows:

  •  to make printed or electronic copies for their own personal and professional use, 
  • to distribute printed or electronic copies of the published article to research associates and colleagues, for their personal and professional use,  
  • to retain patent rights and other similar rights deriving from the published article. 

The author does not need the journal’s express permission for any of the situations detailed in sections 2 and 3. 

4. The author shall not republish the article or fragments thereof in any other journal or in conference proceedings. Translated versions can be published, as long as the author respects the relevant provisions in section 2.

Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai Philologia
will not pay any fees to the author for the transfer of copyright on the published article.

Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai Philologia
does not charge the authors any publication fees.

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