The Bulletin of the "Carol I" National Defence University welcomes all the authors interested in publishing in a bilingual scientific journal which aims to disseminate scientific results in the military field.

To successfully publish your manuscript, it must meet the following requirements:




  • Circumscription in the thematic area of the journal - strategic and security studies - with reference to the following fields: political-military news, trends and perspectives in the fields of security, defence, geopolitics and geostrategy, international relations, information society;  peace and war challenges, conflict management, military strategy, cyber security and military history;
  • Originality - own argumentation, novelty character and not being previously published;
  • Scientific / academic character of the paper - neutral and objective style, argumentation of statements and specification of all bibliographic resources used;
  • Relevant bibliography, including prestigious works and recent sources, written according to the model presented in the Guide.
  • Both Romanian and English versions need to meet academic standards. Authors have to make sure that the manuscript has a high level of accuracy of content and that scientific terms are used correctly.
  • Adaptation to the editorial norms adopted by the journal, presented below.




The size of the article may vary between 6 and 12 pages (25,000 - 50,000 words), including footnotes, bibliography and figures;

Page settings: 2 cm margins, A 4 format;

 The article will be written in Times New Roman font, body size 12, 1 line spacing, with diacritics;

 The name of  Romanian file must contain the name of the author and the title of the article, without diacritics. The document will be saved as a Word document (.doc /.docx).




  • Title (centered, capitalized, bold, font 24);
  • A brief presentation of the author, including the following elements (as appropriate): military rank, academic / research degree, scientific title, first name, last name, position held at the main institutional affiliation, in the case of doctoral students - research and university - city , country of residence and e-mail;
  • A relevant abstract (about 150 words, italics);
  • 6-8 keywords (italics);
  • Introduction / Preliminary Remarks (not numbered);
  • Two to four chapters, possibly sub chapters;
  • Conclusions (not numbered).


  • Optionally, if it is considered useful for argumentation, tables / graphs / images can be included in the article, with reference from the text. In order to ensure readability, they will be sent to the editorial office also separately, together with the article, in .jpeg / .png / .tiff format. If tables are used, above each of them will be written “Table no. X: title ”, and in case of using images. maps etc., below them will be written Figure no. X: title ”. In both cases, the source (if applicable) is given below.




         According to the academic standard, no bibliographic references are inserted in the Abstract and Conclusions.

         All cited bibliographic sources are indicated in the language in which they were consulted, with transliteration in Latin characters, where applicable (e.g. in the case of the use of Cyrillic, Arabic characters, etc.).

         For the English version of the  article, we recommend that the Romanian titles of the papers to be translated  into English, in parentheses.

         The article will include quotations in text and bibliography (in alphabetical order), according to The Chicago Manual of Style [URL:], of which we have exemplified several categories of works.

         In the Bibliography section, the page range for the entire article must be included. In the text, mention the pages you quoted from. For articles viewed online, include a URL or database name in the Bibliography section. Most articles in the journal display a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) code. A DOI code forms a permanent URL starting with




Keng, Shao-Hsun, Chun-Hung Lin, and Peter F. Orazem. 2017. “Expanding College Access in Taiwan, 1978–2014: Effects on Graduate Quality and Income Inequality.” Journal of Human Capital 11, no. 1 (Spring): 1–34.

LaSalle, Peter. 2017. “Conundrum: A Story about Reading.” New England Review 38 (1): 95–109. Project MUSE.

Quotes in the text:

(Keng, Lin, and Orazem 2017, 9–10)

(LaSalle 2017, 95)




Bouman, Katie. 2016. “How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole.” Filmed November 2016 at TEDxBeaconStreet, Brookline, MA. Video, 12:51. Google. 2017. “Privacy Policy.” Privacy & Terms. Last modified April17, 2017. University. n.d. "About Yale: Yale Facts." Accessed May 1, 2017.

Quotes in the text

(Bouman 2016)

(Google 2017)

(Yale University, n.d.)




Newspaper articles or articles taken from web pages, magazines or blogs are similarly quoted. In the Bibliography section, the year, day, month of the cited sources are repeated. If the article is viewed online, the URL or database name is included.



Manjoo, Farhad. 2017. “Snap Makes a Bet on the Cultural Supremacy of the Camera.” New York Times, March 8, 2017.

Mead, Rebecca. 2017. “The Prophet of Dystopia.” New Yorker, April 17, 2017.

Pai, Tanya. 2017. “The Squishy, Sugary History of Peeps.” Vox, April 11, 2017.

Quotes in the text

(Manjoo 2017)

(Mead 2017, 43)

(Pai 2017)

For more examples, please see The Chicago Manual of Style.




The evaluation of the articles is carried out according to the double blind peer review process, by academics and researchers, specialized in the field the article belongs to. The identity of the authors is not known to the reviewers, just as the names of the reviewers are not disclosed to the authors.

The conclusions of the evaluation report are brought to the attention of the authors; they represent the argument for accepting / rejecting the articles.

Following the evaluation, there are three possibilities:

  1. a) acceptance of the article for publication as such or with minor adjustments;
  2. b) acceptance of the article for publication with substantial adjustments / completions;
  3. c) rejection of the article.

We would like to inform the authors that, prior to the review process, articles are subject to an

 anti-plagiarism analysis process (




The Bulletin of  "Carol I" National Defence University is a quarterly journal.

The deadline for submitting articles is as follows:

February 15 for the first quarter (No. 1);

May 15 for the second quarter (No. 2);

August 15 for the third quarter (No. 3);

November 15 for the fourth quarter (No.4).         


The Romanian authors will send the articles in electronic format both in Romanian and English to the e-mail address of the editorial office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for evaluation.

The English translation (British English or American English, respecting the principle of consistency) must be complete and correct, corresponding to the academic standards, the English edition being disseminated to the international scientific community and indexed in international databases.




Authors are not charged fees for publication and are not remunerated.

The editors reserve the right to make or request changes to the text from the authors.

Quotations from official papers / documents (laws, treaties, etc.) and from existing English statements of personalities must be taken as such from the original format.

The quotation marks are marked as follows: in Romanian „…”, and in English: “…”.

The materials will not contain classified information. The military and civilian personnel employed by the Ministry of National Defence will send the materials intended for publication accompanied by the approval of the security structure of the unit in which the author is employed.

The responsibility for the content of the articles rests entirely with the authors, in accordance with Law no. 206 of 27 May 2004 on good conduct in scientific research, technological development and innovation.

The articles published are subject to copyright law. All rights are reserved to „Carol I” National Defence University, regardless of whether all or part of the material is considered, in particular the rights to translation, reprint, reuse of illustrations, quotations, dissemination through the media, reproduction on microfilm or any other way and storage in databases. Any reproduction is permitted, without charge, if the source is specified.

Failure to follow these instructions will result in rejection of the item. Submitting the article to the editor implicitly constitutes the author's consent to the above.


Thank you for paying attention to the instructions in this guide.

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