Universitatea „1 Decembrie 1918” din Alba Iulia - Incursions into the imaginary


Only articles that have not previously been published, and are not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere are to be submitted. All articles will undergo rigorous peer-review, upon prior editor screening and anonymous refereeing done by at least three scholars in the field. 

The Copyright Agreement Form can be downloaded here.

Authors, as well as the Editor-in-Chief, the Scientific Committee, the Editors and the Peer Reviewers are required to abide by standards of expected ethical behaviour, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct guidelines, available at: http://publicationethics.org. Any instance of author insincerity/dishonesty will automatically result in rejection of the manuscript. Should it be discovered, after a work is published in Incursiuni în imaginar - Incursions into the Imaginary, that any author had breached the honesty agreement, their papers will be retracted, and due legal action will be taken against them.

Original research reports should provide an accurate account of the work carried out as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data needs to be represented accurately in the paper, with sufficient detail and references to allow for replication. Fraudulent or deliberately inaccurate statements represent unethical behaviour and are inadmissible. The same rules apply to review and professional publication articles, and editorial "opinion" works have to be declared as such.

Should the research resort to chemicals, procedures or equipment with any unusual hazards, contributors are required to clearly state these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines. Authors have to include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. Observance of the privacy rights of human subjects is compulsory.

In the case of research on patients or volunteers, authors must obtain the ethics committee’s approval and informed consent, which should be documented as such. Appropriate consents, permissions and releases are to be obtained if an author wishes to include case studies or other personal information or images of patients or volunteers. Authors must keep written consents and copies of the consents or evidence that such consents have been procured must be provided to Incursiuni în imaginar - Incursions into the Imaginary upon request.

In the case of research on children, especially children with special needs or learning disabilities, or where an individual’s head or face appears, or if reference is made to an individual’s name or other personal details particular care should be taken with obtaining consent.

Contributors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material in which they do not own copyright, to be used in both print and electronic media, and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgements are included in their manuscript.

The Journal Incursiuni în imaginar - Incursions into the Imaginary promotes a policy of non-plagiarism and expects all contributors to understand and abide by the international rules of academic conduct and integrity. All authors whose papers have been accepted for publication will have to sign a declaration of antiplagiarism (including self-plagiarism), stating that they have read and understood the Incursiuni în imaginar - Incursions into the Imaginary rules on plagiarism, thereby declaring that the submitted work is the result of their own independent academic undertaking and research, and that in all cases, material from the work of other people (published in books, articles, essays, dissertations, etc. and on the Internet) is acknowledged, and quotations and paraphrases are clearly indicated, according to the stylesheet required by Incursiuni în imaginar - Incursions into the Imaginary. Authors have to state that no material other than that one mentioned in the bibliography (in-text and end-of-text) has been used, and that their written work has not previously or not yet been published in other journal (in written or electronic format).

Plagiarizers, fraudsters, self-plagiarizers, and other insincere authors (e.g., those who make double/parallel submissions--submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal) will be black-listed and will not get another chance to be ever considered for publication. 

Authors are advised to cite, where relevant, some papers from the past issues of Incursiuni în imaginar - Incursions into the Imaginary, which are relevant for the academic sub-field of their submission and, where possible, to cite relevant works by the Incursiuni în imaginar - Incursions into the Imaginary Board members.This would contribute to building an academic community and the jurnal’s international standing and Impact Factor.

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the submitted manuscript. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. All co-authors must be clearly indicated at the time of first submission. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their work. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to duly notify the journal’s editor-in-chief and cooperate with them to either retract the paper or to publish an appropriate correction statement or erratum.

Any request to add, delete or rearrange author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts must be made before the accepted manuscript is published. Such requests should be sent by the corresponding author to the editor-in-chief and must include the reason for the request and a written confirmation from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. The publication of the accepted manuscript will be suspened until authorship has been agreed between all involved parties.

Throughout the process of paper evaluation and publication, all communication is made ONLY through corresponding authors. Upon publication, authors will receive a PDF file with their contribution and one copy of the relevant journal issue.


Invited editions

Guest editors are responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor must take into account the evaluation made by the reviewers in making this decision. The guest editor may consult with the editor in chief and the editorial staff. The guest editor will be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

 The guest editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.