The journal offers space for academic endeavours on social issues in Central and Eastern Europe, welcoming multidisciplinary and comparative approaches in the fields of sociology, social work, social policies, anthropology, urban and rural studies. The core of each thematic issue is composed of research articles with empirical grounding, but methodological discussion papers and book reviews are also welcomed.

Classification of the Romanian National Council of Scientific Research of Higher Education (CNCSIS):
B+ Category.


Recommended citation: Studia UBB Sociologia.



Receipt of the articles, information about copyright

The articles can be written in English. Before being accepted for publication, the articles must be sent at the address:, respecting the format and the announced deadline.

Previously published articles are not accepted for publication. Manuscripts cannot be submitted elsewhere for publication while in review for Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai Sociologia, although manuscripts may be deposited on a preprint server.
After receiving a manuscript, the editorial board notifies by e-mail the author in about two weeks on the acceptance for review of the text or its rejection. The editorial board will reject papers that fail to meet academic standards in terms of scientific content and the quality of writing in English. Papers accepted by the editorial board go through a double-blind review process (see review form) that may last several weeks. Papers advised to be rewritten and re-submitted go through a second review. Accepted papers are edited by the journal to meet technical standards. English proofreading and the content of the articles are the entirely authors’ own responsibility.

Issues, Deadlines:
The journal is published semesterly in June and December.
The paper submission for the Studia UBB Sociologia volumes are programmed as follow:

- For the first number the deadline for the receiving of the studies is 30th of April;
- For the second number we accept the studies up to 30th of October.


We are pleased to inform you that starting with number 1/ 2010, Studia UBB Sociologia issues have the status of ‘Open Access’.
As an Open Access journal, Studia UBB Sociologia does not charge readers or their institutions for access (read, download, copy, distribute, print for research use, search or linkto the full texts of articles). Please cite these articles respecting the following format: author (authors), year, title, Studia UBB Sociologia, issue/ number, pages.

For the older numbers, you can find the summary of each issue of Studia UBB Sociologia (contents, abstracts and keywords). The older articles can be purchased online via the Central and Eastern European Online Library Germany (CEEOL):

Copyright info:
"Transfer of copyright agreement"
When the article is accepted for publication, I, as the author and representative of the coauthors, hereby agree to transfer to Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai Sociologia all rights, including those pertaining to electronic forms and transmissions, under existing copyright laws, except for the following, which the author specifically retain: the right to make further copies of all or part of the published article for my use in classroom teaching; the right to reuse all or part of this material in a review or in a textbook of which I am the author; the right to make copies of the published work for internal distribution within the institution that employs me.